INTERNATIONAL SHORTS + FILMMAKERS Q&A
There are countless ways to compellingly address mental health on screen. This programme gathers some of the most accomplished examples from around the globe, demonstrating that borders are not barriers to understanding. Accounting for experiences with mental health at all stages of life and in diverse social contexts, the selected films hail from Africa, Australia and Europe.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Scope director Richard Keaney and Saya Terai and Hideki Nishizawa from Bullying & Behaviour.
You Didn't Forget
Simon Intihar | Slovenia | 2016 | 14m | Drama
An elderly woman's day is turned upside down when she sets out to find her missing husband, who has been struggling with memory loss.
Lou Bëth Xayma
Voices of Experience Award Winner
Piniang, Abdoulaye Armin Kane & Sébastien Demeffe | Belgium | 2015 | 14m | Documentary
Using stop motion techniques, artists at a Senegalese psychiatric clinic explore their experiences with art therapy.
Bullying and Behaviour
Yasuhiro Tamura | Japan | 2017 | 6m
After being assaulted by a troop of bullies on rooftop, a teenage boy abruptly starts dancing.
Richard Keaney | Ireland | 2017 | 18m | Drama
When a young man drops out of college to care for his agoraphobic mother, he finds himself insulated from the outside world.
Up & Down
Malika Jmel | France | 2017 | 15m | Drama
A young woman living with bipolar struggles to cope when a group of youngsters arrive to play football in front of her building.
Short Documentary Award Winner
Daan Bol | Netherlands | 2016 | 24m | Documentary
A young singer is supported through his depression by his two best friends – his bandmates.