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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

07/1/2019 - 07/31/2019

Into Light
Into Light
In "Into Light", four teens talk about their experiences with depression, and how they use mindfulness to help themselves through those dark times.
Sounds Personal  | Mental Health
As a young prodigy deals with isolation from his peers and a broken family, the pressure bears down on him.
Dear Whytli,
Dear Whytli,
I made this film to spread awareness about mental health and show its many faces that can look different day to day, hour by hour. I wanted to portray the complexities of emotion; pain, joy, anger, and best of all hope that the good always comes b...
Through the Lonesome Void
Through the Lonesome Void
A rotoscoped animation examining an unwitting story about smartphone users and the underlying loneliness underneath the facade of screens, that can ultimately lead to depression.
five minutes alone
five minutes alone
One can describe how one sits smoking a cigarette in his front yard with mockery as to how rich this immigrant thinks he is, fat off their wealth and smoking without a care in the world. One can also wonder how well they are mentally for voting with ...
Lodestar
Lodestar
Short documentary about veterans using "blue spaces" for healing, and the growing challenges to public coastal access.
Mental Health
Mental Health
A personal story told about a young prodigy's journey through family, and the effects it has on him.
GIRLS WHO DRINK
GIRLS WHO DRINK
GIRLS WHO DRINK observes three young women caught somewhere between the echoing din of last night and the cold silence of tomorrow morning. Patching together memories, sensations, fears, fantasies and emotions, they try - whether they know it or not ...
this is my life.
this is my life.
A docu-series looking inside the minds of young adults and learning to overcome. Each vignette is 2-4 minutes long capturing a unique experience of the subjects life. Luke who suffered from severe depression and anxiety and Britt who feels depression...
this is my life.
this is my life.
A docu-series looking inside the minds of young adults and learning to overcome. Each vignette is 2-4 minutes long capturing a unique experience of the subjects life. Luke who suffered from severe depression and anxiety and Britt who feels depression...
Fight or Flight – A Documentary on Anxiety
This is a short documentary focusing on the issue of anxiety faced by university students in particular. We interviewed a counsellor from Flinders University (Adelaide) about the types of symptoms he sees with his patients and how he and his colleagu...
From Beyond The Grave
Elena, a girl in her twenties tells us from heaven her story and what preceded her death.
Undocujoy
Undocujoy
Much like The Black Joy Project, by Kleaver Cruz, this social media campaign springs from the need to show people in a new light, with the simplicity of a smile. #UndocuJoy combats victimizing representations of people who are undocumented by show...
Ugly
Ugly
Ugly is a short film about coming of age that explores anxiety and drug abuse.
Captured
Captured
Captured is a film about alcohol addiction which shows an extreme case of how dangerous a person you know could become when they’re under the influence.
Perils of the minf
Perils of the minf
Being of victim of the 1980s mid f**k ie where corporations decided to eliminate small mom and pop businesses by making troubles for us in our neighborhoods through mass media, this documentary is about various incarnations of this event and others t...