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Diverse Minds Film Festival

Held at the Center for the Arts at PVHS 1475 East Ave. in Chico, CA

DMFF Schedule of Events

12:00 – The Symptomatics (Live Music)

12:45 – Intro and Welcome (Jason Tate, NVCSS)

1:00 – Borderline (a film) / Directed by Rebbie Ratner

2:30 – Q&A with Director Rebbie Ratner (via Skype)

3:15 – Grateful Love Experience (Live Music)

3:30 – Directing Change Student Directed Short Films and Panel

4:00 – Scotty McRockstar (Animation)

4:15 – DMFF Awards Presentation

4:25 – Buried Above Ground / Directed by Ben Selkow
Three Powerful Stories of Trauma, Survival, and Recovery (PTSD)

5:45 – Closing Remarks

Trigger Warnings

  • Borderline (a film) Recommended for Mature Audiences only. Triggers include frequent cursing, drug and alcohol use and references, discussion and depictions of self-harm including cutting. Potentially disturbing depictions of body scarring from cutting. Frank dialogue about suicide.
  • Directing Change: Themes of self-harm and suicide.
  • Buried Above Ground: Alcohol, substance abuse, anecdotes on abuse, Iraq War footage, mental stress, suicide risk and discussion.

Note: Trained Peer Advocate Staff are available if you want to talk at any time during the festival. Look for people wearing the Each Mind Matters t-shirts.

Submission Guidelines: Diverse Minds Film Festival 2017

DMFF Submission Form

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Funded by the CalMHSA’s Each Mind Matters community education program.