Open call for Created Out of Mind Short Film Festival 2018!

Taken from Simon Ball's film 'Do I see what you see?'

Taken from Simon Ball's film 'Do I see what you see?'

Created Out of Mind are delighted to announce that submissions are now open to be part of our short film festival, aiming to explore, challenge and shape perceptions of dementias.

We welcome all films that explore stories of dementia from a range of unique and diverse perspectives; this could include documentaries, animation, biographical, dramatic and experimental films.

The selected films will be screened at The Phoenix Cinema in London on Sunday 23rd September at 15:30 – 18:00, and followed by a Q&A panel discussion. People living with and without dementias are welcome to attend and tickets will be available shortly - more information and tickets available here

Entry requirements

We want the festival to be as dementia-inclusive as possible so we have kept it to a duration of 2.5 hours. Therefore, only films with a maximum running time of 15 minutes will be accepted. Film suggestions are also welcome though we would need to approve with the filmmaker or rights-holder before screening.

All films should be English-speaking or have English subtitles. 

Films do not have to have premiere status to be screened at the festival.

Deadline for submission: 26th August 2018

Final films will be selected and all applicants contacted by Monday 10th September.

How to enter

To enter the competition, please submit your digital file or link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) to Please remember to include any passwords if the film link is password-protected. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

Help us spread the word by sharing this call as widely as possible. We’re sharing on social media using #CreatedFilmFest18 and will be announcing further details and ticket links for the film festival shortly. We look forward to seeing you all there!