This new pin will be at the top of the site this season for news on the developing Mental Filmness 2022 festival (look at me, blogging like a pro!).
So far our timeline has been running along smoothly and we are on track. We notified filmmakers on September 10th and have been putting together the working pieces of the virtual film festival. We should be able to run the virtual fest our originally slated dates, from October 8th (the Saturday before World Mental Health Day) through November 6th. Acceptances have been rolling in, films are being uploaded, and you can check back here soon for a full schedule of our Eventive virtual festival, most likely by the end of next week.
This year will also mark our comeback as a partially live festival, with a limited number of in-person screenings in Chicago. The big one that I have publicized and will continue to publicize is the screening already booked at the Davis Theater with triple-threat talented writer-director-actresses Alyssa Thordarson and Vanessa Leonard in conversation with their realistic and empathetic films on mental health. Please bookmark the date of October 15th at 7 p.m. for that if you are local, you do not want to miss it! We are also looking into a possible Chicago Public Library screening like we did last year, except with a guest filmmaker in person this time, so stay tuned for that information.
As always, all of our programs are free to the public in the spirit of our mission to spread mental health awareness.
You can continue to check this pin at the top of the site for new dates and developments. I say this every year, but 2022 is going to be a great year for the fest!