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Contest - Directing Change

Directing Change Student Film Contest

Educate and engage students through the film making process resulting in more knowledgeable and compassionate peers, community members are future fimmakers, leadrs and advocates.


Program Goals:

  • Promote school-based prevention programs
  • Support education and advocacy efforts through showing films

The Program:
  • Is open to high school students in California
  • Invites students to develop a 60-second film about suicide prevention or ending the silence about mental illness
  • Awards both the first place winning team and the associated school cash prizes and awards
  • Provides every school with educational resources and a free suicide prevention or mental health program
  • Recognizes students and schools at an award ceremony in Sacramento at the end of the school year

The 2015 Directing Change Award Ceremony:
Riverside and San Bernardino counties will host an awards ceremony recognizing regional winners at the Lewis Family Playhouse in May.

What are the prizes for High School and University of Califonria Students?
For High School Students: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected in each category from nine regions within the state of California by a regional judging panel. (If less than 15 entries are received from any given region it might be combined with another region at the discretion of the contest organizers.) To see which region your school falls into, click here.

Regional Prizes in each category:
  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd palce: $250
  • Schools associated with the winning film in each category, in each region receive $250
  • All regional first place winners will be provided with travel stipends to attend a legislative briefing at the Capitol and the award ceremony in Sacramento
  • Winning ffilms will be featured on the Directing Change compliation DVD and the program website
The winning film from each region, in each category will move on to a second, statewide round of judging. A new judging panel will review and score the films and determine the first, second and thrid place statewide winners. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Saccramento at the end of the school year. In addition, the Directing Change team will select up to 3 films in each category to move onto the statewide round of judging.

For University of California Students: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected in eacch category by a judging panel and announced at the award ceremony in Sacramento.

Prizes in each categoy:
  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd palce: $100
  • First, second and third place winners will be provided with travel stipends (for up to two students) to atend a legislative briefing at the Capitol and the award ceremony in Sacramento
  • Winning films wil be featured on the Directing Change compilation DVD and the program website
Deadline to submit: February 16, 2015

Questions:
Contact: Shanti Bond
             619-786-5622
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Register and Learn More at:
             www.directingchange.org