Au Contraire Film Festival

Host a virtual viewing session for students featuring short films about mental illness, hope and recovery.

Bell’s long-time partner, Au Contraire Film Festival (ACFF), is offering free access to 4 short films about mental illness, hope and recovery. These films can be used to organize a virtual viewing during the Bell Let’s Talk campaign. Through collective, yet anonymous film experiences, students can learn about mental health, question, and ultimately understand there is help for themselves or for a friend. All films subtitled in English or French.

To create a safe virtual viewing experience for everyone, it’s strongly recommended that a Student Services counsellor or other mental health professional host the live virtual viewing and act as the emcee to introduce the session and facilitate the question period afterwards with students. These films are not for casual viewing. The ACFF provides a guide to manage the viewing sessions appropriately and offers suggestions for students who could be in need of talking after the viewing.