Directing Change

Films by County

 

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
City of Berkeley
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Kern
Kings
Lake
Los Angeles
Mariposa
Madera
Marin
Mendocino
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Shasta
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Tri-City
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
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Alameda

2020

Suicide Prevention

Third Place: “A Broken Smile”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Angela Quan and Karen Pham
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: “Don’t Throw Your Voice Away”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Aaryan Rustagi, Risha Suresh, Kayla Quach, Manya Srivastav, Nandita Gadepalli, Ryan Cheng, Devika Roshan, Samah Qadeer and Akhil Raote
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “Dear Dad” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Anya Prakash, Sanvi Syal, Sara Sahul Hameed and Patricia Riley
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: “Crescendo”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Julianna Nepomuceno and Natalia Tehrani
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: “Stand Up; Speak Up”
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
Filmmakers: Karena Chen, Christina Wang and Kayla Chen
Advisor: Chelbert Dai
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Through the Lens of Culture – Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “Family”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Kexin Li and Vivian Liu
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
Language: Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles
A Chinese girl describes the cultural pressures of not being able to choose her own path and the strain it has on the relationship with her mother. Her mother realizes her daughter is struggling because of it and reaches out to her.
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Animated Short

Third Place (TIED): “Fill the Bucket!”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Alisha Shah
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Third Place (TIED): “Flying in Color”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmaker: Grace Yin
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: ”Never Forsaken”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmaker: Maxwell Hong
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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2019

Suicide Prevention

First Place: “Reaching Out” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
Filmmakers: Chiron Tran, Emeline Tu, Anthony Gao, Eddie Chang, Andrew Wang, Patrick Lu, and Vaidehi Raman
Advisor: Belinda Eugster
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Second Place: “End the Stigma”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Suhani Singh, Nicole Zhi, Varija Shah, and Ashrita Tadi
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: ”Are you Okay?”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Allison Muller and Kayla Redman
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: “The Sky Is The Limit”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Ashka Patel
Advisor:Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: “Help Wanted”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Daniel de Vera, Jessica Mason, and Natasha Cruz
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: “Black & White”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Cindy Nguyen, Sarah Ng, Emi Yanagawa and Yale Han
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention:“Break The Silence”
Alameda County County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Roland Zhang and Ivy Zhang
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention:“Climbing Past”
Alameda County County
Irvington High School Filmmakers: Michael Lan, Jesse Chung, David Chou
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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“Reach Out”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Julia Dil, Anushka Nair, Satvika Amanana, Enoch Wang, Nathan Hayward
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Through the Lens of Culture – Suicide Prevention 

* Second Place: “The Puppet”
Alameda County
Dublin High School
Filmmaker: Collette Lee and Josephine Kao
Advisor: Michael D’Ambrosio
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Honorable Mention: “Are You Okay?”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Jaclyn Lee, Prachi Roy, Jessica Cheng, and Rion Yanigawa
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: “We Are Here”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Yousuf Mustafa, Trisha Godara, and Nisha Anadure
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: “If Only…”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Yichen Zeng, Jaylan Mo, and Sunny Liu
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Melody of My Mind”
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
Filmmakers: Karena Chen & Chloe Wang
Advisor: Chelbert Dai
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Honorable Mention:””B”elow “A”verage”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Enoch Wang, Evan Shih, and Arnold Cai
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: ”Start the Conversation”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Aaryan Shah
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: ”Reach Out”
Alameda County
James Logan High School
Filmmakers: Breanna Dulay, Samantha Bacallo, Rachel Wong, and Kira Peterson
Advisor: Allen Chan
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SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “Desmotivado”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Dianna Esquivias, Reine Mallorca & Ivy Lam
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Animated Short

Second Place: “Not Alone”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmaker: Kripa Kini
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: “Sharing Secrets”
Alameda County
Foothill High School
Filmmaker: Claire McNerney
Advisor: Dax Treible

Honorable Mention: “Pills”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmaker: Mengchen Li
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention:“Home Alone”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmaker: Michelle Brown
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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2018

Suicide Prevention

*First Place: “Dear Diary”  (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Ashka Patel, Aman Grewel, & Natalie See
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Second Place: “Not a Joke”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Sabrina Ma
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention: “A New Beginning”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmaker: Alisha Chawla
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Mental Health Matters

*First Place: “The Broken Arm”  (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmaker: Saaketh Gunukula
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Second Place: “Blood Rush”
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
Filmmaker: Sharanya Kumar
Advisor: Ivy Lee
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Honorable Mention: The Ribbon of Change
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmaker: Michael Zhu
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Animated Short

Second Place: “Reach Out” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Alameda County
Foothill High School
Filmmaker: Claire McNerney
Advisor: Heather Richey
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2017

 *First Place: “Years Unfold” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Alameda County
Foothill High School
Filmmakers: Cassie Wang, Daniel Do, Shelley Ho, Sami Nasser, Sabrina Chen
Advisor Name: Scott Sears
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 Second Place: “Unnoticed”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Manya Bali, Siddharth Bansal, Aparna Iyer, Ankita Kini
Advisor Name: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention “The Reason”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Michelle Brown
Advisor Name: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mention “The Reason”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Filmmakers: Michelle Brown
Advisor Name: Shiloh Burton
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2016

*First Place: “A Hand of Hope” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
Student Name: Hanlin Wang, Michelle Zhang, Emily Shiang, Vincent Chiang
Advisor Name: Nina LaRosa
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Third Place: “Behind the Scenes”
Alameda County
Foothill High School
Student Names: Cassie Wang, Saad Hassan, Abdullah Qureshi and David Hong
Advisor Name: Scott Sears
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“Together”
American High School
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“Be Nice, Save a Life”
Alameda High School
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“Signs”
Livermore High School
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“SYB Suicide Prevention”
Alameda High School
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“There is Always Hope”
Mission San Jose High School
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“S Squad”
Alameda High School
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“Fuego Suicide PSA”
Alameda High School
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“Another All-nighter”
Irvington High School
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Mental Health Matters

*First Place: “Dear Amanda” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
Student Name: Melissa Zhuang
Advisor Name: Edie Christensen
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Honorable Mention “Shades of Silence”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
Student Name: Tiffany Lin
Advisor Name: Christina Faitel
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“Exile Prod. Mental Health PSA (Hidden in Hallways)”
Alameda High School
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“Paper Feelings”
Alameda High School
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“Thotful Studios PSA”
Alameda High School
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“Wake Me Up Inside (Hot & Spicy Mental Health PSA)”
Alameda High School
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“Eclipse Industries Suicide PSA”
Alameda High School
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Alpine

Amador

2019

Mental Health Matters

“I Know What Depression Is”
Amador County
Friday Night Live
Filmmakers: Mariah Donham, Ashley Copp, Aurora Gaines, William Fraser, Michael Psarras, Tyler Simpson, Elijah Sanchez
Advisor: Sarina Miller
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Suicide Prevention

2017

“We’re In It Together”
Nexus Youth and Family Services
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2015

Honorable Mention “Forget This, I’m Staying”
Amador County
Nexus Youth Programs
Student Names: Lizzie King, Alexys Smith, Austin Woodyard and Denise Arreola
Advisor Name: Rianna Damsten
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Butte

2020

Suicide Prevention

* First Place: “Our Battle” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Vincent Zachary Muñoz and Jesus Chavez-Hernandez
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Third Place: “Overcoming”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Dylan Hiller, Graham Roady, James Mitchel and Erica Figueroa
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: “AMISS”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Nolan Follestad and Lindsay Vantine
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: “The Least Expected”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Danny Ables and Alexzander Blankenship
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “Let Go”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Nathaniel Weliver and Eric Vue
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Third Place: “Mental Amity”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Keeran Isaac and Tyrez Abrams
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: “Show The World Who You Are”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Diego SanPaolo and Alex Longcor
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: “A Conversation [Final]”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Taylor King and Matthew Wagner
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: ”I Love My Culture”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Kevin Ngo and Ashley Hall
Advisor: Michael Peck
A boy shares the positive aspects of his culture while also sharing the pressures of keeping emotions hidden and not asking for help. He encourages viewers to visit the EachMindMatters website.
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2019

Suicide Prevention

First Place: “Don’t Keep it a Secret” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Neil Deniz and Riley Spas
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Second Place: “Blindfolds”
Butte County
Butte Community College
Filmmakers: Dylan Miner, Quinn Farley, Sarah Merrill, Julie Miner, and Nick Weiss
Advisor: Michael Peck
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“Summit” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Ethan Bechtold & Sarah Hall
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: “No One Walks Alone”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Kirby Gravell and Luke Hazelton
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: ”Friend in Need”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Anthony Heise-Salopek and Alexzander Blankenship
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: “Understanding”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Ciera Green and Sean Brown
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: “Listen”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Elie Mubark
Advisor: Michael Peck
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“A Friend in Need”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers:  Anthony and Zander
Advisor: Michael Peck
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“Consciousness”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers:  Blade Medina, Nick Guyyn
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “Rainy Days” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: DJ Merrill and Aidan Osgood
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: “The Hole”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Kyle Johnson and Brandt Livernois
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: “Never Alone”
Butte County
Butte Community College
Filmmakers: Connor Ricketts & Nick Weiss
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: “The Secret”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Jake Granicher & Jordan O’Neal
Advisor: Michael Peck
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2018

Suicide Prevention

*First Place: “Silence” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Dylan Miner & Chase Sisneroz
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: The Dream
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Jordan O’Neal & Ethan Bechtold
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: Let Them Know
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Kevin Sanford & Jasiel Celis
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Mental Health Matters

*First Place: “I Am Not Ashamed”  (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Connor Ricketts & Eli Martin
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Third Place: “The Confidence” (tied)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Quinn Farley & Brandon Clark
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Youth and Young Adult: Mental Health Matters

First Place: “Together We Conquer” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Butte County
Butte Community College
Filmmakers: Nathan Hitchman & Melissa Roetto
Advisor: Michael Peck
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SanaMente

*First Place: “Nunca Solo” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Preston Lopez & Nick Weiss
Advisor: Michael Peck
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2017

 *First Place: “All That Matters” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Garrett Havel & Tommy Angel
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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*Second Place: “You Deserve Happiness” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advance to Statewide Round of Judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley Sr High School
Filmmakers: Melissa Roetto & Emily Allison
Advisor Name:  Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention “We are all human”
Butte County|
Pleasant Valley Sr High School
Filmmakers: Zoe Ferguson & Brianna Buda
Advisor Name:  Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention “Never Alone”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley Sr High School
Filmmakers: Brandon Clark & Doug Hufford
Advisor Name:  Michael Peck
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“Just Keep Pedaling”
Pleasant Valley High School
View: https://youtu.be/5zC_12gc358
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“Chain Reaction”
Pleasant Valley High School
View: https://youtu.be/cj4yRBvk6zQ
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“If It’s Predictable It’s Preventable”
Pleasant Valley High School
View: https://youtu.be/2dpZyrdyI2Q
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“Who I Am”
Pleasant Valley High School
View: https://youtu.be/4qM2wAaJ_JM
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“Discover You”
Pleasant Valley High School
View: https://youtu.be/4loYqbeADaI
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“A Gasp of Air”
Valley High School
View: https://youtu.be/4PWS7Ns6Qag
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“Everyone Has Baggage”
Pleasant Valley High School
View: https://youtu.be/VMuUedCtMNQ
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2016

Third Place: “Roadside Assistance”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student Name: Nate Hopkins and Rob Barber
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Second Place: “Ignite the Light”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley HS/Butte County ROP
Student Names: Noah Welday and Megan Thayer
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention “Look Up and Listen”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley HS/Butte County ROP
Student Names: Alec Worthington and Trevor Gerfen
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Best Original Music “The Anchor”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School/ Butte County ROP
Student Names: Trevor Parks and Jessica Skantze
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Ending the Silence/Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “Behind Closed Doors”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student Names: Joshua Boelman and Thelonious Aull
Advisor Name:  Michael Peck
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 *”Off the Script” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student Names:  Ryan Martin and Kaden White
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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*“The Full Story” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student Name: Cameron Farrell and Megan Shea
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Fourth Place: “Talking Taboo”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student Names: Summer Soldano and Sami Laine
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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2015

First Place (tied): “What Defines Us” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School/Butte ROP
Student Names: Jake Frank and Sarah Gray
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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*First Place (tied): “Just Like You” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley HS/ Butte County ROP
Student Name: Skyler Ramsden and Madison Royal
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Third Place: “Unshakable” 
Butte County
Pleasant Valley HS/ Butte County ROP
Student Names: Peter Gibson and Donald Hall
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention “Defining Moments” 
Butte County
Pleasant Valley HS/Butte County ROP
Student Names: Baylee Martin and Zachery Lawyer
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
Link: http://youtu.be/xWdpqx8eAL0 (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Honorable Mention “Anyone Can Help” 
Butte County
Pleasant Valley HS/Butte County ROP
Student Names:  Bennie Ellis and Sam Stuckrath
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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2014

*First Place “Walk the Mile” (Tie)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School/ROP
Student Names: Mary Beem, Lana Maderos
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Third Place “Silence Isn’t Golden”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student Names: Danielle Hart, Claire Parsons
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtJBmJ3tORI

Second Place “Walk the Mile” (Tie)
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School/ROP
Student Names: Mary Beem, Lana Maderos
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Third Place “Signs”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student Names: Daniel Celis and Austin Tuter
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention “Reach Out”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student Names: Walter Behrman and Forrest Spesert
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPPArAiYtbI

You Can
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School/Butte ROP
Student Names: Sydney Kleiner and Cameron Farrell
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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Be The Change
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School/Butte ROP
Student Names: Sterling DeMello and Tyler Bennett
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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2013

Trimboli
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student name(s): Jonny Trimboli, Cody Young
Advisor name: Michael Peck
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City of Berkeley

Suicide Prevention

Colusa

Suicide Prevention

2020

Walk in our Shoes – Words Matter

Honorable Mention: “I’m Fine”
Colusa County
Williams Jr Sr High
Filmmakers: Jennifer Ramirez
Advisor: James Welcome
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“There’s Always Hope”
Colusa County
Colusa High School
Student Names: Fernando Hurtado, Sarah Garcia, Angel Grajeda, and Vanessa Munguia
Advisor Name: Barbara Hankins
Link: http://youtu.be/Sf95x83I8cI (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Contra Costa

2020 Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “My Friend Jacob”
Contra Costa County
Freedom High School
Filmmakers: Louis Solana, Jhayson Henderson and Corey sipes
Advisor: Jeff Vargen
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “The Door”
Contra Costa County
Salesian College Preparatory
Filmmakers: Carlos Cruz, Jalen Santos, Cailah Concon, Satchel Greene and Ysabel Alacce
Advisor: Janet O’Hair
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Honorable Mention: “Step by Step”
Contra Costa County
Las Lomas
Filmmakers: Martin Valbuena, Alexis Hodgson and Sara Valbuena
Advisor: Lisa Rigisich
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2019

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “The Power of Friendship”
Contra Costa County
School: Freedom High School
Filmmakers: Rubiel Cadena, Julius Bondock, Trevor DiBasilio, and Jamie Samson
Advisor: Jeff Vargen
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Honorable Mention: “A Friend in Need”
Contra Costa County
Salesian College Preparatory
Filmmakers: Angel Lopez, Harnoor Deol, Andrew Mendoza, and Josh Del Sol
Advisor: Janet O’Hair
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Mental Health Matters

“Jaden’s Story”
Contra Costa County
Salesian College Preparatory
Filmmakers: Nelson Spiller, Mya Moore, Francis Regale, Jaden Robinson, Italy Godfrey
Advisor: Janet O’Hair
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“Everyday”
Contra Costa County
Salesian College Preparatory
Filmmakers: Audric Reyes, Juliana Pearse, Aris Corpus, Kareem Sullivan, Leo Alejandria
Advisor: Janet O’Hair
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“Helping Hand”
Contra Costa County
Salesian College Preparatory Filmmakers: Neoud
Haile, Thomas Nguyen, Nathan Kesete, Qianyizhi (Betty) Li
Advisor: Janet O’Hair
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2018

Through the Lens of Culture

First Place (tied): “A Mormon Perspective” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Contra Costa County
San Ramon Valley High School
Filmmaker: Tia Stout
Advisor: Kirsten Drake
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Suicide Prevention

