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Lots of art is so helpful, and makes it easy to feel like it's okay to share."
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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) causes dramatic changes in someone’s moods, behaviors and relationships. Often, people with BPD have a strong desire to be close with...

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a group of conditions that cause serious emotional and physical problems, involving extreme food and weight issues. There are many types of...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a response to a traumatic event or series of events. Something that is traumatic for one person might not...

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How to write an authentic and compelling character: Part 2

Hello filmmakers! Have you read our most recent post on how to write an authentic and compelling character? This week, we have part two of this topic and some more helpful tips that...

ON THE BLOG: Maintaining mental wellness during summer breaks

By Dale John Allen Fellow students, fellow filmmakers, fellow ambassadors…Summer has arrived and it is glorious…in theory. In reality it can actually be quite overwhelming. So much time off and much less responsibility....

AWI Exclusive: An Interview with filmmaker Elizabeth Ayiku

If you’re anything like us, you were blown away by our February 2018 short film winner ‘Little Elizabeth’ – a compassionate look into one woman’s journey to recovery from childhood trauma. When we...

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How to write an authentic and compelling character: Part 1

Hello, aspiring filmmakers and changemakers! Have you been following along with our filmmaking blog series? We’ve recently covered both: things to consider when creating a film about someone else’s mental health experience, and...

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Recent Winners

Our winning films are selected by a rotating jury of filmmakers, mental health professionals and students.

A Short Film About Anxiety
Sal Tran
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