HeadsUp Movie Awards Want Young People to ‘Talk to Me’

HeadsUp in association with Two Tube are delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for the HeadsUp Movie Awards 2014. Competition judges, Collette Ryan (HeadsUp), Deirdre Quinlan (Irish Film Institute), Kate O’Dwyer (RTE), NickyPhelan (Brown Bag Films) and Stephen Plunkett (RTE) had the arduous task of selecting the shortlist amongst many high quality entries. Each entry needed to be one minute in duration, portray a positive mental health promotion message and abide by the Media Guideline for the Reporting Suicide and Self Harm. Additional criteria to assist with the shortlisting included scoring on originality, artistic and technical ability, understanding of mental health and wellbeing and potential impact on target audience.

Dr John Connolly (Irish Association of Suicidology) and Anne Callanan (National Office for Suicide Prevention) also provided additional external advice on shortlisted entries. Everyone agreed that the quality of entries were fantastic. The task of shortlisting was not easy but we needed to select 5 entries to progress to the public voting stage.

The shortlisted entries are listed in alphabetical order below. The winner will be determined by you. Take a moment to watch the shortlisted entries and vote for your favourite. Public voting closes on Thursday 15th at midnight. The winner of this year’s competition will be announced the week beginning 19th May.