4-7 October 2018
The II Film Festival "Docu-MENTAL" Opened the II Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century
Within the framework of the official program of the II Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century, the Union for Mental Health presented the II Film Festival "Docu-MENTAL" about people with mental disabilities. "Docu-MENTAL" is a panorama of feature and documentary films that consider the acute question of "normality" from different angles. Understanding each other is possible. We must help each other. And if there is an indisputable norm, it is a constant need for mutual adaptation and communication.
The Festival opened a new format for discussion: after each showtime, an open discussion was held, enabling viewers along with well-known film critics and mental health experts to analyze the characters' personalities and their perception of the world around them:
- “Mania” (psychiatrist Maria Gantman and film critic Alisa Taiga);
- “Beksinsky” (psychologist Maria Novikova and film director Andrei Bogatyrev);
- “Awakening” (psychotherapist Alexander Palin and director Yevgeny Shelyakin);
- “Dina” (psychologist Maria Novikova and film critic Dmitry Barchenkov);
- “Mind Games” (psychiatrist Olga Karpenko and director Victoria Tsimbalova).
The II Film Festival "Docu-MENTAL" took place from October 4 to October 7 in the Central House of Cinema (CDC) in Moscow.
In the framework of the Festival, with the support of the Pilgrim platform, the largest company promoting films at the Festagent Film festival, the Gorky Moscow School of Cinema and the Film Studio hosted an international short-game and non-fiction film competition about people with mental disorders and developmental characteristics with the same name “Docu-MENTAL”. From July 16 to August 30, 65 applications from various cities of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries were sent to the competition. “All this time, while I was looking at the work, I was in a very difficult situation - I wanted to hug each participant and give everyone the highest appreciation. This is a huge deal that you do. You spend your talent, and everyone who sent their work has both talent and talent. I saw it, I can confirm it. You are talking about a very important topic, in which very few people now know how to really understand. And which will undoubtedly be the most important trend of the next decade, and maybe even decades,” said Katerina Gordeeva, the jury member.
The winners of the “Docu-MENTAL” contest were awarded by the chairman of the jury, director, screenwriter, and non-fiction film producer Yulia Kiseleva: “In our opinion, the winners created beautiful original, unique pictures that touched everyone's heart.”
1st place - the documentary "Voices" (dir. Marina Verik, Nastya Voronina, Alexander Kosukhina).
2nd place - the documentary “Radio K” (dir. Julia Guerra).
3rd place - the documentary film “Take hold of yourself” (dir. Evgeny Golovanevsky).
Special prize from FESTAGENT - fiction feature film “Little Train” (dir. Tamara Dondurey).
Not only authors of films, but also heroes of films received prizes.
Platform Pilgrim on the eve of the Festival has prepared a special selection of films that will be available after the festival: https://piligrim.fund/docu-mental-online
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every fourth or fifth person in the world has a mental or behavioral disorder. A person affected by this problem is afraid to tell his or her family and friends about it. We have the power to show viewers that a mental illness does not put an end to human life, to tell the stories of specific people who live their lives in their own special way – yet they live. They create their own radio, draw, sew and sculpt, write poetry, sing, play musical instruments..
We have the power to show the life of special people and their hobbies, using the magic of short films, thus changing attitudes towards such people, their lives and role in society!
Please find the photo report HERE
5-6 October 2018
«THE DIFFERENT ONES?» IV All-RUSSIA FESTIVAL OF MENTAL HEALTH PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
The FESTIVAL OF REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS is an annual project of the Union for Mental Health of Russia aimed at improving the health and quality of life of people suffering from mental disorders through the development of the system of rehabilitation services, as well as community-oriented psychiatric care and social protection.
The IV All-Russian Festival of Rehabilitation Programs for People with Mental Health Needs traditionally took place on the eve of the World Mental Health Day with the participation of specialists in the field of mental health, representing state authorities, non-profit organizations, medical institutions (psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric departments, psycho-neurological dispensaries), social protection institutions (rehabilitation centers), educational and scientific institutions,culture and arts, physical culture and sports, the media, as well as people with mental health special needs and their families, volunteers from 21 regions of Russia.
Participants of the II Congress “Mental Health of the 21st Century Man” had the opportunity to take part in 36 master classes held by specialists from Moscow, St.Petersburg, Tula, Tver, Ivanovo, Vologda and Murmansk regions under the Fair of Arts & Crafts For and With People with Mental Health Needs , as well as see a concert program performed by inclusive creative collectives.
