AWI Short Film Competition

Tunnel Beach

Tunnel Beach is an attempt at expressing suicide and depression, both internally, and in relation to those we love. The film showcases the duality of how complicated asking for help can be, despite how powerful and necessary that vulnerability is.

Content Heads-Up: depression, suicidal ideation, implied suicide attempt by hanging

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Director: Nina Kiri

Nina Kiri is a Serbian-Canadian actor, writer, and director. As an actor she has starred in numerous Canadian independent films, most notably “Easy Land” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. She is best known for portraying Alma for four seasons of Hulu’s “The Handmaids Tale,” and currently plays as Harmony in Apple TV’s “See.” Nina’s previous writing and directing credits include “BLOOD the webseries,” which was nominated for New York Web Fest’s writing award in 2018.

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Depression causes severe, negative changes in the way you think and feel which makes it difficult to manage day-to-day tasks and activities such working, sleeping,...


Suicidality can be experienced by anyone, and it could be part of mental illness diagnosis or not. Approximately 90% of individuals who die by suicide...


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