Frame Of Mind

Every year, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Walk In My Shoes run the short-film competition Frame Of Mind.
The two main objectives for this film competition are to improve awareness about mental health and to remove the stigma associated with mental health difficulties.
The shortlisted films are previewed at a film screening award ceremony.

Frame Of Mind 2017

Congratulations to all who entered our Walk in my Shoes Short Film Competition this year and a big shout out to Paddy C. Courtney and Michael Doherty for attending the screening and prize-giving! 👏👏

1st place & Runner-up awarded in each category are:

Primary School:
– “Don’t Give Up, Speak Up” Holy Family NS, Killeen, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo

Secondary School:
– “Let Yourself Shine” Crosscare Clondalkin Youth Service Crosscare
– “Behind Closed Doors” Kildare Town CS
– “Mind Yourself, Mind each other” CBS Carlow

– “The Run” Ignas Laugalis
– “I am a Lightouse” Natasha Mudi, Marcin Koscielny, Pete Paberzs

Slide across to watch all the videos!

2016 Frame of Mind winner ‘Together We Can’- Manor House School Committee

2015 Frame of Mind winner - 'Who Cares'

2014 Frame of Mind winner - 'Bottled up'

How to Enter:

• Create a 2-3 minute film which you feel portrays a positive mental health message
• Upload your short film to Vimeo
• Email your Vimeo URL to

Terms & Conditions

Who can apply?
Entrants in the ‘General Category’ must be at least 18 years of age to take part in the competition.
The competition is open to all amateur film makers with an interest in film, video and animation.
Professionals working in these industries are excluded.

Submitting your initial concepts
You must send your short-film to us by the closing date of Monday November 20th, 2017
St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Walk in My Shoes appointed judges will short-list films for the Awards Ceremony. Entrants authorized for Stage 2 will be notified by email.

Submitting your short-film
Short-films must be submitted via Vimeo (no password protection) with URL entered on entry form and emailed to

Important Forms
Entry Form: Your short-film entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form and a declaration that the entry is your original work.
Release Form: Your entry must only feature people who have given their permission to be included. Written consent must be obtained from all contributors featured.

Short-films can be in film or animation format
Entrants are welcome to use any video recording device, such as smart phones or HD cameras.
Your entry must be at least 1 minute and no longer than 3 minutes.

The competition winner of each category will receive a cash prize of €1,000. The runner up prize will receive €500 in each category.
Details of the short-listed entrants will appear on and social media.

Important information for entrant
Entrants are expected to participate in media and publicity / promotional activities relating to Walk in My Shoes short-film competition and to consent to the use of their names in press materials relating to the competition.
Walk in My Shoes, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and the competition administrators have the right to showcase all projects submitted to the competition, and to use completed projects for promotional purposes outside of the competition, as they see fit.
Personal details of entrants will only be used for the purposes of administrative and for publicity / promotional activities relating to the competition.
Walk in My Shoes and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw an entrant from the competition at any time without notice.

Entries will be judged on its originality, artistic and message interpretation. Entries will be viewed by a pre-selection committee appointed by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.
If your entry is shortlisted it will be then viewed by an expert judging panel who will select the overall winners from the shortlist. The judges’ decisions are final.
The Judging panel will consist of industry experts and St Patrick’s Mental Health Service’s designated staff members.
The judging panel will draw up a shortlist of entries, at its complete discretion. Shortlisted entries will be announced on St Patrick’s Mental Health Services Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Should there be insufficient entries, the judging panel reserves the right to decline to make an award.
The competition is not open to employees of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services or members of the judging panel or their families.
The judging panel reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not fit the criteria of these terms and conditions and its decision is final.

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