MENTAL ISSUES. An Animated Survival Guide

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There's a lot of talk about mental health these days, when memes about anxiety attacks and conversations about going to therapy (or not) are our daily bread. In this programme we will deal with all these issues that run through our daily lives through animation, in a heartwarming selection where in addition to humour, metaphorical worlds and intense moments, we will find some of the most talented European animators to date.

These titles will be available on FILMIN


Katarina Jukić | Croatia | 2018 | 4 min.
Throughout life we have to deal with certain obligations and responsibilities. While most people only feel discomfort, others experience anxiety about doing the simplest tasks incorrectly.


Martina Scarpelli | France, Denmark | 2018 | 11 min.
Using sensuality, humour and a peculiar aesthetic, Martina Scarpelli talks about a crucial moment in her life: the one that made her leave the mental blueprint of anorexia.


Marcjanna Urbańska | Poland | 2019 | 6 min.
It is not easy to talk about the harshness of mental illness, but here Urbańska achieves it with unusual delicacy by using animal metaphors in a touching story.


Anna Szöllősi | Hungary | 2020 | 10 min.
A young woman struggling with anxiety and recurring nightmares decides to seek help. The process of this particular therapy is told here through powerful and surreal images, the ultimate confrontation with her fears.


Amanda Eliasson | 2017 | 6 min.
In a vivid and vibrant stroke, the drug addiction and subsequent recovery of the author's sister is unravelled, turning this harsh story into a visual poem.