“With Help Comes Hope”
Vicente High School
Filmmakers: Eduardo Fajardo, Ashley Lamb, Donovan OShea, and Roxana Rochin
Advisor: Amy Specter
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Suicide Prevention BMS
Contra Costa County
Bristow Middle School
Filmmakers: John Carlo Mababangloob and Nathan Baldwin
Advisor: Heather Jeffrey
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24 Hours
Contra Costa County
Freedom High School
Filmmaker: Marjani Baptiste
Advisor: Jeff Vargen
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Silence
Contra Costa County
Freedom High School
Filmmaker: Natalie Perkins
Advisor: Jeff Vargen
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Mental Health Matters

The Hidden World Of Depression
Contra Costa County
Bristow Middle School
Filmmakers: Maxwell Simens, Titus L Lest, and Giovanni Robles
Advisor: Heather Jeffrey
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2016
Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “Tuff”
Contra Costa County
Salesian College Preparatory
Student Name: Jason Cordis, Veronica Bautista, Anthony Grybinas, Joshua Alvarez
Advisor Name: Janet O’Hair
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“Moment by Moment”
Acalanes High School
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“The Long Walk”
Acalanes High School
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“Raising the Bar”
Acalanes High School
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“Clearing the Clouds”
Acalanes High School
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2015

Second Place: “Emotions On The Sleeve”
Contra Costa County
Deer Valley High School
Student Names: Karissa Roemer, Tyler Wells, Mahli Bothi and Chance Minyard
Advisor Name: Kiel Olff
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n62WZYR0GzY (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Dig
Contra Costa County
Heritage High School
Student Names: Antonio Garro, Dante Ortiz, and Jeffrey Kim
Advisor Name: Karin Rowland
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Del Norte

*First Place: “Real Life Super Hero” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Del Norte County
Redwood Voice
Student Names: Jedidiah Hawkins and Makenzy Williams
Advisor Name: Jacob Patterson
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El Dorado

Fresno

2020

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Dear Best Friend”
Fresno County
Selma High School
Filmmakers: Kyrene Ponce, Issa Martinez, Tench Gomez and Evony Valencia
Advisor: Frankie Leal
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Mental Health Matters”
Fresno County
Coalinga High School
Filmmakers: Carlos Lucero
Advisor: Tom Lucero
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Honorable Mention: “Mental Health Matters”
Fresno County
California State University, Fresno
Filmmakers: Ashley Carter, Haley Wall and Tristen Spiers
Advisor: Nancy Van Leuven
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Honorable Mention: “Know the signs”
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Filmmakers: Devin, Delyla Ybarra and Caleb Calderone
Advisor: Derrick Davis
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Through the Lens of Culture – Suicide Prevention

Third Place: “Love Wins”
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Filmmakers: Graciela Vargas
Advisor: Derrick Davis
LQBTQ students communicate the importance of reaching out and seeking help, that you are not alone.
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Fifth Place: “Me is You”
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Filmmakers: Keng Xiong
Advisor: Derrick Davis
Language: Hmong with English subtitles
A Hmong boy tells his story of depression and encourages viewers to move forward and seek help.
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: ”I’m Here for You”
Fresno County
Buchanan High School
Filmmakers: Delany Davis and David Angulo
Advisor: Daniel Pearce
Language: Punjabi and English with English subtitles
A teen opens up to her sister about needing help and at first is not received with a supportive response, but later her sister changes her mind and chooses to help her sister.
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SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “La Familia es Todo”
Fresno County
Buchanan High School
Filmmaker: Delany Davis, David Angulo
Advisor: Daniel Pearce
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A family supports and helps a young girl as ‘family is everything’.
Una familia apoya y ayuda a una niña como ‘la familia es todo’.
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention: “Find the Words”
Fresno County
California State University, Fresno (Fresno State)
Filmmaker: Joanna Lois Mariano
Advisor: Nancy VanLeuven
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Walk in our Shoes – The Superhero In Each of Us

Honorable Mention: “Walking in Shoes of Depression”
Fresno County
Kings View
Filmmakers: Aileen Aviles, Mikayla Villareal, Zoey Rodriguez, Janna Phaphon and Arianna Xiong
Advisor: Darlene Valadez
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Walk in our Shoes – What is Mental Health

Honorable Mention: “Feeling Lonely”
Fresno County
Tehipite Middle school
Filmmakers: Joseph Powell, Maddison Vang, Jonathan Stanley, Lesley Lopez, Kamareah Walker and Danny Boupha
Advisor: Luciana Lopez
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2019

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “People Care”
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Filmmakers: Meghan White & Paige Ragsdale
Advisor: Derrick Davis
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Honorable Mention “See Into Another”
Fresno County
Buchanan High School
Filmmakers: Delany Davis, Gianna Chiaramonte, Jonah M Comes, Madilyn Hernandez, and Joseph Soza
Advisor: Marcos Martinez
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“You Matter”
Fresno County
Clovis East Peer Counseling
Filmmaker: Kim Xiong
Advisor: Derrick Davis
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Care”
Fresno County
Fresno American Indian Health Project
Filmmakers: Fresno American Indian Health Project
Advisor: Dominique Carrillo
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Honorable Mention: “I’m Fine”
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Filmmakers: Alena & Graciela Vargas
Advisor: Derrick Davis
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Honorable Mention: “Mental Health”
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Filmmaker: Thrixie Mae Mendoza
Advisor: Derrick Davis
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Honorable Mention: “Thoughts”
Fresno County
Buchanan High School
Filmmakers: Walker Lawson, Delaney Davis
Advisor: Marcos Martinez
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“You’re Never Alone”
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Filmmakers: Alena & Graciela Vargas
Advisor: Derrick Davis
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SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “Back to Me”
Fresno County
Sanger High School
Filmmakers: Jesus Arias-Heredia, Isaiah Borjas, Richy Garcia, and Victoria
Advisor: Zhon Kuraspediani
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Walk in Our Shoes

“Helping a Hero”
Fresno County
Filmmakers: William Bishop, Max Marshall, Katie Bishop, and James Bishop
School: Rafer Johnson Jr. High
Advisor: Janet Johnson
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“Lost But Found”
Fresno County
Filmmakers: Deemelda Fesolai, Lily Jenanyan, Breana “Alex” Rivas, Janiyah Jones, and Amara Klein
School: Rio Vista Middle School
Advisor: Samantha Martin
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2018

Suicide Prevention

*Third Place: “This is Beyond Sadness” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advancing to Statewide Round of Judging)
Tulare County
University Preparatory High School
Filmmaker: Alexandra Carrillo
Advisor: Helen Millorn-Feller
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Honorable Mention: “To Be Seen”
Fresno County
Buchanan High School
Filmmakers: Delany Davis & Ulysses Larios
Advisor: Mr. Martinez
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2018

Through the Lens of Culture

First Place (tied): “Time to Speak Up” (Recognized at Award Ceremony) 
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Filmmakers: Caitlin Luster, Meghan White & June Vang
Advisor: Derrick “The Star” Davis
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Third Place (tied): “Good Medicine” 
Fresno County
FAIHP
Filmmakers: Paul A., Luis B., Ben C.
Advisor: Eva Minaskeian
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2017

Honorable Mention “Better Together”
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Filmmakers: Kamal Dhillon & Kimberly Xiong
Advisor Name: Mr. Davis
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Honorable Mention “Lub Neej Muaj Nqe (Worthy Life)”
Fresno County
Kings View Youth Empowerment
Filmmakers: Peter Xiong, Pao Vue, Curtis Vang, Vincent Her
Advisor Name: Andy Vang
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2016

Second Place: “Depression Has No Culture” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Fresno County
Clovis East High School
Student Names: Maegan Ankenman, Adryauna Speer, Caitlin Luster, Malia Willison
Advisor Name: Derrick Davis
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2015

Third Place: “You’re Never Alone” 
Fresno County
Kingsburg High School
Student Name: Matt Flores
Advisor Name: Caitlin Nii
Link: http://youtu.be/R4eodreudqM (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Ending the Silence/Mental Health Matters

Third Place: “Stand Up to Stigma”
Fresno County
Duncan Polytechnical High School
Student Names: Jordan Tijerina, Sarah Vang, Gabriel Longinos and Phillip Prudhume
Advisor Name: John Greico
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2015

Honorable Mention “#Endthesilence” 
Fresno County
Coalinga High School
Student Names:  Isaac Lucero, Elisabeth Ayala, Zachary Yeager and Rafael Guzman
Advisor Name: Tom Lucero
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2014

Honorable Mention: “Signs of Hope”
Fresno County
Violet Heintz Education Academy
Student Names: Saul Velasquez, Carissa Green, Colton Henry, Sherbria Thornton and Noe Valencia
Advisor Name: Brian Bishop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-h0qmDWDB0

Honorable Mention “Jamming Together: Each Mind Matters”
Fresno County
Violet Heintz Education Academy
Student Names: Saul Velasquez, Carissa Green, Colton Henry, Sherbria Thornton, Noe Valencia
Advisor Name: Brian Bishop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q16STS1l6HQ

2013

Second Prize: Path of Life

Score: 94.33
Fresno County
Violet Heintz Education Academy
Student Name(s): Andrew Horn, Mary Turner, Anthony Moreno, Brandon Odenal
Advisor Name: Brian Bishop

Honorable Mention: Be a Friend
Fresno County
Violet Heintz Education Academy
Student name(s): Mary Turner, Andrew Horn, Schitavong Hue and Brandon Odenal
Advisor name: Brian Bishop
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Honorable Mention: Understanding
Fresno County
Selma High School
Student name(s): Shawn Redfield, Daisy Camacho
Advisor name: Christina Lallas

Second Prize: ENDING MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 93.67
Fresno County
Violet Heintz Education Academy
Student name(s): Andrew Horn, Mary Turner, Anthony Moreno and Schitavong Hue
Advisor name: Brian Bishop

Glenn

2018
Youth and Young Adult – Mental Health Matters

Educate and Reach Out
Glenn County
Orland Transition Aged Youth
Filmmaker: Emmanuel Sanchez
Advisor: Calley Pfyl
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Humboldt

2019

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Undisputed”
Humboldt County
Hoopa Valley High School
Filmmakers: Cautiposhon Wilson, Cesar Kartaltepe, Aidan Mendes, and Rosie Romero
Advisor: Jerry Soho
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Mental Health Matters

“Alone”
Humboldt County
Eureka Senior High School
Filmmakers: Felix Cervantes & Jesse Bowling
Advisor: Rachel Fealk View

2018
Suicide Prevention

Third Place: “Never Too Late”
Fortuna High School
Filmmaker: Ricky Hayden
Advisor: Errin Odell
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“You are Loved”
Eureka High School
Filmmakers: William Herring
Advisor: Rachel Fealk
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“Sean Nielsen’s Suicide Video”
Eureka High School
Filmmaker: Sean Nielsen
Advisor: Rachel Fealk
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“Another Day”
Fortuna High School
Filmmakers: Colin Walters, Nevan Seitz, Benjamin Krause, Nate McKinney, & Benjamin Pavloff
Advisor: Errin Odell
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“Bad Dreams”
Fortuna High School
Filmmakers: Nate McKinney, Benjamin Krause, & Colin Walters
Advisor: Errin Odell
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Mental Health Matters

“Resemblance”
Hoopa High School
Filmmakers: Jorga Hernandez, Spencer Lewis, Marcos Renteria, and Journey Ridenour
Advisor: Jerrald Soho
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“Disturbance”
Fortuna High School
Filmmakers: Nevan Seitz, Benjamin Krause, Colin Walters, & Nate McKinney
Advisor: Errin Odell
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Youth and Young Adult: Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “Signs”
Humboldt County
Humboldt County TAY Collaborative (HCTAYC)
Filmmakers: Draven Keller
Advisor: Calla Peltier-Olson
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Through the Lens Of Culture

“I Am My Culture”
Humboldt County
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Filmmakers: Carol McCovey
Advisor: Shanley Masten
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention: “It Starts with Hello”
Humboldt County
Humboldt County TAY Collaboration
Filmmaker: Izzie Davalos-Gomez
Advisor: Leah Lammatina
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“You Don’t Have to Change”
Eureka High School
Filmmakers: Vanessa Farner
Advisor: Rachel Fealk
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“You’re Not Alone”
Eureka High School
Filmmakers: Mathilde Leroy
Advisor: Rachel Fealk
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2017

Honorable Mention “Reach For Help”
Humboldt County
Fortuna High School
Filmmaker: Salt Squad
Advisor: Errin Odell
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Honorable Mention “Letter to Future Self”
Humboldt County
Fortuna High School
Filmmaker: Scrubs
Advisor: Errin Odell
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Honorable Mention “Generational Trauma on Indian Country”
Humboldt County
Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration
Filmmakers: Tristin Severns & Sean Taggart
Advisor: Leah Lamattina
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“Conquering the Struggle”
Eureka High School
View: https://youtu.be/USTvof5zNZ4
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“Are You Okay?”
McKinleyville High School
View: https://youtu.be/j5OlYSL_MyI
Download: https://vimeo.com/208728823

“Underneath the Smiling Faces – Eureka High School Interact Club”
Eureka High School Interact Club
View: https://youtu.be/Oo0kaHmaQfU
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Third Place: “Foster Youth Culture”  (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Humbodlt County
Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration
Filmmaker: Sierra Watson
Advisor Name: Leah Lamattina
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“Celebrate”
Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration
View: https://youtu.be/sqmi7TIQ0G4
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“Words of Comfort”
Eureka High School
View: https://youtu.be/GSw_NRk6LUs
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“The Shadow”
Eureka High School
View: https://youtu.be/md6tmVSiIZY
Download: https://vimeo.com/208904089

2016

Third Place (tied): “Suicide on Indian County” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Humboldt County
Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration
Student Names: Tristin Severns
Advisor Name: Leah Lamattina
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2015

“Depression Suppression”
Humboldt County
Ferndale High School
Student Names: Enrique Lopez Cisneros, Travis Loncaric, and Jacey Ragan
Advisor Name: Henry Chiles
View: http://youtu.be/SU2ITibHCdY (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Mental Health Matters

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

2020

Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “On My Mind”
Imperial County
Southwest High School HOSA
Filmmakers: Lluvia Baez, Maria Lopez, Anahi Ornelas, Jessica Barrios, Cristy Sandoval and Johana Vasquez
Advisor: Jackie Valadez
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SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “Tenemos Que Hablar”
Imperial County
Southwest High School HOSA
Filmmaker: Michael Zabala, Lance Cochran, Sara Verdugo, Alejandra Moren, Jaely Carvajal, Naomi Hernandez
Advisor: Jackie Valadez
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Sometimes we push others away when struggling with different emotions, but the best thing to do is bring them closer and share our feelings.
A veces alejamos a los demás cuando estamos batallando con diferentes emociones, pero lo mejor que podemos hacer es acercarnos y compartir nuestros sentimientos.
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2019

SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “Mentes Llimitades” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Imperial County
Southwest High School
Filmmakers: Alexa Argulo, Stephanie Hernandez, Ailyn Alicea, Luis Ruiz
Advisor: Jackie Valdez
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 Through the Lens of Culture- Mental Health Matters

“All The Same”

Imperial County
Southwest High School
Filmmakers: Alison A., Diana A., Ayla B., Brisa B., Arianna I., Simran S.
Advisor: Jackie Valdez

“Seeking Help”
Imperial County
Southwest High School
Filmmakers: Angela Rodriguez,Yelena Vargas, Jasmine Palacios and Joseph Paez
Advisor: Jackie Valdez

“Through the Lens of Culture (Mental Illness)”
Imperial County
Southwest High School
Filmmakers: Roxanna T., Vania V., Melina M.
Advisor: Jackie Valdez

2018

Suicide Prevention

“Memorias Que Matan”
Imperial County
Holtville High School
Student Names: Alejandra Salas, Nidia Barraza and Evelyn Saucedo
Advisor Name: Lisa Natwick
Link: http://youtu.be/v3mqwzGrPMo (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Honorable Mention “It’s Okay” 
Imperial County
Holtville High School
Student Names: Brea Torquato, Nadia Ambrocio, Antonio Reyes and Deborah Santana-Brown
Advisor Name: Lisa Natwick
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Kern

2020

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Know the Signs”
Kern County
Regional Occupational Center
Filmmakers: Savvy Rodriguez, Marley Breeding, Allen Medellin, Ryan Ventura and Reili Parkinson
Advisor: Lisa Krch
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Speechless”
Kern County
Regional Occupational Center
Filmmakers: Presley Foster, Ethan Tapia and Damian Perez
Advisor: Lisa Krch
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SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “Es Mejor Buscar Ayuda”
Kern County
Cesar E. Chavez High School
Filmmakers: Paola Garcia
Advisor: Rosemarie Dao
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A girl is struggling until she realizes reaching out for help and talking about her problems with loved ones is the support she needs.
Una niña batalla hasta que se da cuenta que el buscar ayuda y hablar de sus problemas con sus seres queridos es el apoyo que necesita.
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention: “Know the Signs”
Kern County
Cesar E. Chavez High School
Filmmakers: Jylen Paraiso
Advisor: Rosemarie Dao
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Walk in our Shoes – The Superhero In Each of Us

