UNBROKEN 2017 is a mixed arts mental health awareness festival. Its main aim is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding mental illness, to reduce any attendant stigma by opening up a conversation, and to confound expectations as to what exactly a production about 'mental health' might involve!
Following a hugely successful debut in 2016, this year's festival will see the launch of the UNBROKEN Short Film Prize, allowing us to encourage the exploration of the vital issue of mental health in yet another art form. We hope that a number of film makers - young & not so young, first timers & old hands, those with experience of the issues & those with an interest - will feel inspired by the subject matter and the freedom they have to explore it.
The top 8-10 shortlisted films will all be screened at the Frontline Club in Paddington on Saturday 28th October at 2.30pm, with three prizes - Winner, Runner Up & Audience's Choice - being awarded on the day, the latter following an audience vote after the screening. There will then be time for drinks and a chance to chat with the film makers, festival organisers and other audience members