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Aug 8 blog
Film tips for staying within a short time frame!

In this generation, content that consists of short and quick messages is the best way to get as many viewers as possible. As Victor O’Frank (filmmaker behind Purpose) says, “in the age of social...

How to tell one thing well – Strategies to improve your storyline!

Hello filmmakers, mental health advocates, and all around change-makers! Eager to learn some tips that will help enhance your films? We’ve got you covered. Our last blog posts focused on how to write...

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How to write an authentic and compelling character: Part 2

Hello filmmakers! Have you read our most recent post on how to write an authentic and compelling character? This week, we have part two of this topic and some more helpful tips that...

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Film is a powerful tool for creating connections and getting conversations started around the complex topic of mental illness. Our workshops are interactive discussions with students, based around short films from the OLIVE Film Collection. Each workshop directly connects students with local mental health resources and encourages early help-seeking. We currently offer high school, college/university, and corporate workshops in various regions of the US and Canada.

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Impact Stories

Hear students and winning filmmakers reflect on their experiences at our workshops and winning our OLIVE Film Competition!

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