Directing Change

2016 Directing Change Award Ceremony


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Statewide Winners Recognized at the Historic Alex Theatre in Glendale.  

Nearly 1000 guests attended the red carpet award ceremony in Glendale, Los Angeles on Friday May 20th to celebrate the achievement of young filmmakers across the state. Director/Screenwriter Gren Wells, Actor LaKeith Stanfield, Mental Health Advocate Michelle Entfield and Pop Artist Meredith O’Connor were among the filmmakers and celebrities that spoke at the event.  Click here to see Statewide winners.  For more information read the Each Mind Matters blog. Thank you to David K. Smith of DKS Media Solutions for sharing his great photos of the event which can be found here.

Watch the 2016 award ceremony highlight video.

The award event was held at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale

The award event was held at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale

Regional winning students arrive via limo to the Alex Theatre

Regional winning students arrive in style to the Alex Theatre

Pop Star Meredith O'Connor arrived with Elk Grove High School students

Pop Star Meredith O’Connor arrived with Elk Grove High School students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VYVA Inc. students and Torrey Pines High School students

Red carpet ready VYVA Inc. students and Torrey Pines High School students

Gren Wells, writer of the film "The Road Within" and "Nashville" actor Eric Close on the red carpet

Gren Wells, writer of the film “The Road Within” and “Nashville” actor Eric Close on the red carpet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native American activist Michelle Enfield, "Glee" and "American Horror Story" producer/director Brad Buecker, and Pop Star Meredith O'Connor during a special Q&A session with Directing Change students

Native American activist Michelle Enfield, “Glee” and “American Horror Story” producer/director Brad Buecker, and Pop Star Meredith O’Connor during a special Q&A session with Directing Change student

Humboldt County Youth and Young Adult student winners make their debut on the red carpet

Humboldt County Youth and Young Adult student winners make their debut on the red carpet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place Suicide Prevention-Youth and Young Adult winners for their film "Hope Melody"

3rd Place Suicide Prevention-Youth and Young Adult winners for their film “Hope Melody”

"According to Greta" and "Chicago Fire" writer, Michael Gilvary and Brett Davern of MTV’s “Akward, with Directing Change Program Manger and event MC Stan Collins

“According to Greta” and “Chicago Fire” writer, Michael Gilvary and Brett Davern of MTV’s “Awkward, with Directing Change Program Manger/event MC Stan Collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Place Suicide Prevention Through the Lens of Culture winners Kana and Nicole from Canyon High School

1st Place Suicide Prevention Through the Lens of Culture winners Kana and Nicole from Canyon High School

 

Gren Wells and her team received an award for their outstanding film "The Road Within"

Writer, Gren Wells and her team received an award for their outstanding film “The Road Within”

 

 

Canyon High School 3rd Place winners in the Mental Health Matters category show off their trophies

Canyon High School 3rd Place winners in the Mental Health Matters category show off their trophies

 

 

Actor LaKeith Stanfield accepted an award for "Short Term 12" and presented the winners for the High School Suicide Prevention category

Actor LaKeith Stanfield accepted an award for “Short Term 12” and presented the winners for the High School Suicide Prevention category

 

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