ABOUT THE EVENT

Thank you for joining us for our 15th Annual Moving Images Film Festival!

Each year, Vinfen uses the power of film to raise awareness, foster important dialogues, and fight against the prejudice and discrimination often faced by people with mental health conditions and disabilities.

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MOVING IMAGES 2022 FILMS AND PANELS

Through the power of film, Moving Images raises awareness, fosters important dialogues, and continues the fight again the prejudice and discrimination often faced by people with mental health conditions and disabilities.

Please see below for our 2022 featured films.

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WAKE UP

Wake Up interweaves the stories of four very different communities affected by suicide – college students, veterans, the LGBT community, and gun owners. Rather than laboring on tragedy and despair, Wake Up focuses on the leaders on the frontlines of prevention, leaving viewers feeling hopeful, informed, and encouraged. It also powerfully illustrates how positive change can be achieved when compassion is practiced over prejudice – an important and timely lesson.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP - The Ohio State University College of Medicine Director of Recovery & Resilience, military veteran, and subject of the film
  • Michael Zibilich - Suicide awareness advocate and speaker, founder of the Keller Zibilich Sigma Chi Lifeline Program, and subject of the film
  • Susanna (Zan) Barry, PsyD - Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Javier Vargas, CPS - Vinfen Healthy Transitions Peer Coordinator

Moderated by: Marc DeNofrio, LMHC - Vinfen Metro Boston Area Director of Clinical Services

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THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY

The Definition of Insanity depicts the story of Judge Steven Leifman’s tireless work decriminalizing treatment of people with serious mental health conditions and a tribute to the good that can be accomplished by one individual on a mission.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Judge Steve Leifman - Miami-Dade County Court Associate Administrative Judge, Chair of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Mental Health Committee, and subject of the film
  • Justin Volpe, CRPS - Peer Specialist at the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Board President at Miami Recovery Project, and subject of the film
  • David Hoffman, MD, MFA - Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Metro Boston Area Medical Director
  • Patty Contente, LICSW - City of Somerville Police Department, Community Outreach, Help, & Recovery

Moderated by: Michelle Larned, LICSW - Vinfen Southeast Area Director of Clinical Services and Senior Master Sargent of the US Air Force Reserve

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AUTISM: THE SEQUEL

In 2006, HBO debuted the Emmy-winning film Autism: The Musical, which followed five children as they wrote and performed their own musical. Autism: The Sequel revisits the stars of this musical 12 years later as the original subjects, now in their early 20s, navigate what independence means to them as they manage both challenges and triumphs as adults living on the autism spectrum.

Following by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Elaine Hall - Founder of The Miracle Project and one of the stars of the film
  • Wyatt Isaacs - One of the stars of the film
  • Adam Mandela Walden (one of the stars of the film) and Rosanne Katon Walden (Adam's mother)
  • Maria Stefano - Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Autism Program Coordinator

Moderated by: Joe Ricciardi, PsyD, ABPP, BCBA-D, CBIST - Vinfen Director of Clinical Services

This panel discussion will conclude with a special performance by Adam Mandela Walden on cello.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Vinfen will hold our virtual 15th Annual Moving Images Film Festival on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.

Film: Wake Up

10:50 a.m.

Panel Discussion featuring:

  • Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP - The Ohio State University College of Medicine Director of Recovery & Resilience, military veteran, and subject of the film
  • Michael Zibilich - Suicide awareness advocate and speaker, founder of the Keller Zibilich Sigma Chi Lifeline Program, and subject of the film
  • Susanna (Zan) Barry, PsyD - Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Javier Vargas, CPS - Vinfen Healthy Transitions Peer Coordinator

Moderated by: Marc DeNofrio, LMHC - Vinfen Metro Boston Area Director of Clinical Services

11:50 a.m.

Lunch Break

12:20 p.m.

Film: The Definition of Insanity

1:40 p.m.

Panel Discussion featuring:

  • Judge Steve Leifman - Miami-Dade County Court Associate Administrative Judge, Chair of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Mental Health Committee, and subject of the film
  • Justin Volpe, CRPS - Peer Specialist at the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Board President at Miami Recovery Project, and subject of the film
  • David Hoffman, MD, MFA - Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Metro Boston Area Medical Director
  • Patty Contente, LICSW - City of Somerville Police Department, Community Outreach, Help, & Recovery

Moderated by: Michelle Larned, LICSW - Vinfen Southeast Area Director of Clinical Services and Senior Master Sargent of the US Air Force Reserve

2:25 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:40 p.m.

Film: Autism: The Sequel

3:25 p.m.