Honorable Mention: “Looking Within”
Kern County
Norris Middle School
Filmmakers: Jelitza Tapia, Ashlynn Beath, Samantha VanDyke, Celeste Magallon, Xanthe Knapp, Andrew Trotter, Nader Algumaee and Dallin Crawford
Advisor: Deanna Patterson
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2019 

Suicide Prevention 

Honorable Mention: “You Don’t Have You End It all”
Kern County
Cesar Chavez High School
Filmmakers: Benjamin Pizano, Nathan Quair, and Kristian Gutierrez
Advisor: Rosemarie Dao
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“Help Is Here”
Kern County
Regional Occupation Center
Filmmakers: Aniya Johnson, Savannah Duarte, Andres Lopez
Advisor: Lisa Krch

 Mental Health Matters

“You Are Not Alone”
Kern County
Regional Occupation Center
Filmmakers: Collin, Priscilla, Nadia, Jenna
Advisor: Lisa Krch

“The Hero In Us”
Kern County
Cesar E. Chavez High School
Filmmakers: Kristian Gutierrez, Nathan Oniar, Kayle Mendoza, Uriel Deharo
Advisor: Rosemary Dao

Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: ”We All Bleed Red”

Kern County
Regional Occupational Center
Filmmakers: Austin Sherrell, Edgar Ramirez, Damariaye Wilson, Diana Galdamez, Stephanie Bojorquez, Celeste Valdez, and Erica Risi
Advisor: Lisa Krch
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SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “Juntos”
Kern County
Cesar E. Chavez High School
Filmmaker: Uriel De Haro
Advisor: Rosemarie Dao
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2018

Suicide Prevention

Labels
Cesar E. Chavez High School
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All It Takes
Cesar E. Chavez High School
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If You Could See Yourself
Cesar E. Chavez High School
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Dear Sister
Cesar E. Chavez High School
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Pull Thru
South High School
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Out of the Grey
Kern County
Cesar E. Chavez High School
Student Name: Bethany Mata
Advisor Name: Rosemarie Dao
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Pinata
Kern County
Cesar E. Chavez High School
Student Name: Jed Marasigan
Advisor Name: Rosemarie Dao
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Get Help
Kern County
Cesar E. Chavez High School
Student Name: Kathleen Prado
Advisor Name: Rosemarie Dao
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Mental Health Matters

Misappropriated
Cesar E. Chavez High School
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A Little Help
Cesar E. Chavez High School
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You Matter
Cesar E. Chavez High School
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You’re Not Alone
Cesar E. Chavez High School
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Kings

2020

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Wake Up” (Team Pick – Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Kings County
School: Lemoore Middle College High School
Filmmakers: Alessandra Tolentino, Lily Jula, Naeryl Ronquillo, Vianna Schneider and Abigail Halsey
Advisor: Sierra Patheal
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2015

Suicide Prevention

Best Original Script in the Suicide Prevention Category “I Thought”
Kings County
Lemoore High School
Student Name:  Maria Isabel Rodriguez
Advisor Name: Matthew Boam
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Los Angeles

2020

2020 Screening

Suicide Prevention

* First Place: “Sadie’s Coffee” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy Architecture/Digital Design/Filmmaking Magnet High School
Filmmakers: Kate Berumen, Bianca Cruz, Valeria Preciado and Josue Limon
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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Second Place (TIED): “Run”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School Architecture/Digital Design/Filmmaking Magnet
Filmmakers: Ian and Joshua
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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Second Place (TIED): “Choose to Stay”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
Filmmakers: Lily Merrick, Marisa Lamas and Savannah Stadtlander
Advisor: Wade Williams
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Third Place: “Okay”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Filmmakers: Nikki Santa Cruz and Rosy Vasquez
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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”Back to a Better Future” (Team Pick – Advanced to Statewide Judging)
Los Angeles County
Knight High school
Filmmakers: Nevaeh Zaragoza, Juan Amaya, Brooke Steedman and David Morales
Advisor: Fabian Montagut
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Honorable Mention: ”The Unnoticeable Urgency”
Los Angeles County
Alverno Heights Academy
Filmmakers: Brynn Higdon, Emma Alvarez, Isabella Gonzales, Danielle Campos-Martel, Tatiana Cortes, Auden Harper and Emily Corvalan
Advisor: Susana Capra
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Honorable Mention: ”With Love You’ll Find Your Way”
Los Angeles County
New West Charter School
Filmmakers: Eli Nissenbaum and Larrieux Ross
Advisor: Stephen Day
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Honorable Mention: ”Say Something”
Los Angeles County
Hilda Solis Learning Academy
Filmmakers: Mario A. Astorga, Walter Junior Rubio and Anabel Orozco
Advisor: Marisa Moran (James Ng)
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Honorable Mention: ””Not the Solution””
Los Angeles County
Ramon C. Cortines Visual and Performing Arts
Filmmakers: Olivia Fedida, Sofi Levy, Laurens Chao and Zooey Le-Baker
Advisor: Jorge Caridad
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Honorable Mention: ”Openness”
Los Angeles County
Leuzinger High School
Filmmakers: Phu Ho, Jason Hoang and Odalys Vazquez
Advisor: Sean Hiller
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Honorable Mention: ”Losing Focus”
Los Angeles County
Chatsworth Charter High School
Filmmakers: Anthony Cruhlac, Alex Sherman and Gavyn Landicho
Advisor: Suchit Upadhyay
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Honorable Mention: ”Spotting the signs”
Los Angeles County
Green Design STEAM Academy
Filmmakers: Diana Gandara, Esther Arevalo, Jasmine Martinez Leyva, Rckyia Mitchell and Oprah Diop
Advisor: Oprah Diop
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Honorable Mention: ”On The Edge of Stress”
Los Angeles County
Saugus News Network
Filmmakers: Sherin Yueksel, Derek Diaz and Parker Long
Advisor: Wade Williams
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Honorable Mention: ”When I First Noticed”
Los Angeles County
Valor Academy High School
Filmmakers: Sankirth Vutukuri, Valeria Lozano, Valerie Hernandez, Nathaniel Kosoyan, Kaori Sakai and Delia Orozco
Advisor: Mindy Pomper Johnson
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Honorable Mention: ”Secrets”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Oscar Jan, Cameron Edeson and Ben Tzobery
Advisor: Sarah Hills
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Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “I Am Me” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Eli Kupetz, Jenna Gossett, Ryley Swift and Gabriel Herrera
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Second Place: “Together We Matter”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
The School of Arts And Enterprise
Filmmakers: Andrew Magana, Angel Cruz, Seth Corwin, Ashley Moreno, Victor Tessier, Jasmin Camacho, Jessica Garcia, Josh Juarez, Susana Garcia and Andrew Asebedo
Advisor: Ryan Metzler
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Third Place: “Restless”
Los Angeles County
Warren High School
Filmmakers: Israel Alvarez, Kenia Gonzalez, Ivan Gamez and Keira Znika
Advisor: Jared Nelson
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Honorable Mention: “Hashiru” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Los Angeles County
Warren High School
Filmmakers: Andrew Stratton, Ruben Mendoza and Daniel Sanchez
Advisor: Jared Nelson
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Honorable Mention: “Abbreviated Soliloquies” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Los Angeles County
Ghetto Film School
Filmmakers: Julia Song
Advisor: Elizabeth Kim
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Honorable Mention: “The Ropes of Mental Health” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
Filmmakers: Max Vezzali, Mike Sheerer, Elijah Mims and Vito Vezzali
Advisor: Wade E. Williams
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Honorable Mention: “You Deserve Happiness”
Los Angeles County
Da Vinci Design High School
Filmmakers: Alana Faust, Ashanti Bracken, Amir Morris and Joshua Newman
Advisor: Erin Naymark
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Honorable Mention: “A Letter to Myself”
Los Angeles County
Alverno Heights Academy
Filmmakers: Janet Maza and Josie Beltran
Advisor: Susana Capra
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Honorable Mention: ”R U GOOD?”
Los Angeles County
Central High School
Filmmaker: Emanuel Ceballos, Jose Soria, Denisse Zavala, James Chavez, Kiara Perez, David Bonilla and Edwin Sanchez
Advisor: Denise Gaberman
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Honorable Mention: ”Should I?”
Los Angeles County
New West Charter High School
Filmmakers: Stella Raymond, Sara Gonzalez and Tess Carlson
Advisor: Stephen Day
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Honorable Mention: “Not Just In Your Head”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Sophia Spencer, Katie Mcgruder, Faris Banihani and Sarah Pino
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention: “Missing Piece”
Los Angeles County
Warren High School
Filmmakers: Sarah Ramirez, Dominik Carreon, Marilyn Rojas, Vincent Mancillas and Alysa Franco
Advisor: Jared Nelson
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Honorable Mention: “You Are Not Alone”
Los Angeles County
Valor Academy High School
Filmmakers: Chelsea Cornejo, Yvonne Blanco and Kimberly Tzun
Advisor: Mindy Pomper-Johnson
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Honorable Mention: “Help Is Out There”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
Filmmakers: Ciera Bennett, Kirana O’Rourke and Layla Gilstrap
Advisor: Wade Williams
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Honorable Mention: “Can We Talk?”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Dillon Leslie, Max Sanders, Vaughn Wilbur, Tatyana Locklin and Luna Rodriguez
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Second Place (TIED): “El Silencio Interior”
Los Angeles County
Warren High School
Filmmakers: Wendy Obispo and Leslie Gomez
Advisor: Jared Nelson
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A girl shares the strength of her family and their background which makes her feel like she cannot share her emotions and struggles. She feels trapped and unable to express her feelings and encourages viewers to speak up and not fall into the silence of cultural pressures.
Una niña habla sobre su familia religiosa y trabajador que no se rinden y siguen luchando a pesar de la oscuridad en la vida. Por eso siente que no puede hablar de sus sentimientos con su familia. Manda el mensaje de romper el estigma y no dejar que tu voz sea domesticado al silencio.
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Fifth Place: “Our Words/Nuestras Palabras”
Los Angeles County
Hilda Solis Learning Academy
Filmmakers: Esdras Medina, Camila Cardenas Lopez, Allisson Saavedra, Miguel Lopez, Christopher Corral, Carlos D. Aguilar, Yiret Solis, Dara Dayane Lopez Mendez, Angel Gordillo and Angel Maurillo Gonzalez
Advisor: James Ng
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
This film shows a group of friends that come from different walks of life and relays the message that although life can be hard sometimes and we all have our own struggles, taking care of our own mental health is a priority. Viewers are reminded we don’t have to be alone and are directed towards the national suicide prevention lifeline.
Este video demuestra un grupo de amigos en que todos tienen sus propios historias. Aunque a veces la vida es dura y todos tenemos nuestros batallas, cuidando de nuestro salud mental es prioridad y no lo tenemos que hacer solos. Se da información sobre un sitio web y teléfono para buscar ayuda.
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Honorable Mention: “A Life With OCD”
Los Angeles County
Sierra Vista High School
Filmmakers: Charlize Althea Garcia, Juan Cornejo Jr., Lizett Garcia, Sarah Orozco, Emma Marie Arteaga, Jose Andres Baeza, Isabel Morales
Advisor: Jenna Guerrero
English and Spanish with English subtitles
A teen shares her experience of living with OCD and the cultural pressure of not being able to share it with her family. She worries people won’t understand until she realizes she is not alone and decides to face her struggles.
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Honorable Mention: “Home”
Los Angeles County
Warren High School
Filmmakers: Christopher Carrillo, Elbert Sarat, David Avila, John Robert, Johnny Camacho, Luis Galindo and Axel Juarez
Advisor: Jared Nelson
A Jehovah Witness teenager describes his struggles with feeling alone, disconnected and isolated compared to others. He realizes others may be experiencing the same feelings for different reasons and finds support to find his feeling of home.
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Honorable Mention: ”Let’s Pray”
Los Angeles County
Green Design STEAM Academy
Filmmakers: Ashley Farias and Mariela Garay
Advisor: Oprah Diop
Language: English and Spanish with English subtitles
A teen shares feelings of anxiety with her mom who dismisses her feelings, telling her everything will be ok. Later, the girl’s sister shares resources with her.
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Honorable Mention: ”Son Reales”
Los Angeles County
International Studies Learning Center
Filmmakers: Ahtziri Holguin, Maritza De La Rosa, Sofia, Valerie Del Real and Estevan Cortez
Advisor: Lisa Ramirez
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Teenage life is hard and the family pressure to be perfect students can create feelings of being alone. But we are not alone. Viewers are encouraged not to ignore or be ashamed of their feelings and to reach out for help.
La vida de los adolescentes es difícil y la presión de la familia para ser un estudiante perfecto puede causar sentimientos de estar solo. Pero no estamos solos. Este video comunica un mensaje de no ignorar ni sentir pena por los sentimientos y buscar ayuda.
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SanaMente

* First Place: “Del Barrio” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
The School of Arts And Enterprise
Filmmaker: Jesse Marquez Jr., Dario Alatorre, Julian Valdez, and Kenny Marquez
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Metzler
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A boy struggles with a lack of family support and connection until he finds SanaMente and is able to find the right path.
Un niño batalla con la falta de apoyo y conexión con su familia hasta que encuentra el sitio web de SanaMente y encuentra su camino.
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Second Place: “Preguntas”
Los Angeles County
Clark Magnet High School
Filmmakers: Sophie Peineke, Parvaneh Motallebi, and Anne Reinhard
Advisor: Joshua Bishop
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A girl is feeling overwhelmed and is unsure about talking to her family about it so she asks a teacher for help. The teacher shows the student the SanaMente website and encourages her to talk to her family.
Una niña se siente agobiada y no cree que puede hablar con su familia sobre la tema. Entonces confía en una maestra quien le enseña el sitio web de SanaMente y le anima a hablar con su familia.
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Fifth Place: “Our Time/Nuestro Tiempo”
Los Angeles County
Hilda Solis Learning Academy
Filmmakers: Camila Cardenas Lopez, Miguel Lopez, Bryan Antonio Campos, Bryan David Xon Macario, Marlen Carcamo, Esdras Median, Christopher Corral, and Carlos Aguilar
Advisor: James Ng
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Students are filmed looking at the camera to connect with the viewer, sending the message that everyone matters.
Este video comunica la importancia de cuidar de la salud mental, porque todos somos importantes, porque tú importas.
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Honorable Mention: “La Vida/Mi Mente”
Los Angeles County
Alverno Heights Academy
Filmmaker: Isabella Gonzales, Melanie Luquin, Annabella Larson, and Amia Alvarez
Advisor: Sue Capra
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A girl struggles with depression and feelings of not belonging when a friend notices something is wrong and reaches out to help her.
Una niña batalla con depresión y sentimientos de no pertenecer cuando una amiga se da cuenta que algo está mal y le ayuda.
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Honorable Mention: “Speak Up/Alza Tu Voz”
Los Angeles County
Hilda Solis Learning Academy
Filmmakers: Alexis Herandez, Jaun Moreno, Abraham Martir, Yiret Solis, Evelyn Ramirez, and Giovanni Burgos
Advisor: James Ng
Language: Spanish
A student is isolated from the group and a friend reaches out to help him.
Un estudiante está aislado del grupo y un amigo le ofrece ayuda.
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Honorable Mention: “Tristeza”
Los Angeles County
Green Design STEAM Academy
Filmmakers: Jordi Gutierrez, Yenifer Abad, Megan Vazquez, and Yadhira Viramontes
Advisor: Oprah Diop
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A girl is sad and depressed and realizes she must reach out for help on her own.
Una niña esta triste y deprimida y se da cuenta que necesita buscar ayuda para ayudarse a sí misma.
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Animated Short

Fourth Place: “Friend in Need”
Los Angeles County
San Marino High School
Filmmakers: Jaden K. Mena and Sophie Fleming
Advisor: Robbin McCulloch
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Walk in our Shoes – The Superhero In Each of Us

