Student Video Contest - Directing Change

UC teamed up with Directing Change for the 2014 Student Video Contest. The contest 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. Our students were encouraged to create 60 second public service announcements in one of two categories, Suicide Prevention and Ending the Silence on Mental Illness. Students were responsible for researching the topic and adhering to best practices in media depictions of mental health. We were impressed by the student response to this competition with over 32 submissions during our first year of participation!

 

You can learn more about the contest here and view our 2014 winning videos below: 

Suicide Prevention

 

pain never last


First Place Winner - "Pain Never Lasts"

By Jared Odom and Morrise Richardson 

UC Riverside  



push


Second Place Winner - "Push" 

By Gabe Fox and Carter Hiyama 

UC Santa Barbara 

 



Third Place Winner - "Paper" 

By Rhiann Hang Lam Suen

UC San Diego

 


labyrinth


Honorable Mention - "Labyrinth"

By Mich Dahl

UC Santa Barbara 

 


you are important


Honorable Mention -  "You are Important"

By Weixin Liao, Ya Gong and Jiayi Tao 

 UC San Diego


army of love


Honorable Mention -  "Army of Love"

By Ed Ju and Marisa Morton 

 UC Davis


 

Ending the Silence on Mental Illness 

    image link to vimeo video

First Place Winner - "We are all Human"

By Kathleen Oum 

UC Santa Barbara 



Say Something Image


Second Place Winner - "Say Something" 

By Ulysses Savage and Jessica Rosas 

UC San Diego 

 


not to be ignored


Third Place Winner - "Not to be Ignored" 

By Kennan Conner and Salvatore Angrisani

UC Merced 



break the silence


Honorable Mention - "Break the Silence"

By Nick Randhawa

UC Berkeley 



Honorable Mention -  "Fighters"

By Jason Ted Chang, Jenny Ly, Eric Han and Andrew Heideman 

UC San Diego