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We believe filmmaking is a powerful tool to create connections and get conversations started around the complex topic of mental illness.


Celebrate who you are and share your vision of the world.

Bring your "A" game and we will too

Applications are now open for 2022/2023


LOOK provides those with a mental illness an opportunity to express themselves creatively through making their own short films.   The 

program offers you an opportunity to realize your vision and to bond with others and it’s FREE.


If you're between the ages of 18 and 35 and are currently under the care of a mental health professional then check us out.  Click on the "About & Applications" tab for detailed information and application forms. Cruise the whole site so you can get to know us.

LOOK maintains a strict confidentiality policy


    LOOK World Premier 2022


Over 100 film fans and supporters of mental health initiatives came together to screen the most recent slate of LOOK films.  Our line-up included short films and documentaries.  The crowd loved it and praised the films for their authenticity and honesty.  Our filmmakers (Kayla Mak Harrison, ShawnCoates and Coral Fries) participated in a Q and A following the screenings.  The questions kept coming for almost an hour.  The public screening proved to be a highly successful and enriching evening at the Rainbow theatre in Regina on August 10, 2022.  Our thanks to all the attendees who also made the evening a successful fundraiser. 

We are all looking forward to the next round of LOOK. 

Our Class of 2020 became our Class of 2022

as Covid put a halt to things in March 202o. However, in October 2021 we picked up where we left off

and the course was completed in January 2022.


 A very successful run with some tremendous and emotionally charged short docs.






The 2020 intake of students was an exciting one.  11 new students and 3 from last year in an Advanced Course.  The future was bright and amazing ideas were being developed by the students.   However, the program was suspended halfway through due to Covid restrictions but the student fought through the challenges and produced the below (because of social distancing, less than half the original students could return).


"Before It Took Her "- A film by Coral Fries

"Illness The Mentality Of It" - A film by Shawn Coates

"Over The Top" - A film by Kayla Mak Harrison"

See below for information on the LOOK experience and student-produced film screenings

Student Experience

I would encourage a great number of my peers to join this course in the future. Trevor, Layton, as well as everyone else involved are incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging individuals. I have learned not only how to use a camera, but duly the importance behind the usage of a camera and its ability to navigate, captivate, and provoke an audience through various artful techniques. Likewise, the in depth teachings of past films and documentaries of all kinds were both interesting as well as informative - to the extent in which one may even consider them inspiring. I can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed this program and thought it increasingly compelling with each passing week.



Season 3 - Start Date

LOOK will begin its next semester in late Fall 2022 or early winter 2023.  Check back here for updates

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