Mental Health Channel Online Film Festival (MHC OFF)

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Mental Health Channel Online Film Festival (MHC OFF)

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Mental Health Channel Online Film Festival (MHC OFF)

Mental Health Channel Online Film Festival (MHC OFF)

The MHC Online Film Festival celebrates and promotes filmmakers who, through excellent storytelling and filmmaking, raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues.

www.MentalHealthChannel.tv/film-festival

Deadlines:
July 31, 2015 - Regular Deadline - Entry fee: $15
August 31, 2015 - Late Deadline - Entry fee: $20
October 1, 2015 - Official Selections released
October 2-22, 2015 - Viewers vote for Audience Award
November 1, 2015 - Jury and Audience Award Winners announced

Awards:
The Audience Award and the Jury Award will be chosen from these Official Selections, and will remain online for 3 years, and recognized as the 2015 Award Winners.

Audience and Jury Award Winners will each receive a cash prize of $500 plus one half of all proceeds from the Entry Fees. One film may win both awards.

Guidelines:
-MHC OFF celebrates and promotes filmmakers whose work aligns with the MHC mission of awareness and public benefit
-All styles welcome: Documentary, Narrative, Animated, Experimental or Music Video
-All Official Selections will be webcast on the Mental Health Channel, potentially to millions of viewers, and promoted through MHC web and social media networks
-Jury and Audience Award Winners will each receive $500 plus half of all proceeds from Entry Fees
-Short films only – 20 minutes or less
-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries
-High production value required
-Films may have been produced any time in the last 10 years

More About the Festival:
The MHC Online Film Festival (MHC OFF) seeks to celebrate and promote filmmakers who, through excellent storytelling and filmmaking, raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues. The films in our Official Selection do this in creative and surprising ways. We opened the festival to all genres of short films (under 20 minutes) and have documentaries, narratives, animations and experimental films all represented. It's an eclectic mix of high-quality films.

More Info: www.MentalHealthChannel.tv/film-festival


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