Second Place: “Not What It Seems”
Los Angeles County
Palms Middle School
Filmmakers: Emma Walker, Cora Iiams, Saleida Miguez and Luna Wicks
Advisor: Mrs. Irene Clark
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Honorable Mention: “You’ll Always Have a Friend”
Los Angeles County
Bret Harte Preparatory Middle School
Filmmakers: Carolina Viera, Sorayda Escalante, Mareli Doroteo, Ashley Marin, Tylynn Pitts, Lena Hurth, Jazzmyn Moore and Christian Tecuanhuey
Advisor: Ms. Varis and Mr. Graham
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Honorable Mention: “Can I Help?”
Los Angeles County
Richard L. Graves Middle School
Filmmakers: Nestor Macias, Daniel Bernal and David Castillo
Advisor: Mrs. Fravien
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Honorable Mention: “The Paintbrush”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Mountain View
Filmmakers: Victoria Resendiz, Danni Gutierrez and Alexandria Bermudez
Advisor: Jacqueline McElvy
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Honorable Mention: “Alone In This World”
Los Angeles County
Belvedere Middle School
Filmmakers: Ashley Carranza, Janelle Quintero, Joceline Cruz and David Garcia
Advisor: Jorge Chia
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Honorable Mention: “Reaching Out”
Los Angeles County
Belvedere Middle School
Filmmakers: Samantha Castaneda, Tania Lopez, Beyonce Velez and Odalys Castillo
Advisor: Jorge Chia
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Walk in our Shoes – What is Mental Health

Second Place: “Saving a Friend”
(Tri-City) Los Angeles County
Mountain View
Filmmakers: Alex Gonzales, Danny Vu, Julian Valverde and Paul Rosa
Advisor: Jacqueline McElvy
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Honorable Mention: “Self Care”

Los Angeles County
Charles T. Kranz Intermediate
Filmmakers: Ashley Erazo, Elva Hernandez, Scarlett Moreno and Skylar Hernandez
Advisor: Camille Osburn
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Honorable Mention: “Living in my Perfect World”
Los Angeles County
Kranz Intermediate Middle School
Filmmakers: Kimberly Rodriguez, Mariana Ortega and Marilyn Perez
Advisor: Kenny Bowman
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Honorable Mention: “Not Just a Walk”
Los Angeles County
Graves Middle School
Filmmakers: Andrea Llamas, Arianna Flores, Jasmine Ramos and Stephanie Santiago
Advisor: Mrs. Fravien, Ms. Hernandez and Mrs. Sears
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Honorable Mention: “Family Problem”
Los Angeles County
Madrid Middle School
Filmmaker: Owen Alatorre, Nathan Lopez, Marc Lopez and Edgar Sotelo
Advisor: Belinda Hyde
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Honorable Mention: “Anxiety”
Los Angeles County
Palms Middle School
Filmmakers: Aleksandra Kaminer, Guadalupe Hernandez and Audry Campbell
Advisor: Mrs. Irene Clark
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Honorable Mention: “Like You”
Los Angeles County
Richard L. Graves Middle School
Filmmakers: Ashlee Tena, Ziandra Romero and Nathan Elizarraraz
Advisor: Charlene Fravien
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Walk in our Shoes – Words Matter

Third Place: “Words Have Power”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Marshall Middle School
Filmmakers: Rena Ko, Jannell Gonzalez, Jannese Gonzalez, Vincent Cruz, Atiqa Shafiq and Estefany Romero
Advisor: Nicole Soussens
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Honorable Mention: “Directing Our Change: Be Kind”
Los Angeles County
Santa Fe Fundamental
Filmmakers: Juan Delgado, Gadiel Castellanos, Logan Ceja, Marissa Cervantes, Isabella Godinez, Sierra Godoy, Matthew Gutierrez, Stephanie Hernandez, Madison Richardson and Abigal Ortega
Advisor: Dionne Jackson
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Honorable Mention: “”Born Different””
Los Angeles County
Kranz Intermediate School
Filmmakers: Jazmin Melgar, Francess Sweeney and Elisa Gonzalez
Advisor: Dr. Bowman
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Honorable Mention: “What If?”
Los Angeles County
Cole Middle School
Filmmakers: Melany Guadalupe Lopez, Andrea Figueroa, Brandon Galvan, Emely Escobar Tenorio, Kimberly Ceja Rodridguez, Jazlyn Arenas and Mariah Hernandez
Advisor: Alexander Segovia
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Honorable Mention: “The Importance of Help”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Mountain View
Filmmakers: Emily Hayes, Khloe Wales and Jeffery Khaddour
Advisor: Jacqueline McElvy
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Honorable Mention: “Words Matter So Think Before You Speak”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Mountain View Elementary School
Filmmakers: Maryum Amjad, Jammie Park and Lucia Mustoe
Advisor: Valri Jacobs
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Honorable Mention: “The Paintbrush”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Mountain View
Filmmakers: Victoria Resendiz, Danni Gutierrez and Alexandria Bermudez
Advisor: Jacqueline McElvy
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Honorable Mention: “Words are Sounds”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Mountain View Elementary
Filmmakers: Brenden Coronado, Nicholas Ramos and Jude Garcia
Advisor: Valri Jacobs
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Honorable Mention: “What is Wrong?”
Los Angeles County
Graves Middle School
Filmmakers: Eduardo Gonzalez, Sergio Nuno and Santiago Hernandez
Advisor: Ms. Hernandez
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Honorable Mention: “Hurt and Healing”
Los Angeles County
Richard L. Graves Middle School
Filmmakers: Luis Guzman, Damien Garcia and Daniel Elizarraraz
Advisor: Charlene Fravien
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2019

Suicide Prevention

* First Place: “Life in Black and White” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Los Angeles County
Monrovia High School
Filmmakers: Gabriella Alcala, Kaitlyn Barajas Metz, Paco Wong, Hailey Battice-Bars, and Matthew Martinez
Advisor: Anthony Flucker
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Second Place: “Hidden Hurt” 
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
The School of Arts and Enterprise
Filmmakers: Jupiter Peraza, Elizabeth (Lilly) Pugno, and Logan Gilkey
Advisor: Ryan Metzler
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Third Place (TIED): “Paper and Ink” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging) 
Los Angeles County
William J. Pete Knight High School
Filmmakers: Laura Celis, Rosie Galvez, Mathew Tapia, and Brianna Espino
Advisor: Fabian Montagut
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Third Place (TIED): “Dear Brandon” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging) 
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Filmmakers: Andrew Ortiz, Heavenly Ambriz, and Anthony Bautista
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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Honorable Mention: ”Live”
Los Angeles County
San Pedro High School
Filmmakers: Cesar Robles, Eugene Aoki, Fibianna Munoz, Matthewes Zemoy, Garret DiLeva, Moises Berber, Maximilian Lauro, Mckayla Huizar, Oriana Hinojosa, and Alexandria Mungaray
Advisor: Timothy Howe
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Honorable Mention: “Without You”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Filmmakers: Arturo Hernandez-Arzate, Matthew Ligan, Brandon Mendoza, Matthew Amaral, Valery Medina, and Heavenly Ambriz
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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Honorable Mention: “Friend in Need”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Andrew Patterson, Christian Godoy, and Connor Distaso
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention: “I don’t want your life to end”
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Filmmakers: Melissa Cardenas, Julissa Caldera, Nathan Jaime, and David Ramos
Advisor: Amy Woods
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Honorable Mention: “You Are Not Alone”
Los Angeles County
Monrovia High School
Filmmakers: Lilia Byrnes, Jacob Valenzuela, Matthew Willman, and Haleigh Phillips
Advisor: Anthony Flucker
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Honorable Mention: “Reach Out”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy Architecture/Digital Design/Filmmaking Magnet
Filmmakers: Jasmin Correa and Kathy Rodriguez
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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Honorable Mention:”A New Chapter”
Los Angeles County
Mountain View High School
Filmmakers: Myrna Angulo, Melany Martin, Ada Marquez, and Laylani Kaimuloa
Advisor: John Mann
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Honorable Mention: “Never Alone”
Los Angeles County
Leuzinger HS
Filmmakers: Adriana Garcia, Angie Hernandez, Aaron Caamal, Bryan Hernandez, Madeline Perez, Damalia Brown, and Michelly Arango
Advisor: Sean Hiller
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Honorable Mention: “Talk”
Los Angeles County
San Pedro High School
Filmmakers: Matthewes Zemoy, Myles Price, Romeo Gruezo, Rynante Lagmay, moises berber, Eugene Aoki, and Katherine Eble
Advisor: Timothy Howe
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Honorable Mention: “Talk”
Los Angeles County
Saugus HS
Filmmakers: Sean Beebe and Aiden Arevalo
Advisor: Wade Williams
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Honorable Mention: “Suicide PSA ”
Los Angeles County
Canoga Park High School
Filmmakers: Melody Gonzalez, Britney Anne Tolentino, Daffne Bautista, and Amairany Ortiz
Advisor: Ben Vallejo
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Honorable Mention: “I’m Here For You”
Los Angeles County
Woodrow Wilson High School
Filmmakers: Kiara Palomino, roselyn alvizures, Natalie Claros, and Celeste Flores
Advisor: Lisa Thlick-Khatchadourian
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Honorable Mention: “To Each Their Own”
Los Angeles County
Legacy High School
Filmmakers: Kennia Pineda, Destiney Ramirez, Montserrat Perez, Yadarleeth Alvarez, jonathan quijas, Nancy Centeno, Emily, Emelin Palos, and Jazmin Pedraza
Advisor: Mr. Frank Turner

“Mondays”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Brendan Matos, Ian Horn, Andrew Governale, Vince Tran, Jacob Pohorely
Advisor: Sara Hills
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“Mask Off”
Los Angeles County
Leuzinger High School
Filmmakers: Michael Turner, Evan Gutierrez, Dominique Lunes
Advisor: Sean Hiller
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“Staying is My Story”
Los Angeles County
San Pedro High School
Filmmakers: Romeo Gruezo, Rynante Lagmay & Eugene Aoki
Advisor: Timothy Howe
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“Too Young”
Los Angeles County
Mountain View High School
Filmmaker:Mayte Flores
Advisor: John Mann
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 “Capturing the Moments”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Katie McGruder, Faris Banihani, Trevor Mitchell, Jenny Tran
Advisor: Sara Hills
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 “Little Things”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Sophia Spencer, Boushra Bettir, Love Sanchez, Ashley Park, Avery Alegria
Advisor: Sara Hills
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“You Are Not Alone”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Filmmakers: Kaitlyn Germann and Paulina Villalobos
Advisor: Aaron Lemons

 “Stay”
Los Angeles County
Leuzinger High School
Filmmakers: Ka’yin Mckinzie and Nancy Nguyen
Advisor: Sean Hiller
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Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “Change the Perception” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
The School of Arts and Enterprise
Filmmakers: Jupiter Peraza, Logan Gilkey, Hunter Hoch, Elizabeth (Lilly) Pugno, and Brenden DeVilla
Advisor: Ryan Metzler
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Second Place: “I AM”
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles High School
Filmmakers: Danielle Valenzuela, Marlen Valencia, Alicia Rios Valera, Isis Cabo-Ondomisi, Anthony Lainez, Tommy Yi, Zsateau Bouyer, Heyder Pool, John Hebert Faciolan, and Myriam Hernandez
Advisor: James Ng
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Third Place (TIED): “Our Story Continues”
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Filmmakers: Miguel Valadez Plascencia and Diana Rincon
Advisor: Amy Woods
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Third Place (TIED): “Speak Up” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging) 
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Dylan Divine-Sicherman, Jenna Gossett, Therese Reisch, and Thomas St. John
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention: “Together”
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles High School
Filmmakers: Danielle Valenzuela, Marlen Valencia, Alicia Rios Valera, Rainer M. Baluyut, Breyana Russell, David Myoung, Stephanie Martinez, Nathaniel Jackson, Roselyn Escobar-Madrid, and Jayne Elisha Catalan
Advisor: James Ng
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Honorable Mention: “Behind the Screen” 
Los Angeles County
Leuzinger High School
Filmmakers: Azul Loya, Jessica Fernandez Maga, Vanessa Estrada, Marcus Solares, and Giselle Hulse
Advisor: Sean Hiller
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Honorable Mention: “Your Mental Health Matters”
Los Angeles County
Woodrow Wilson High School
Filmmaker: Alexa Vargas
Advisor: Lisa Thlick Khatchadourian
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Honorable Mention: “You Aren’t the Only One”
Los Angeles County
Highland High School
Filmmakers: Jaden Andrada, Sean Kneifl, and Ashan Garusinghe
Advisor: Pavel Vogler
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Honorable Mention: “The Game”
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles High School
Filmmakers: Danielle Valenzuela, Marlen Valencia, Alicia Rios Valera, Lydia Myung, Franky Izaguime, Rosa Majano, Jasmine Garcia-Aviles, and Isaiah Samuel
Advisor: James Ng
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Honorable Mention: “Limbo”
Los Angeles County
Sonia Sotomayor Center for Arts and Sciences
Filmmakers: Amber Alas, Harmony Corado, and Maya Bachmann
Advisor: Russell Copley
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Honorable Mention: “HOPE”
Los Angeles County
Santee Education Complex
Filmmakers: Cesar Mercado, Jordy Aleman, Lexli Garcia, Margarita Valdivia, Robert Bahena, and Jose DeLeoon
Advisor: Marvin Alvarado
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Honorable Mention: “Everything is Going to Be Okay”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Kailey Wen, Charlie Abbott, Joseph Rosales, Victoria Devejyan, and Angelique Ramirez
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention: “Your Now is Not Your Forever”
Los Angeles County
Pete Knight High School
Filmmakers: Nevaeh Zaragoza and Ashley Zamora
Advisor: Fabian Montagut
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Honorable Mention: “Love Notices Symptoms”
Los Angeles County
Mountain View High School
Filmmakers: Miranda Alonzo, Tiffany Alonso, and Jariana Machado
Advisor: John Mann
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Honorable Mention: “Words Matter”
Los Angeles County
Performing Arts Community School
Filmmakers: Christopher Nava, Gregorio Ramirez, and Augusto Sagastume
Advisor: Jimmy Pascascio
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“Gone”
Los Angeles County
Leuzinger High School
Filmmakers: Angel Zimmerman, Brandon Talamante, Liam Cochran, Destini Moore
Advisor: Sean Hiller
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“Slam Poetry”
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles High School
Filmmakers: Alicia, Marlen, Danielle
Advisor: Mr. Ng
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“The Forest”
Los Angeles County
Ivy Academia TK-12 Charter
Filmmakers: Tony Madrigal and Danny Troletti
Advisor: Chris Vanderhorst
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“Fighting Sadness”
Los Angeles County
Mountain View High School
Filmmaker: Daniela Mendoza
Advisor: John Mann
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“Perfekt”
Los Angeles County
Gabrielino High School Advance Peer Helping
Filmmakers: Britney Aragonez, Adslaide Esslen, Melissa Garcia, Eztra Gatliff, Ana Lecuona, Ann Ngo, Maryjane Nungaray, Jocelyn Ochoa,Kassandra Valandrano, Gabby Zambrano
Advisors: Diana Bustamante, Amanda Ly

Through the Lens of Culture – Suicide Prevention 

Honorable Mention: “Start Talking.”
Los Angeles County
Highland High School
Filmmakers: Kyra Meyer, Nadia James, and Gimena Reyes
Advisor: Pavel Vogler
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “I Need a Hug”
Los Angeles County
Sotomayor Center for Arts and Sciences
Filmmakers: Jadelynn Nguyen, Jerome Cruz, Abram Rosales & Christopher Cazares
Advisor: Russell Copley
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Honorable Mention: “Estaras Bien”
Los Angeles County
Wilson Senior High School
Filmmakers: Emily Pizarro, Maylani Gurrola, Leticia Guzman, James Perry & Hector Anaya
Advisor: Thlick Khatchadourian
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Honorable Mention: ”A Reality in Quiche, Guatemala”
Los Angeles County
James Monroe High School
Filmmakers: Pedro Chavez Hernandez, Heidy Delcid, and Karla Delcid
Advisor: Jason Hayes
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Honorable Mention: ”Embracing Change”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
Filmmakers: Olivia Kern, Katie Garibay, and Camila Sanchez
Advisor: Wade Willams
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Honorable Mention: ”Call Me By My Name”
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Filmmakers: Michaela Koller, Destiny Moran, Alyssa (Mason) Dabella, and Alex Lizarraga
Advisor: Amy Woods
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 SanaMente 

