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MHSA FILM FESTIVAL WHAT???

The MHSA (Mental Health, Suicide Awareness) Film Festival is an annual film festival that showcases independent short films from across the world that are representing the topics of mental health and suicide awareness/prevention. Film run times are anywhere from 3 mins to 30 mins, we do not show any films over 30 mins. 

The MHSA Film Festival was created to open up the conversation around these potentially hard topics and watch films that can showcase these topics in a creative way. We are always blown away by the film entries every year  which makes it hard for us to narrow down to the best of the best. We receive a ton of films from all over the world and do our best to showcase a wide range from multiple countries, as mental health and suicide have no boundaries. 

 

This year 2022 we have chosen 14 total films and will be grouping them into 4 different chunks. During the film festival we have the film makers and their crew either in-person or via Zoom answering questions live from the audience and the host about their film and what their inspiration for making their films came from. 

Why should you join us? 

The films showcased are truly amazing.

Knowledge is power.

You never know which film will make an impact on your life or the lives around you. 

Logistics for this year: 

Date: Sunday May 22nd, 2022

Location: The Bug Theatre, Denver, CO in-person or virtually via Zoom

In-person: Only 150 tickets

VIP Zoom: Only 100 tickets

StreamLink Only: Unlimited

13+ event due to the nature of the content, however if you have an adolescent that is younger and you feel they are mature enough to watch, we are okay if you bring them too. Just make sure you have a conversation with them after the festival to ask any questions or express any emotions that might have come up during the festival.  

Grab your tickets below or check out this years line-up.  

This is an event you do NOT want to miss. I promise you, you will have an experience that you weren't expecting. And you get to hang out with some pretty cool people. ;-)

Grab Your tickets now: 

Submissions for 2022 CLOSED!!
Check back in Aug or Sep for 2023 submission to open.

We only take film submissions through Film Freeway.

Sponsor this event:

$250 Level 1

  • Small logo on BCC Evolution website for 1 year as a sponsor 

  • Small logo on marketing flyers for event ($50 value)

  • Shout out at the festival

  • 1 VIP ticket ($45 value, In-person or Virtual)

  • Opportunity to put a goody item or service to promote your business or self into the VIP swag bag

  • Sooner you purchase the more exposure you will get. BCC Evolution is a 501c3 nonprofit. (All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law)

$500 Level 2

  • Medium logo on BCC Evolution website for 1 year as a sponsor

  • Medium logo on marketing flyers and emails for event ($100 value)

  • Shout out at the festival 

  • 2 VIP tickets to event ($90 value, In-person or Virtual)

  • Opportunity to put a goody item or service to promote your business or self into the VIP swag bag

  • Sooner you purchase the more exposure you will get. BCC Evolution is a 501c3 nonprofit. (All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law)

$1,000 Level 3

  • Medium logo on BCC Evolution website for 1 year as a sponsor 

  • Medium logo and shout out on all marketing including flyers, emails, podcasts, lives, etc. for event ($150 value)

  • 2 shout outs during festival

  • 4 VIP tickets to event ($180 value, In-person or Virtual)

  • Opportunity to put a goody item or service to promote your business or self into the VIP swag bag

  • Sooner you purchase the more exposure you will get. BCC Evolution is a 501c3 nonprofit. (All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law)

 

$2,500 Main Sponsor 

  • Large logo on BCC Evolution website for 1 year as a sponsor 

  • Large logo and shout out on all marketing including flyers, emails, podcasts, shows, lives, FilmFreeway, etc. for event ($200 value)

  • Multiple avenues of shout out during event

  • Company recognition in media kit ($1000 value)

  • Option for vendor booth at in-person event

  • 8 VIP tickets to event ($360 value, In-person or Virtual)

  • Opportunity to put a goody item or service to promote your business or self into the VIP swag bag

  • Sooner you purchase the more exposure you will get. BCC Evolution is a 501c3 nonprofit. (All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law)

Scan the QR code for PayPal or Venmo pay based on the level you have chosen or reach out to support@bccevolution.org to initiate your sponsorship. 

 

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How was last year?

The MHSA Film Festival 2021 was a HUGE success. Thank you to all the brilliant filmmakers and their crew who submitted to the festival and also joined us live from all over the world for the Q&A sessions. We are so very thankful and blessed to have been able to share you films with the world. And thank you to those of you that joined us Live and/or watched after and voted for your favorite. Be sure to Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can hear the announcement for the winners and keep up to date about all things BCC Evolution.
Together let's Make Mental Health Matter!!

We officially picked 12 incredible films from all over the world including Malaysia, Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Canada and the U.S. Find out more about below.

Want to see the longer version, check out our YouTube Channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi_hHg2hnaX12byeLVcrUsQ?view_as=subscriber

Film Lineup 2022

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Sticks and Stones

Overview: A man sorts through the debris of his childhood, seeking help to untangle the differences between his own anxiety and depression, and the impact of toxic masculinity.

Director

Writer

Producer

Key Cast

Cynthia N White

Alexander S White

Tara Caimi

William Doan

Cynthia N White

William Doan

Leo N Rubenson

Country Originated

United States

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Overview: A man confront the person who has been has hurting him the most.

 

Director and Producer returning for the 2nd year. They will both be in-person at this event to participate in the Q&A with the film makers. 

Director

Writer

Producer

Key Cast

Matthew Haider

Matthew Haider

Vince Ruggieri

Matt Haider

Vince Ruggieri

Country Originated

United States

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I'm Here

Overview: Jenna, a thirteen year-old bullying victim, is brought to the brink after getting beat-up, and decides to end her life, but her Golden Retriever, Maizey, has other plans.

Director

Writer

Producer

Animation

Jennifer Hathaway

Jennifer Hathaway

Jennifer Hathaway

John B. Ludwick

Jennifer Hathaway

Quinn Morehouse-Picton

Country Originated

United States

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Lifelines: Posttraumatic Stress

Overview: First Responders are routinely exposed to traumatic events in the course of their duties. In fact, at any given time, one in four First Responders is experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress and if left untreated, they are at increased risk for long-term mental and physical health problems. However, with the support and care of family, friends and peers, many people are able to recover from the effects of traumatic stress. That is why it is so very important for First Responders to know that seeking and accepting support and help is essential to healing.

Director

Writer

Producer

Key Cast

Ann Rush

Stories Without Borders

Ann Rush

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

Aurora Fire Rescue

Fountain Fire Department

Rhonda Kelly 

and more

Country Originated

Colorado, USA

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Just Snap Out of It

Overview: Heather shares her experience with depression and how knife making has helped give her purpose.

Director

Writer

Producer

Key Cast

Chad Weber

Chad Weber

Chad Weber

Heather Haas

Country Originated

United States

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The Words Left Unspoken

Overview: Singer Becky Yeung has struggled with depression since childhood. Raised in Hong Kong, her story of finding her voice through music highlights the challenges faced by the youth in the city. The film touches upon issues, such as mental health and feminism, weaved into the cultural fabric of Asia.

Director

Writer

Producer

Key Cast

Katusha Jin

Katusha Jin

Katusha Jin

Becky Yeung

Country Originated

United States

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Dear Mr. Bully

Overview: Music video showcasing teens talking to their bullies.

Director

Writer

Producer

Key Cast

Shawn M Astin

Shawn M Astin

Shawn M Astin

Autumn Lotus

Dakota Lotus

Maxwell Simkins

Country Originated

United States

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Ezra: May His Memory Be For A Blessing

Overview: Ezra's story is unique. Teenage suicide isn't.
Ezra was