Years running: 6 (since 2013)

International Film Festival for Mental Health

Film Festival dedicated Mental Health issues.


The objectives of this Festival are spread cinematographic works with mental health issues, disseminate information and thereby contribute to sensitize the general public about these issues and promote the inclusion of people with mental disorder.


  • National competition
  • International competition
  • Universities competition, schools competition


Prizes are awarded for each category.


  • Records should include the topic of mental health, they are, for example, about childhood, adolescence, aging, autism, asperger syndrome, depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, addictions, dementia, parental alienation, grief, divorce, unemployment , poverty, changing schools, bullying, domestic violence, among others
  • The short films must not be longer than 40 minutes
  • Short-films will be accepted for Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Experimental and Videoclips and children films

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form
  • Send 2 DVDs with submitted film by mail
  • The registration form must be duly completed and accompanied by:

    • Archive file of film with English subtitles (if not Portuguese) or Portuguese
    • Photocopy of the citizen card
    • Brief biography of the Director
    • Sheet and synopsis
    • Comprovative of payment to account with IBAN PT50001000004984898000113 - ASSOCIAÇÃO INCONSCIENTE COLETIVO

Submission via ClickForFestivals is also available.

Subtitles language: english or portuguese

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    July 31, 2017
  • Event dates
    5 — 8 October 2017
Categories & Fees

Short-films will be accepted for Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Experimental and Videoclips and children films. Film duration has to be under 40 minutes.

  • Deadline — €5
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