“Voices With Impact is a year-long project that celebrates mental health stories told by filmmakers with unique perspectives and lived experience.

Filmmakers across the world submitted proposals to tell unique stories about underrepresented narratives related to mental health, and our distinguished jury members selected the strongest ideas from the group. Ultimately, ten teams were awarded $5,000 each to support the creation of their short films.

The topics for this year’s five-minute short films are:

  • Mental health issues specific to LGBTQIA+ people.
    Mental health issues related to the culture of masculinity.
  • The world premiere of these films will take place on June 22, and will be followed by a week-long festival of dialogue and discussion in which our esteemed storytellers will lead interactive, enlightening sessions on topics ranging from colonialism and mental health to representations of men of color in the media.

All workshops are free and open to the public. Limited seats are available for each session, so please register early—we want to see you there!”

Check out the Film Festival’s website here.

Tickets are available here!