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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Tips for making a film about your own mental health experience

Have you been following along with our ongoing blog series? In the last instalment, we covered tips for making a film about someone else’s mental health experience, and today we’re focusing on filmmakers...

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On art and living with bipolar disorder: Marinna Shareef

My name is Marinna Shareef, and I’m a multidisciplinary artist from Trinidad and Tobago. As someone who is manic-depressive, I often use my experiences with mental illness as inspiration for my work. For...

Of Light and Time: The Importance of Introverts with Cameras

Daniel Morris, Trent University My grandfather gave me his old camera – a hand-me-down Canon XTi – around the end of highschool. I used it virtually every day practicing taking pictures of nature...

Tips for making a film about someone else’s mental health journey

In last week’s blog we learned first-hand about why making a film about mental health can be an incredibly impactful experience. Is your motivation to explore personal healing? Creating content that appeals to...

Ways to take action this Mental Health Month!

It’s that time of the year again… Mental Health Awareness Month 2018 is here, a time where organizations nation-wide participate in a larger discussion about mental health. You might remember our #myMHmatters campaign last year...

WHY make a film about mental health?

So you may have only learned earlier this week that submitting a film about mental health (for a chance to win cash and change lives) was even an option in your life, but...

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So you want to make a film about mental health?!

We’ve got you covered. Since 2012, Art With Impact has been contributing to stigma-free discussions about mental health. How, you ask? Through any and all art forms we can get our hands on....

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AWI Exclusive Interview with Nisha Gupta, filmmaker behind the short “Illuminate”

Meet Nisha Gupta, director of the LGBTQ-advocacy short film “Illuminate,” a 20-minute cinematic poem about being in the closet as a sexual minority. Not only is Nisha is the founder of the Phenomenological...