First Place: “Unidos Juntos” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Los Angeles County
UCLA CAPS
Filmmakers: Peter Guan & Aileen Ramos
Advisor: Dr. Saeromi Kim
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Third Place: “Mi Vida”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
School of Arts and Enterprise
Filmmakers: Bahia Hussein, Cassandra Alatorre, Reina Buelna, Alexis Quezada & Seth Corwin
Advisor: Ryan Metzler
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Honorable Mention: “Ayudando A Un Amiga”
Los Angeles County
Performing Arts Community School
Filmmakers: Melanie Banuelos, Tamara Caselin Avila, and Vivian De Luna
Advisor: Jimmy Pascascio
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Honorable Mention: “No Estas Solo”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Grace Dorantes, Kalin Greene, Amanda Shultz & Viraj Urkudey
Advisor: Sara Hills
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 Animated Short 

* First Place: “Petals” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Colin Kirkpatrick, Gabriel Gonzalez, Jade Sleiman, Monique Layseca & Eli Kupetz
Advisor: Sara Hills
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 Walk in our Shoes  

* Second Place: “Beyond Anorexia”
Los Angeles County
Kranz Intermediate School
Filmmakers: Francevvs Sweeney, Ashley Erazo & April Martinez
Advisor: Bernadette Dincin
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Honorable Mention: “Healing”
Los Angeles County
Hale Charter Academy
Filmmakers: Gabrielle Salmans and Gabrielle Singson
Advisor: Janin Spoor
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Honorable Mention: “A Helping Hand”
Los Angeles County
Madrid Middle School
Filmmakers: Esbeidy, Angel, Shara, and Valerie
Advisor: Ms. Syftestad
Honorable Mention
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Honorable Mention: “Scars”
Los Angeles County
Monte Vista School
Filmmakers: Alexis Rivera, Emily Galvan, and Ayleen Canales
Advisor: Mrs. Cannon
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Honorable Mention:  “Reach Out”
Los Angeles County
Monte Vista School
Filmmakers: Alfredo Velasco, Malissa Galindo, Donovan Espinoza, and Julian Topete
Advisor: Ms. Gomez
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Honorable Mention: “The Importance of Self-talk”
Los Angeles County
Krantz Intermediate School
Filmmaker: Daniel Velasquez
Advisor: Ms. Dincin
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Honorable Mention“Fake Smiles”
Los Angeles County
Monte Vista School
Filmmakers: Samantha Lopez, Dylan Macias, Maribel, and Eathan Hernandez
Advisor: Ms. Gomez
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“Masked”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Mountain View Elementary
Filmmakers: Robert Henderson, Giselle Andrade, Evalyn Lohr, and Shea Kurera
Advisor: Jacqueline McElvy

“Mental Health”
Los Angeles County
Hale Charter Academy
Filmmakers: Fabiola Sanchez, Macayle Franco, Reagan Harris, and Natalia
Advisor: Janin Spoor
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“Support Group”
Los Angeles County
Madrid Middle School
Filmmakers: Gabriel Smith, Anisa Robles, Daniela Ortiz, Kiara Teteltitla, and Luis Pichardo
Advisor: Ms. Syftestad
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“Bullying is Not a Joke”
Los Angeles County
Kranz Intermediate School
Filmmakers: Joseph Melgar, Malenie Catano, Citlally Juarze, and Brandon Michel
Advisor: Ms. Dincin
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 “The Immigrant”
Los Angeles County
Monte Vista School
Filmmakers: Barbie Ramirez, Jesus Avila, Edson Najarro, and Sean Ho
Advisor: Sandy Cannon
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Walk in Our Shoes

“Mia in Time”
Los Angeles County
Filmmakers: Josue Lopez, Leliany Martinez, Ana Tamayo, Abigail Valenzuela, and Nicholas Ambriz
School: Southeast Middle School DREAMS Magnet
Advisor: Denise Tarr
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“A Fight for Help”

Los Angeles County
Filmmakers: Melanie, Eduardo, Emily, Lea, and Brenda
School: Southeast DREAMS Magnet
Advisor: Denise Tarr
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“Beyond Anorexia”
Los Angeles County
Filmmakers: Francess Sweeney, April Martinez, and Ashley Erazo
School: Kranz Intermediate
Advisor: Ms. Dincin
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“Jesus’ Story”
Los Angeles County
Filmmakers: Oswaldo Rios, Jesus Aguiniga, and Kevin Flores
School: Kranz Intermediate
Advisor: Ms. Dincin
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2018

Suicide Prevention

*First Place: “There is Hope” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Abby Gransden, Colin Kirkpatrick, Isaac Andrade, Joseph Matos & Eli Kupetz
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Second Place: “Trapped”
Los Angeles County
William Pete Knight High School
Filmmakers: Laura Celis, Rosie Galvez, Annette Baeza & Brianna Espino
Advisor: Fabian Montagut
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Third Place: “Uncertain Hope”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Filmmakers: Ricardo Vazquez & Jessica Torres
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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“Dear Best Friend”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Katelyn Villegas, Charlotte Stradley & Jackson Zell
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention: “Because of Her”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Filmmakers: Lindsey Melendez & Rebeca Arvizu
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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“A Phone Call Away”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Ian Horn, Thomas St. John, Trace Hauptmann, and Kat Woodard
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Mental Health Matters

*First Place: “Behind the Smile”  (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Los Angeles County
Santee Education Complex
Filmmakers: Adrian Serrano, Jocelyn Aldama, Osvaldo Gutierrez, Jesus Torres, Marvin Galicia, Jordy Aleman, Johnny Tagle & Cesar Mercado
Advisor: Marvin Alvarado
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Second Place: “A Fighting Chance”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
School of Arts & Enterprise
Filmmakers: Jupiter Peraza, Bahia Hussein, Logan Gilkey, Christie DiMarco & Lilly Pugno
Advisor: Mindy Pomper Johnson
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Third Place: “Reach Out”
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Filmmaker: Miguel Valadez
Advisor: Amy Woods
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Honorable Mention: “I’m Fine”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Gaige Chyrchel, Johnny Hernandez, Dirk Morken, Andrew Patterson, and Talina Shariatzadeh
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention: “Looking to Be Alright!”
Los Angeles County
View Park Continuation High School
Filmmakers: Christopher Pena, Meelah Mucker, Erica Gutierrez, and Fredy Mayen
Advisor: Celeste Brown
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“Signs”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Kyla Morris, Eric Rohrer, Ryan Moorwood, Wolfgang Wilborn, and Jacob Bertrand
Advisor: Sara Hills
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“Friendly Call”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Jonathan Garcia, Jacob Smith, and Garrett Liming
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Youth and Young Adult: Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Better Angels”
Los Angeles County
Active Minds Cal State Fullerton
Filmmakers: Brittany Johnston, Rachel Rataczak, Zaxaira Adame, Karla Mirafuentes & Randy Ear
Advisor: Jessica Leon
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Youth and Young Adult: Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “Stronger Together”
Los Angeles County
UCLA CAPS
Filmmaker: Peter Guan
Advisor: Dr. Saeromi Kim
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Third Place: “Be a Friend”
Los Angeles County
Active Minds at Santa Monica College
Filmmaker: Megan Larson
Advisor: Rebecca Fein
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Honorable Mention: Rewind
Los Angeles County
Active Minds at CSULB
Filmmakers: Adriana Hernandez, David Nguyen, Dhia Xiong, Emerald Lee, Michelle Kim & Prescila Tran
Advisor: Nancy Meyer-Adams
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2017

*First Place: “Mean Little Thoughts” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Filmmakers: Brenda Jaramillo & Amber Allen
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br3sZ3NzZqU&feature=youtu.be

 Second Place: “Red Flag”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Filmmakers: Sarkis Chillian & Sergio Serrato
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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Third Place: “The Awakening”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Katelyn Villegas, Charlotte Stradley, Miranda Van Beers & Dakota White
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention “Never Alone”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Filmmakers: Andres Rodriguez & Dalene Solis
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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Honorable Mention “Help”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Filmmakers: Marvin Galdamez & Daniel Molina
Advisor: Aaron Lemos
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Honorable Mention “Hope”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Liam Reisch, Blake Bradfield, Wolfgang Wilborn, Fabian Zabalza, Finn Pacheco
Advisor: Sara Hills
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*First Place: “Aspirations” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Isabella Cisneros, Daniella Cruz, Abigail Grandsen & Elizabeth Schwartz
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Second Place: “Conflicted Expressions”
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Filmmakers: Evan Hampton,  Justin Garcia, Isaiah Usselmann, Josue Delgado
Advisor: Diaine Atherton
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*Third Place: “Someone Who Can Help” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advance to Statewide Round of Judging)
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
Filmmakers: Jake Shick
Advisor: Wade Williams
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Honorable Mention “Colors”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Andrew Patterson, Colin Kirkpatrick, Nathan Han & Ahmad Tarifi
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention “Lens”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Kyle Olmsted, Andrew Governale, Jarod Miller, Jonathan Garcia & Gaige Chyrchel
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention “A Brighter Tomorrow”
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Filmmakers: Jacob Chilpa, Melanie Perez & Gisselle Rincon
Advisor: Diane Atherton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re3le1TD0yY

Honorable Mention “A Day of Change”
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Filmmakers: Valerie Ayala, Stacy Gonzalez, Hailey Kivell & Nova Martinez
Advisor: Diane Atherton
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Honorable Mention “The Search for Help”
Los Angeles County
University High School
Filmmakers: Robel, Nin, Nande, Bryana & Daniel
Advisor: Alexandra Lau
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 Honorable Mention “The Toughest Serve”
Los Angeles County
University High School
Filmmakers: Rachel Gonzales, Jade Crawford, Robert Hayashi, Ethan Bulliford, Alexis Monge, Oswaldo,
Daisone & Natalie
Advisor: Alexandra Lau
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2016

*First Place: “Reach Out” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Los Angeles County
Leuzinger High School
Student Names: Carlos Aguirre
Advisor Name: Sean Hiller
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Second Place (tied): “Prevail From Darkness”
Los Angeles County
Helen Bernstein High School
Student Names: Yasmine Ibourk, Chris Porter
Advisor Name: Marvin Alexander
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Third Place: “OKAY.”
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Student Names: Thea Adlao, Daniella Alaniz, Darlene Acero, Yazmine Rodriguez
Advisor Name: Diane Atherton
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Second Place: “Brighter Days” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Los Angeles County
Pasadena City College
Student Names: Nataly Adame
Advisor Name: Jennifer Garson
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Fifth Place: “When Pain Runs Deep”
Los Angeles County
Cal State University Long Beach
Student Names: Chris Wilson, Daniel Hannaford, Connor Corgiat
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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
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Reach
Los Angeles County
University High School
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Seeking Help
Los Angeles County
University High School
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Helping a Friend
Los Angeles County
Ferndale High School
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Thought Bubble
Los Angeles County
University High School
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I’m Worth It
Los Angeles County
Friday Night Live, John F. Kennedy High School
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Endure
Los Angeles County
Franklin High School
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S. Rescue
Los Angeles County
Ayala High School
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Helping Hand
Los Angeles County
Pete Knight High School
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Hero
Los Angeles County
Pete Knight High School
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Rebound
Los Angeles County
Pete Knight High School
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Mental Health Matters

I Am
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
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Hostage
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
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You Are Not Alone
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
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The Key to Recovery
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
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Together We Matter
Los Angeles County
Clovis East High School
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Drawn Into Perspective
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
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Stuck in the Library
Los Angeles County
University High School
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Prevail
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
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Mental Health Awareness
Los Angeles County
University High School
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SPEAK OUT
Los Angeles County
Leuziger High School
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We Are Just Like Everyone Else
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy Architecture/Digital Design/Filmmaking Magnet High School
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Culture and Mental Health
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
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My Life with Schizophrenia
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Tri-City Mental Health Services
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A Thing of The Past
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Tri – City Mental Health Services
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Birthday Blues
Los Angeles County
Cerritos College
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Outside
Los Angeles County
Central Michigan University
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Everything Will Be Okay
Los Angeles County
Nicholas Academic Center
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Overcome It
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
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Through The Eyes
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
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Don’t Hold Back
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
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Keep Reaching
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
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Road to Recovery
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
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Not Just a Shadow
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
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2015

*First Place: “A Second Chance” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Los Angeles County
William J. Pete Knight High School
Student Names: Roy Lara, Jennifer Kirchner and Richard Martinez
Advisor Name: Fabian Montagut
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Second Place: “Reach Out, Be That Someone” 
Los Angeles County
William J. Pete Knight High School
Student Names: Sarah Gallegos, Leslie Ascencio and Jesus Cerros,
Advisor Name: Fabian Montagut
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Third Place: “Not Alone” 
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Student Names: Ricky Padilla, Nicholas Cordero, David Lopez and Munimu Koromah
Advisor Name: Diane Atherton
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Honorable Mention “One Light” 
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Student Names: Efren Lopez and Saul Salazar
Advisor Name: Aaron Lemos
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Honorable Mention “Light at the End of the Tunnel” 
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Student Names: Eric Diaz and Jennifer Antunez
Advisor Name: Aaron Lemos
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Honorable Mention “Hiding Behind a Smile” 
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Student Names: Alex Arechiga and Naomi Benevidez
Advisor Name: Aaron Lemos
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Honorable Mention “Being Brave” 
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Student Names: Sinai Santos and Ceeszely Aguilar
Advisor Name: Aaron Lemos
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Honorable Mention “One” 
Los Angeles County
John Marshall Senior High School
Student Names: Kevin Ruan and Peter Guan
Advisor Name: Alicia Chang
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Honorable Mention “Flashbacks” 
Los Angeles County
Los Altos High School
Student Names: Joshua Vivas, Juana Herrera, Maryah Munguia, and Steven Ayala
Advisor Name: Mindy Pomper Johnson
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Honorable Mention “Invisible” 
Los Angeles County
Sunland Christian School
Student Name: Shannon Kummer
Advisor Name: Terry Neven
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Best Screenplay in the Suicide Prevention Category “A Letter to Alexis”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Student Names: Ricki Herrera, and Amy Jimenez
Advisor Name: Aaron Lemos
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Best Cinematography in the Suicide Prevention Category “Making a Better Life”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Student Names: Carmen Hernandez and Edward Lucero
Advisor Name: Aaron Lemos
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Pain on the Inside
Los Angeles County
Fusion Academy
Student Name: Jack Hahn
Advisor Name: Andrew Keiler
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Falling Leaves
Los Angeles County
Highland High School
Student Names: Ramy Rabie and Juan Colin
Advisor Name: Peter Vogler
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A Helping Hand
Los Angeles County
Highland High School
Student Names: Sheenu You, Alexxiss Diaz and Elijah Montgomery
Advisor Name: Peter Vogler
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Light at the End of the Tunnel
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Student Names: Jennifer Antunez and Eric Diaz
Advisor Name: Aaron Lemos
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Scale of Life
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Student Names: Andrew Harold Hernandez and Jose Sanchez
Advisor Name: Aaron Lemos
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The Real Heroes
Los Angeles County
Los Altos High School
Student Names: America Castillo and Raymundo Morales
Advisor Name: Mindy Pomper Johnson
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 Ending the Silence/Mental Health Matters

Fifth Place: “Breathe”
Los Angeles County
Pasadena City College
Student Names: Nataly Adame
Advisor Name: Jennifer Garson
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2015

*First Place: “Thinking Out Loud” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Los Angeles County
William J. Pete Knight High School
Student Names: Erica Granados, Allan Escobar, Kassandra Anderson and Julio Malta
Advisor Name: Fabian Montagut
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Second Place: “You Are Not Alone”
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Student Names: Sully Vazquez, Agustin De La Torre, Connor Jolgren and Jason Martinez
Advisor Name: Diane Atherton
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Honorable Mention “Don’t Suffer In Silence” 
Los Angeles County
Northview High School
Student Names: Ryleigh Flores, Dezirae Reyes and Melissa Baldon
Advisor Name: Diane Atherton
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First Place: “You, Me, Us”
University of California Los Angeles
Student Names: Jonathan Coria, Devyani Rana, Matthew Schulte and Trevor Wilson
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2014

*First Place: “Speechless”
Los Angeles County
Sunland Christian School
Student Names: Tatiana Samano and Shannon Kummer
Advisor Name: Terry Neven
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*Second Place: “I’m Okay”
Los Angeles County
California Virtual Academies
Student Name: Jackelyn Dorado
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Third Place “Walls”
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy Architecture/Digital Arts Magnet High School
Student Names: Jose Muro, Mark Morales and Spencer Neapolitan
Advisor Name: Aaron Lemos
http://youtu.be/4ld9-XtKaS8

