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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

04/1/2019 - 04/30/2019

small victories
small victories
characterization of everyday depression projected through the character of a sad clown.
This All Ends Now
This All Ends Now
A young teenager reaches his boiling point and after literally getting pushed to the edge.
Dear Diary
This girl learns that she has been diagnosed with depression and has to find a way to cope with it. She is hesitant to tell her friends and family but does anyways and learns that they are very accepting. She has her ups and downs of a roller coaster...
creek beds
creek beds
Flowing water in nature can be beneficial with it's meditative qualities. Curiously, the picking of the guitar matched the water flowing backwards unintentionally. This video promotes practicing mindfulness and is intended to provide spiritual metaph...
God’s Park
God’s Park
The film is about an invisible homeless man living in a city park that he nicknames God's Park. He lives in a concrete pipe. Before his life fell apart he was a salesman. One day a homeless girl name Casey and her flower Charles moved into his concre...
For a Sad Soul
A music video for my original song For a Sad Soul, we wanted to depict what life is like after losing a friend to mental illness, while also supporting the LGBTQ community.
#cake
#cake
#CAKE 140sec film about about the relationship between eviction and mental health. In #cake I asked audiences via twitter for ideas and inspiration to make a film. I wanted to explore how to involve audiences in the creative process.
Black Paint
Black Paint
Our ancestors tempered their tongues and swallowed their screams in order to provide a future ripe with possibilities that they could’ve only imagined for us. Black paint is an introspection. Is internalizing trauma a beneficial intergenerational t...
Faces of Mental Health
A group of students were offered a space to open up and share their thoughts and personal experiences of mental illness and suicide, with a view to encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds across the country and around the World to step forward...
Denial
Denial
A day in the life of a young person, as he goes about his day, listlessly refusing to come to terms with his depression.
Lavender
Lavender
The younger brother of an aspiring poet struggles with his brother's distance, only to find a deeper truth.
Nous Sommes Ensemble
Nous Sommes Ensemble
This film is a visual portrait of a relationship that never happened, memories that were never made. The speaker describes her feelings towards the lady displayed in the video and how the frustration of never getting over someone is haunting her. ...
Dr. Epstein takes Chateauguay
Dr. Epstein takes Chateauguay
Some people get together in Frankenstein's village like fashion to burn down several family businesses after i receive a macro grant to make a film. In a league of their own these people continued their rampage running me over with a car and disablin...
Five MInutes Alone
Five MInutes Alone
Toly AK (Apostoly Peter Kouroumalis) in sickness or in health, with a hernia a cold and chain smoking takes a polite jab at current events in an insane attempt to make the world san through charlie chaplin like comedy of sticking it to the "man".
Paper
Paper
Irene reacts to her first anxiety attack in her recent memory. Her best friend Eddy does his best to help her through it.