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Screening Cinema ACUD, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin

 
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Friday Evening
May 20, 2022, 7 - 9 PM
Screening, Talk with jury panel & festival founders

Entry 6:30 PM

There will be two themed screenings of four short films each. The first one is a selection of short films that highlights men’s mental health. The second block of the evening deals with abuse and healing. After the screening, we will have a short discussion with the festival directors and the Go Mental! jury of 2022. All audience members are welcome to participate.

BLOCK 1: Men's Mental Health OmeU 

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THANKS FOR COMING IN

Director: Marco Gentile

Country of Origin: United States

Runtime: 11:30 min.

Mental Health Topic: Eating Disorder

This narrative short is an autobiographical quirky dramedy about male body dysmorphia and the casual brutalities of the casting process.

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I’ll CALL YOU IN A FEW

Director: Carmen Sarieddine

Country of Origin: Lebanon

Runtime: 13:30 min.

Mental Health Topic: Suicide

During his night shift break, Karim, a suicide hotline operator, is in the toilet talking to his best friend Nour who is having a breakdown over the phone.

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AMANZE

Director: Lucy Hawes

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Runtime: 08:52 min.

Mental Health Topic: Dementia / Art as a coping mechanism

From Harlesden to Luton, we are transported through time, peeling back the layers of Ronald Amaze and his incredible life.

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HOLD ME DOWN

Director: Caolan Flood

Country of Origin: Germany

Runtime: 04:28 min.

Mental Health Topic: Anxiety

This is a dance film about two young men struggling to cope in isolation.

BLOCK 2: Abuse and Healing OmeU 

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APNOIA

Director: Vanessa Payri

Country of Origin: Canada

Runtime: 15:00 min.

Mental Health Topic: Abuse & Trauma

This documentary short is a testimony polyphony of sexual assault survivors.

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MENTAL ABUSE MATTERS

Director: Lucy Baxter

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Runtime: 04:26 min.

Mental Health Topic: Abuse

The Mental Abuse Matters animation explores emotional abuse in an intimate relationship and the phenomenon of “Gaslighting”, where the abuser dislocates the victim from reality and causes them to question their judgment and sanity.

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TOO LATE

Director: Kinga Syrek

Country of Origin: Poland

Runtime: 15:34 min.

Mental Health Topic: Parental Heritage / Addiction

The protagonist of the animated film is Edie Sedgwick, a model, actress, and star of Andy Warhol's films. The film, however, is not about her relationship with Warhol, but the relationship with her toxic father.

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VISUAL POETRY: SELF LOVE

Director: Sofia Monzerratt

Country of Origin: United States

Runtime: 02:10 min.

Mental Health Topic: Self-Worth

The personal journey of discovering and internalizing self-worth.

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