Mental health film festival to visit Skye

Two award-winning films will be screened on Skye this week as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

An international film competition is held as part of the annual festival, showcasing a variety of engaging and important work exploring mental health. Now, with the support of Film Hub Scotland, the festival is presenting two of last year’s award-winning films in a touring programme that includes a short post-screening discussion.

Sea Front Photo

“Sea Front”

Winner of the best animation award, “Sea Front”, a beautiful short film about the impact of World War One, and the Jury Prize winning documentary “Here One Day”, a striking film about a daughter coming to terms with her mother’s suicide, will be screened at the Aros Centre on Tuesday 7th July from 7.30pm.

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival manager Gail Aldam said: “The Mental Health Foundation is delighted to be working with Film Hub Scotland on this ‘Best of the Fest’ tour, bringing award winning mental health films to community cinemas across Scotland.

“It is vital to us that we continue to reach new audiences and and film provides the perfect platform to connect with audiences about mental health in a meaningful way. The two films we are screening are very different but equally beautiful and poignant depictions of mental health, we hope that you will enjoy them and the discussion that follows as much as we do.”

Here One Day Photo

“Here One Day”

Now in its ninth year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland throughout October, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. This year’s festival takes place from 10th to 31st October.
For more information see mhfestival.com