The OLIVE Film Collection

The OLIVE Film Collection contains short films, five minute or less, that explore issues related to mental health. The library grows each month through our monthly short film competition, and each year through our Voices With Impact short film production grants.

We share these films as educational resources. As works of art, they can elicit strong responses. Please take care of yourself while watching these films! We’ve created these guides as resources for you when watching the OLIVE films alone, with friends, with your children and/or with your students. These films are intended for personal viewing or facilitation in small groups. If you want to use these in more structured programs, please fill out this form for official use.

Tips and Guidelines for Watching OLIVE Alone or With Friends

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Me Too
Aug
2019
Me Too
A Youtube vlogger experiences sexual violence at a party, and how she learns to cope with the after effects of trauma is seen through the eyes of her webcam. ‘Me Too’ is the public dramatization of a very private struggle faced by millions of wom...
Tekona
Aug
2019
Tekona
Tekona reflects on his family’s teachings while he braids his hair in the early morning and makes deeper connections to his Indigenous identity.  The film is a glimpse into ...
Believe Me
Aug
2019
Believe Me
In the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, a teenage girl is raped at a party and fears she won’t be believed because of the rape culture messages overwhelming her online and at home. Content heads up: sexual assault
Walk of Shame
Aug
2019
Walk of Shame
As a young student walks down a street of houses, she uncovers a fragmented and traumatic memory. Content heads up: sexual assault
Tsi Teyoto:te (Even in the Silence)
Aug
2019
Tsi Teyoto:te (Even in the Silence) is an experimental film told entirely in Kanien'keha (Mohawk language) that examines the impa...
SECRET HORROR
Jul
2019
SECRET HORROR
SECRET HORROR starts important dialogue about concurrent experiences, navigating depression and alcohol use, and shows how art-making can make us feel truly alive.
Visualizing Lies
Apr
2019
Visualizing Lies
Visualizing Lies is a visual poem attacking the difficult topics of depression, anxiety, and overall mental health. The filmmaker's goals were to help break mental health stigma within their community and shine a light on the experience beneath a 'hi...
Faded
Feb
2019
Faded
"Faded" is an alternative, narrative short film about living with depression, portraying the struggle of doing simple daily tasks that most of us take for granted. Rebecca, the filmmaker, encourages people who are struggling with depression to hold o...
Off Suit
Nov
2018
Off Suit
This animated true story, set in a jail, pits the blue suits against the brown suits and calls into question the true definition of "crazy".  
Touch Me Don’t Touch Me
Oct
2018
Touch Me Don't Touch Me shows conflicting feelings of fear and desire fuel an energetic conversation about intimacy and trauma through the medium of contact movement.