Meet our latest Frame of Mind winners

Winners of our 2020/21 Frame of Mind short film competition were announced at an awards ceremony in February 2021.

Frame of Mind uses film to put the spotlight on mental health awareness. We received close to 100 entries for its 2020/21 outing, a record for the competition!

We held a virtual awards ceremony on 24 February to announce our winners, who each received a €1,000 prize, while one runner-up in each category also received €500.

In our first ever Secondary School | TikTok category, John the Baptist Community School's Let's Talk about Mental Health took the top prize with Salesian Secondary School's Tips to Get Through Lockdown coming in as the runner-up. First place in the Secondary School | Short Film category was St Louis Secondary School for Hidden Struggles, while the runner-up prize was secured by John the Baptist Community School with Mind Your Mind.

Meanwhile, the top prize in the General category went to the Lynch family for their film The Run, with Rachel Gregan awarded runner-up for Positive Mental Health

Watch all the winners and shortlisted entries here

High quality films with affirming messages

The number of entries to the competition reflected the increased focus on mental health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

High quality films with affirming messages

This is something reflected on by the judging panel, which included Movies Editor of the RTÉ Guide, Michael Doherty; Sean Fitzpatrick of the Service User and Supporters Council (SUAS) of St Patrick's Mental Health Services (SPMHS); Tom Maher, Director of Services at SPMHS; and Tamara Nolan, Director of Communications and Advocacy at SPMHS.

Tamara said:

“We were delighted to receive such a high level of engagement this year, particularly from educators and young people, who, despite being faced with school closures and extraordinary challenges, have shown their commitment to prioritising mental health and wellbeing promotion, and to finding innovative ways to collaborate on film-making from their virtual classrooms." 

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