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Students Win State Film Contest

2021 marked the 9th Annual Directing Change Program and Film Contest. This contest engages students throughout California to learn about the topics of suicide prevention and mental health. This year, over 970 films from 136 schools were submitted. Entries were judged by nearly 300 advocates and professionals in mental health and suicide prevention, members of the media, and television and film professionals.

Of those 970 entries, three of ours earned top honors! Congratulations to:

First Place -Through the Lens of Culture Winner

Murrieta Valley HS. Ella Harrison Advisor

Film Title “Plus Que Forte” (French w/English subtitles) Link to view short film: https://vimeo.com/518367972 

Produced by student: Christina Batte

 

First Place-Regional Mental Health Matters Winner

Murrieta Mesa HS. Timeree Kristell Advisor

Title “Another Light” Link to view short film: https://vimeo.com/516425084  

Produced by Students: Lizzie Waddleton and Leyna Vo

 

Second Place-Regional Suicide Prevention Winner

Murrieta Valley HS. Ella Harrison Advisor

Title “The Promise” Link to view short film: https://vimeo.com/512262129

Produced by Students: Olivia Bettencourt and Lexi Tentman