2016 Directing Change Film Contest Winners

Showcasing the new Through the Lens of Culture category winners in the Directing Change film contest.

May 12, 2016

Directing Change Film Contest Winners

The Directing Change organization announced winners of its film contest.  Culture to Culture Foundation sponsored the Through the Lens of Culture category. We are showcasing the winning videos from Through the Lens of Culture - Suicide Prevention and Through the Lens of Culture - Mental Health Matters categories below.

 

Through the Lens of Culture Winners – Suicide Prevention

First Place: “隠された思い (My Hidden Feelings)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Nicole McCready and Kana Okafuji
Advisor Name: Alex Graham

Second Place: “Depression Has No Culture” 
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Student Names: Maegan Ankenman, Adryauna Speer, Caitlin Luster, Malia Willison
Advisor Name: Derrick Davis

Third Place (tied): “Suicide on Indian County” 
Humboldt County
Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration
Student Names: Tristin Severns
Advisor Name: Leah Lamattina

Third Place (tied): “My Friend Tyler” 
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Names: Matt Dazey and Noah Lopez-Koen
Advisor Name: Benjamin Barnholdt

Fourth Place: “The Recovery”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Student Names: Munder Arhara, Michael Blucher, Adonis Alvarez, Ryan Cerros
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz

Fifth Place: “Goodbye Letter”
Los Angeles County
NorthView High School
Student Names: Zulelalee Escobar, Nickolas Tienda, Justin Ramirez and Brittney Barcena
Advisor Name: Diane Atherton

First Place: “The Language of Healing” 

San Francisco County
San Francisco State University
Student Names: Alejandra Vaca and Amanda Deda
Advisor Name: Vincent Lam

2016 Through the Lens of Culture Winners – Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “Through Our Eyes” 
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Ashley Chuang, Nelly Hejazi, Melanie Pak, and Nikhil Vettikattu
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell

Third Place: “Hear Me” 
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Student Names: Curtis Wong, Morgana Parsons, Cathrina Paclibar and Mauriana Raye
Advisor Name: Jennifer Moore

Fourth Place: “Talking Taboo”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student Names: Summer Soldano and Sami Laine
Advisor Name: Michael Peck

Fifth Place: “Binary Blues”
Humboldt County
Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration
Student Names: Luna, Bloo, and Elijah Z
Advisor Name: Rochelle Trochtenberg