Check out meaningful movies, short films and workshops

With two successful editions under its belt, the Singapore Mental Health Film Festival (SMHFF) returns this end-May to press forward in its quest to encourage open dialogues on mental health.

Featuring films from across the globe, SMHFF 2021 exposes the common as well as lesser-known concerns faced by the community at large. Transcending geography and cultural differences, these explorations of mental health issues are bound to strike a chord with local audiences.

The festival will include nine feature films, nine short films, nine panel discussions, and eight different workshops.


Among this year’s award-winning line-up are My Skinny Sister, a Swedish movie that strips the layers around family, adolescence, eating disorders, and love; as well as Little Tickles, a French feature that delivers a potent investigation of childhood trauma, courage, and rebirth.

Exciting short films to look out for include Skogafoss, a Dutch flick that navigates the intricacies of relationships shadowed by mental health issues; plus When Mirrors Had Meaning, last year’s poignant SFYC winning film that traverses time and memory.

There’s also We Are All Here, a compelling cross-examination of youth and suicide.

The film screenings will be followed by panel discussions which examine the various facets of mental health, featuring more than 40 industry professionals and experts.

Meanwhile, the festival’s workshops illuminate different ways of maintaining body and mental wellness. Find out more about these workshops or book a slot here.

The Singapore Mental Health Film Festival officially opens May 22, and happens till May 30. Online screenings are available throughout, while physical screenings at National Gallery Singapore are reserved for the 29th and 30th.

Head to to grab your tickets and learn more about this year’s stellar selection.