AWI Sanctuary Space presents: Film Winner Premiere “Queer Fear”

An ongoing Continued Connections program that creates virtual spaces for people to connect at the intersection of art and mental health.

“Film Winner Premiere – Queer Fear” is a virtual Sanctuary Space event that was hosted by Art With Impact on October 6, 2022. We were joined by special guest filmmaker Carla Hernandez for an exclusive Q&A to watch her winning film Queer Fear. In community, we shared experiences, stories of healing, and filmmaking tips in our ongoing mission to elevate artist and filmmakers alongside a mentally-well world.

Watch: Interactive event recording + presentation:

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance
Learn how to support someone else’s mental health: Be There Certificate


Date:October 6, 2022
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

100% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
77% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
85% participants made a meaningful connection with other people
I appreciated the film, creator’s sharing, and being able to ask the creator questions. "
-Sanctuary Space attendee

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Queer Fear
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Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.