First Annual Frames of Mind Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Due to COVID-19 concerns the Festival is now POSTPONED – a new date will be announced in due course. Stay tuned!

Since premiering in September 2002, the ‘Frames of Mind’ Mental Health Film Series has screened over 200 films to an estimated audience of 20,000 attendees. Next year we intend to launch the inaugural ‘Frames of Mind’ Mental Health Arts and Film Festival from June 12-14th at the Cinematheque, and we need your help!

This multi-disciplinary festival will include two curated evening events exploring mental health/illness through cinema; Saturday daytime performances, workshops and exhibitions situated within the visual, narrative and performing arts (e.g. author readings, theatrical performance, visual arts exhibition, and a musical performance); media literacy programming for high school students on the Friday weekday, and a ‘Film Club’ matiness presentation for young audiences on Sunday, June 14th.

At ‘Frames of Mind,’ we believe that the arts can be used to educate, engage and inform the public on mental health issues; can constitute a path to healing for people with lived experience of mental illness; and can represent a concrete means to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

We need your help in launching the Festival!

As a donor, you will receive a tax receipt for all donations over $50.00 from The Cinematheque, a non-profit organization and registered charity, as well as acknowledgement in the festival program and on our website. Donations over $60.00 will include a Cinematheque membership, concession savings, the bi-monthly Program Guide mailed to your home, recognition in The Cinematheque’s annual report, and a donation tax receipt for the full amount of your gift.


Online – please go to and select ‘Frames of Mind’ as the designated fund in the drop down menu. You can donate using a credit card or by PayPal.

By Mail – Please complete the donation form and send it in.

By Phone – Please call (604) 688-8202 during regular business hours.

In Person – Visit us at the Box Office on regular screening nights.

Please make sure to let us know that your donation is for ‘Frames of Mind,’ and Thank You!

For more Festival information, email