Three Awards at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Horizon and Rocknrollers both have won awards at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. Horizon by director Giancarlo Sánchez has won the awards for ‘Best Feature Film’ and ‘Grand Jury’. He attended the award ceremony with Susan Radder, the main actress in the film. You can read an interview with the director here.

Furthermore, Rocknrollers by director Daan Bol has won the award for Best Short Documentary.

About the festival

Now in its 12th year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature.

The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland from 7-27 May 2018, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.

By engaging with artists, connecting with communities and forming collaborations, we celebrate the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, exploring the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.