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Mindreel to be launched at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Symposium and Awards

12 Oct, 2011 by Ian Watson

Monday 24 October is the closing day of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. A highlight of the Symposium will be the launch of Mindreel -  a unique database of films developed by IRISS in conjunction with Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival and University of Strathclyde. Mindreel contains a selection of films submitted to the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival over the last five years.

In addition, Peter Byrne of the Royal College of Psychiatrists will talk about why people who use mental health services should engage with cinema while Nick Higgins (Lansdowne Productions) and Gerry Hassan will launch a short film competition concerned with Scotland's future.

The symposium runs from 2 - 5pm, followed by the festival awards ceremony beween 5.45 and 8pm. The awards celebrate fifteen films which have been selected out of hundreds of submissions in the fifth year of the festival’s call for independent cinema. This year’s winners include Scottish film makers, as well as thought-provoking entries from across the UK, America, Poland, Canada, Spain, Holland and Belgium. 
 
To book your place for either of the events, contact Janine Bowie on 0131 555 5959 or jbowie@mhf.org.uk

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