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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...

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...

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Film is a powerful tool for creating connections and getting conversations started around the complex topic of mental illness. Our workshops are interactive discussions with students, based around short films from the OLIVE Film Collection. Each workshop directly connects students with local mental health resources and encourages early help-seeking. We currently offer high school, college/university, and corporate workshops in various regions of the US and Canada.

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Impact Stories

Hear students and winning filmmakers reflect on their experiences at our workshops and winning our OLIVE Film Competition!

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