Voices With Impact 2022
Art With Impact presents…
An online festival for films and ideas around underrepresented topics related to mental health!
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 experiences.
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 $7,500 each to support the creation of their short films.
The 2022 topics for five-minute short films were:
- Substance Use Disorder and Recovery
- Grief and Resilience
The virtual world premiere of these films took place on June 27, 2022 & June 28, 2022 and was followed by a week-long festival of community dialogue, in which our esteemed storytellers used their films to lead interactive, enlightening sessions, further exploring substance use disorder, grief, mental health, and social justice.
Over 300 filmmaking teams submitted proposals for 2022’s Voices With Impact program, our most competitive cycle to that point.
The individuals below demonstrated the artistic vision, creative might, and production know-how to create exceptional short films.
Led by the filmmakers, the festival featured a selection of interactive seminars and engaging discussions, related to the films and the themes we are exploring through this year’s program. If you are interested in learning about these sessions, you can explore them using the links below.
Monday, June 27
We relied on a dedicated group of mental health professionals, filmmakers, and subject matter experts on substance use disorder and grief to review applications and identify which films to support. 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 mental health of the communities we serve.