There are two sections here: tools (such as logos and the title slide template) that are required with your film submission and background information and links to help you with the content of your film.
Submission Requirement Checklist:
Number One: My film is exactly 60 seconds long. Only the first 60 seconds of a film will be judged. Although the film won’t lose points, any films which run longer than 60 seconds will not be judged upon their full content and will be at a disadvantage. The title slide does not count toward the 60-second limit.Why this matters: Many of the films (even if they are not winning films) are used to support local awareness efforts and shown in local movie theaters and even on TV. We are only able to use films that meet the 60-second requirement.
Number Two: My film includes all required logos and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Films must include:
1. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800)273-8255 (TALK)
2. This compilation image of logos which should appear at the end of your film and within the 60 second limit:
Number Three: My film includes a title slide. Download the Title Slide Template here . You may use this title slide template or you may create your own title slide as long as it includes the required information below.
The title slide is not counted in the 60-second limit and needs to include:
- Film Title
- Filmmaker (s) names: (these are the youth involved in the filming, editing, or creation of the film)
- School or Organization, Club or Other Affiliation Name
- County (not country)
- Adult Advisor Name
- The Submission Category
Suicide Prevention Resources to Assist You with Content
For background information review these fact sheets and short educational films developed by the Directing Change Team in collaboration with NAMI California.
- Suicide Prevention Fact Sheet
- Safe Messaging for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention 101 Video
- How to Help a Friend Video
Suicide Warning Signs for YouthWarning signs are indications that someone may be in danger of suicide, either immediately or in the near future. Most people show one or more warning signs, so it is important to know the signs and take them seriously especially if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. (www.youthsuicidewarningsigns.org)
- Talking about or making plans for suicide.
- Expressing hopelessness about the future.
- Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress.
- Showing worrisome behavioral cues or marked changes in behavior, particularly in the presence of the warning signs above. Specifically, this includes significant:
- Withdrawal from or changing in social connections/situations
- Changes in sleep (increased or decreased)
- Anger or hostility that seems out of character or out of context
- Recent increased agitation or irritability
The Directing Change team is able to provide suicide prevention resources and programs for your school/campus. Below are the some of the resources available at no cost. If your school is interested in receiving these, please fill out the prevention program request form