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Current Submissions

The films on this page have been submitted this month to our competition. Next month, they will be viewed and scored by a panel of jurors. These films are not a part of AWI’s permanent collection. To view the films in our collection, please visit our OLIVE Film Collection page.

Current Competition Submissions for:
January 2023 Short Film Competition

11/1/2022 - 11/30/2022

why i lived.
finding reasons to live in everyday life after a suicide attempt.
This is How You Stay With Me
This is How You Stay With Me
When an introverted girl encounters a familiar corpse, she must find a way to keep her memories, her most prized possessions, from dying. "This is How You Stay With Me" is a fantasy that deals with not knowing how to cope with grief, or where to p...
How it Felt
How it Felt
Feeling that something is wrong, Olive the Puppet goes on a journey to find their missing piece.
at center is where the spirit finds herself
A meditation on depression, light and darkness, explored from the position of a deep depressive episode.
The List
The List
It’s 2089 and your words have the power to heal, like you could apply a splint to a human’s struggle. What would you say? The List is about a young girl name Haley who goes into a deep coma, and the words of five people from her life becomes t...
Flopped
Flopped
Flopped is about Mr. Giovanni Mongiano, a semi-retired actor who is having a rough year. He gets a gig called improvisation of an actor reading. Giovanni is in the middle of his preparation right before the performance when the Theater Manager gives...
moon square saturn.
moon square saturn.
This is a poetic short film explaining how it feels to live with depression. I film in my tub, likening depression to water that drowns.
Winding Roads
A short documentary about my journey of acceptance through the Art of vogue.
Conundrum
Conundrum
Synopsis: A drug addict, hooked to his past, thinks he’s irremediable. But this is an error in his judgement of himself.
Low Fuel Light
A person is filled with shame by their own Body Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB). After years of running away from it, they meet it head on, and realize how it’s been trying to communicate an important message. Listening to the discomfort, they b...
You Don’t See Anything Else Except for Black Clouds
There are many misconceptions surrounding Eating Disorders and who they affect. This is my first of a series of vignettes I hope to present, in order to highlight underrepresented groups it ED awareness. This is a minute with Jeffrey Sotto, an author...
ONE
ONE
Everyone might have a perspective or thought about you. But they will truly never understand you. All they continue to see is a smile. And not bruises and cuts hiding beneath it.
PAIN
PAIN
Travel through a set of eyes. Observe their perspective on pain in various ways. From mental, psychological, & physical.
Its only until the night
In a world where being gay isn't always accepted, it can cause anxiety everywhere you walk even in your own home. I wrote, edited & filmed this movie to show everyday life & what my thoughts consist of due to the environment I am in. I hope t...
The Glitch
The Glitch
In this afro-futuristic short animation, a young woman grieves from a traumatic loss, while her mental and emotional afflictions manifest as a physical glitch.
Golden Child
Golden Child
A Filipino-American girl (Mallory) falls victim to the Golden Child. She deteriorates into insanity due ...