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Current Submissions

The films on this page have been submitted this month to our competition. Next month, they will be viewed and scored by a panel of jurors. These films are not a part of AWI’s permanent collection. To view the films in our collection, please visit our OLIVE Film Collection page.

Current Competition Submissions for:
July 2022 Short Film Competition

05/1/2022 - 05/31/2022

Life Support
Life Support
"Daisy Lyons, a transgender girl, shares her story of difficulty and triumph with her identity. And how the overwhelming support from her parents and community gave her the strength to pursue her truth."
Sixth Grade
Sixth Grade
Charlie is a sixth-grade student at an extremely conservative middle school. He is struggling with severe bullying from classmates because they believe he is gay. With the weight of his tormentor's words and his parent's divorce drawing nearer he con...
Keys
Keys
A young woman struggles with the decision to allow her boyfriend to move in because of how unsafe she feels as a woman in the world.
Just Breathe
Just Breathe
The film is about a teenage girl in high school who begins to have an anxiety attack that is brought on by pressure to succeed in school. The anxiety attack builds throughout the film and it reaches its climax at the end when the girl can no longer c...
…is there ever a good time to talk about…
…is there ever a good time to talk about…
My short film based in real life (IRL) highlights diverse perspectives while sneaking in educational and unique cultural content in entertaining ways. During the pandemic, I attended 3 funerals in less than a year. It's also true that my closest nei...
One More Hit
One More Hit
A young man struggles with withdraws and has to face the reality of his addiction.
Shift
Shift
During a pandemic, a nurse decides to live in her car to protect her family. The cheesy greeting cards that her son send her begin to take on a special importance.
Cher Oublié
Cher Oublié
A film about learning to feel at home with yourself again while in the height of grief.
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World follows Tanasha, who after leaving an abusive relationship, finds that the Covid-19 pandemic offers a new opportunity to reflect on life.
The Due Date
The Due Date
Richard has a short film script due that night for a film competition. The only problem is that he can’t come up with an idea he likes.
Self Care
Self Care
A meditation on the myriad coping mechanisms late stage capitalism has inflicted upon us to cope with our mental health, under the guise of "self care".