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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Easy hacks for technical filmmaking components

Hey filmmakers! In our last blog, we discussed tips for staying within a 5-10 minute short time frame (especially handy to be eligible for our short film competition 😉 ) and this week we...

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Film tips for staying within a short time frame!

In this generation, content that consists of short and quick messages is the best way to get as many viewers as possible. As Victor O’Frank (filmmaker behind Purpose) says, “in the age of social...

How to tell one thing well – Strategies to improve your storyline!

Hello filmmakers, mental health advocates, and all around change-makers! Eager to learn some tips that will help enhance your films? We’ve got you covered. Our last blog posts focused on how to write...

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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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DON’T BLAME JACK: AWI Exclusive Interview

We had the chance to chat with one of our favorite humans recently – Dale John Allen – about his latest film project! You may remember Dale from his May 2016 winning short...