Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2017

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Adam, Where Are You? (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Gordon Collins)
A short drama about mental health issues.
Adaptation (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Bartosz Kruhlik)
A short film.
Afterglow (Poente) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2017; Director: Akira Kamiki; Writer: Akira Kamiki; Stars: Pedro Bosnich, Gustavo Haddad)
A sensorial movie about finding the joy of living again
Alexithymia (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Duncan Cowles)
What's it like to feel no emotion? A young filmmaker questions his growing inability to connect to his emotions by talking to a stranger online who can’t feel any. This stranger has alexithymia, which is a condition most simply described as ‘emotional blindness’, the inability to identify and describe emotions in the self.
Always Sometimes Never (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Helena Ohman)
A short drama.
Apnea (Apneé) (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Alexis Chartrand; Writer: Alexis Chartrand; Stars: Alexa-Jeanne Dubé)
After her fall, Sophie is aiming to the surface, but she's unable to trust her entourage anymore.
The Ballad Of Polly And Nelly (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Dundee Futures Project)
A short animation.
Barrier (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Paul Cunningham)
A short documentary.
Between Sand And Tides (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Rui Fan Wang)
A short animation.
Black Dog (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Jasper Valentine)
A short documentary.
Blue (Country: Jordan; Year: 2016; Director: Hiba Nabulsi)
A short documentary on mental health issues.
Control (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Mary Johnston)
A short documentary.
Coping (Country: Ghana; Year: 2016; Director: Edem Dotse)
A short drama about mental health.
Eyes Closed (Country: Finland; Year: 2017; Director: Tero Peltoniemi)
A short documentary.
Fog (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Jacinthe Dessureault; Writer: Jacinthe Dessureault; Stars: Juliette Gosselin, Alain Houle)
In a desperate attempt to connect with her ghostly schizophrenic father, a young woman tempers with his medication.
Gambling With Minds (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Genevieve Clay-Smith; Writer: Natalie Barnes, Vera Caldwell; Stars: Omer Astrachan, Natalie Barnes, Vera Caldwell, Maja Giev, Robert Musicco, Jimmy Paxton)
An experimental documentary which voices the experiences of various mental health advocates who have lived experience of mental illness and the Australian mental health system.
Gratus (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Sarah Johnson; Writer: Sarah Johnson; Stars: Izaak Love, Barbara Pashut, George Taska, Adam Troy, Joel Webbe, David Yang)
A documentary that explores how practicing gratitude can have a positive impact on mental health and assist in the journey of recovery after experiencing a complex mental health issue.
Hidden (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Sharon Graham)
A short documentary.

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