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.

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Limitless
Apr
2017
Limitless
Zoe thinks she's perceived negatively by others, but how does she know its true? The film explores the complexities of living social anxiety.  
Mia’s Story
Mar
2017
Mia’s Story
Mia (16) has been feeling low. She’s even been contemplating suicide. After an argument with her best friend Mia discovers she’s been suffering from depression and anxiety. She is referred to a specialist unit and starts to learn how to cope with...
Mental Health Does Not Define Me!
Feb
2017
This is a biopic of a student attending California State University San Marcos, Olivia DePaul who lives with mental health issues like stress and anxiety. This only a small part of her story, as she shares the importance of reaching out for help. ...
FINE
Jan
2017
FINE
The January 2017 Art With Impact short film competition winner aims to increase clarity around the mental illness experience, evoke empathy towards people who undergo depression as well as to encourage affected individuals to break the silence and sp...
Purpose
Dec
2016
Purpose
A perfect state of mind can be achieved in so many ways, one of which is finding ones own purpose. Purpose tells the tale of a man's struggle with depression who found true meaning in a place he least expected.  
Core.
Nov
2016
Core.
'Core.' is an empathetic exploration of the internal experience and external display of Anxiety and Panic. The film is a piece of dance film, it utilises the bodies of three Contemporary/Ballet trained dancers to show and recreate the physical experi...
The Letter
Oct
2016
The Letter
An inspiring comedic-drama, "The Letter" follows a heartbroken New Yorker struggling with depression who finds the writing of his suicide letter punctuated by a chance meeting with a mysterious woma...
Chained
Sep
2016
Chained
A man fights his battle with PTSD.  Only after his breaking point does a moment of clarity come, and he discovers help is there and it's closer than he thinks.  
The Gift
Aug
2016
The Gift
An unexpected act of kindness changes a man's trajectory.  
Mental Health Is Real
Jul
2016
Mental Health Is Real
A short film portraying a spectrum of mental illnesses that people deal with on a daily basis.