Iboga Nights Iboga Nights

There's a fantastic line-up at this year's Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, in which features, documentaries and short films take on the theme of power and mental health. Making use of venues across the country, it will include a special focus on the psychological impact of the First World War, and it will launch its first International Writing Awards, looking at how writing can help people to cope with or recover from mental health problems and can help to educate others. There will also be an art exhibition and numerous music events, from pop to blues.

The festival runs from 1 to 19 October.

View Films by Strand:

View previous years coverage of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival festival:

Box office and information

SMHAFF Latest Reviews

Red Dust
Red Dust
An investigation into a mysterious cluster of illnesses in Lanarkshire, near the site of the Ravenscraig Steelworks.
Tell Tale Signs
Tell Tale Signs
Five survivors of childhood sexual abuse talk about how their experiences have affected their adult lives.
Images Of Bedlam
Images Of Bedlam
An exploration of the way in which creating art can help residents of the world's oldest psychiatric institution to cope with their problems.
Unravelling Eve
Unravelling Eve
Nine women talk about their experiences of postpartum psychosis.
Iboga Nights
Iboga Nights
A former drug user investigates the use of the hallucinogen ibogaine to cure addiction.
Beneath The Blindfold
Beneath The Blindfold
A documentary focusing on the enduring physical and psychological effects of torture.
Everybody’s Child
Everybody’s Child
A documentary about growing up in Muirhouse and the challenges faced by people living in housing schemes.
Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors
Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors
A boy with Asperger's syndrome goes riding on the New York subway for days as his distraught mother searches for him.
Young love comes up against prejudice.
War poets meet in a military hospital for shell shocked soldiers.
A-Z of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2014 reviews >>>

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Features

After torture
Kathy Berger talks about working with torture survivors to make Beneath The Blindfold.
Chronicling Eve
Joan Molloy on exploring postpartum psychosis in Unravelling Eve.

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival News

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival announces awards
"It was an honour to watch so many brave pieces of filmmaking," says curator.
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival opens
Spectacular launch in Kelvingrove museum
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2014 launched
This year's theme is power and mental health.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Tribeca Film Festival
New York's indie film festival

Sheffield DocFest
The UK's leading documentary festival

Inside Out

Cheltenham International Film Festival

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Showcase of films highlighting global injustice and campaigns

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.