Inspire a Generation is back! The short film competition from ReachOut.com, Ireland’s online youth mental health service, is looking for budding film makers and animators to submit their ideas. Up for grabs is €2,000 plus an internship with leading Irish ad agency Cawley-Nea, the runner up will win €1,000 and the second runner up will receive €500.
Aspiring film makers and animators aged between 18 and 30 are asked to create a film or animation under two minutes by demonstrating ways to get through a tough time and challenging current stereotypes around mental health. Using the tough times that are featured on ReachOut.com, the films should inspire others when they’re faced with something similar and promote positive attitudes to mental health.
ReachOut.com is a service that is dedicated to taking the mystery out of mental health and believes that mental health is an everyday part of life for everyone, for better or worse. They aim to provide quality assured mental health information and inspiring real life stories by young people to help other young people get through tough times.
Some of the issues that ReachOut.com address are anxiety, panic, shyness, bullying, personal safety, depression, sex, relationships and sexuality. Last year’s winner, Kate Dolan said “I used the website ReachOut.com a lot for inspiration when making my film Subtitles, and found that it covered a lot of issues that myself and friends have faced”.
Interested film makers and animators should enter their concepts and film outline through ReachOut.com by Monday, 8th July 2013. Shortlisted teams will then be contacted if they are in to the next phase to produce their film or animation. The closing date for the final film submission will be Monday, 9th September 2013.
For more information and Ts&Cs, see www.ReachOut.com.