Attachment: A Film Exploring Trauma and Disassociation – HKIMHFF
Submissions for our inaugural Hong Kong International Mental Health Film Festival are open!
New York filmmaker Fritz Frauendorf came across our festival on the internet while researching film festivals that specialize in programming films depicting mental health in a realistic, empathetic and insightful way. His intention is to raise awareness of the perspectives through which those afflicted by PTSD and dissociation view the world.
Attachment depicts trauma and dissociation in the lifelong aftermath of childhood sexual abuse. Repressed emotions and memories, the inability to form a cohesive sense of identity or place in the world, the inability to overcome anxiety and gain trust in others in order to communicate are amongst a few of the repercussions the main character, played by Brian Collins, faces as he tries to navigate his world.
Franz shot this film last November and completed it earlier this month. It runs about 16 minutes and has the power to really open people’s eyes to the challenges faced by those struggling with these complex issues. Franz put a lot of his own struggles with mental health in the film, as well as a lot of research. We can’t wait to showcase this ingenious and insightful indie film at our inaugural Hong Kong International Mental Health Film Festival (@HKIMHFF).
SEND YOUR ENQUIRIES AND SHORT FILM SUBMISSIONS TO HELLO@HKIMHFF.ORG.
FEATURE-LENGTH FILM SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN SOON VIA FILM FREEWAY.
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