The oldest and largest mental health film festival in the United States, #MHFF takes a bold stand in fighting the stigma people with mental health concerns often face. Through sharing and discussing short films about mental health, made by young filmmakers, Changing Minds aims to positively change the narrative around mental health and foster a more empathetic, nuanced, and action-driven conversation.
Inner Workings | filmmakers Cara Davidson/The Shannon Project
In this short film, Cara opens up about her experience with depression and body dysmorphia. She explores how mental health struggles manifest for others in Generation Z, especially in the wake of the COVID19 Pandemic.
Lust of the Flesh | filmmaker Maria Gian
An exploration of gluttony and shame through the eyes of a higher power.
Why We Are | filmmaker Karston C Singleton
Through the use of theatrical dramatizations, two teenagers attempt to bridge the gaps between those with behavioral health and those without it. How different could they be?
On Top of the World: My Suicide Story | filmmaker Ewan Thomas
(*Trigger warning* – This film discusses someone’s story that deals with suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or suicidal ideation, please find help immediately. You can text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 help.)