MIND-RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

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LISBON, PORTUGAL

NOVEMBER 6-7, 2014

NEWS

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

We are proud to disclose the MRFF award winners:

 

"MIND RIGHTS - Jury Award" (First Prize Ex Aequo)

 

MAMMA ÄR GUD / 2013 Denmark-Sweden / Portuguese Premiere (Director: Maria Bäck)

 

LE VOCI UMANE / 2013 Italy / Portuguese Premiere (Director: Stefano Dei)

 

"MIND RIGHTS - Audience Award"

 

SMILE / 2014 UK / (Director: Luke Mordue)

 

Congratulations to the winning films and a huge "thank you" to all the participants! And also a warm "thank you" to all the talented filmmakers we had the opportunity to meet during the festival's days.

 

Soon we will uploads contents from the Award Ceremony!

 

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ABOUT

The Mind Rights Film Festival (MRFF), fostered and supported by the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is a short film festival and international competition that focuses on showcasing cinematographic works that deal with mental health issues, in order to promote the rights of people with mental disorders.

 

Compelling stories and high quality filmic products will constitute the benchmark of the varied and international festival programming that will captivate, engage, and enlighten the audience. Using the power and the creativity of cinema, this festival aims to spread knowledge on mental illness, to raise public awareness on this topic and to encourage social inclusion of people with mental disabilities and fight against their stigmatization. Therefore, the Award Ceremony will be not just a celebration of the creativity of filmmakers, but also a recognition of their outstanding commitment to human rights issues.

The event will be held in Lisbon in November 6-7, 2014 at the prestigious Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The screenings will unfold in the context of the Forum of the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform, a 2-day programme where some key global mental health leaders will present lectures on the rights of people with mental disabilities, and where a report will be presented on strategies to stop human rights violations of children with mental disabilities in hospital and community settings alike, including alternatives to institutionalizing children with mental disabilities.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

TIME and LOCATION

NOVEMBER 6

 

9h00    Mind Rights Opening Ceremony Speech

 

11h00 - 13h00 Short Films - Programme 1*

 

Hands to the Sky, Catch Them & They’re Yours | Kimberly Townes |17 min :45 sec | 2014 | USA

Malatedda | Diego Monfredini | 06 min :30 sec | 2013 | Italy

Smile | Luke Mordue | 24 min : 05 sec | 2014 | UK

Bridgetown | Bryan Tosh | 11 min : 48 sec | 2014 | USA

3Dreams | Mattia Nese | 22 min : 30 sec | 2014 | Italy

Minimum Max | Joshua Ovalle | 03 min : 09 sec | 2014 | USA

Drop | John Deery | 17 min : 46 sec | 2014 | Ireland/UK

 

*Q&A with attending filmmakers

 

14h30 - 16h30 Short Films - Programme 2*

 

Le Voci Umane | Stefano Dei | 23 min : 30 sec | 2013 | Italy

Drew | Robert Greens | 12 min  : 14 sec | 2014 | UK

Out Door | Edward Summerton and Stephen Johnston | 15 min : 00 sec | 2014 | UK

Traum(a) | Alexander Wijnants | 18 min : 36 sec | 2014 | Austria

Remembering Yesterday | Patrick Mc Dermott | 11 min : 44 sec | 2014 | Ireland

Merlijn en de Rode Apple | Susan Koenen | 15 min : 00 sec | 2013 | Netherlands

Cuerdas | Pedro Solis | 10 min : 52 sec | 2013 | Spain

 

*Q&A with attending filmmakers

 

17h00 - 19h00 Short Films - Programme 3*

 

Mamma är Gud | Maria Bäck | 30 min : 00 sec | 2013 | Denmark/ Sweden

The Undream | Alexander Thomas | 17 min : 30 sec | 2013 | UK

Mergulho | Pedro Sena Nunes | 07 min : 53 sec | 2009 | Portugal

Outside | Dolly Sen | 05 min : 44 sec | 2013 | UK

Dins la Bombolla | Berta Oliveres Peig and Josep Prat Sorolla | 12 min : 43 sec | 2010 | Spain

Leben! | Carolin Färber | 18 min : 28 sec | 2013 | Germany

Mia’s Story | Vicki Kisner | 04 min : 47 sec | 2014 | UK

Caldera | Evan Viera | 11 min : 23 sec | 2012 | USA

 

*Q&A with attending filmmakers

 

 

NOVEMBER 7

 

16h30 – 17h30  Award Ceremony & Screenings of Jury-Prize Winning Short Films

 

 

ORGANIZERS

The MIND RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL is jointly organized by Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims reside in the fields of arts, charity, education and science.

The Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform aims to generate and disseminate vital knowledge about mental disorders. Its main goal is to contribute to the global debate on mental health in order to improve global mental health treatment and services.

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