Judges needed for 2016 Directing Change Program & Film Contest

We are now seeking judges to help us select the winning films. Do you have expertise/interest in directing, writing, editing, acting, journalism, public service announcements, film production, suicide prevention and/or mental health? Contact us about becoming a judge today!


  • Participate in a brief judging orientation (via phone or webinar) in January or February 2016.
  • Review up to 10 sixty-second films submissions and complete an online scoring form for each in March 2016. (Time commitment of less than two hours.)
  • Are recognized on the program website and in the award ceremony program

For more information contact us!

Note: High school students and individuals who attend, work at, or are affiliated with a high school are not eligible to participate as judges. High school students are encouraged to participate by submitting films to the contest.

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately: 1-800-273-8255This is a free 24-hour hotline.
The contest 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. The program is implemented by Your Social Marketer, Inc.
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