We recognize that in planning for the Au Contraire Film Festival now, there is still uncertainty about what “people coming together again” will look like in October. This is why we are looking at both onsite and digital innovations, which will provide options that will deliver for our audiences, support filmmakers and our partners, and bolster the mental health community.
Like many other cultural organizations – as well as many healthcare professionals –, we recognize the unifying power of the arts and their positive effects on the well-being of individuals and communities, especially in these times of great upheaval.
Take care of yourself and of your loved ones.
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Through the lens of our films, the Au Contraire Film Festival (ACFF) strives to erase the stigma and to dispell the myths surrounding mental illness.
ACFF is unique. We:
Purposely seek out edgy, though-provoking films from around the world which explore multiple mental-health issues from numerous viewpoints, feature in screening panels direct film participants, movie directors, producers, receivers of mental health services, mental health professionals and enlighten the audience perceptions of mental illness through participation and discussion
Join our mission of presenting films which will entertain, educate, and shake up people’s perspective on mental illness.
Films that will change your perspective on mental illness