The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival has held its annual International Film Awards since 2007. The ceremony takes place during May at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. 

The films honoured over the years explore mental health, and the various ways this term can be understood and reflected, encouraging innovative and diverse perspectives. If you would like to submit a film to the festival, please visit our FilmFreeway page.

2019 Winners

ANIMATION

Herman Brown is Feeling Down, Dan Castro, UK, 6m

ANTI-STIGMA 

Evelyn, Orlando Von Einsiedel, UK, 95m

COMMUNITY

An Open Door, Aoise Tutty Jackson, Ireland, 15m

EXPERIMENTAL 

On Exile, fragments in search of meaning, Jose Carlos Texeira, USA, 47m

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 

Irene’s Ghost, Iain Cunningham, UK, 79m

MID-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY 

The Song and the Sorrow, Millefiore Clarkes, Canada, 44m

PERSONAL NARRATIVE & GRAND JURY PRIZE

Model Childhood, Tim Mercier, UK, 19m

SHORT DOCUMENTARY 

We Are All Here, Hannah Currie, UK, 23m

SHORT DRAMA 

I Love You, Victoria Thompson, Australia, 16m

VOICES OF EXPERIENCE 

Asylum, Jefta Varwijk and Jaap Van Heusden, Netherlands, 23m

 

2018 Award Winners

ANIMATION

Maybe It's Me, Dimitris Simou, UK, 6m

COMMUNITY

Riding Through the Dark, Katrina Brown, UK, 17m

EXPERIMENTAL

below the neck, above the knees, Desiree Dawn Kapler, USA, 12m

FEATURE DRAMA & GRAND JURY PRIZE

Horizon, Giancarlo Sanchez, Netherlands, 49m

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 

Crazy, Lise Zumwalt, USA, 60m

PERSONAL NARRATIVE

Sanctioned, Tim Mercier, UK, 19m

SHORT DOCUMENTARY 

Rocknrollers, Daan Bol, Netherlands, 24m

SHORT DRAMA 

Being Keegan, Stephanie Zari, UK, 22m

VOICES OF EXPERIENCE

Lou Bëth Xayma, Piniang, Abdoulaye Armin Kane and Sébastien Demeffe, Belgium, 14m

YOUTH PERSPECTIVE 

But Honey, You Look Fine, Jenn Leonforte, Australia, 10m

 

2017 Award Winners

ANIMATION

The Waves, Oscar Lewis, UK, 5m

COMMUNITY

Gambling With Minds, Genevieve Clay-Smith, Australia, 10m

EXPERIMENTAL

Waterfall, Tom Lock Griffiths, UK, 19m

FEATURE DRAMA & GRAND JURY PRIZE

Summer, 1993, Carla Simón, Spain, 96m

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 

Becoming Cary Grant, Mark Kidel, France, UK, USA, 95m

HUMAN RIGHTS

Coping, Edem Dotse, Ghana, 14m

MID-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY 

Vivian, Vivian, Ingrid Kamerling, Netherlands, 54m

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Hum, Nathan Fagan, Ireland, 19m

SHORT DRAMA 

Y, Gina Wenzel, Germany, 24m

VOICES OF EXPERIENCE

Spike, Ian Tierney, UK, 10m

YOUTH PERSPECTIVE 

OverLove, Lucas Helth Postma, Denmark, 22m