February 27 - March 1, 2020

National Gallery Singapore

SMHFF Short Film Youth Competition

Launched in 2019, the SMHFF Short Film Youth Competition encourages youth to challenge the stigma of mental illness & dementia in Singapore through a short film production.

This competition featured workshops with film industry experts and mental health/dementia organisations to provide accurate and precise information about Singapore’s mental health landscape. The short films had to feature at least one of these five topics: youth mental health, suicide & depression, caregivers, dementia and creative expressions.

The winning short film will be screened on the Opening Night of the Singapore Mental Health Film Festival 2020.

Additionally, it will be screened at the New York City Mental Health Film Festival (New York, USA) and Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (Toronto, Canada).

Workshop Partners

Film Industry Experts:

Yahssir M

Wesley Leon

Mental health/Dementia Agencies:

Sponsors of the SMHFF Short Film Youth Competition

The Jardine Matheson Group companies in Singapore are: Jardine Matheson (Singapore), Jardine Cycle & Carriage; Cycle & Carriage Singapore, Jardine Engineering Corporation; JOS; Innovix Distribution; Schindler Lifts (Singapore); Gammon Construction; Hongkong Land; MCL Land; Mandarin Oriental, Singapore; Dairy Farm Singapore (Cold Storage; Giant; Guardian Health & Beauty; and 7-Eleven); Maxim’s Catering Limited, a company incorporated in Hong Kong; Genki Sushi Singapore; and Starbucks Singapore.

MINDSET Care Limited (MINDSET) is a registered charity established by the Jardine Matheson Group of companies to make a tangible difference in the area of mental health. Led by Jardine Ambassadors, MINDSET aims to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues to change attitudes, while at the same time, provide practical support to individuals, families and charitable initiatives in the mental health sector. MINDSET was awarded the Charity Governance Award 2018 and Charity Transparency Awards 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the Charity Council. MINDSET is also named a Champion of Good by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre.