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Mental Ideas Launches HKIMHFF!

The Hong Kong International Mental Health Film Festival (@HKIMHFF) provides a platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their mental health inspired films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Launches HKIMHFF!

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!

Quadratura by Elementi Media

Quadratura is an experimental short film by Elementi Media about visiting your life’s memories and lessons before ending this life and starting another. Filled with riddles, metaphors, poetry, dance and … Continue Reading Quadratura by Elementi Media

Awards Success for A Bipolar Love Story and No Way Home!

Congratulations to our ambassador & film director Raffaello DeGruttola! His experiMENTAL short film has reached semi-finalist status at the Best Short Film Festival. The non-verbal communication piece, an audio-visual treat featuring the incredible … Continue Reading Awards Success for A Bipolar Love Story and No Way Home!

Ricky Sadiosa Travels World in Footsteps of Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal

Mental Ideas’ globetrotting Resident Photographer Enrique (‘Ricky’) Sadiosa has spent 5 years traveling the world in the footsteps of Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. He’s produced a documentary film … Continue Reading Ricky Sadiosa Travels World in Footsteps of Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal

Transference: A Film About Relationships & Mental Health – Nikolas Antoniades

An honor for Contro Vento Films, director Raffaello Degruttola and the cast & crew of Transference: A Bipolar Love Story to receive this recommendation by psychotherapist Nikolas Antoniades. The film, … Continue Reading Transference: A Film About Relationships & Mental Health – Nikolas Antoniades

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

Thanks to Laurence Fuller (Road To The Well, Paint It Red) for sharing with us this clip of film Echoes of You in which he stars as a classical pianist struggling … Continue Reading **Award-Winning** Short Film | Echoes of You | Omeleto

Ambassador Philippe Joly in the SCMP

Mental Idealist Philippe Joly received coverage in the SCMP this week talking about Bruce Lee‘s movie legacy and his own experiences dying for a living as the Gweillo Baddie in action … Continue Reading Ambassador Philippe Joly in the SCMP

Stigma Shatters (But Mental Health Matters) by Filmmaker Allison Combo

After eight months of working on the production of this film, I am proud to share it with Mental Ideas’ creative community! The film was inspired by my belief that … Continue Reading Stigma Shatters (But Mental Health Matters) by Filmmaker Allison Combo

Eugenia Kim Creates Virtual Reality Dances To Express Her Bipolar Disorder

Eugenia Kim is a PhD student, originally from the USA, who’s been living in Hong Kong and studying at City University since 2015. She creates dance narratives for virtual reality environments … Continue Reading Eugenia Kim Creates Virtual Reality Dances To Express Her Bipolar Disorder

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and Mental Ideas ambassador Raffaello Degruttola on co-producing a feature-length film, Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. As well as directing, Raff stars in the film … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

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

Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

Mental Ideas uses the arts and the media to engage and explain mental health in inventive ways!  

FLIM – From BIFA to MIFF!

One of the highlights of the 2020 Mental Ideas Film Festival is guaranteed to be filmmaker, actor and Mental Ideas Ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola‘s hilarious portrayal of Ravi, a simple man with some… … Continue Reading FLIM – From BIFA to MIFF!

MIFF

The annual Mental Ideas Film Festival (@MIFF) 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 MIFF