FICSAM FESTIVAL

FICSAM FESTIVAL

Communication Sciences’ students win the FICSAM Festival in SCHOOLS category.

The students of first year of the Communication Sciences degree were the winners in the “Schools” category at the seventh edition of FICSAM – the Mental Health Film Festival. The most voted short film was “Veras” in the first place. The third winning short film in this category was also prodeced by the students of the Communication Sciences degree, “Prato cheio alma vazia”.

The short films of the University of Algarve selected for this festival were developed in collaboration with the Algarve Health Centers, within the scope of the Audiovisual Communication curricular unit of the Communication Sciences degree of the School of Education and Communication, under the supervision of the Professor Bruno Mendes da Silva.

FICSAM is a Mental Health Film Festival take will take place in Faro (PORTUGAL). In addition to diferent cinematographic works, new filmmakers and create new audiences, FICSAM aims to contribute to sensitize the general public on issues related to the mental health of individuals, combat stigma and discrimination associated with this type of problem and contribute to promoting the human rights of people with mental illness.