What goes on in your MIND?
Come with us on a journey to look below the surface and explore inner worlds, with this diverse programme of films exploring darkness and joy. These films shine a light on neurodiversity and mental illness, as well as the tangled and messy mental landscapes inside all of our heads. From animated documentaries about addiction, trauma, survival and forgiveness, to stories about OCD, loneliness, mental struggles and epiphanies, this program will get your synapses firing and make you think.
Let's find some peace of mind.
(S) - Student film
(W) - Welsh premiere
(UK) - UK premiere
Dir. Daria Kashcheeva | Czech Republic | 0:14:14 (S) (W)
Should you hide your pain? Close yourself inside your inner world, full of longing for your father’s love and its displays? Or should you understand and forgive before it is too late?
Dir. Alan Livesey Flora Martyr | UK | 0:01:30 (w)
A woman discusses what life means to her in a voicemail message, after quitting her routine driven job…
MY DAD'S NAME WAS HUW. HE WAS AN ALCOHOLIC POET
Dir. Freddie Griffiths | UK | 0:07:44 (S) (w)
An intimate and insightful documentary short unravelling the state of mind of my late alcoholic father through the poems he left behind.
Dir. João Gonzalez| UK | 0:05:59 (S) (w)
Nestor, a man with several obsessive-compulsive behaviours lives in an unstable houseboat which never stops oscillating.
Dir. Daniela Godel| France | 0:02:38 (S) (uk)
A rainy day between sounds and lines.
Eva Kor - The Healing Power of Forgiveness
Dir. Anna Humphries| UK | 0:08:06 (world)
An incredible true story of survival and forgiveness from Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor.
THE ONE YOU FEED
Dir. Jessie Francis | UK | 0:03:21 (S) (w)
A young waitress at a cafe is enlightened to the internal conflict going on inside everybody by a mysterious patron.
Dir. Step Cheung | Hong Kong | 0:03:06 (uk)
The value and happiness of people should not be built on other people. Do not stay in a bad relationship because you are scared to give up a relationship. You will be wide awake one day and love yourself.
Dir. Chris O'Hara | Ireland | 0:05:26 (uk)
Got a problem? Don't worry, there's a pill for that.
THE ART OF REDUCING NOISE
Dir. Heidi Stokes | IUK | 0:04:14
In our turbulent times, silence seems like a necessary escape.
THE LONELY ORBIT
Dir. Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard | Switzerland | 0:09:20 (w)
A satellite technician's inability to cope with his solitude causes a chain reaction in space and in his own mind.
Dir. Matisse Gonzalez | Germany | 0:10:30 (S) (w)
Some days are light and some days are heavy. In a world where gravity changes constantly, you have to find something to keep you grounded.