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CineYouth Program

Give Me Strength

 7 shorts | 46 minutes

Screenings & Events

Virtual Screening

Available to stream globally April 25 @ 12:00pm CT through May 1 @ 11:59pm CT for a 72-hour watch window.


Using the film medium itself as a form of healing, these narratives and documentaries tackle mental health concerns and personal traumas through the restorative process and power of art.

Please note: Films in this program contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.



Eilidh Nicoll | Scotland | Age 21

Upon discovering a single gray hair, a woman spirals into a panic of insecurities and fear of the future. The sanctuary of the bathroom takes a turn for the sinister – and the hair becomes her tormentor.


Olivia Martinez, Mia Sanchez | Texas | Age 18

A window into a teenager’s mind as she grapples with an eating disorder, Fruit illustrates how it affects her perception of the relationships in her life.

The Making of My Seasons

Paulís Cofresí | Puerto Rico | Age 16

Following an unexpected pregnancy, seventeen-year-old Mia is in a dark place of self-harm. Divided by four seasons, this film reveals the events that led to her well-being.


Temima Shifteh | Massachusetts | Age 18

Battling the demeaning voices whispering inside of her head while going about mundane everyday tasks, a young girl seeks escape from the confines of herself.


Sienna Crosby | Florida | Age 15

Brief but shattering in its impact, this poetic short gives voice to a young individual seen as prey, exploring their loss of innocence at the hands of a predator.

Belated Wishes

Angela Kwak | Saudi Arabia | Age 17

Grieving from her mother’s death, a young girl seeks out a wish tree for solace. Through reflection, she must decide between residing in regret or transforming her wishes into reality.


Nathan Cowles | Arizona | Age 18

In an emotional interview with his little sister about her troubles with anorexia and body dysmorphia, the director untangles why she struggles to get better while simultaneously revealing a beautiful sibling bond.


Presented by Logo: Make It Better Media Group 188x100