Helping you get through tough times

Inspire a Generation

Film competition

Inspire a Generation is a national film competition to promote positive attitudes to mental health and challenge current stereotypes around the issue.

What we’re looking forYouth Mental Health Film Cometition 2014 Inspire a generation

We’re looking for you to make a film or animation that is under two minutes long demonstrating ways to get through a tough time that’s covered on

Two phases

We are firstly looking for your initial concepts; an outline of your story and production plans.

Ten entries will then be shortlisted to go on a make a film or animation, submitting the final product to us in September.

Who can enter?

Individuals aged 18 – 30 years-old who are resident in Ireland.

This competition is for everyone who has an interest in making video or animation, or film or animation graduates with experience in developing short multi-media pieces for online use.


Overall winner: €2,000 and an internship with leading Irish ad agency Cawley-Nea

Runner-up: €1,000

Second runner-up: €500

Dates and deadlines:

Initial concepts in by Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Shortlist announced by Friday, 8 August 2014

Films to be submitted by Monday, 28 September 2014

Winners announced in October 2014

Enter your concept

Name (required)

Address (required)

Email (required)

Telephone (required)

Background - any relevant previous experience

Film outline (required)

Technology used to produce video (required)

Upload your production plan and storyboard [only .txt,.doc,.docx & .pdf file types] (required)

Rules and regulations

You must be aged 18 – 30 -years-old and resident in the Republic of Ireland to enter this competition. Your competition entry must be made specifically for You must obtain all the necessary permissions and rights including copyright of all people involved.

Any entries that are deemed offensive will be disqualified. It is expressly forbidden to display any form of product branding. Projects containing visible product branding will be disqualified.

Film guidelines

You can use whatever equipment is available to you to record, HD, SD or regular Camcorder. Your film must be between 90 and 120 seconds in length, including titles and credits, should you wish to include them. Film with dialogue or text must be in English or have English subtitles.


Entries will be judged on its originality, artistic and technical ability and message interpretation. Entries will be viewed by a pre-selection committee appointed by

If your entry is shortlisted it will be then viewed by an expert judging panel who will select the overall winners from the shortlist. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Terms and conditions

1) Filmmakers whose works are selected for Inspire A Generation competition grant the the rights to use all of part of the film, stills and/or titles, and information from the film for any purpose, including editing or amending the films. Filmakers will be notified of such amendments.

2) By participating in the competition, entrants grant permission to to use their names, likenesses, photographs, voices, sounds and/or biographical information and films in connection with the competition for any and all advertising, publicity and promotional purposes relating to the competition without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

3) As a condition of entering the competition, each entrant will be required to sign a Release Agreement Form granting
i) the right to display their film, in whole or in part, on the and/or on any websites owned or operated by or on behalf of
ii) the rights to use all of part of the film, stills and/or titles, and information from the film for any purpose, including editing or amending the films.

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