2020 Entry Forms


In an effort to simplify the release form collection process on our end, we have created different Entry Forms for each submission category. The Entry Form itself hasn’t changed but you will need to complete the correct Entry Form based on the submission category you are submitting in (Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Matters, Animated Short, SanaMente, Through the Lens of Culture, or Walk in Our Shoes). Remember: We are still only offering two submission groups, which means youth and young adults and high school students will now submit in the same submission group. Middle School students can only submit in the Walk in Our Shoes Category. 

Please select your submission category from the choices below to navigate to the correct entry form:

Suicide Prevention Entry Form

Mental Health Matters Entry Form

Through the Lens of Culture Entry Form (select this for both Through the Lens of Culture – Suicide Prevention films and Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters films)

Animated Short Entry Form

SanaMente Entry Form

Walk in Our Shoes Entry Form (select this if you are a middle school student submitting a film, regardless of subcategory – Mental Health, Words Matter, or The Superhero in Each of Us)


If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend, call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24/7)
Directing Change is part of 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.
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