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Welcome to the 10th Annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival, co-sponsored by the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services - a two-day celebration of fresh, vibrant filmmaking that postively portrays the mental health community. This year's special theme was Hospitalization and Its Alternatives, and we were excited to showcase a wonderful line-up of intimate, thought-provoking, and award-winning documentaries and shorts.

Festival Recap


For general film festival questions - including how to get involved next year, contact festival organizer Carla Rabinowitz:

  • By phone: (212) 780-1400, ext. 7726
  • Via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Featured Films

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A SISTER'S CALL

One woman struggles to balance her marital family unit with her efforts to keep her adult brother at home with her despite his disabilities.

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KINGSPARK

KINGS PARK: STORIES FROM AN AMERICAN MENTAL INSTITUTION

Thirty years after her commitment to the “violent ward” of Kings Park State Hospital, filmmaker Lucy Winer returns to now-abandoned institution that once held her captive.

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TECHNICALLYCRAZY


TECHNICALLY CRAZY

A fictional comedy about the power of friendship between a teen struggling with his mental health condition and a former police officer coping with a loss.

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COMINGOFFPSYCHDRUGS


COMING OFF PSYCH DRUGS

A group of mental health leaders discuss how they have successful tapered off medication through peer support and focusing on their mental health in a holistic manner.

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When & Where

  • Saturday + Sunday, May 17 + 18
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • @ St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Looking Back...

The 9th Annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival was held on May 5, 2013, with a special theme of Mental Health Recipients Excelling in their Lives and Careers. It featured a great line-up of films and some wonderful special guests, and played to a full-house of 300.