IFFH | 11 november | Block 3 Mind Matters
This film block features seven compelling films that shed light on various aspects of mental health, from personal struggles to the larger societal impact.
14.05 – 15.25 | Block 3 | Mind Matters
Mental health challenges are pervasive and affect millions of people globally, yet stigma often surrounds open discussions on these issues. This film block features seven compelling films that shed light on various aspects of mental health, from personal struggles to the larger societal impact. Through powerful storytelling, these films aim to break down the barriers and encourage conversations around mental health challenges.
The Days [Sweden; 3 min]
Director: Paul Jerndal
In this emotional short film artist Sandro Cavazza a friend of famous Swedish DJ Aviciis, is having a conversation with himself about his emotions that led to ending his career as an artist.
Yuvalo [Israel; 6min]
Director: Adi Nagar
After a violent incident, a young woman calls the police on her brother who suffers from manic depression, hoping they can finally provide a solution.
Elisabeth [Switzerland;14 min]
Director: Monica De Almeida
Recurring dreams, death, a resonating name the keeps coming up…
Mr Bojac, widower since several months, feels like he’s losing his mind!
Mirrors [Sweden; 3min]
Director: Paul Jerndal
Mirrors aim to draw attention to mental health and the importance of daring to share feelings and thoughts.
Living In A Bubble [Germany; 8 min]
Director: Natalie MacMahon, Nikola Drvoshanov
When two strangers feel isolated in the big city, they soon realise that their imagination is able to bring them anywhere they would like to go, despite all the obstacles of modern society.
GUSH [The Netherlands; 11 min]
Director: Juliette van Ardenne
Realizing she lost herself after giving birth, a young mother struggles to maintain her sanity.
Fever Dream [The Netherlands;18 min]
Director: Roman Hageman
This film takes you inside the protagonist’s confusing reality and, in doing so, aims to create an understanding of this common mental state.
Q & A with filmmakers
Note: Show times, screening or sequence of films may change at IFFH management’s discretion for technical or unforeseeable circumstances