On October 7, a symposium “Psychosocial rehabilitation and habilitation in Russia” was held. The presented rehabilitation practices showed a wide range of opportunities that can be used in a single treatment and rehabilitation process, including: creative and educational programs, programs for vocational guidance and supported employment, followed by living, environment therapy, psycho-education and more. The best rehabilitation practices are included in the Festival Book.
A special place in the program of the Festival was taken by the Exhibition of Art by Outsiders and the Art-Therapeutic Expression “New Dimension”, organized by the non-for-profit organization “Outsiderville” and the “Others” arts collection. This project has been implemented since 2015, when the first Festival was held in Khimki, Moscow Region. Over four years, the Exhibition has grown not only in terms of the number of submitted works, but also the increased level of authors' skill. The exposition was presented in two directions: the outsider-art and the art-therapy - related communicating vessels with different fillings of emotions and expectations. This created a space for lively discussions. The Union for Mental Health of Russia expresses gratitude and appreciation to OLGA FOMINYKH and NINA LUCHINKINA (“Outsiderville”), VLADIMIR GAVRILOV (“OTHERS” collection, “Izoterra” club), the organizers of the Exhibition.
5 October 2018
The II National Awards Ceremony “Harmony” was held on October 5, 2018 in Moscow in the framework of the II Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century".
The National Awards Ceremony "Harmony" is a prestigious Russian national event at which the most distinguished professionals from various fields, including public health, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychology, education & science, arts & culture, economics & politics, law & social welfare, sport, business, civil society, and the media receive official public recognition for significant contributions to mental health.
The National Awards Ceremony "Harmony" is held biannually on the World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness on mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
Russian and foreign professional associations & NGOs, state institutions in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, psychotherapy, social security, psychology, science & education, arts & culture, law & economics, media, and sports, and/or voluntary groups of mentally ill, including their relatives, and/or persons with mental disorders are invited to nominate individuals or organizations for the Award.
The II NATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONY “HARMONY” WINNERS
“FOR CONTRIBUTION TO MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTION OF MENTAL DISORDERS”
Dr. JULIA SHOIGU, Director of the Centre for Emergency Psychological Aid of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, Vice-President of the Russian Psychological Society, Head of the Department of Extreme Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow
The Regional State Institution of Culture "TAIMYR HOUSE OF FOLK ART”, Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Territory
“SPECIAL MERITS IN THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL DISORDERS”
Dr. OLEG BOEV, Head Doctor of the Stavropol Clinical Psychiatric Hospital No.1, Chief Psychiatrist of the Stavropol Region, Stavropol
The State Regional Institution of Healthcare “NOVGOROD CLINICAL SPECIALIZED CENTRE FOR PSYCHIATRY”, Novgorod
“FOR CONTRIBUTION TO REHABILITATION FOR MENTALLY ILL”
IRINA DROZDENKO, Director of Multicenter on Social and Labor Integration, President of Charitable Foundation “Place in the Sun”, St.Petersburg
The Centre for Rehabilitation of the Disabled since Childhood “OUR SUNNY WORLD”
“FOR CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE AND EDUCATION”
PROFESSOR VICTOR MAKAROV, President of the Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League and the National Self-Regulated Association “Union of Psychotherapists and Psychologists”, Vice-President of the World Council for Psychotherapy and the Asian Federation of Psychotherapy
RUSSIAN SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRISTS
“FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL PROMOTION OF MENTAL HEALTH”
DR. AFZAL JAVED, President Elect of the World Psychiatric Association
The Winners were Awarded by:
Larisa VERBITSKAYA, TV presenter
Anastasiya GREBENKINA, figure skater and actress
Alexey LYSENKOV, Vice-Rector of the International Institute of Cinema, Television and Radio Broadcasting, Vice-President of the National Anti-Drug Alliance, Winner of the Tefi Award
Anna SHATILOVA, Soviet and Russian broadcaster, television and radio host, film actress, Honored Artist of Russia
Mariya KOZHEVNIKOVA, member of the Russian State Duma Committee on Culture, actress
Concert Program Participants:
VASILIY VAKULENKO (BASTA)
Presenters of the II National Awards Ceremony “Harmony”
Roman BUDNIKOV, TV Host and Nonna GRISHAEVA, Honored Artist of Russia, artistic director of the Moscow Regional Young Spectator Theater, theater and film actress.