Honorable Mention: “Picture a Better Future”
Los Angeles County
William J. Pete Knight High School
Student Names: Nataly Lolita Adame, Kevin Ortega, Sophia Rosales, Allison Dawn Stimson
Advisor Name: Fabian Montagut
http://youtu.be/0xZcKqSpHq8

Honorable Mention: “The Red Balloon”
Los Angeles County
Arcadia High School
Student Names: Jessika Hua, Sarah Cheung, Aubrey Cone, Caryl Dann and Hagan Han
Advisor Name: Matt Woodin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kegyljXF8VE

Honorable Mention “Life can be Like a Movie Set”
Los Angeles County
William J. Pete Knight High School
Student Names: Nataly Adame, Guen Zarate, Arthur Balcorta and Guillermo Figueroa
Advisor Name: Fabian Montagut
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRBfE8w80o0

Honorable Mention: “Blindfold”
Los Angeles County
Maranatha High School
Student Names: Aogu Jimbo, Ryan Shoji and Sebastian Whittembury
Advisor Name: Clay Dulgarian
http://youtu.be/4iwIrpclnKA

Honorable Mention: “Introspect”
Los Angeles County
Highland High School
Student Name: Gabriel Brizuela
Advisor Name: Pavel Vogler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8PF3vcg5sQ

Honorable Mention: “Behind the Smiles”
Los Angeles County
Sierra Vista High School
Student Names: Evelyn Estrada, Max Chavez, Raelene Villa and Abram Castillo
Advisor Name: Jenna Guerrero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeZs1hxus_o

2013

First Prize (tie): The Messages
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 98.33
Los Angeles County
Sunland Christian School
Student Name(s): Tatiana Samano
Advisor Name: Terry Neven
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First Prize (tie): No longer lost
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 98.3.
Los Angeles County
The Emerson Academy
Student Name(s): Gabrielle Edgar, Jake Sievert, Hale Torrance, Toni Nelli
Advisor Name: Paul Barron
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Third Prize: Hey, I’m Allen
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 98.00
Los Angeles County
Loyola High School
Student Name(s): Angel Lopez
Advisor Name: Chris Walter
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Fourth Prize: Help Save a Life
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 96.67
Los Angeles County
Helen Bernstein High School
Student Name(s): Hannah Swann, Angela Yezagelyan, Marvin Alexander, Jennifer Pimentel
Advisor Name: Tohfeh Yadegar
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Honorable Mention: Sunrise
Los Angeles County
Environmental Science and Technology High School
Student name(s): Armando Herrera
Advisor name: Latiffe Amado
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Honorable Mention: Words Hurt
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
Student name(s): Cameron Quon
Advisor name: Wade Williams
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Madera

2020

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Advocate for the Hotline”
Madera County
Kingsview Youth Empowerment Program
Filmmakers: Savannah S., Viviana Vasquez and Jabez Maciel
Advisor: Alexa Haro
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Honorable Mention: “What if…”
Madera County
Madera South High School/ROP CTE Videography
Filmmakers: Brian Montano, Manuel Chaidez and Armando Fernandez
Advisor: Todd McElrath
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2019

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Hey Mom”
Madera County
Madera South High School
Filmmakers: Valery Hernandez
Advisor: Todd Mcelrath
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: ”Luchando Contra El Estigma”
Madera County
Kings View Skills 4 Success-Youth Empowerment Program
Filmmakers: Nancy Ceballos, Kindall Robles, Fernando Martinez, Christian Romero, Britney Perez, and Gabriel Rivera
Advisor: Hidalme Giron
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2018
Youth and Young Adult – Suicide Prevention

Prevención de Suicidio
Madera County
Kingsview Skills4Success
Filmmakers: Alexandra Rosas, Gabriela Chavez, Josue Vasquez, Celestina Olivera, Anthony Mejia, Martha Tarabay, and Axel Martinez
Advisor: Eugene Bell
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Ending the Silence/Mental Health Matters

“Visualize Other’s Cries”
Pioneer Technical Center
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Second Place: “Start the Change”
Madera County
Minarets Charter High School
Student Name: Delaney Finnegan
Advisor Name: Juan Ortiz
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Honorable Mention “More Than a Label”
Madera County
Madera South High School
Student Name: David Vargas and Ivan Pimentel
Advisor Name: Todd McElrath
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2015

Breaking Barriers
Madera County
Madera South High School
Student Names: David Vargas, Luis Becerra, and Carly Hancock
Advisor Name: Todd McElrath
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Make a Change
Madera County
Madera South High School
Student Names: Yuridia Santos, Judith Feria, Dolores Hernandez, and Anayeli Rivas
Advisor Name: Todd McElrath
Link: http://youtu.be/8oSmY6WE9ww (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

2014

*First Place “The Challenge” (Tie)
Madera County
Madera South High School
Student Names: Lexy Reyes, Joseph Barriga, Alvin Chavez, Nia Pulido, Jacob Lara
Advisor Name: Todd McElrath
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Marin

2020

Walk in our Shoes – What is Mental Health

Honorable Mention: “Step Into My Shoes”
Marin County
Davidson Middle School
Filmmakers: Scarlett Greenwood, Lovina Riley, Elijah Blake, Jeff Camacho, Zaibeth Briceno, Hunter Nygard, Gabi Gongora-Moriarty, Maissam Alaouchiche, Daysi Mendez and Alice Gaudagnoli
Advisor: Meghan Greenwood
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2019 Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention:  “The Climb”
Marin County
Redwood High School
Filmmakers: Luca Traverso, Parker Canby, Josephine Yee & Lauren Smart
Advisor: Peter Parish
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Honorable Mention: “Perfectionist”
Marin County
Redwood High School
Filmmakers: Harrison Sega, Sydney Sega, Theo Wood & Charlie Werner
Advisor: Peter Parish
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2018

“See the Signs”
Marin County
Redwood High School
Student Names: Sam Slade and Garet Jatsek
Advisor Name: Peter Parish

“Embers”
Marin County
Redwood High School
Student Names: Garet Jatsek and Sam Slade
Advisor Name: Peter Parish
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“You Are Not Alone”
Marin County
Redwood High School
Student Names: Henrietta Andersson, Claire Schulberg, Marisa Pala and Alex Grant
Advisor Name: Peter Parish
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Tunnel Vision
Marin County
Redwood High School
Student Names: Kris Kosta, Tyler Warren, and Jordan Stern
Advisor Name: Peter Parish
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2014

Honorable Mention “Bouy”
Marin County
Novato High School
Student Names: Spencer Wilson and Bradley Virshup
Advisor Name: Peter Ornstein
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVqD_PDog68

2013

First Prize: Circling Stigma (Spencer Wilson 2013)
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 97.33
Marin County
Novato High School
Student name(s): Spencer Wilson
Advisor name: Mr. Peter Ornstein
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Mental Health Matters

*First Place: “The Journey” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Marin County
Redwood High School
Student Names: Benedict Conran, Thomas Hayden Smeltzer, Asha Cummings and Dominique Cruz
Advisor Name: Peter Parish
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Nevada

2020

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “A Life Worth Living”
Nevada County
Earle Jamieson Educational Options
Filmmakers: Cody Ketchum, Shawn Farley, Seth Hovland and Kylie Powell
Advisor: Saralyn Crossen
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2018

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “It’s Not Worth It”

Nevada County
Bear River High School
Filmmakers: Andrew Johnston, Colby Greig, Gage Young, Giulia Seif-Ali, Kody Johnson, Zoe Brothers, and Taylor Hamilton
Advisor: Christina Levinson
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Mariposa

Suicide Prevention

*First Place: “Anyone Can Fight Depression”  (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Mariposa County
Mariposa County High School
Student Names: Brandon Holcombe and Jesse Marcell
Advisor Name: Walt Hebern
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Monterey

2020

Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “Be Aware”
Monterey County
Notre Dame High School
Filmmakers: Olivia Bakker, Valeria Picazo, Laleina Mercado, Haley Sanders and Kristina Stone
Advisor: Kristina Stone
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Honorable Mention: “Suicide Prevention”
Monterey County
Notre Dame Salinas High School
Filmmakers: Xóchitl Leyva, Leilana Herrera, Jaclynn Campbell, Alec Giannini and Tatum Campion
Advisor: Kristina Stone
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Mental Health Matters”
Monterey County
Notre dame high school
Filmmakers: Gabriela Barajas, Samantha Rey, Brianna and Haley Sanders
Advisor: Mrs. Stone
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention: “You’re Not Alone”
Monterey County
Notre Dame High School
Filmmaker: Hannah Nicole Lagana and Maria Lagana
Advisor: Kristina Stone
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2019

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “You’re Not Alone”
Monterey County
Notre Dame High School
Filmmakers: Betsy Aceves and Erin Escolta
Advisor: Chelsea Sterrett
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Honorable Mention: “Awareness”
Monterey County
Notre Dame High School
Filmmakers: brianna mederos, alexis gutierrez, Jessyka Lopez, and Dymetria Headspeth
Advisor: Chelsea Sterrett
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Honorable Mention: “Steps to Suicide Prevention”
Monterey County
Salinas High School
Filmmakers: Bryan Cruz, Alanah Hunsdorfer, and Malina Parangan
Advisor: Nathan Voigstchild

Honorable Mention: “Too Much Pressure, High Expectations”
Monterey County
Notre Dame High School
Filmmakers: Samantha Rocha and Megan Costa
Advisor: Chelsea Sterrett
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“How to Help with Depression”
Monterey County
Salinas High School
Filmmaker: Juan Garibay
Advisor: Nathan Voigtschild
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“Look Out”
Monterrey County
Salinas High School
Filmmakers: Alyssa, Julia, Omar
Advisor: Nathan Voigtschild
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2018

Suicide Prevention

“You Can”
Monterey County
Salinas High School
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“Know the signs”
Monterey County
Salinas High School
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“You’re Not Alone”
Monterey County
Salinas High School
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“Know the Signs. Seek Help. Reach Out.”
Monterey County
Salinas High School
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“Talk About It”
Monterey County
Salinas High School
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“Fear”
Monterey County
Salinas High School
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“Know the Signs”
Monterey County
Gonzales High School
Student Names: Alexandria Cervantes, Isaiah Abad, Paulina Buelna, and Tabitha Hernandez
Advisor Name: Pat Brennand
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2013

Strive for Life
Monterey County
Santa Catalina High School
Student name(s): Gaby Alias, Halley Albert,
Advisor name: Courtney Shove
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Mendocino

Keep an Eye Out
Mendocino County
Anderson Valley Jr/Sr High School
Student Names: Julia Brock, Emma Hanes, and Keturah Palmer
Advisor Name: Mitch Mendosa
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Orange

2020

“Audience of One” 30-second ad aired on Fox Sports West (FSW) during Angels games  
Orange County
La Quinta High School Creative Writing
Filmmaker: Keanu Hua, Brian Ly, Kayla Nguyen and Alexa Wright
Advisor: Amanda LaPera
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Suicide Prevention

* First Place: “An Awkward Conversation” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Valencia High School
Filmmakers: Roman Tijerina and Ricky Lopez
Advisor: Rod Boaz
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”Stay” (Team Pick – Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
La Quinta High School Creative Writing
Filmmakers: Benson Truong, Kimbill Ly, Kenneth Tran, Terry Nguyen, Cattu Do and Johnathan Phan
Advisor: Amanda LaPera
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Honorable Mention: ”Reach Out”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Zach, Joey Sparacino and Ryan Robinson
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: ”Together”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Megan Beehler, Bryce Rivera, Sam Terreri and Kira Sugihara
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: ”This is Izabella”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Megan Beehler, Bryce Rivera, Sam Terreri and Kira Sugihara
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: ”Acoustic”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Regina Catahan
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: ”Reach Out”
Orange County
La Quinta High School Creative Writing
Filmmakers: Michelle Nguyen, Kady Tran, Katherine Pham, Vy Ngo and Julie Tran
Advisor: Amanda LaPera
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Honorable Mention: ”Knowing the Signs”
Orange County
Santiago High School
Filmmakers: Dillon McCormick Ever Lopez, Eder Lopez, Daniel Felix and David Franco
Advisor: Tina Heiland
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Honorable Mention: ”The Gift”
Orange County
Katella High School
Filmmakers: Denise Rodriguez and Valeria Magdaleno
Advisor: Jeff Numainville
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Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “Baggage” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Rachael Pollak, Mary Lee, Stella Spindler, Xander Lahti, Keira Feng and Madeline Bills
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Second Place: “Origami”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Izabella Perkins and Kira Sugihara
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Third Place: “Hidden” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Arnold O Beckman High School
Filmmakers: Dominick Adunagow, Ryan Chan, Ali Raoufi, Kenneth Adunagow, Haley Nguyen and AJ Marsh
Advisor: Nathan Boice
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Honorable Mention: “Losing Interest”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Kate Williams
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: “Hang On”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Nikki Yar, Ryan Robinson and Bianca Rivera
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: “Hanging Out”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Regina Catahan, Julian D’Angelo, Sebastian Bermudez and Abigail Rios
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: “Shackles”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Zoe Lindberg, Colette Tagayun, Cameron Poole, Kourtney Pope and Sean DeFrank
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: “There is Always Hope”
Orange County
El Dorado High School
Filmmakers: Augustine Nguyen, Dorna Mohajeri and Audrey Chung
Advisor: Mark Switzer
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Honorable Mention: ”Helping Hand”
Orange County
Katella High School
Filmmakers: Vanessa Diaz, Aleshia Osborn, Nathan Slevcove, Logan Rodriguez, Fabian Calderon, Angel Rivera and Bill Ho
Advisor: Jeff Numainville
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Honorable Mention: ”We’ll Be There”
Orange County
El Dorado High School
Filmmakers: Nicolas Tung and Jason George
Advisor: Mark Switzer
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Culture Doesn’t Define Me”
Orange County
La Quinta HS NAMI On Campus
Filmmakers: Karen Nguyen, Kathleen Nguyen, Michelle Lee, Jane Le, Titania Le , Gina Ngo, Cindy Pham, Kelsy Hua and Andrea Tran
Advisor: Amanda LaPera
Language: English and Vietnamese with English subtitles
A student is confronted about her grades by her mom and feels the cultural pressure of needing to be perfect and keeping her mental health struggles to herself. She realizes she is not alone and holds up the green ribbon as she encourages viewers to reach out.
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SanaMente

Fourth Place: “Salud Mental”
Orange County
Katella High School
Filmmaker: Jaqueline Lujan, and Andrea Solis
Advisor: Jeff Numainville
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Mental health is just as important to care for as our physical health. Sometimes talking about our feelings in the latino community is hard, but we can all do something to help ourselves or others.
La salud mental es igual de importante de cuidar que nuestra salud física. A veces hablar de nuestros sentimientos es difícil, especialmente en la comunidad latina, pero todos podemos hacer algo para ayudarnos a nosotros mismos o a los demás.
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Honorable Mention: “Primera Generacion”
Orange County
Innovation High School
Filmmakers: Grace Feliciano
Advisor: Marla del Rosario
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A girl is feeling pressured and struggling with anxiety from being the first in her family to get an education. She found help on the SanaMente website.
Una niña se siente presionada y esta batallando con ansiedad de ser la primera en su familia a recibir una educación. Encuentra ayuda en el sitio de SanaMente.
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Animated Short

* First Place: “Audience of One” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Orange County
La Quinta High School Creative Writing
Filmmaker: Keanu Hua, Brian Ly, Kayla Nguyen and Alexa Wright
Advisor: Amanda LaPera
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Honorable Mention: “Flares and Mazes”
Orange County
Fullerton College
Filmmakers: Daniel Arevalo
Advisor: Jon-Michael Hattabaugh
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Walk in our Shoes – What is Mental Health

Honorable Mention: “Mental Health Solutions”
Orange County
Buena Park Junior High
Filmmakers: Ambrose Milligan, Alexa Aguilar, Victoria Chirinos, Catelyn Ortiz, Reanna Guerra and Monica Luther
Advisor: Debbie Clark
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Honorable Mention: “How to Help a Friend in Need”
Orange County
Whitaker Elementary School
Filmmakers: TEAM/Members will be Anonymous
Advisor: Megan Vanderwest
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2019

Suicide Prevention

* First Place: “I Love You So Much It Hurts” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
School: Orange Coast College
Filmmakers: Nicholas Yocca, Avi Spitzer, Tanner Grandstaff, and Evan Rees
Advisor: Thomas Shimanek
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Second Place: “Speak Up” 
Orange County
School: Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Kira Sugihara, Izabella Perkins, Kathy Le, Cameron Shimono, Brynn Johnson, Angela De Guzman, Elyse Brown, Angelique Perkins, and Maximus Perkins
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Third Place: “My Long Path”
Orange County
School: Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Anna Nguyen and Lauren Gonzalez
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable  Mention: “A Friend in Need”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Georgia Axiotis, Erin Oreta, Natalie McCaskill, Talia Khalili, and Yasmine Shmara
Advisor: Alex Graham

