International Film Competition

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival features a four-day film programme, curated from submissions to our international film competition. The very best titles are honoured at our annual International Film Awards ceremony, which brings together filmmakers from across the world.

The international film competition is open for submissions from July to December. We are interested in films that explore mental health, and the various ways that this term can be understood and reflected. Films can address specific mental health issues, but the festival is also keen to encourage innovative and diverse perspectives.

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