Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this is a film festival with a difference, focused on people who face different challenges in day to day life and exploring the diversity of perspectives that creates. It's an opportunity to reflect on the mental health narratives in popular films and to see independent films telling stories that don't usually find their way onto the big screen.

The festival runs from 1 to 26 October and includes events and screenings in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and more.

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Lovelace
Lovelace
The story of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace.
First Cousin Once Removed
First Cousin Once Removed
Chronicle of poet Edward Honig's loss of memory.
Stories We Tell
Stories We Tell
Sarah Polley investigates secrets in her own family.
I Am Breathing
I Am Breathing
A documentary about one man's experience of motor neurone disease.
Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook
A man trying to reconcile with his wife after a stint in a mental institution finds things get complicated when he meets a mystery girl.
Robot And Frank
Robot And Frank
A curmudgeonly OAP's kids install a robot as his caretaker.
The Angels' Share
The Angels' Share
A group of young offenders doing community service find inspiration in whisky.
Videodrome
Videodrome
Looking for the next big thing, a cable TV station programmer finds himself losing control in the grip of a phenomenon that is ready to alter reality forever.
We Need To Talk About Kevin
We Need To Talk About Kevin
The much-anticipated film based on Lionel Shriver's Orange Prize-winning novel about a mother at odds with her dangerous son.
Take Shelter
Take Shelter
After experiencing visions of impending catastrophe, an ordinary man takes extraordinary measures - but can he trust the evidence of his own senses?
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