Au Contraire Film Festival

Event Date: 
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 8:00am EST to Friday, January 28, 2022 - 8:00pm EST
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The Au Contraire Film Festival strives to erase the stigma and dispel the myths surrounding mental illness. In partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the ACFF is a signature initiative of Urban Pardes, a registered charity benefiting mental health initiatives. The ACFF is proud to associate and be the film source for the Bell Let’s Talk campaign.

Before You Watch the Films

Watching these films might trigger some different or upsetting thoughts and feelings.

  • If they do, talk with a supportive resource, be they a friend, a relative or a professional. Do not feel shy about pausing or turning off the film.
  • Feel free to reach out- book an appointment with a counsellor at Student Health and Wellness, call or text Good2Talk or if you need immediate support, reach out to crisis response in your area.
  • If you’re watching in a group setting, be supportive and attentive of those who are openly expressing their experiences. You might be learning something about yourself or a family member.

Watch this year's films here-