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Mental Ideas Collaborates with Contro Vento Films on ‘Intuition’

Mental Ideas is collaborating with Contro Vento Films on director Raffaello Degruttola’s latest short film Intuition, a journey through paranoia. The short was inspired by Transference: A Bipolar Love Story, … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Collaborates with Contro Vento Films on ‘Intuition’

A Hat-Trick of Nominations for Contro Vento & Mental Ideas

The inaugural NIFA Awards (National Independent Film Association, USA) were hosted by Dan Davies at the Film Forte in Wisconsin this weekend, where recipients included Sean Connery (Lifetime Achievement) and Michael Blake (Legend Award). … Continue Reading A Hat-Trick of Nominations for Contro Vento & Mental Ideas

Param Creates Vibe for Exploding Mental Health!

Meet our newest recruit and Resident Artist Param Vibe Mirpuri! Param Vibe is a dancer, writer, visual artist and spoken word poet. He fuses poetry, dance, character acting and abstract art to … Continue Reading Param Creates Vibe for Exploding Mental Health!

**Award-Winning** Short Film | Echoes of You | Omeleto

After a brilliant run at some of the top film festivals in California, Echoes of You is now available for streaming and the support has been overwhelming! Posted by journalists, … Continue Reading **Award-Winning** Short Film | Echoes of You | Omeleto

A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is producing a series of short films depicting different mental health conditions through a blend of contemporary dance, poetry, music and acting. The first short in the series, A … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story


The annual Mental Ideas Film Festival (@MIFF2020) provides a global platform for daring and ingenious young filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, journalists, filmmakers & … Continue Reading MIFF2020

ExperiMENTAL Films

ExperiMENTAL Films discovers, nurtures and champions film talent from around the world. In order to provide filmmakers with the best platform to attract film buyers and broadcasters, we host an … Continue Reading ExperiMENTAL Films

Raffaello DeGruttola Writes About The Making of his UN Award-Winning Short Film No Way Home

The night we filmed No Way Home – Stop the Traffick on the streets of London was a very interesting and illuminating one…


Mental Ideas provides access to arts, film and media opportunities for artists coping with “invisible” mental health issues, directly and indirectly. Our projects enrich and assist recovery from mental illness by … Continue Reading Projects


MENTAL IDEAS is a platform for experimentation. Irreverent, witty, noisy, unashamedly provocative and unapologetic in tone, our key objective is to move the conversation forward around trending and topical subjects most … Continue Reading Submissions