Audience feedback – 2018
~ Great festival to attend! I really hope it gets bigger each year, as it's important for mental health issues to receive more publicity and for the organisers to receive more recognition - they really deserve it. Privilege to have been screened here!
~ Wonderful to have the opportunity to have Service Users demonstrate the impact of the Arts in their expression of themselves. Well done on an amazing event.
~ Great workshop! Well resourced, interactive, good pace and freedom to do as much or as little as you want.
~ The creative writing course provided by Debbie was very interactive and stimulating. I never expected to produce a story within half an hour. Thank you so much for reviving for me the novel which has lain fallow for many years!
~ Fascinating day at UNBROKEN! Well done, Emma and Team. Hope to participate next year!
~ Fantastic opportunity to understand how creative writing can help people. Wonderfully organised by Emma. [A] warm & friendly space to encourage discussion.
~ Great festival, loved the Showcase, especially that RICE scene. Good job everybody!
~ I am extremely honored to win this award. This film was made by a small group of passionate filmmakers who wanted to tell a story that is very much about love. In this case, loving someone who is struggling with mental illness. We tried to give a voice to millions of people who are making sacrifices on a daily basis, just because they want to help. And by winning this award, we know their voices are being heard. I would like to thank the jury for this amazing honor and [for] helping us to raise awareness of the issues. Thank you so very much.
~ Winning this award is a wonderful achievement and the recognition means so much more given the subject matter behind the festival. We really hope that UNBROKEN becomes a big player on the festival circuit, as the values it represents are of great importance.
~ Lovely event full of lovely people for an even greater cause. Thank you!
~ I was lucky to hear about the UNBROKEN Festival & Short Film Prize from a friend. It is a niche festival that is doing important work. I have many loved ones who struggle with mental health issues; it’s something I have always been interested in & is recurrent theme in my work.
~ It was a wonderful experience. Thanks to everyone involved!
~ Really nice festival. I can only see this festival getting bigger and bigger each year. Hopefully, it will never lose that intimate feeling it projects.
~ What an excellent idea & venue and an amazing choice of films. Congratulations to all who made it to the finals... ...If this festival can achieve its awareness goal and get the powers that be to take notice, then it will have all been worth it. Once again, thank you for the opportunity to attend this awesome event.
~ Thank you for all your incredible hard work making UNBROKEN such a successful, inclusive and important festival. I know everyone involved really grew from it and we were thrilled to be part of it, both on stage and on the panels.
~ Thanks for arranging the UNBROKEN Festival. I thoroughly enjoyed what I saw. When I looked at the line-up beforehand, I was thinking, 'Hmmm, will that work?' Well it bloody well did work! And worked brilliantly. ...Congratulations on the festival.
~ Wonderful array of artistic reflections on mental health at @UnbrokenFest last night. Fascinating, honest, thoughtful insights - thank you.
~ Fantastic, real and SO important! Thank you!
~ I absolutely loved being a part of the event.
~ Really excellent! Thank you.
~ What a brilliant play & fascinating post-show discussion. I liked that the [Children & Young People's] evening started at 5pm and finished by 8pm so there's time for an informal chat over a drink and time to mull over the ideas afterwards. Thank you.
~ Venue - excellent. Exhibition - thought provoking, with a hopeful final work. Under My Skin - Beautifully written, excellent understanding, acted to perfection. Altogether an instructive evening but uplifting. I enjoyed the experience to the full.
~ I loved the idea of getting folks to respond to the paintings - some really moving poems. 'Beauty in Grieving' is the piece that spoke to me: sometimes there was even a bleakness to the blue sky And the grief was at the heart of it all to me - you grieve because you loved.
~ A truly inspiring evening and so well acted, written and presented. As someone whose life has been affected by mental health issues, I was moved by all the pieces. Well done and thank you.
~ This was a truly great performance. Please continue. Drama and theatre help people understand their 'real life'. I am looking forward to next year!!
~ An important topic, ripe for discussion... Important work - please carry it on.
~ Very insightful and moving.
~ A massive thank you for putting together UNBROKEN last night! It really was a wonderful festival and got everyone talking about mental health, something I am incredibly grateful for.