Meet our latest Frame of Mind winners

Winners of our 2021/22 Frame of Mind short film competition were announced at an awards ceremony in February 2022.

Lights, camera, ACTION!

Frame of Mind uses film to put the spotlight on mental health awareness.

Lights, camera, ACTION!

We held a virtual awards ceremony on 24 March to announce the winners of our 2021/22 competition, who each received a €1,000 prize, while one runner-up in each category also received €500.

This was the second year that we included TikTok categories in the competition. Of the Secondary School entrants, A Helping Hand from Knockbeg College, Carlow took first place, while St Mary's Secondary School, Mallow, County Cork took the runner-up prize with Our Happy Mind Guide. Seán Flanagan won first prize among general filmmakers with his TikTok entry, Let It Be: The Importance of Now. The runner-up was Jennifer Down with Positive Change.

For our short film categories, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in Dingle, County Kerry were the winning secondary school with Cabhair! Help!. The runner-up secondary school entry was The Balancing Act from St Oliver's Community College in Drogheda, County Louth. The top prize among general filmmakers went to The Invisible Fight by Jackson Lennon, while The Stone in My Shoe by Lughan Deane came in the runner-up spot.

Watch all the winners and shortlisted entries here

High quality films with affirming messages

Judges noted the high quality of entries to Frame of Mind, and were very impressed by the creativity and uplifting messages shared.

High quality films with affirming messages

The panel 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.

One of our winners, Jackson Lennon, said:

“I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this year’s WIMS Frame of Mind competition. Film can be an incredibly powerful medium to convey complex ideas in a way that is understandable and relatable, and the importance of promoting positive mental health should never be underestimated. With my entry, I wanted to highlight to those who might be experiencing difficulties with their mental health that they’re not alone and that support is available.”

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