Art With Impact Blog

Art With Impact Blog

Art With Impact promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. Our weekly blogs inform about the latest films, documentaries and campaigns (the good and the bad) that are using art as a way to express realities of mental illness and to break barriers of understanding issues related mental health.

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Using 2D Animation to Explore Depression and Grief

We caught up with the team behind the forthcoming short 'What We're Meant For' a story of a 13-year-old girl and her relationship with her dad, shortly after the passing of her mom....

“Moonfish”: the intersection of mental health and…jellyfish?

We caught up with one of the writers behind the forthcoming film “MOONFISH“, a short film about a young woman’s mental health journey to self-discovery. Along with Executive Producer Ben Drew (aka Plan B), Natalia and...

Student Voices: Finding Beauty in Pain

By Isabelle, University of Connecticut Student There is a “behind closed doors” aspect to everyone’s life. A lot of the time, that part of people’s life revolves around their internal relationship with mental...

AWI Interview w/ Documentary Filmmaker Chrisann Hessing

AWI is pleased to introduce you to Chrisann Hessing, the director of the short documentary ‘Turning Tables‘ about emerging Canadian PowWow Techno music producer and dancer Classic Roots! Chrisann’s film has been described...

Announcing our Voices With Impact grant recipients!

…And the results are in! Art With Impact (AWI) is delighted to congratulate the ten filmmakers who have each been selected to receive a Voices With Impact film production grant! If you know us, you’re...

Topic We’re Pondering: Does Hollywood have an obligation to provide content warnings for films with themes of mental health / illness?

By Natalie Daley In October after the release of the popular ‘A Star Is Born’, some of our staff discussed their varied reactions to the highly buzzed-about film. While the general consensus was...

Topic We’re Pondering: Wellness in Action

by Cary McQueen I lived in Pittsburgh, PA from 2001 to 2007 and still have a lot of people there that I love. A week ago Saturday I started seeing friends marking themselves...

Student Voices: Poetry Has Been the Basis for Me to Live

Hello, my name is Cariele, I’m 25 years old and I live in Brazil! I really like to write, as it fills the need to work through my emotions and what I am...