The Shining Light Film Festival, presented by Awareness of Mental Health for the Performing Arts (amhpa.org), recognizes filmmakers and films that bring awareness of mental health, the realities of mental illness and the good news that recovery is possible.
We were founded out of the desire to honor and uplift amazing films that fit our mission to bring awareness to the public and to lift the veil on the realities of mental illness. Mental illness will affect one in four of us in our lifetime so it's important to be aware of the realities and especially the hopefulness of recovery.
Film is such a powerful medium in our culture and we are excited to present films to you, both new and old, that will open your eyes and help you to consider steps you might take towards recovery or to help another person recover from mental illness.
We hope you will join us for our film series leading up to the festival and again for the festival itself on May 2-4, 2013 in the Wheeler Arts Community in Fountain Square, Indianapolis, IN.