MIND MY MIND

November 12, 2019, 3:00 P.M.

The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre at the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], Curious Wolf, CinéTé, and Fabrique Fantastique, invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of
 

Mind My Mind

 

Written and Directed by Floor Adams
Produced by Willem Thijssen, Tom Van Gestel, and Floor Adams

Followed by a Q&A with Floor Adams

3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre
The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
. RSVPs REQUIRED.


FESTIVALS | AWARDS

ANIMA – Brussels Animation Film Festival 2019 (Belgium)
WINNER Audience Award for Best Short Film

Go Short International Short Film Festival 2019 (The Netherlands)
WINNER Audience Award

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 (New York, USA)
NOMINEE for Best International Short

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2019 (Germany)
WINNER SWR Audience Award

Festival van de kortste nacht Arnhem 2019 (The Netherlands)
WINNER Best Short Film + WINNER Audience Award

Indy Shorts International Film Festival 2019 (Indianapolis, USA)
WINNER Grand Prize

Salute Your Shorts Film Festival 2019 (Los Angeles, USA)
WINNER Best Animated Film + WINNER Audience Choice Award

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 2019 (USA)
WINNER Viola M. Marshall Audience Choice Award - Best Animated Short Film

Encounters International Film Festival 2019 (Bristol, UK)
WINNER Jury’s Special Mention Animated Encounters Grand Prix 2019

Ridgefield Independent Film Festival 2019 (Connecticut, USA)
WINNER Best Animated Short + NOMINEE

Kerry Film Festival 2019 (Ireland)
WINNER Best Animation

 

About Mind My Mind

Mind My Mind - Official Trailer from CinéTé Filmproduktie on Vimeo.

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 turns to Chris to go off script.

Provided courtesy of Curious Wolf, CinéTé, and Fabrique Fantastique. Not rated. Running time: 30 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: http://www.mindmymind.nl
Visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mindmymind.thefilm
Visit the Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/mindmymind_thefilm

Twitter: @adamsfloor | #mindmymindfilm


 

Director's Statement


Mind My Mind is a film about how having a brain that is wired differently may affect your social life, and particularly your love life. Flirting, sex and romantic relationships can be very challenging for people with autism, as they are associated with thousands of unwritten rules and exceptions.

The idea for this film is a result of my professional and personal experiences with people with an autism spectrum disorder.

Chris, the main character, deals with his social and emotional limitations together with Hans, a little guy who lives inside Chris’s head and who serves as an information processor. In his own unique way, Hans tries to help Chris survive the social jungle, with sensory overload as their mutual enemy.

Mind My Mind offers insight into the autistic mind: an abstract world for most people. The 2D hand-drawn animation, changing color schemes, expressive lighting, dynamic pacing and original score add to this experience.

It is a hopeful and optimistic film that encourages people to be patient with each other. It reminds us that if you don’t judge people too quickly, you might find something beautiful inside their heads.

-- Floor Adams

About the Guest


FLOOR ADAMS (Director, Writer, Producer)

Floor Adams (1980) is based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She has been an independent animator and illustrator since 2005, when she graduated cum laude at the department of Fine Arts at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts. She also studied animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent (KASK) in the Erasmus program. Previously, she was employed as an art therapist in psychiatry and worked with mentally disabled people. She created commissioned works for public broadcasting, MTV, the Government of the Netherlands, publishers and documentary filmmakers. Her art was on display in museums, galleries and at film festivals. For a long time, she taught animation and was a member of several creative advice committees. For the past six years, she worked on Mind My Mind.

About Outside the Box [Office]


Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here

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Check-In & Reservations


This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 2:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will o longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking


The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC) is located at 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007. We recommend parking in the Shrine Auditorium lot on 32nd Street, across from RZC.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu