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

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The Rest is Flowers
Aug
2020
The Rest is Flowers
When his best friend, Harry, is killed in a homophobic attack, a grief-stricken, closeted Jimmy prepares to give the eulogy at his funeral. This is his last chance to admit the true depth of his feelings for Harry and face up to the fact that today h...
The Side Effects of Normal
Aug
2020
An intersex person who was born with genital differences and was forced to undergo a genital “normalizing” surgery that they did not consent to as a child. As a result of medical trauma, they struggle with PTSD, dysphoria and dissociation as an a...
The Beautiful Black Man
Aug
2020
Content heads up: racism, internalized stigma, depiction of self harm, images of slavery
Continue to Live
Aug
2020
Continue to Live
The story of a majestic trans masculine being surviving and thriving. Gabriel's journey highlights the physical and personal challenges that make it difficult to exist. Through music and buddhism, Gabriel heals his soul and energy. While carrying emo...
Masc
Aug
2020
Masc
A young boy hides his emotions behind a Diablo Cojuelo mask in an attempt to appease his hypermasculine father and protect himself from his school bully. Content heads up: toxic masculinity; depictions of bullying, alcohol use, intimate partner vi...
I Am Here
Nov
2020
I Am Here
'I Am Here' is a documentary animation about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that aims to make people feel less alone. The film helps people understand the conditions they may have and inspires them to seek help through depicting how the filmmaker an...
Jake Always
Aug
2020
Jake Always
For 20 years, Jamie Wehmeyer studied the concept of resilience. She taught it to others. Then her family learned it in a way they couldn't have imagined. Content heads up: discussion of loss, grief
Kelly Hrudey- Mental Health Advocate
Jun
2020
Former NHL goalie Kelly Hrudey was at the height of his career when anxiety and depression threatened to stop him from playing the game he had always loved. Kelly talks about the issues he faced, and shares a message of hope and encouragement for oth...
The Conversation That Never Happened (从未发生过的对话)
Apr
2020
Asian Americans are less likely to access services for mental health, despite being one of the largest populations struggling with depression and suicidal ideation. This short film explores a conversation between a mother and her child, with the goal...
SOCH – Supporting Our Community’s Health
Jan
2020
A narrative short about a single Indian mother who does the best she can to take care of her daughter despite her anxiety attacks. It is an urgent reminder to take care of your mental health. Content Heads Up: anxiety, depiction of panic attack