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Mental Health Short Film Grant

Film Production Grant

The 2024 submission window for film proposals is now closed. 

Voices With Impact is a yearly short film production grant that funds 5 minute films that create transformative conversations around the topic of mental health. Each year VWI awards 10 filmmaking teams $7.5k to make a 5 minute short on specific underrepresented mental health topics.


This is a production grant, not a film competition, we do not consider completed films. The film must be 5 minutes or less, absolulutely no exceptions. Films must be on one or both of the highlighted mental health topics.


We global you can apply from anywhere in the world! 

We accept any genre of film proposal, from documentary to dark comedy, from drama to experimental animation.

The proposal must be for a film 5 minutes or less.

You will own the film, we will retain rights to use the film indefinitely in our programming.
You may use other funding sources to complete your project.
We enourage you to submit to festivals on completion.

The 2024 submission window for film proposals is now open. The deadline is Midnight PT September 17 2023. Submissions will be juried by filmmakers and mental health professionals.

Production Grant

Year round program

The Grant Program starts with Open Call Events, the proposal window opens, the proposals are juried, and filmmakers are informed and production starts! 

Two Mental Health Themes

Each year we ask for proposals on our two highlighted mental health themes. This year we focus on Cliques & Echo Chambers and Serious Mental Illness.

10 Production Grants

The successful proposals are selected by our jury of filmmakers and mental health professionals. 10 filmmaking teams are awarded grants of $7.5k USD.

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