In its fourth year, the Mental Health Film Festival Singapore (MHFFS), themed ‘Present Continuous,’ is showcasing films at Leisure Park Kallang and The Projector in Singapore from November 4 to 12, 2023. The festival continues its mission of ‘deepening knowledge and fostering empathy.’
The cinematic gathering intertwines a presentation of seven international cinematic gems, 20 poignant short films created by passionate Singaporean youths, and valuable contributions from more than 20 renowned mental health and social service agencies. Beyond entertainment, the other objective of the film festival is to start a mass movement on mental health awareness.
The films running through the festival include Next Sohee (Korea); A Still Small Voice; Sur l’Adamant (France); The Taste of Mango; Break the Game; Marcel the Shell with Shoes On; Isadora’s Children; What Would Mitch Do; Through the Looking Glass; Paper Planes, Don’t Always Soar; and Wanderlost.
MHFFS is a registered mental health charity whose activities revolve around, but are not limited to, this film festival. The festival is accompanied by a roadshow, with more than 20 mental health charities showcasing their support in the community. There is also a Short Film Youth Competition part of MHFFS 2023.