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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

04/1/2021 - 05/31/2021

Conclusions: Breathe
Conclusions: Breathe
This film is a visual representation of a guided imagery meditation. The stress of uncertainty causes anxiety in my everyday life, and this practice helps to focus and alleviate that stress.
Warn Ya
Warn Ya
An action packed sports film, with a strong message about mental health. Follow the story of Brady Caron, as he teams up with Janna Olynick and Havenlifestyle.ca, to bring you a short film masterpiece. Great editing, a strong message, and some exciti...
Reflux
Reflux
This is a video performance of a moment of anguish in which i try to create something with what i feel. Shape the feeling. Art for mental health.
Sol de Inveerno, 17:57
Sol de Inveerno, 17:57
Sol de Inverno is a search for personal images from 1970 to 2021 including VHS material, super8, analogical photos and digital films. I wrote the poem text during the isolation and the pandemic in Brazil, each piece of film, each VHS tape, each analo...
Intrusive Thoughts
Intrusive Thoughts
Every 62 minutes someone dies as a direct result of an eating disorder. Spread Awareness!
Broken Necklace
Broken Necklace
A short film about fading memories and the less of self. Using both Black and White as well as Color to tell the story of Alice and her search for memories inside her dementia stricken mind. It is an emotional take on dementia and those who face it...
The Telling Tale
The Telling Tale
A King and Queen struggle to help their daughter who has a mysterious illness. Based on an old folk-tale. Our 5th stop motion made during lockdown in a basement in Chicago.
Can Never Escape Time
Can Never Escape Time
Can Never Escape Time explore the notion of being unlucky with yourself and time passing by. No matter how old you are, time comes back and haunts you from any stage in your life. The stage that haunts me is my anxiety a demon I can never get rid of....
Detour
Detour
Shot at a Montreal hospital often in the way to work e have the rug pulled out from under us by gangs who hate young people who work and the last resort is mental rehab.
Motherboard
Motherboard
The tormented protagonist wants to kill herself. But the conscience seen as a Motherboard gives her an important lesson, exposing the fragility of existence.