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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

12/1/2020 - 01/31/2021

The Boxer
The Boxer
'The Boxer' is a short spoken word film. It's based on a true story of talking someone down from a bridge and the feelings of pain, sadness but also of hope that come with that experience - something that I have gone through myself and hope to reach ...
LETTERS:  transformations “Shawn’s Ode to Music”
Shawn Tallet is a talented guitarist from Austin, Texas. This is a quick exploration of his creativity and his battle with Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorder, a part of a poetic documentary about the powerful transformations of mental illness int...
You’re Not Alone
You’re Not Alone
A high school male athlete who appears to have it all together opens up to a new friend that teaches him it's okay not to be okay.
OCDate
OCDate
'OCDate' starts like a routine date turns but into an interesting one when Dheeraj breaks out his OCD problem to his date. 'OCDate' was completely shot on a mobile phone and on a single location with an almost zero-budget using DIY film making.
Covid-19 & Mental Health
Covid-19 & Mental Health
Life matters. People in our life matter too. The corona virus pandemic has taught everyone this lesson.Almost everyone's mental health has taken a blow due to the fear psychosis of the virus.In such a scenario,we are presenting our awareness Video Co...
Covid-19 & Mental Health
Covid-19 & Mental Health
Life matters. People in our life matter too. The corona virus pandemic has taught everyone this lesson. Almost everyone's mental health has taken a blow due to the fear psychosis of the virus. In such a scenario,we are presenting our awareness Video ...
The Light to Folllow
The Light to Folllow
Many people feel as if they are living in a sinking hole with no way out. This video is made to tell anyone who feels lost that hope is the light that will lead you out of that dark place.
It happened
It happened
My film is a poem exploring a difficult experience I had as a child.
Go Right to the End of the Platform
My film follows the vague narrative of a sexual assault, using fantastical and night-mare imagery to visually represent the internal turmoil and processing of the event. It discusses layers of shock, loss of control, self-blaming, pleasure, and guilt...
For the Chinese Ladies…
an experimental-historical-fiction-exploration of the history of Afong Moy--the first known Chinese woman to come to to Turtle Island(USA) in 1834--and the legacy of Orientalism, voyeurism, fetishization, and forced migration in relation to Chinese w...
Dancing with Anorexia
Dancing with Anorexia
This film is the story of my battle with anorexia as a young ballerina. I hope that this film can inspire many struggling to have hope and instill strength in themselves, because I believe that every soul should see how beautiful they truly are in th...
An Unlikely Stort
An Unlikely Stort
An Unlikely Story. It's a bizarre type of plutonic love story following two individuals detached from society. It's my visual poem touching on the themes of my own experience with depression, family suicide, and the chaos and confusion of the world.
The dance
The dance
This dance is a poem in motion beautifully executed between Paul Nichols and Amigo. Paul lives with the challenges of PTSD. Amigo has been mistreated and neglected in the past. His trust in humans is minimal. This is a therapeutic conversation for bo...
Connection
Connection
My work focuses on interpreting disjointed narratives utilizing home movies (1990's reference) as source material. I recollect disassociated events by deconstructing the nuclear family. I take audio from home movies and reformed a new narrative. I ex...
Decoys
Decoys
A short film about mental health and recovery through self realisation. A film by Audrey Thevenin, Jack Davies, Miguel Marin Pavon & Sophie Winter-King made during lockdown in April/May 2020.
Submit
Submit
“Submit’ which is based on a true story, showing the emotional & psychological effects a high school student faces on a day to day basis while trying to maintain a competitive college application when applying to some of the top universities ...
My Anxiety
My Anxiety
My Anxiety showcases my own personal experience going through life with anxiety. The film showcases what is is like being both medicated and unmedicated. I wanted to truly capture what the experience is like and how hard it can be. For myself, medica...
Ode To The Dead Poet
Ode To The Dead Poet
Drawn sado-masochistic images lead the plot which is about three kids dumped by a poet whose vocabulary was spotless.