Talking It Out is an ongoing online arts festival dedicated to promoting mental health awareness to audiences worldwide since 2020. In 2022, over the course of May, we will spend Mental Health Awareness Month presenting the first-ever Talking It Out online film festival. Filmmakers around the world will be invited to submit films 45 minutes or less centered around the theme of mental health awareness, with paying attendees given exclusive viewing access to each of these films, as well as an opportunity to vote for their favorite film. At the end of the month, once voting has concluded, the top three films will receive a TBD cash prize.
1st Place - 25% of all donations
2nd Place - 15% of all donations
3rd Place - 10% of all donations
All votes will be tallied and revealed on May 31st after voting for the festival has been completed. The remaining 50% of all donations goes to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
All films submitted must be between 5 - 45 minutes in length, and must explore the topic of living with mental health issues. This may include anxiety, depression, PTSD, neurodiversity, social isolation, dementia, etc. All genres are welcome.