Directing Change

  • Contest

    2014 STATEWIDE HIGH SCHOOL WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

    Find out who won here.

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    Directing Change is proud to welcome back our special guest speakers from the Fox hit TV series Glee, director/producer/editor Bradley Buecker, and film/tv actor Max Adler.

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    CONTEST RULES

    HS and UC students across CA are invited to submit 60 sec. videos in two categories: Suicide Prevention or Ending the Silence of Mental Illness. Contest Rules

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    CASH PRIZES, RED CARPET & MORE

    Winners visited the Capitol, walked the red carpet, and met with director and actor from the hit TV series Glee. View this clip from the 2013 award ceremony.

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    NEW JUDGE

    Scott Budnick, Executive-Producer for "Due Date" and "Starsky and Hutch" signed on as judge for Directing Change!

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    NEW JUDGE

    George Parra, Executive-Producer for Silver Linings Playbook signed on as judge for Directing Change!

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    NEW JUDGES

    Doug Blush and Lisa Klein, Co-Directors of the film “Of Two Minds” have signed up as judges for Directing Change!

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately: 1-800-273-8255This is a free 24-hour hotline.
The contest is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
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