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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

08/1/2017 - 08/31/2017

Masks of Sanity
Masks of Sanity
A film that depicts individuals with Cluster B Personality Disorders, how they impact each other, and themselves. The film acts as a space for them to share their inner dialogue.
Cult Party “Kiss (Two)”
Whether it depression, addiction or grievance, there is a constant and underlying desire to express the struggles one goes through in an overall bid to make peace with themselves and the world around us. Kiss (Two) communicates such anxiety and frust...
Mayday
Mayday
This short film portrays the struggles of mental illness that Sarah has endured alone. Although it is difficult, she musters up her courage and seeks help.
William Hawk Birdshead Visits the British Museum
William Hawk Birdshead, a DAPL water protector from the Oglala Nakota tribe reacts to the British Museum's North American gallery (sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, who are one of the financiers of the Dakota Access Pipeline).
Still Here
Still Here
Jason was in Grade 5 when he started having feelings for other boys. Because of those feelings he was called names, beaten up, and even sexually assaulted. Now Jason is using art to open up – he is asking his audience to question what we actually m...
Same Room
Same Room
my film is about fighting for freedom since many many years ago for getting justice and make the world better world but as always war will be continued and human are dead for it ( children , women , old mans , young ) be killed and lose there dream...
Birds of Passage
Birds of Passage
Loic is struggling with addiction and can't get himself out of it.
chameleon
chameleon
apostoly peter kouroumalis(toly ak appears and directs this film poem about entering the world as if seeing it through clear eyes, loosely based on his writings in the book, "all purpose".
Svanire
Svanire
Svanire is the emotional aftermath to find ground after an overdose suicide attempt. It is captured through chaotic lines and color that are all used as a reflection of the pain and triumph. January 2016 I tried to take my life. This film is the visu...
Journey Home
Journey Home
After the journey of a lifetime, it's time to face life back on Earth. Returning from the Moon an astronaut falls into a deep depression having made the shattering realization of how insignificant life is. Going through life until the day he realiz...
Backyard Therapy
This is a short back and forth with me and my dog in my backyard. I discuss my mental health after a recent break up and what it's like waiting for my dad's cancer diagnosis.
nomade
nomade
Where am I? Sometimes I wonder if I'm really here.I have the power from one second to the other to completely disappear. My physical body, my box is in the real world. My mind is far away in another dimension, escaping, travelling in an invisible wor...
Stigma
Stigma
Scars Filmed and edited by Richard Anthony Dunford Featuring Obie dean A brief vision of Living with mental health issues and harsh look at the reality of self-harm.
What Killed the Curiosity
A look into how stigma surrounding the LGBTQ community has been built up over time, and how it continues to affect the mental health of individuals who are struggling to come to terms with their sexuality. The concept is inspired by the personal e...
This Isn’t Only My Story
This Isn't Only My Story is a film about one child's struggle with having divorced parents all her life. Told entirely through the art of dance, it is explained that any struggle can be overcome with friendship and family.