Annual Contest

Word Have Power

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind they can change the world.”

Del Barrio

A boy struggles with lack of family support and connection until he finds SaMente and is able to find the right path.

The Music in Me

“Don’t ever forget that what you love is part of who you are.” The onset of the pandemic causes a young person to lose enthusiasm for what she loves the most, but her sister helps her find the music.

A Mile in thier Shoes

This filmmaker advises the audience to not judge others until you’ve “walked a mile in their shoes.”

I Am Not Alone

A young woman battles the “monster” of her thoughts by reaching out for help.

Shoes to Fill

Using splitscreen editing, this film illustrates some possible signs of suicide in contrast to more healthy behavior.

Saving a Friend

Breaking through a “wall” in this young persons life, involved leaning on friends for support and a sense of community.

Reach Out

‘“Reach Out” is about a student who is struggling with her mental health and is scared to ask for help but eventually finds that the school has a support system through the counselors. It shows that when you’re in need of help, there is always hope that someone can help you out,” the filmmakers shared.

The Sport In Me

A youth loses his passion for basketball, but a friend notices his withdrawal from the sport and connects him to help.

This is Me

A film that incorporates animation to share how a girl is affected by the words others use but embraces her unique interests.