Panel Discussion featuring:

  • Elaine Hall - Founder of The Miracle Project and one of the stars of the film
  • Wyatt Isaacs - One of the stars of the film
  • Adam Mandela Walden (one of the stars of the film) and Rosanne Katon Walden (Adam's mother)
  • Maria Stefano - Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Autism Program Coordinator

Moderated by: Joe Ricciardi, PsyD, ABPP, BCBA-D, CBIST - Vinfen Director of Clinical Services

This panel discussion will conclude with a special performance by Adam Mandela Walden on cello.

4:35 p.m.

Closing Remarks

EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS

Applications to offer Continuing Education (CE) credits for LMHCs, LADCs, Social Workers, and Nurses have been submitted.

Please check our website for updates. More details will be provided as soon as they become available.

Because of the virtual nature of the festival, registration before the event will be required.

To receive Continuing Education credits, you must attend 100% of the program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for lunch and during the 15-minute afternoon break. Partial credit is not available. Attendance will be monitored through the virtual Eventive platform to ensure full attendee participation. Please view the program via your desktop or laptop. More details coming soon.

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CE APPLICATION STATUS

All CE applications have been submitted and application status will be updated accordingly.

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors (MA licenses): Approved for 6 CE contact hours

This program has been approved for 6 Category I MaMHCA hours for relicensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. MEACP Authorization # 22-0200.

  • Social Workers (please check with your local licensing authority to verify continuing education requirement eligibility): Approved for 6 CE contact hours

This program has been approved for 6 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D90977.

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (MA licenses): Approved for 6 CE contact hours

Vinfen has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services/LADC Unit to offer 6 CE contact hours for this event.

  • Nurses (MA and NH licenses): Approved for 6 CE contact hours

Vinfen (Provider Number CEP 16171) is a California Board of Registered Nursing Approved Provider, which is valid for all nursing licenses in MA and NH. Vinfen’s 15th Annual Moving Images Film Festival program has been approved for 6 CE contact hours.

CE POST-EVENT EVALUATIONS

All CE evaluations are due no later than April 1 and will be available via a SurveyMonkey link noted below except for Nurse CE paperwork, which is available in PDF format.

  • Social Workers (please check with your local licensing authority to verify continuing education requirement eligibility): Social Worker CE Evaluation

Please note: in lieu of traditional proof of attendance cards and obtaining stamps throughout the program for the in-person event, attendance will be monitored during the day of the event to ensure professionals have viewed all films and live panel discussions to their entirety.

If you have questions, please email filmfestival@vinfen.org.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Each year, Vinfen uses the power of film to raise awareness, foster important dialogues, and fight against the prejudice and discrimination often faced by people with mental health conditions and disabilities.  

Since its inception, thousands of people have attended this one-of-a-kind event. Attendees have included family members, people living with mental health conditions and disabilities, human services professionals, community members, and advocates. And given that we will once again be virtual, people from across New England and beyond will be exposed to your brand while experiencing these inspiring and impactful films and panel discussions. By being a sponsor – you show your alignment with and commitment to Vinfen’s mission while supporting us to keep this event free and open to the public. 

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For any questions about becoming a sponsor, please contact Development Manager Adam Schaff at schaffa@vinfen.org. 

BENEFITS OF BEING A SPONSOR:

HEADLINER
$10,000

  • An opportunity to work with our team to produce a 30-second promotional video to be shared during the live event.
  • Logo featured on:
    • Live event
    • Social media posts
    • Email campaigns
    • Vinfen’s website
    • Virtual event platform

DIRECTOR
$7,500

  • Logo featured on:
    • Live event
    • Social media posts
    • Email campaigns
    • Vinfen’s website
    • Virtual event platform

PRODUCER
$5,000

  • Logo featured on:
    • Social media posts
    • Email campaigns
    • Vinfen’s website
    • Virtual event platform

ACTOR
$2,500

  • Logo featured on:
    • Email campaigns
    • Vinfen’s website
    • Virtual event platform

AUDIENCE
$1,000

  • Organizational name featured on:
    • Vinfen’s website
    • Virtual event platform
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

ACTOR:

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AUDIENCE:

  • The Arc of Massachusetts
  • Krems, Jackowitz, & Carman LLP
  • Heritage Place, LLC
  • Travelers
  • Parker Brown Macaulay & Sheerin, P.C.
  • All Staff, LLC
  • Hills Home Market
  • Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • New York Life Group Benefit Solutions
  • Interior Resources

About Vinfen 

Established in 1977, Vinfen is a nonprofit, health and human services organization and a leading provider of community-based services to individuals with mental health conditions,, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges. Our services and advocacy promote the recovery, resiliency, habilitation, and self-determination of the people we serve. Vinfen’s 3,100 dedicated employees are experienced, highly-trained professionals who provide a full range of supportive living, health, educational, and clinical services in 318 programs throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.