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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

02/1/2019 - 02/28/2019

Perspective
Perspective
Perspective is a film about mental health in minority / marginalized communities. It deals with borderline schizophrenia, early on set dementia, alcoholism, anxiety, depression, and OCD.
Mental Health Poetry Short
A reading and dramatization of an original poem "Mental Illness," written specifically for this piece.
Playground.
Playground.
We all have an escape from reality. Mine is basketball. I love basketball despite my lack of skill, and no matter what I do I cannot get enough of it. Basketball is my playground. Everybody has something to escape to, a playground. I shot this film c...
Respect your elders, Chum.
Chum is taking advantage of his grandfathers forgetfulness and stealing his medication selling it around his community to those who do not need it.
The Woman in me
The Woman in me
Here to present you my short film, The Woman In me by Myth Produced by Adam Richards Shot by Nick Daniels Photo credit Kieran Meyn Recorded and Mastered at MH STUDIOS The Woman in me is a soundtrack combine poetry, rap, and cinema...
STW: READY
STW: READY
AntiBully PSA
Digital Kids – Mona Lee – A Movement Visual
Using Viktor Taiwo's "Digital Kids" as music for our movement visual, I felt compelled to express what trauma "looks like". Myself in the yellow jacket is symbolism of innocence, vulnerability; Whereas my "wolf" character is the one who "protects her...
DILEMMA
DILEMMA
i made this a minute to share on instagram and it lightheartedly captures a scenario involving panic attacks and anxiety
One Second of Positivity
I've struggled with depression and anxiety since age 12. My freshman year of college it took an enormous toll on me, until I decided to take control of my life. For my sophomore year, I decided to record one second of my day. Life can be a mess; but ...
The Past Whispers
A woman in her mid-twenties struggles as a past moment of sexual assault scars her memories. On a journey through her mentality, she explores the interconnectivity of her happy memories with a man she once respected, and that of this dark moment in t...
Winter Dreams
Winter Dreams
In this film, I return to the site of one of my past traumas to finally allow myself to dance and “be” in the uncomfortable feelings of pain, sadness, and loss. The title is “Winter Dreams” because I have been haunted by recurring dreams abou...
An Open Conversation
An Open Conversation
‘An Open Conversation’ is a short film that explores the emotional reality that woman face when they miscarry. Miscarriage, while very common, is a topic that is shroud in shame and secrecy. The results are millions of women who are left to de...
Here & Now
Here & Now
I have seen how mindfulness concepts and practices have greatly improved my quality of life. At the same time, I see family members and friends who struggle with being on their devices excessively. This demonstrates the common pitfalls and solutions ...
Disconnected
Disconnected
This video depicts a young woman feeling disconnected from the social scene. She tries to use alcohol and men to blend in and numb the feeling, but then realizes she needs to step away from these patterns and fix herself. Depression is a battle. In t...