Voices With Impact: Mental Health Film Competition / Calls & Submissions

March 17, 2024

Organization Name: Art With Impact

Organization Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


How does it work?

We invite filmmakers to submit short films (5 Minutes or under) on the topic of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder or serious mental illnesses that impact ability to function day to day. The winning films will receive a $2000 cash prize and be inducted into our mental health film library for distribution across the US & Canada.

What are we looking for?

​We’re looking for short films that explore stories of people living with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and/or bipolar disorder that will spark conversations. We will also accept films that define Serious Mental Illness as a mental illness that considerably impacts someone’s ability to function day to day. The winning films will compassionately portray mental health experiences.


We accept films up to 5 minutes in in length, of any genre, using Serious Mental Illness as the point of interest. Film topics may either be interpretive of Serious Mental Illness, or address it directly. We do not place any formal restrictions on submissions, and will consider all genres and types of short films, including submissions utilizing original footage, shared footage, photo stills, music, essays, screenplays, original art work and more. The film must however be your own original work and you must have the correct license for any materials used within the film. There is no fee for submissions.


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