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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

02/1/2020 - 02/29/2020

Dad’s Calling
Dad’s Calling
A young girl slowly goes through a hallucination after a devastating loss in her life.
Lain House: My Community
Community is an essential part of mental health recovery. In this film Tyler Simmonds teams with a member at Laing House to create this true, inspiring, and impactful narrative.
Comparison Is The Thief of Happiness
A young man wakes up depressed because everyone online is living such a great life. Little does he know things aren't what they seem.
Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention
A film dedicated to not only myself, but friends I've had and lost due to suicide.
TOXIC
TOXIC
A young man battling his mental illness.
Fear
Fear
Fear is a riveting depiction of how black men suffer in silence with mental health issues.Many men struggle with the idea of being emotionally open and vulnerable in the public eye.The black man was raised to always operate on a masculine level, and ...
i remember
i remember
This is an illustration of a short story written by Ellie Scott, creating a visual representation of an individuals experience with grief. The broken quality of the lines and fleeting nature of the images is a visualization of the hazy, unpredictable...
Vivian
Vivian
Vivian Fellenz, the grandmother of the video's creator, is 78 years old. She has had Alzheimer’s for years, progressively getting worse. This has taken a toll on not only Vivian herself, but her daughter and granddaughter who take care of her. Desp...
Homesick Remedy
Homesick Remedy
Spending Christmases apart from home, or the person you call home, can be rough. But you can’t just sit & stew: something you learn in a healthy relationship is how to take care of yourself. A stroll through the woods is a great mental reset to...
I’ve Lost My Mind
I’ve Lost My Mind
"I've Lost My Mind" is a short film by mental health nurse Natania Abebe RN. The film is about the relationship between a woman and her brain. It is purposely made with a humorous approach (as opposed to scary or sad) to make it easier for people to ...
Mind Games: Depression Short Film
Through our film “Mind Games”, we aim to destigmatize mental health by empowering those struggling with mental illness and encouraging them to seek treatment.
deformation and transformation I
deformation and transformation is about the elemental force of emotions. The three women treat the clay as an extension of the self. As if their emotions have become tangible; they feel its weight, temperature, surface and density. They build it up a...
The Conversation That Never Happened (从未发生过的对话)
Asian Americans are less likely to access services for mental health, despite being one of the largest populations suffering from depression and suicide. This short film explores a conversation between a mother and her child, in aims of starting a c...
Anxiety Project
An introduction to the Anxiety Project. A visual and performance based exploration of what it's like to live with anxiety and depression.