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Join us for our annual awards ceremony at the CCA, as we honour the very best submissions to our International Film Competition. It’s your chance to get a first look at the award-winning titles that will be screening throughout the weekend and join us in welcoming talented filmmakers from across the world.

Celebrating high achievement in filmmaking that addresses mental health, this annual event is always a welcoming, inspiring and joyous occasion. Directors and others involved in the creative process will be present to share insights and anecdotes on how the honoured work came to be, and there will be an opportunity to see excerpts from all the winning titles. 

On the night, we will also be announcing the winner of our prestigious Grand Jury Prize, which is awarded to a film that combines outstanding cinematic accomplishment alongside what the jury considered to be a vital and heartfelt exploration of mental health. The evening closes with a drinks reception.

At one time providing only the list of winners, the competition has evolved over the past few years to become a key supplier of the festival’s film programming. Everything that we are screening at the CCA – no less than 50 titles – has emerged from the impressive entries received from around the globe. This cinematic bounty is simply too valuable and important not to feature beyond the awards night.

The competition-sourced programme, augmented by discussions, presentations and workshops, will transform the CCA into a hub of film-related, mental health-themed activity over the course of its four days. We expect the conversations it sparks to continue outside the screening spaces and well beyond the schedule. 

What emerges across the programme is a striking sense of confidence, both in the storytelling itself and in the belief that these stories are worth telling. The implication is that these films must exist, and deserve to be seen and experienced by a wide audience. We are honoured that our official selection screenings provide a platform for such vital creativity.

CCA Theatre

Thu 12th Oct
6PM - 8PM


Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
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