SND Films
MIND MY MIND
By Floor Adams
Website director
2019
Animation
29 min.
The Netherlands
English
Produced by Cinété Filmproduktie B.V.
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Chris, an autistic young man who camouflages his obsession with dive bombers, gets by with the help of Hans, the little guy who lives in his head and translates Chris’s social scripts for him. When zoologist Gwen invites Chris to meet her favorite chameleon, Chris and Hans move expeditiously ahead with a flirt script…but then the chameleon dies and Gwen needs Chris to go off script.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER Indy Shorts International Film Festival 2019
BEST ANIMATED FILM WINNER Salute Your Shorts Film Festival 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER Anima Brussels 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER Salute Your Shorts Film Festival 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2019
JURY’S SPECIAL MENTION Animated Encounters Grand Prix 2019

Quote: ” “Mind My Mind” is a highly original animation that portrays the
experience of an autistic young man as he navigates starting a romantic
relationship and coping with the challenges of conversation and social
interaction. The film has a beautiful message: be yourself, and
celebrate the many positive qualities of being autistic. The animation
team are to be congratulated for their insight into how to convey what
goes on inside the mind of an autistic person during everyday
decision-making, including dealing with the stresses that arise from
ambiguity and sensory overload. It is encouraging that autistic viewers
themselves have endorsed this film as a way of helping others to
understand their experience.” Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director,
Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University”