Woodend Barn | Scottish mental Health Arts and Film Festival: Best of the Fest

When: Wed, Oct. 7, 2015 7:30pm — 9:00pm

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Every year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival holds an International Film Competition which culminates in an awards ceremony at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse. This event showcases a variety of engaging and important work exploring mental health. The festival is now presenting two of last year’s award-winning films in a touring programme that includes a short post-screening discussion. A collaboration between Fife Cultural Trust and Scottish animator Claire Lamond as part of the World War One commemoration project Moving Stories. When you put your ear to a shell, what do you hear? Connected by the sea between them, soldiers, friends, musicians fighting in the trenches in WWI reach out to those battling back home. With score by Karine Polwart. SMHAFF 2014 International Film Competition: Best Animation Running time: 8 minutes When filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into her childhood home after her mother’s suicide, she discovered a hidden box of audiotapes. Sixteen years passed before she had the courage to delve into this trove, unearthing details that her mother had recorded about every aspect of her life from the challenges of her marriage to a State Senator, to her son’s estrangement, to her struggles with bipolar disorder. Here One Day is a visually arresting, emotionally candid film about a woman coping with mental illness, her relationships with her family, and the ripple effects of her suicide on those she loved. SMHAFF 2014 International Film Competition Winner: Best Long Documentary, Jury Prize (shared) Running time: 76 minutes