Seeking Judges for the 2020 Directing Change Program
The Directing Change Program & Film Contest offers young people the opportunity to create 60 second films about mental health or suicide prevention that are used to support awareness, education and advocacy efforts on these topics. We are in particular need for judges to review films submitted in the Through the Lens of Culture category. This category asks youth to explore suicide prevention and mental health through the lens of other cultures, looking at strengths as well as barriers to help seeking.
Every year we need about 200 to 300 judges to help us select the winning films. This is a great opportunity to involve community members in suicide prevention and mental health efforts! The entire process takes approximately two hours of your time, all of which can be done online from home. The deadline to contact us with interest in being a judge is March 1, 2020. For more information and to volunteer
- Participate in a brief 30-45 minute judging orientation in (via phone or webinar) in February or March 2020.
- Review up to 20 sixty-second film submissions and complete an online scoring form for each (time commitment of less than two hours.) The judging period will be taking place at the end of March, 2020.
- Are recognized on the contest website and in the award ceremony program
Directing Change is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement and 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 counties through 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. For more information