Reel Feels Film Festival

Compassion on the screen

Reel Feels is an international film festival all about compassion that will be screening alongside the Compassion Revolution Conference. Submissions are now closed.

Tickets are now available when you register to attend the Compassion Revolution Conference.

General Admission tickets will be released from the 1st May 2019 for $20 (plus GST)

Reel Feels invites you to experience the intimacy and immediacy of short films about: vulnerability; outrage; love; loneliness and compassion.

We received more than 1500 incredible films from 75 countries. These films will be carefully judged and we will bring you our highlighted selection, including the winning films in each category, at the Reel Feels film screening on the 10th September 2019. Come and join the film makers and judges at our Premiere.

Tickets available when you purchase your place at the Compassion Revolution Conference.

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Reel Feels Timeline

1 June – 30 June  |   Judging process

By July 31  |   Finalists will be notified

10 September   |   Reel Feels Screening

12 October  |   Reel Feels Vimeo channel open

Anne Doherty is a force for good.

Anne Doherty is a force for good. In 2013 Anne created the Reel Health International Film Festival and a rather remarkable clay sculpture, which she gave away. Anne comes from a nursing background; one of the caring professions. Anne starts powerful conversations and Reel Feels is a just that. A powerful conversation about compassion, kindness and humanity.

Anne has dedicated her working life to improving outcomes and systems for people with mental health issues. She believes that there should be equity in healthcare and that a broken head should be treated the same as a broken leg. Boundaries should not define our treatment.

Contact details
Anne Doherty
+61 420 370 981



No, you can enter a film that you have already created.
Our judging panel is comprised of people from various backgrounds: film; health; government; carers and consumers.

The Judging Panel will be announced in May 2019 and the winners will be announced on 10th September 2019.
We are looking for films that evoke emotion and have the power to start conversations. The categories are deliberately loose to give you plenty of creative license. The film quality needs to be able to be converted to HDMI and stand the test of a big screen.
Absolutely, we encourage creativity from individuals or organisations with a story to share.
Yes absolutely.
Yes please do.
There is one prize in each category of $1000.
Screening will occur in the 10th September 2019 at the conference venue. The screening will include the three winning films and a compilation of films submitted.

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Compassion Revolution Melbourne 2019

Reel Feels Film Festival is a part of the Compassion Revolution Conference.

This is a new way of doing conferences – don’t plan to sit back passively in your chair and eat those individually wrapped Mentos while you sneakily check your work email on your phone!

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