The One in Four Film Festival is a week-long free event featuring films which explore the effects of mental ill health upon individuals, communities and families. The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness of and stamp out the stigma associated with mental ill health as well as celebrate difference to inspire positive change. The Festival is sponsored by the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
Although the screenings are free we will be supporting the Mind Charity this year. We would appreciate any donations of monetary value or donations for the Mind shop.
Now in its 12th year, the UCLan One in Four Film Festival is the only service user and carer-led film festival in the UK. It will run from 8th to 12th October, with the 10th October marking World Mental Health Day, and aims to bring mental health issues to a much wider audience.
It is organised by UCLan’s Comensus group with help from local community support groups, and will show a range of entertaining but informative feature films that highlight a wide range of mental health issues.
A different film will be screened daily at the University’s Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, with a matinee on the Wednesday afternoon, and each film will be followed by an audience discussion. Two screenings will also be shown on the Burnley campus the following week.
This year we will also be giving out wellbeing packs to the first 50 attendees at the screenings, filled with information and freebie to promote mental wellbeing.
Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema
A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in his very own Broadway play.
After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish is confined to bed and given only months to live. But with the help of his wife Diana and her twin brothers, and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish emerges from the hospital ward and devotes the rest of his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled.
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Marina's life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy. A foreign language film with subtitles.
Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), editor-in-chief of French fashion bible Elle magazine, has a devastating stroke at age 43. The damage to his brain stem results in locked-in syndrome, with which he is almost completely paralyzed and only able to communicate by blinking an eye. Bauby painstakingly dictates his memoir via the only means of expression left to him. A foreign language film with subtitles.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heart-warming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.