The OLIVE Film Collection

OLIVE stands for the Online Library of Interactive Video and Engagement and is the world’s most diverse collection of short films about mental health issues. The library grows each month through our monthly short film competition, and each year through our Voices With Impact short film production grants.

We share these films as educational resources. As works of art, they can elicit strong responses. Please take care of yourself while watching these films! We’ve created these guides as resources for you when watching the OLIVE films alone, with friends, with your children and/or with your students. These films are intended for personal viewing or facilitation in small groups. If you want to use these in more structured programs, please fill out this form for official use.

Tips and Guidelines for Watching OLIVE Alone or With Friends

Tips and Guidelines for Watching OLIVE With Your Students or Children

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Stigma
Oct
2021
Stigma
Stephen Davis and Emma Richard describe their deep struggles with mental illness. The two of them dive into their feelings, with a goal to be heard and to help others overcome. This film covers Depression, Suicide, Bipolar Disorder, and the stigma su...
Now What?
Aug
2021
Now What?
As social media floods with adult-driven information, misinformation, and witness recorded killings; it begs the question – How are the youth digesting these times? Jamal experiences watching a Black man murdered for the first time. He now grapples...
Postal
Jul
2021
Postal
Based on true events, "Postal" is a short film set in one of the few places that we're all forced to face each other. A film on mental illness, and the madness of those who don't understand. Content heads up: Depictions of paranoid
I Do Not Blame Myself
Jun
2021
Ben Duffy's documentary titled "I Do Not Blame Myself" is a film about a 31 year old filmmaker with bipolar disorder who feels and finds catharsis by interviewing others with mental illness's as well as revealing his own journey with rehab, sobriety,...
LETTERS:  transformations “Shawn’s Ode to Music”
Mar
2021
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 into...
XIETY
Jan
2021
XIETY
XIETY explores the ways anxiety may feel for those who suffer from it through a visual journey in Val's mind- XIETY. Val struggles to stay mentally present during a night out with friends. What may seem like a simple, fun, and relaxing night for othe...
1-800-656-4673
Oct
2020
1-800-656-4673
What does it take to reach out for help? "1-800-656-4673" explores this question by giving viewers a four-and-a-half minute peek into the digital life of one college student. In a world where we're always connected to other people through phone and v...
Factory Talk
Aug
2020
Factory Talk
Factory Talk is an intergenerational conversation about identity, sexuality and masculinity in a rural factory. Through the clanging of metal they make small talk, but as the gripes and grumbles testify to better times, the questions rising on the fa...
Fighter
Aug
2020
Fighter
Fighter asks the tough, awkward, and infrequent questions about mental health to three generations of firefighters. Home movies and impromptu conversations are woven into interviews in this deeply personal reflection on intergenerational connection, ...
Staging Face
Aug
2020
Staging Face
Under the spotlight, in front of a crowded room, drag performers are given permission to share our most authentic selves with almost certain acceptance. When the show is over and we leave our safe spaces, how do we cope with the realities of a less-t...