2019 Award Winners
Dan Castro, UK
Anxiety noisily interrupts a simple life in this colourful musical animation, created using digital and traditional techniques.
Jose Carlos Texeira, USA
Attentiveness to structure and form creates space for individual voices, as ten people share their stories about living with depression.
PERSONAL NARRATIVE & GRAND JURY PRIZE
Tim Mercier, UK
An autobiographical, partly animated, documentary about a filmmaker striving for a better future as a survivor of childhood sexual trauma.
Orlando Von Einsiedel, UK
Twelve years after the suicide of his younger brother, a director and his family walk the length of the UK in an attempt to come to terms with their grief.
Iain Cunningham, UK
A son unravels his family’s silence to find out what happened to his mother, who died when he was three but lives on in his imagination.
Hannah Currie, UK
A hip-hop community comes together to talk about their issues and challenge stigma after the suicide of a much-loved rapper.
VOICES OF EXPERIENCE
Jefta Varwijk and Jaap Van Heusden, Netherlands
Poetic and revealing documentary in which a man recounts his experiences with psychosis as he prepares to leave a psychiatric hospital.
Aoise Tutty Jackson, Ireland
A vibrant documentary set in a pioneering community space, which comes alive through music, performance and shared experiences.
Millefiore Clarkes, Canada
A folk singer prepares to pay tribute to her legendary father, who took his own life after a long-term struggle with depression.
Victoria Thompson, Australia
Improvised drama filmed with a real life couple, exploring the impact that mental instability can have on a relationship.