Years running: 3 (since 2018)


Сompetitions of short films on people with mental health disorders.


As part of III Congress on Mental Health, the festival «Docu-MENTAL» announces a competitions of documentary and feature short films on people with mental health disorders and peculiarities.

Mental disorders include depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, mental retardation and developmental disorders, including autism.

According to World Health Organisation every 4-5th person has a mental health or behavioural disorder. Anyone facing this problem is scared to tell their relatives and friends about it.

It's in our power to show the life of special people through the media of short films – tell about their passions and their role in our society.


  • 1st place: 200 000 RUR.
  • 2nd place: 150 000 RUR.
  • 3rd place: 100 000 RUR.
  • Special prize: FESTAGENT certificate for a film festival promotion (15 festivals).


  • Fill out an entry form;
  • Documentary and feature films on mental health are accepted;
  • Films completed in 2018-2020 
  • Shorts of duration no longer than 40 min

Selection format: Youtube / Vimeo link or any file hosting service.
Subtitle language: English (films in Russian) or Russian (films in English).


Premiere Requirements

City premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Members of the jury are: Anna Melikyan, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Paulina Andreyeva, Vsevolod Korshunov, Ekaterina Rusakovich, Fedor Struchev, Alisa Tayezhnaya, Yulia Kisileva, Ivan Kapitonov, Ekaterina Evgrafova, Yuriy Muravitskiy.


The event organizers:

II Congress on Mental Health —

CoolConnections —

«Piligrim» online platform —

«Festagent» —

 Moscow Film School —

Gorky Film Studio —







Official website


Natalia Anisimova
+7(916) 686 59 85, 

Julia Dmitrieva
+7(916) 934 49 56, 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    June 15, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 15, 2020
  • Event dates
    25 June 2020
Categories & Fees

Participation conditions: documentary and feature films on mental health.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
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