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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

01/1/2019 - 01/31/2019

Winter Dreams
Winter Dreams
In this film, I return to the site of one of my past traumas to finally allow myself to dance and “be” in the uncomfortable feelings of pain, sadness, and loss. The title is “Winter Dreams” because I have been haunted by recurring dreams abou...
Winter Dreams
Winter Dreams
In this film, I return to the site of one of my past traumas to finally allow myself to dance and "be" in the uncomfortable feelings of pain, sadness, and loss. The title is "Winter Dreams" because I have been haunted by recurring dreams about the tr...
An Open Conversation
An Open Conversation
‘An Open Conversation’ is a short film that explores the emotional reality that woman face when they miscarry. Miscarriage, while very common, is a topic that is shroud in shame and secrecy. The results are millions of women who are left to de...
Here & Now
Here & Now
I have seen how mindfulness concepts and practices have greatly improved my quality of life. At the same time, I see family members and friends who struggle with being on their devices excessively. This demonstrates the common pitfalls and solutions ...
Disconnected
Disconnected
This video depicts a young woman feeling disconnected from the social scene. She tries to use alcohol and men to blend in and numb the feeling, but then realizes she needs to step away from these patterns and fix herself. Depression is a battle. In t...
Appreciating Life : One Second At A Time
My freshman year of college, depression took a toll on me. From isolating myself from friends, to crying myself to sleep, my depression destroyed me. My sophomore year, I recorded one positive second a day. Life is hard; but it can also be beautiful ...