Honorable Mention: “Overstep”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Zoe Lindberg, Colette Tagayun, Sean DeFrank, and Cameron Poole
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: “The Chat”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Sahir Hussain and Andrew Malouf
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: Honorable Mention: “Not Alone”
Orange County
Samueli Academy
Filmmakers: Alondra Zarate, Anthony Manzano, and Kimberly Willis
Advisor: Aimee Bilderback
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Honorable Mention: “Suicide Prevention”
Orange County
Katella High School
Filmmakers: Stephanie Morales
Advisor: John Bautista
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Honorable Mention: “Stare”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Melina Shafie, Nikki Yar, Kaitlyn Volk, and Bianca Rivera
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: ”Prized Possessions”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Kristopher Brondum and Payton Curry
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: “A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem”
Orange County
JNJ
Filmmakers: Tommy Noh and Tenyoung Kao
Advisor: Mike Kang
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Honorable Mention: “I Didn’t Know”
Orange County
Santa Ana Public Library – Seeds to Trees Academy
Filmmakers: Soledad Corona, Gary Vasquez, Daisy Ocampo, Emily Lopez, Victor Gutierrez, Cesar Ruelas, Isaiah Lopez, and Alexis Marin
Advisor: Lyzbeth Beltran
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Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “The Weight” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Vito Lyles, Neema Wangyal, Nick Sherman, and Colette Grob
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Second Place: “Sinking” 
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Jarod Hagen, Kayla Sosin, Mark Conwell, and Jacob Hagen
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Third Place: “Note to Self” 
Orange County
La Quinta HS NAMI on Campus
Filmmakers: Kyoko Downey, Karen Nguyen, Katrina Chang, Vy Ngo, Titania Le, Gina Ngo, Cindy Pham, Kathleen Nguyen, Michelle Lee, and Sheila Do
Advisor: Amanda LaPera
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Honorable Mention: “By My Side”
Orange County
Filmmakers: Erin Hayashida, Katie Poon, and Roxanne Dimadi
School: Canyon High School
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention:  “Layers of Me”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Kathy Le, Kira Sugihara, Izabella Perkins, and Seriah Cromwell
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention:  “Spread Your Wings”
Orange County
Segerstrom High School
Filmmakers: Victoria Do, Kimberly Truong, and Michelle Nguyen
Advisor: Laurie Dugan

Honorable Mention: “Same, But Different”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: James Harman, Megan Kukreja, and Madeleine Velarde
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention:  “From the Future” 
Orange County
Woodbridge High School
Filmmakers: Libbe Phan
Advisor: Tracy Walla

Honorable Mention:  “Held Back”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Blake Roberts and Christopher Bangos
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention:  ”And I Am Proud”
Orange County
Cypress High School
Filmmakers: Charlotte Win
Advisor: John Bautista

Honorable Mention:  ”Mental Health Matters”
Orange County
Anaheim High School
Filmmakers: Melissa Contreras Montes
Advisor: John Bautista

Honorable Mention:  ”Anxiety”
Orange County
Cypress High School
Filmmakers: Bailey Powell
Advisor: John Bautista

Honorable Mention:  “Think Before You Speak”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Felicia Kong, Kotryna Lamoyd, Tina Malek, Simon Malek, Camille Guerrero, and Malia Weingarten
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Through the Lens of Culture – Suicide Prevention 

Honorable Mention: “Help Me to Grow”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmaker: Tyler Vu
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: “Why Waste Rice?”
Orange County
Katella High School
Filmmakers: Charlene Datu
Advisor: Numainville
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 Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: ”The Conversation”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Kayla Sosin, Jarod Hagen, Mark Conwell, and Nicholas Oftelie
Advisor: Alex Graham
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SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “There For You”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Lauren and Alexis Moreno
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Animated Short

Statewide Winner * Third Place: “Reach Out”
Orange County
Samueli Academy
Filmmakers: Mila Daniel, Markov Zarate, and Camryn Lujan
Advisor: Aimee Bilderback
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Honorable Mentions

“Drowning”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmaker: Ryan Robinson
Advisor: Alex Graham
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“Masked”
Orange County
Katella High School
Filmmaker: Tayler Morgan
Advisor: John Bautista

2018

Suicide Prevention

*First Place: “Dear Friend” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Foothill High School
Filmakers: Rya Partible, Isaac Silva, & Amelie Phua
Advisor: Chris Price
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*Second Place: “Don’t Be Afraid to Ask” (Directing Change Team Pick – Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Isaac Resurreccion, Matthew Bachor & Lance Hahn
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Third Place: “I Am”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmaker: Megan Beehler
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: “Dancing Again”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Audrey Berry & Amanda Quach
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Mental Health Matters

*First Place: “First Steps” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Creston Brown, Brandon Khong, Hunger Lopp, Delaney Yourstone, Neemav Wangyal & Logan Campos
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Second Place: “I Am”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Colette Grob, Nick Sherman, Max Furtek & Luke Fisher
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Third Place: “Behind the Pictures”
Orange County
Katella High School
Filmmaker: Marionette Umali
Advisor: John Bautista
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* Honorable Mention: Hear the Music (Directing Change Team Pick- Advancing to Statewide Round of Judging)
Orange County
Cayon High School
Filmmaker: Victoria Neller
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: #StatusOfMind
Orange County
Canyon Middle School
Filmmaker: Camille Celifie
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Through the Lens of Culture

Second Place (tied): “Proud to Be Me” 
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Hallie Conrad
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: What Will the People Think?
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmaker: Mana Javadi
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: Talk About More
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmaker: Tiffany Le
Advisor: Alex Graham
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2017

Second Place: “Just Play”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmakers: Hunger Lopp & Joey Lusk
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Third Place: “The Shadow Lurking in the Dark”
Orange County
San Juan Hills High School
Filmmaker: Andrew Arizala
Advisor Name: Brian Devaney
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Honorable Mention “Your Story”
Orange County
Filmmakers: Kenna Madrick & Paige Walker
Canyon High School
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention “Good Day”
Orange County
Filmmakers: Brandon Wee, Samantha Young, Kameron Graylee, Sloan Cinkle
Canyon High School
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention “I’m Good”
Orange County
San Juan Hills High School
Filmmakers: Linus Simpson & Ethan Johnaees
Advisor: Brian Devaney
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Honorable Mention “Alone?”
Orange County
Katella High School
Filmmaker: Francisco Romero
Advisor: Mr. Numainville
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Honorable Mention “Cat-e-go-ries”
Orange County
Filmmakers: Ethan Burk & Hailey Maynard
Canyon High School
Advisor: Alex Graham
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*First Place: “Instinct” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmaker: Diane Hashem
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Second Place: “Notice the Signs”
Orange County
Katella High School
Filmmaker: Citlalli Jimenz
Advisor Name: Jeff Numainville
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Third Place: “Through the Finish Line”
Orange County
Katella High School
Filmmaker: Riya Uppal
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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*Honorable Mention “Fake Smiles” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advance to Statewide Round of Judging)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmaker: Dana Catchpole
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention “Sincerely”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Filmmaker: Madeleine Velarde
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention “It is Okay”
Orange County
San Juan Hills High School
Filmmaker: Emma Law
Advisor: Brian Devaney
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Honorable Mention “Away from Darkness”
Orange County
San Juan Hills High School
Filmmakers: Jesus Curielmag, Jonathon Salgado & Christian Garcia
Advisor: Brian Devaney
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*First Place: “Escuchen” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Orange County
San Juan Hills High School
Filmmakers: Vanessa Miranda & Anna Dieckmeyer
Advisor Name: Brian Devaney

“Brighten”
San Juan Hills High School
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“Mental Health PSA”
Canyon High School
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“A Walk Through Sorrows”
San Juan Hills High School
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2016

*First Place (tied): “Naivete” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Nick Jackson, Susie Anderson, Ethan Burk, and Cassidy Keith
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Second Place: “They Don’t Know”
Orange County
Laguna Beach High School
Student Names: Hailey Meister
Advisor Name: Melinda Hawkins
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*First Place: “隠された思い (My Hidden Feelings)” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Nicole McCready and Kana Okafuji
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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2015

*First Place: “The Signs” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Kimberly Stratton, Stephen Gracia, Thomas Foroughi and Tyler Casalini
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Second Place: “The Talk”
Orange County
Tustin High School
Student Names: Dhamar Maleno, Rocco Maleno, Jeronimo Velazquez and Kyle Ariola
Advisor Name: David Waldram
Link: http://youtu.be/MXmPwyEt3PA (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Third Place (tied): “A Helping Hand”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Nicole McCready and Kana Okafuji
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention “Life on the Line” 
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Name:  Kasra Motamedi
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention “Make the Call (Suicide Prevention)” 
Orange County
Irvine High School
Student Name: Niusha Haji
Advisor Name: Rebeccah Phillips
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Honorable Mention “Hope” 
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Harrison Lee, Brandon Wee and Jun Roh
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Best Acting in the Suicide Prevention Category “Each Mind Matters”
Orange County
Tustin High School
Student Names:  Brock Acosta, Grayson Hubbard, Daniel Baker and Sterling Ardrey-Baty,
Advisor Name: David Waldram
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04hqxITd3B4 (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Third Place: “Never Alone”
University of California Irvine
Student Names: John Huang, Kore To and Hannah Lee
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Ending the Silence

*First Place (tied): “Hurdles” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
San Juan Hills High School
Student Names: Katrina Fernandez
Advisor Name: Brian Devaney
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*First Place (tied): “Don’t Spread the Silence” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Jacqueline Lee, Natalie Cannon and Ennis Machta
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Third Place: “Invisible Pain” 
Orange County
Orange County School of the Arts
Student Name: Alexis Chung
Advisor Name: Simona Harwer
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Honorable Mention “A Long Road” 
Orange County
San Juan Hills High School
Student Names:  Kolby Oliver
Advisor Name: Brian Devaney
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Honorable Mention “Reach Out” 
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names:  Cecilia Szarnyasi, Kameron Graylee and Bruce Salas
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention “The Window”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Kristiana Lutz and Michael Torino
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention “Don’t Wait”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Name: Makenna Brough
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention “Reflect”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Name:  Ethan Burk
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Best Storyline in the Ending the Silence Category “Waiting” 
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names:  Katie Maynard, Bianca Johannsen, Camden Berry and Ennis Machta
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Best Original Storyline in the Ending the Silence Category “Mute”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Name: Nick Jackson
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Best Original Screenplay “Someone Cares”
Orange County
Mission Viejo High School
Student Name: Joelle Shusterman and Evin Rose
Advisor Name: John Harnack
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How Could We Have Helped
Orange County
San Juan Hills High School
Student Names: Ashley Benton, Connor Tallis, and Jon Boardman
Advisor Name: Brian Devaney
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2014

*First Place (tie): “Hey Taylor”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Kimberly Stratton, Stephen Gracia, Cassidy Foelsch and Nicholas Jackson
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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*First Place (tie): “Through the Tunnel”
Orange County
San Juan Hills High School
Student Name: Will D’Epagnier
Advisor Name: Brian Devaney
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Honorable Mention “Take Action”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Alexis Guzman and Thomas Foroughi
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention “Hear Your Heart Beat Think Twice”
Orange County
NOVA Academy Early College High School
Student Names: Laura Castillo, Antonio Aguilar, Eric Rodriguez and Aurora Garcia
Advisor Name: Clarissa Bustamante
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Honorable Mention: “Light at the End of the Tunnel”
Orange County
Buena Park High School
Student Names: Osvaldo Cardenas, Johnny Castellon, Francisco Goroztieta and Candis Johnson
Advisor Name: Andrew Huff
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Honorable Mention: “Happy”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Nick Jackson and Ennis Machta
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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Honorable Mention: “Before and After”
Orange County
Canyon High School
Student Names: Angelina Phan, Kiana Kikuchi and Shari Sirotnak
Advisor Name: Alex Graham
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2013

Third Prize: Anyone
Score: 93.75
Orange County
Mission Viejo High School
Student Name(s): Alicia Cota, Tina Profant, Ava Lorizzo
Advisor Name: John Harnack
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Honorable Mention: Hope
Orange County
Orange County School of the Arts
Student name(s): Olivia Mazzucato
Advisor name: Aaron Orullian
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Placer

2020

Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “One Call Away”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Lena Tang, Sam Berg, Hannah Van Der Kamp, Michaela Oh and Salvatore Martinez
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention: “To: The People I Love”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Claire Daggett, Annie Hsu, Sarah Young, Michele Smith, Alyssa Young, Gwen Holloway and Selina Mitchell
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention: “All Minds Matter”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Alicia Chiang, Michaela Oh, Allyson Ikeda, Katie Henry, Nicole Cook, Zoe Cook and Alan Desmet
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention: “A Symphony of Life and Hope”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Julia Williams and Hannah Van Der Kamp
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “The Final Round”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Julia Ruccione, Natalie Hickman, Tatum DeZorzi, Maggie Brodie, Chase Freeman and Gerrit Brodie
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention: “The Driver’s Seat”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Olivia de Lamadrid, Koraleigh Pinaula-Toves and Taylor Gallardo
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention: “Glass Half Full”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Sarah Young, Madison McAdam and Jaelyn Jochims
Advisor: Benjamin Barnholdt
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2019

Suicide Prevention

“The Chain Reaction”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers:  Hannah Van Der Kamp & Julia Williams
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “On the Inside”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Alyssa Pearce & Bethany Oh
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention: “Mental Health Monsters”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Madison McAdam & Chloe LaPuma
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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“Dear Anxiety”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Amanda Mendoza & Mikayla Ayala
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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 “This Does Not Define Me”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Sarah Nevins & Mikayla Barkve
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt View

2018

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: The Warning Signs
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Sarah Nevins & Mikayla Barkve
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention: The Signs
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Isabella Cortez & Amanda Tolentino
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Mental Health Matters

* Third Place: “A Sister’s Bond” (tied) – (Directing Change Team Pick- Advancing to Statewide Round of Judging)
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Meghan Townsley & Emily Manzer
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention: “Reality”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Mikayla Ayala & Amanda Mendoza
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention: “Breaking the Boulder”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Mia Anderson & Lena Tang
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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2017

*Second Place: “There For You” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Jillian Madden & Camille Baldovino
Advisor Name:  Ben Barnholdt
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 *First Place: “Self Reflection” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Kayla Dowd & Sarah Nevins
Advisor Name:  Ben Barnholdt
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*Honorable Mention “This Isn’t the End” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Natalie Monroe & Kavya Singh
Advisor Name:  Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention “The Pill”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Spencer Bennett & Lain Caulder
Advisor Name:  Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention “Uphill Longboard Battle”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Evan Risucci & Joshua Knell
Advisor Name:  Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention “A Friend in Need”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Filmmakers: Chenhao Liu & Jackson Cable
Advisor: Benjamin Barnholdt
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“The Note”
Whitney High School
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“The Hill”
Whitney High School
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“Find Yourself”
Whitney High School
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“Hear Me”
Whitney High School
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2016

Third Place (tied): “My Friend Tyler” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Names: Matt Dazey and Noah Lopez-Koen
Advisor Name: Benjamin Barnholdt
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Falling Up
Whitney High School
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Domino Effect
Whitney High School
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Vikram
Whitney High School
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Before
Whitney High School
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Not Over Yet
Whitney High School
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Mental Health Matters

Support Group
Whitney High School
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Help Will Always Be There
Whitney High School
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Three Tales
Whitney High School
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Break the Stigma
Whitney High School
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The Chase
Whitney High School
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Six Words
Whitney High School
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2015

*First Place: “Dear Me” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Names: Natalie Monroe and Beenish Farooqi
Advisor Name: Benjamin Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention “Double Trouble”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Names: Samantha Willis and Kalli Turner
Advisor Name: Ben Barnholdt
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Ending the Silence/Mental Health Matters

Third Place (tied): “My Friend Tyler” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Names: Matt Dazey and Noah Lopez-Koen
Advisor Name: Benjamin Barnholdt
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2015

*First Place: “The Weight of Mental Illness”  (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Names: Michael Abshear and Noah Spahn
Advisor Name: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention “Move Together” 
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Names: Gelline Guevarra and Aileen Bi
Advisor Name: Ben Barnholdt
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Honorable Mention “Reflections” 
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Name:  Sarah Karver and Sammie Valenze
Advisor Name: Ben Barnholdt
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Sammie’s Story
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Names: Sammie Valenze and Sarah Karver
Advisor Name: Ben Barnholdt
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2014

