The screenings Moodkino 1 and 2 of the Tampere Film Festival take part in the topical and pressing issue of child and adolescent health. Bullying as well as severe acts of violence have increased, and even death hasn’t been avoided. The need for paediatric psychiatric services has grown all through the 21st century, and there is no change in sight. The Moodkino screenings last one hour each and are designed to provoke conversation. Despite the serious topics (bullying, identity issues, racism, eating disorders) the screenings include films that have a positive attitude towards life. All films are subtitled both in English and in Finnish.
In addition to curated films, the screenings include the results of the film workshops co-organised by Pirkanmaa Cooperative Society and Pirkanmaa Film Centre. The workshops were held at Lielahti lower secondary school during the spring. The common theme in the films is mental health.
Moodkino 1 is aimed at lower secondary school pupils. The French animation Têtard (2019) deals with the relationship between siblings. The next three films all take place at a school: Étouffés (2020) tells about a long-term bullying situation at a Belgian school and its effects on the bullied as well as the bully. Pick (2019) demonstrates how difficult it can be to present oneself as one wants. In the film Toni with an I (2019), the main character can’t find their place in the real world but finds support and understanding in social media.
Moodkino 2 is aimed at pupils in upper secondary schools and vocational schools. Becky’s Weightloss Palace (2020) adopts the style of life hack videos while discussing an eating disorder. Un día (2019) is about siblings living in an unsafe home, about poverty and violence, and ultimately about creativity and sisterly love. In the film Dungarees (2019) we meet young lovers, who prove that in the end other people’s opinions don’t matter. I’m Not Your F***ing Stereotype (2019), in turn, takes a stand on discriminating prejudices.