We purposely seek out edgy, thought-provoking films from around the world that explore multiple mental-health issues from numerous viewpoints, feature in screening panels for film participants, movie directors, producers, receivers of mental health services, mental health professionals and enlighten the audience perceptions of mental illness through participation and discussion.

Philip Silverberg founded the Au Contraire Film Festival (ACFF) to educate and dispel myths about mental illness. The annual ACFF will host a screening dedicated to Alzheimer's over the next three years and has collaboratively worked with What connects us-Ce qui nous lie  project to bring the expertise of its team to also create quarterly film screenings hosted by their Community Cinema. Please see the ACFF site for more information on other screenings.


  • Over the next three years, Au Contraire Community Cinema will host screenings of thought-provoking short films on Alzheimer's, to facilitate open discussions on the experiences of living with Alzheimer's and caring for persons living with Alzheimer's. Les Arts et la Ville will facilitate these conversations with panellists from our community partners, filmmakers and invited guests.
  • Through film, Au Contraire strives to erase the stigma and dispel myths related to mental illness. For our initiatives, Au Contraire Community Cinema is hosting screenings of thought-provoking short films related to the experiences of living with and/or caring for persons living with Alzheimer’s.