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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...

ON THE BLOG: Maintaining mental wellness during summer breaks

By Dale John Allen Fellow students, fellow filmmakers, fellow ambassadors…Summer has arrived and it is glorious…in theory. In reality it can actually be quite overwhelming. So much time off and much less responsibility....

AWI Exclusive: An Interview with filmmaker Elizabeth Ayiku

If you’re anything like us, you were blown away by our February 2018 short film winner ‘Little Elizabeth’ – a compassionate look into one woman’s journey to recovery from childhood trauma. When we...

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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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