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Frame of Mind

Lights, camera, ACTION!

Our Frame of Mind short film competition aims to improve awareness about mental health and to remove the stigma associated with mental health difficulties.

Lights, camera, ACTION!

With two categories in the competition - Secondary Schools and General - we're inviting you to produce a short film, just two to three minutes long, that you believe challenges stigma or illustrates the importance of positive mental health. The short films can be based on your personal experience or something topical that you want to highlight as a positive message about mental health.

This competition isn’t about using expensive equipment. You can use any type of camera you feel comfortable with, and there are lots of free-to-use video editing programmes available to help you get the finished version you’re happy with.

At the awards ceremony for the latest outing of the competition on 31 January 2020, Fergus Keane took home first place in the General category with his film Stereo Self-Talk, while Niamh O’Connor’s Two-Faced was named as runner-up. In the Secondary School category, Loreto College Crumlin scooped the top prize with Rise Up, and Templeogue College came in as runners-up with With You in a Heartbeat.

You can watch all the winning films here.

Judging and awards

All short films entered into the competition are first shortlisted by a judging panel, before those shortlisted are invited to an awards ceremony at which their films are screened and awarded.

Judging and awards

In the latest outing, our judging panel included ward-winning Irish actress, Jordanne Jones; RTÉ Guide Film Editor, Michael Doherty; Sean Fitzpatrick, Chairperson of the Service Users and Supporters Council (SUAS) of St Patrick's Mental Health Services (SPMHS); and Tom Maher, Director of SPMHS.

The film screening and awards ceremony took place on 31 January 2020 from 6pm to 8pm in St Patrick's University Hospital.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Jordanne Jones said:

“I am honoured to be part of this year’s judging panel for such a meaningful mental health awareness-raising initiative from Walk in My Shoes. Film is a very powerful, creative outlet and it’s empowering to see so many filmmakers here today to share their encouraging and affirming messages of positive mental health, while also challenging mental health stigma.” 

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Previous Winners