MIND/GAME wins 2015 SAMHSA Voice Award

2015 Voice Awards

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw is the proud recipient of a 2015 SAMHSA Voice Award!  The SAMHSA Voice Awards honor television and film productions that sensitively portray mental health and addiction stories.

The Voice Awards is a program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to improve public attitudes on behavioral health and encourage individuals and families to seek behavioral health treatment and services when needed.  This year, the Awards will spotlight the impact that the tragedy of suicide has on individuals, families, and communities.  It also will address what each of us can do to connect those in need to the information, services, and supports that could save lives.

The event is co-sponsored by the Writers Guild of America West, SAG-AFTRA, the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Creative Coalition and the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, among other national organizations.

Join us for the 10th annual event in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, hosted by “Grey’s Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson to celebrate other great champions of mental and behavioral health!

Free registration here by Friday, August 7, 2015:

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Mind/Game to screen at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Join us at SFJFF!A great summer continues with Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw at the 35th Annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF)!  SFJFF has screened over 1500 films since its inception in 1980, continually dedicated to presenting narratives, documentaries, live programs and social events that reflect a global approach and full-time dedication to Jewish life and culture.  We are happy to be included in the program in the spirit of “tikkun olam,” the Jewish concept of repairing the world through one’s actions.

Mark your calendars for three special Mind/Game events at SFJFF:

  • FREE “Take Action” film panel featuring Rick Goldsmith and other talented filmmakers as they discuss how they have taken a stand through their films.  Join the conversation on Friday, July 31st at 12 p.m. at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco
  • MIND/GAME SCREENING on Friday, July 31st at 8:55 p.m. at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco
  • MIND/GAME SCREENING on Saturday, August 1st at 8:55 p.m. at the California Theater in Berkeley

Get your tickets for the two screenings here!

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Announcing Mind/Game’s Bay Area premiere at Frameline in San Francisco

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw will celebrate its Bay Area debut at Frameline, the 39th Annual San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival!  Frameline is the largest and longest-running LGBTQ film festival in the world.  Our screening is on Friday, June 26th at 9:30 p.m. at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District.  The film will follow a 7-minute short, “Gold Star,” by Igor Yankilevich.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 29, so get yours HERE!

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Mind/Game will be part of a special festival spotlight on “Sexuality and Sports.”  Frameline39 will present 16 films featuring diverse representations of LGBTQ competitors from all walks of life who find affirmation being their authentic selves on and off the courts.  For more information on this special grouping, click HERE.

MIND/GAME wins Audience Award in Nashville!

We are pleased to announce that Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw received the “Freedom to Choose Southwest Airlines Audience Award” in the Tennessee First Feature Film Competition at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival.  Mind/Game was also the runner-up for the Audience Award in the “Documentary” category.  Thank you to everyone who came out to watch and support this powerful story!

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Check out Rick and Chamique on the red carpet at the World Premiere!

Announcing the WORLD PREMIERE of MIND/GAME!

The WORLD PREMIERE of Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw will take place on April 17, 2015 at the 46th Annual Nashville Film Festival!

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Founded in 1969, NaFF has been voted one of “25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine. Brooks Institute named it one of the top 5 film festivals in the U.S.

We are so excited to debut the film in Tennessee–Chamique’s second home during her incredible career as a Lady Volunteer!  Director Rick Goldsmith and Chamique will both be present.

The film’s premiere will take place at 7:45 p.m. at the Regal Green Hills Cinema.

A follow-up screening is scheduled at the same location for Friday, April 24, at 4:00 p.m.

Click here for tickets!

See you in NASHVILLE!

Chamique shares her story in response to Robin Williams’ passing

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After the suicide of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams, scores of stories regarding mental health issues began circulating the internet; Chamique participated by contributing her own experiences. Ebony Magazine published a piece in its “Wellness and Empowerment” section, where writer Mame M. Kwayie shares Chamique’s struggles with depression and bipolar disorder and the tactics she has used to nurture her mental health since her diagnoses.

Read the full article here.

 

Mind/Game awarded grant by Berkeley Film Foundation

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The Berkeley Film Foundation recently announced their list of 2014 grant awardees, which includes Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw!

We are proud to be included in the community of filmmakers they support. Congratulations to our fellow awardees and best of luck on your projects!

The Berkeley Film Foundation has supported local independent filmmakers with grants since 2009. Their grants are funded by the City of Berkeley, Wareham Development, and the Saul Zaentz Company “with a mission to nurture, sustain and preserve the thriving Berkeley film community while attracting the next generation of filmmakers.”

Please save the date for BFF’s annual gala and fundraiser on October, 1, 2014 and help them continue to support filmmakers like us!