Competitions and Awards

17 February, 2021

Talented filmmakers and TikTokkers celebrated in Frame of Mind shortlist

Strong response to competition

Strong response to competition

With an incredibly strong response seeing close to 100 entries submitted to our 20/21 Frame of Mind short film competition, we’re delighted to announce our shortlisted nominees.

Frame of Mind celebrates film as a means to creatively challenge mental health stigma or highlight a positive health message.

The competition welcomes short films, up to three minutes in length, from general filmmakers and secondary schools, while, for the first time, this year’s competition also includes a TikTok category just for secondary schools.

Judging process

Judging process

Judges for this year’s competition are Michael Doherty, Film Editor of the RTÉ Guide; Sean Fitzpatrick of the Service Users and Supporters Council (SUAS) at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS); Tom Maher, Director of Services at SPMHS; and Tamara Nolan, Director of Communications and Advocacy at SPMHS.

The judges will select winners from the shortlist, with factors such as story, theme, production and editing, innovation and awareness-raising impact all coming into play.

Each of the shortlisted entries is in to win a €1,000 winner’s prize or a €500 runners-up prize in their respective categories.

Winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, 24 February: stay tuned to our website and social media to find out more!

Shortlisted entries

Shortlisted entries

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, and the very best of luck to all our talented nominees below.

Competing in the Secondary School | Short Film category are:

  • Mental Health Video 2020 | Coláiste Choilm, Swords, County Dublin
  • Mental Health B6 | Our Lady's School, Terenure, Dublin 6W
  • Hidden Struggles | St Louis Secondary School, County Monaghan
  • Unmasking | Portumna Community School, County Galway
  • Mind Your Mind | John the Baptist Community School, County Limerick.

In to win in the Secondary School | TikTok category are:

  • Tips to Get Through Lockdown | Salesian Secondary School, Pallaskenry, County Limerick
  • Let’s Talk About Mental Health | John the Baptist Community School, County Limerick
  • Fight the Stigma | John the Baptist Community School, County Limerick
  • Lockdown | John the Baptist Community School, County Limerick
  • Apart But Together | St Flannan’s College, Ennis, County Clare.

Our shortlisted General entries include:

  • Check In | Alannah Healy
  • The Run | Honor Lynch
  • Bathrobe | Niamh O’Connor
  • Building a Better Understanding of Mental Health | Paula Kavanagh
  • Positive Mental Health | Rachel Gregan.

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