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Mental Health Short Film Grant

The 2024 submission window for film proposals is now closed.
It will reopen in September 2024.


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.

The 10 Films for 2024 have just been completed.
Below you will find the 10 winning teams, a behind the scenes sneak peak and information the jury who selected them.


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Brandon Hicks

Brandon Hicks is a writer and cartoonist based in New Brunswick, Canada. He is the author/illustrator of several books and frequent contributor to a number of publications. His award-winning short films have played in international festivals.


We relied on a dedicated group of mental health professionals, professional filmmakers, and subject matter experts on Serious Mental Illness and/or mental health in relation to Cliques and Echo Chambers to review the film proposals and select the teams whose visions would be funded through this project. The expert humans you see here are some of the generous and gracious judges who selected the winning filmmakers for this year’s Voices With Impact program.

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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