About MINDS Film Festival

In the last three years, MINDS has sought to broadcast powerful, interwoven stories that spark conversations and create awareness to support persons with intellectual disability (PWIDs) and those diagnosed with autism. The medium of film can powerfully and effectively personify and convey the values and beliefs of this community in a way that no media can.

Since its inception, the annual MINDS Film Festival has become a unique platform to showcase the meaningful narratives and uplifting possibilities that PWIDs experience. This year, for the first time ever, MINDS Film Festival will be rolling out free community screenings in the heart of two neighbourhoods — Tampines and Yishun — to bring the action and excitement of the festival into the heartlands as building an inclusive community for our differently-abled friends begins with the support of the community.

Infiltrating the heartlands is part of MINDS’ efforts to educate and open up critical conversations about the special needs sector. The community screenings will feature award-winning Malaysian film, Redha, which tells a poignant story of the harsh realities faced by parents raising a child with Autism.

Headlining our film festival this year are six international titles hailing from America, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea and Spain. Despite the cultural diversity, these films share the common passion, beliefs and conviction to break down the walls faced by the special needs community.

In the spirit of inclusion, MINDS Film Fest 2020 is pledging its support by introducing accessible rates for those in the special needs community. Alongside our efforts of fostering inclusivity, we are also heartened by the immense support and enthusiasm received from our friends and partners at the Embassy of France, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Embassy of Spain.