Voices With Impact 2021
Art With Impact presents…
An online festival for films and ideas around underrepresented topics related to mental health!
June 21-25, 2021.
A VIRTUAL FILM PREMIERE AND FESTIVAL OF IDEAS!
Voices With Impact is a year-long project that celebrates mental health stories told by filmmakers with unique perspectives and lived experience.
Filmmakers across the world submit proposals to tell stories about underrepresented narratives related to mental health, and our distinguished jury members select the strongest ideas from the group. Ultimately, ten teams are awarded $5,000 each to support the creation of their short films.
The 2021 topics for five-minute short films are:
- Mental health issues specific to Black people.
- Mental health issues related to immigration experiences.
The world premiere of these films will take place on June 21, 2021 and will be followed by a week-long festival of dialogue and discussion in which our esteemed storytellers will lead interactive, enlightening sessions exploring topics related to mental health in marginalized communities.
Over 150 filmmaking teams submitted proposals for this year’s Voices With Impact program, our most competitive cycle ever.
The faces you see here are the people who demonstrated the artistic vision, creative might, and organizational skills to create exceptional short films on a tight budget, and in a short time period.
We relied on a dedicated group of mental health professionals, professional filmmakers, and experts on Black and immigrant culture to review the film proposals and select the teams whose visions would be funded through this project. The passionate humans you see here are the generous and gracious judges who selected the winning filmmakers.
Voices With Impact would not be possible without our sponsors. These community partners share our passion for art, mental health, and equity. They invested in Voices With Impact to support the health of the Black and immigrant communities we serve.