03 September 2019

The Union for Mental Health of Russia in cooperation with on-line platform PILIGRIM and CoolConnections have launched the III Film competition Docu-MENTAL.


Сall for short films will last till 15th March, 2020. Docu-MENTAL is the third edition on the biennial film competition dedicated to people with mental health needs, that will be held as part of III Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century (26-28 June 2020, Moscow: ).


The competition accepts fiction and documentary short films covering the topics associated with mental health, shot from June, 2018 to March, 2020. The application should include a link to the film with English or Russian subtitles (preferably YouTube/Vimeo or another file sharing service).


At the moment, 12 applications have been accepted from various countries including Brazil.

The curator of the competition is Yekaterina Vizgalova — producer, press secretary of the Artdocfest Festival, film critic, member of the board of the Russian Guild of Non-Fiction Film and Television. Jury members will be announced later.


Competition awards:

The main prize — 200,000 rubles

Second prize — 150,000 rubles

Third prize — 100,000 rubles


You can submit an application for participation in the competition by clicking the link, in the ‘Movie Name’ field, please add the word ‘Doc-Mental’ through a hyphen:

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