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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

05/1/2019 - 05/31/2019

Root Causes
Root Causes
An animated short film about a Hispanic girl struggling with depression and the stigma and discrimination attached to being "mentally ill". She also struggles with feelings of displacement and social isolation in high school after immigrating back to...
Three Objects Spoke to Me
Archetypal energies can be healing forces in our lives. Feeling lost on life's journey, what choices do we make as we encounter life's mysteries? Three Objects Spoke to Me is one person's journey to transformation.
Mummy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Melissa Sinclair asked to separate from her husband, Tony Sinclair, earlier during the year. Apart from the highs and lows that come with the change of this new beginning, the family also deals with Melissa’s mania, depression and alcoholism and fi...
Break the Stigma – Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the children at Sarah A. Reed Children's Center in Erie, Pennsylvania completed a project aimed at breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. These children are part of our 24-hour psychiatric residenti...
Why We Watch
“This Is Why We Watch” is a ballad of catharsis and connection. Unlike any season before, Toronto Raptors’ Demar DeRozen and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love brought the conversation on #MentalHealth to the game, helping us see these superstars ...
Pride
Pride
All the thoughts and ideas that go into a symbol
Journal Entries from a Victim of Rape
I created this film about my experience after sexual assault to invite people to empathize and understand the widely misunderstood issue. I also wanted to draw attention to the systematic objectification of women as our trauma is not taken seriously ...
Oppresion
Oppresion
Aimee has to deal with her best friend, who extensively criticizes her
Dad’s Calling
Dad’s Calling
A young struggles with answering her phone when she sees that it's Dad calling.
I Hurt Myself – Bipolar Disorder Awareness
This film shares my thoughts, feelings and struggles with bipolar disorder. It shows real moments from my life that have influence on my story.
We Will Listen
We Will Listen
Jesse, a young college student, receives concerned phone calls from her friends and family.
Say Yes to Continue
Say Yes to Continue
After a breakup, a man is told what he needs to hear.