In an effort to promote better understanding of mental illness, Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF) has announced a short film contest and called for entries from print media journalists.
The last date for entries for short films on the theme ‘Mental health in daily life’ is September 1. A person may send in any number of entries. The best entries will be screened at a film festival. There is no entry fee for the competition.
Journalists can also send in articles published between January and December 2012, along with proof of publication. Articles in languages other than English must be accompanied by a translation in English. The last date for sending in applications is January 15, 2013. For further details log on to frameofmind.org.
The competition was announced at the distribution of Maitri awards, also instituted by the Foundation. On Thursday, Mayor Saidai S. Duraisamy presented the second edition of Maitri awards to seven caregivers of schizophrenia patients.