First Place “Couldn’t Do It Alone”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Names: Madison Preston, Justin Conti
Advisor Name: Benjamin Barnholdt
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*First Place (tie): “Never Underestimate the Power of Friendship”
Placer County
Whitney High School
Student Names: Starlyn Snitko and Mackenzie Berlin
Advisor Name: Ben Barnholdt
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2013

WHS You Are Not Alone
Placer County
Woodcreek High School
Student Name(s): Benjamin Madison, Justin LaHiff, Robert Cary
Advisor Name: Mark Hajewski
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First Prize: you are not alone
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 95.6
Placer County
Woodcreek High School
Student Name(s): Nick Garner, Keith Dougherty, Vince Fernandez
Advisor Name: Mark Hajewski
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Second Prize: You’re Not Alone
Score: 90
Placer County
Woodcreek High School
Student Name(s): Riley Murtagh, Tyler Palasek, Nazar Podolchuk
Advisor Name: Mark Hajewski
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Third Prize: You Are Not Alone
Score: 89.50
Placer County
Woodcreek High School
Student Name(s): Benjamin Madison, Justin LaHiff, Robert Cary
Advisor Name: Mark Hajewski
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Plumas

Riverside

2020

Suicide Prevention

* First Place: “Moving Too Fast” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Filmmakers: Ingrid Peirce, Matthew Marcade, Gabriela Mora and Alyssa Watson
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
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Third Place: “One Call Away”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Olivia Bettencourt and Lexi Tentman
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: “Fighting the Signs”
Riverside County
Desert Mirage High School
Filmmakers: Karen Reynoso, Tammy Torres, Raul Jimenez, Carmen Galvez, Enrique Mosqueda
Advisor: Derek Ellingson
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Honorable Mention: “Something Off”
Riverside County
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Filmmakers: Felix Eziechile, Catherine Luu, Mark Croteau and Roberto Cornado
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
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Honorable Mention: ”Fade Away”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Owen O’Barr and Logan Menchaca
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: “Pushing Through Life’s Dark Obstacles”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: James Haseltine, Micah Holladay, Mason West, Coda Consiglio and Damian Ruiz
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: “S For Speak Up Not For Silence”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High school
Filmmakers: Kyana Cook and Zoe Bordes
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: “Disconnected”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Caleb Tracy and Gwynnie Wentzel
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: “Hopeful Home”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley Unified School District
Filmmakers: Madi Patterson, Erika Griffin and Kate Patterson
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: “S.O.S”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers: Eduardo Mendoza, Blake Sorensen and Ernesto Gonzalez
Advisor: Mr. Lorenz
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Honorable Mention: “Tale of Two”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers: William Fuller, Nicolas Castro, Martin Jr Donate and Jorge Ocegueda
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
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Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “Stronger Together”
Riverside County
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Filmmaker: Raul Chavez, Esha Jacob and Dylan
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
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Honorable Mention: ”Battling Obscurity”
Riverside County
Desert Mirage High School
Filmmakers: Briceida Felix, Evelyn Garcia, Maximiliano Torres, Adrian Franco, Manuel Nunez and Moises Sanchez
Advisor: Derek Ellingson
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Honorable Mention: ”You Can”
Riverside County
Great Oak High school
Filmmakers: Megan Arendt, Alana Diaz, Grant and Shane Vest
Advisor: Andrew Huff
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Honorable Mention: ”There Is Always Hope”
Riverside County
King High School
Filmmakers: Tiffany Billman and Justin Barschdorf
Advisor: Jamal Gerren
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Honorable Mention: ”The Many Faces of One”
Riverside County
La Sierra University
Filmmakers: Azucena Chavez
Advisor: Carrie Specht
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Honorable Mention: ”That Was The Day”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Christina Batte
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: ”There’s Just Been A Lot Going On Recently”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Daniel Perry, Austin Nelson, Wesley Burton, Hudson Brower, Kate Balandran and Ashely Eyers
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: ”The Escape”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Kasaya Christianson, Chris Christianson and Becky Christianson
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: ”We’re Superheroes”
Riverside County
SIATech Perris
Filmmakers: Shira Parker, Rachel Robledo, Breana Llaguno and Alana Renteria
Advisor: Bobbie Arterberry III
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Honorable Mention: ”One Call Away”
Riverside County
Vista Del Lago Health Academy
Filmmakers: Sammie Mejia, Shynell Stanton, Keira, Jessica Barrera, Jocelyn Zuniga, Andres, Leila Villegas, Maribel Garcia, Jasmine Palafox and Albree Pivaral
Advisor: Mrs. Castillo
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Third Place (TIED): “I Want You To Know That…”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Eve Liu, Jasmine Pan and Olivia Feng
Advisor: Ella Harrison
An international student sends the message that everyone can feel stressed, lonely, depressed, or anxious. She encourages viewers to reach out.
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SanaMente

Third Place: “Mi Angelito”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Samantha Duarte, Aidan Duarte, and Marisol Garcia
Advisor: Ella Harrison
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A girl notices her brother is struggling and reaches out to help him. He turns to his family for support and realizes he’s not alone.
Una niña se fija que su hermano está batallando y le ayuda a hablar con su familia para recibir apoyo. Su familia le ayuda y se da cuenta que no está solo.
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Honorable Mention: “Debajo de Todo”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Alexia Salazar
Advisor: Ella Harrison
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A girl struggles with depression and her parents want her to hide it. She decides to find help and discovers SanaMente which helps her open up and be strong.
Una niña batalla con depresión y sus papas quieren que lo oculta. Ella decida buscar ayuda y descubre el sitio web de SanaMente que le ayuda hablar de sus problemas y ser fuerte.
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention: “You Are Not Alone”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Brianna Oliverio and Jacob Hereford
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Walk in our Shoes – What is Mental Health

* First Place: “Make Your Mark” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Riverside County
David A Brown Middle School
Filmmakers: Jazmine Carillo, Natasha Powers, Jocelyn Pacheco, Tiffany Bravo, Casandra Viscarra and Crista Kerr
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
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Third Place: “My Life”
Riverside County
Mountain View Middle School
Filmmakers: Ruben Martinez
Advisor: Noal Garrett
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Honorable Mention: “Make Your Mark”
Riverside County
David A Brown Middle School
Filmmakers: Jazmine Carillo, Natasha Powers, Jocelyn Pacheco, Tiffany Bravo, Casandra Viscarra and Crista Kerr
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
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Honorable Mention: “My Life”
Riverside County
Mountain View Middle School
Filmmakers: Ruben Martinez
Advisor: Noal Garrett
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Honorable Mention: “Mental Health”
Riverside County
Mountain View Middle School
Filmmakers: Genesis Garcia
Advisor: Noal Garrett
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Walk in our Shoes – Words Matter

Honorable Mention: “He/HIM”
Riverside County
Mountain View Middle School
Filmmakers: Peyton Taylor and Brent Villalba
Advisor: Noal Garrett
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Honorable Mention: “Words Hurt”
Riverside County
Mountain View Middle School
Filmmakers: Kenny Ontiveros and Diego Mares
Advisor: Noal Garrett
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2019

Suicide Prevention

* First Place: “You Saw the Signs” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Victoria Ringer
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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* Second Place: “Direct Message” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Encore High School
Filmmakers: Taylor Krutsch, Joshua Guerrero, Alexis Parano
Advisor: Jared Nelson
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Third Place (TIED): “Cold”
Riverside County
Encore High School
Filmmakers: Kamarin Johnson, Calista Berube, Sophianna Santina, and Daniel Winston
Advisor:Jared Nelson
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A Journey You Don’t Fight Alone (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging) 
Riverside County
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Filmmakers: Tanaka Agere, Allysa Canatingan, Gianna Barrantes, Daniel Melgoza
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
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Honorable Mention: That Was Me
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Lindsey Warren, Sara Bhatt
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: Distant Friend
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Samantha Duarte and Marisol Garcia
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention:”What If”
Riverside County
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Filmmakers: Giselle G, Sara L, and Aaron A
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
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Honorable Mention:“Saving My Best Friend”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Ryan Kay
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: Sinking
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers: Andrew Nunez, Uatangitangi Tabelual, Troy Latzke, and Victor Palacios
Advisor: Jim Long
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Honorable Mention: You’re Loved
Riverside County
Temecula Valley High School
Filmmakers: DJ Tinaz, Liliana Rios, and Ryan Orr
Advisor: Kim Randall
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Honorable Mention: Pushed Away
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Christian Lowe
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: Reach Out
Riverside County
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Filmmakers: Brian Pak, Lorenzo Sarreal, Maaham Ali, and Joel Young
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
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Honorable Mention: La Sirena
Riverside County
Riverside City College
Filmmaker: Yasmine Torres
Advisor: Scott Hernandez
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“One More Day”
Riverside County
Moreno Valley College – Active Minds Club
Filmmakers: Ashley Tilford, Josiah Nelson, Yesenia Nelson, Anaiya Jenkins, Mercedes Barba
Advisor: Carlos Carrio
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“Suicide Prevention”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers: Daniel De Los Santos, Reymundo Hernandez, Angel Porras, Marcelino Soliz
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
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“Listen”
Riverside County
Murietta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Tyler Weinstock
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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“Max’s Story”
Riverside County
Rancho Verde High School
Filmmakers: Ashley Zacarias Palafox, Jerome Moreno, Keivon Hollis, Roger Negrette
Advisor: Steven Brockman

“Open Your Eyes”
Riverside County
Moreno Valley College
Filmmakers: Christina Ortiz, Chris Enhelder, Khalilah Muhammed, Elizabeth Pearson, Jessica Quin
Advisor: Donna Jones
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“Reaching Out”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers: Camryn Candler, Sharanee Chhim, Alexis Fernandez, Antonio Heggins
Advisor: Jim Long
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“Change a Life”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Jesse E., Harper B, Elijah G.
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “Frozen Sunshine” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Encore High School
Filmmakers: Sophia Wolfe, Halie DeVries, Madelyn Aguilar, and Sajah Kuderman
Advisor: Jared Nelson
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Second Place: “It’s More Common Than You Think” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging) 
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Christina Batte
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Third Place: ”Awake”
Riverside County
Murrieta Mesa High School
Filmmakers: Off the Rails Productions
Advisor: Timeree Kristell
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“Colors” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging) 
Riverside County
School: Encore High School
Filmmaker: Jacob Klein & Jessica Flores
Advisor: Chill Kerney
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Honorable Mention: ”Even You Even Me”
Riverside County
Chaparral High School
Filmmakers: Jasline Dimapilis, Alyssa Helsel, Katelyn Keoper, John Najera & Matthew Ochoa
Advisor: Elyce Mandich & Carissa Teachout
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Honorable Mention: ”Shattering Silence”
Riverside County
Vista Del Lago High School
Filmmaker: Gerardo Michel
Advisor: Allan Collins
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Honorable Mention: ”Facade”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Jacob Thiel, Luke Van Ryzin, Zach Rabehl, Kylie Nesbit & Mitch McDonald
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: ”Self Value”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers: Itzel Rodriguez, Jordan Aguirre, Kimberly Gonzalez & Fatima Cervantes Enriquez
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
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Honorable Mention: ”Roxy’s Mission”
Riverside County
Murrieta High School
Filmmakers: Ella Bachmeier
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: ”Panic”
Riverside County
Encore High School
Filmmakers: Zoey Clark
Advisor: Jared Nelson
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Honorable Mention:From Her Perspective”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Riley Weeks, Mason Weeks, and Delaney Weeks
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention:Without a Voice”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Jenna Jarett and Taylor Jarett
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention:Alone”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Daniel Perry, Kate Balandran, and Tori Batiz
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention:One More Day”
Riverside County
Moreno Valley College
Filmmakers: Ashley Tilford, Josiah H Nelson, Yesenia Nelson, Anaiya Jenkins, and Mercedes Barba
Advisor: Carlos Carrio
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Honorable Mention: ”Anxiety”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Zachary Hereford
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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You Will Be OK”
Riverside County
Victor Community Support Services – Perris
Filmmakers: Cheyenne Franklin, Ilse Perez, Alexandria Smith
Advisor: Maggie Asencio
Church Bells”
Riverside County
Riverside City College
Filmmaker: Kevin Jackson
Advisor: Scott Hernandez

Are You Okay?”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Noah Castenada and Logan Menchaca
Advisor: Ella Harrison

What is Your Priority”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers: Angelica de Asis, Sairy Ortiz, Adrian Uriarte
Advisors: Jim Long, Chris Lorenz

It Still Haunts Me”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers: Alexis Cisneros, Jaylene Cortes, Blanca Gonzalez, Christian Lizarraga
Advisor: Jim Long
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It’s Not Because I’m Lazy”
Riverside County
Encore High School
Filmmakers: Jahleel Hibble, Moe Moffatt, Afton Lossing
Advisor: Jared Nelson

“Abstract Thoughts”
Riverside County
Encore High School
Filmmakers: Emma R. and Angelica H.
Advisor: Jared Nelson

“Depression”
Riverside County
Martin Luther High School
Filmmakers: Muimen Fareh, Gage Prado, Alejandra Padilla, Jasten Chase, Samantha Quezada
Advisor: Mr. Gerren

“Compassion”
Riverside County
Rancho Verde High School
Filmmakers: Alisha Naveed, Jenna Schuessler, Diana Moran
Advisor: Steve Brockman

“Voices”Riverside County
Great Oak High School
Filmmakers: Carlos Ayon, Nichole Jacubinas, Ari Lopez, SebastianMorales
Advisor: Andrew Huff

“Labels”
Riverside County
Great Oak High School
Filmmakers: Gavin Berg, Erick Garcia, Jade Gonzales, Taylor Koll
Advisor: Andrew Huff

“Help is the Best Source of Happiness”
Riverside County
Great Oak High School
Filmmakers: Dylan Binkerd, Alana Diaz, Andrew Frontiero, Aidan Zon
Advisor: Andrew Huff

Thoughts”
Riverside County
Great Oak High School
Filmmakers: Jayden Geddie, Thalia Johnson, Andrew Peterson, Jacob Saynell
Advisor: Andrew Huff

Speak Out”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers: Zainab S., Ly M., Kimberly B., Lilia W., Nicholas M., Roberto S., Lizbeth G.
Advisor: Ella Harrison

 

2019 Through the Lens of Culture – Suicide Prevention  Honorable Mention: “Silence Speaks”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Jaden Krause, Manuel Stepleton & Trevor Schott
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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2019 Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

* Third Place: “Falling in Silence”
Riverside County
Encore High School
Filmmakers: Adam R., Danik S., Andrea L., & Zoey C.
Advisor: Jared Nelson
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Honorable Mention: ”No Matter Your Walk of Life, Don’t Walk Alone”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Lydia Smith, Monique Basin, Abby Wright, Mekenna Clugston, and Sadie
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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2019 SanaMente Honorable Mention: “La Salud de la Mente”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Carlos Christopher Morales, Caleb Doll, Dylan Lillie, and Taliq Brown
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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2019 Walk in our Shoes “Mental Health and Words Matter” Statewide Winner, Fourth Place: “All Alone”
Riverside County
Sierra Middle School
Filmmakers: Serenity Backrak, Xandra McDermott, Kaytlyn Mejia & Jolene Lopez
Advisor: Kimberly Davis
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2019 Walk in Our Shoes – Mental Health/Words Matter – Honorable Mentions

“Voice of Change”
Riverside County
Palm Middle School
Filmmakers: Diana Chavez, Elena Gudino, Morgan Larson, Aiden Ayers, and Mario Palacios
Advisor: Mr. Garner
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“Knowing”
Riverside County
Family Health & Support Inc.
Filmmakers: Daijean T Strong, Micha Ross, Devin Williams, JaQuain Cooner, Naim Mahimmd, Dennis Moore, Garrette Dairy, DeVaughn Porter , Devon Sandrrson, and Kris Parks
Advisor: Jarvis Williams

Walk in Our Shoes

“Keep an Eye on Me”
Riverside County
Filmmakers: Katelyn Dwelley, Ellis Garrett, Angelo Gilbert, Madeline Bielman, Natasha Powers, Sean Adams, and Jocelyn Pacheco
School: David A Brown Middle School
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
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“Voice of Change”
Riverside County
Filmmakers: Diana Chavez, Elena Gudino, Morgan Larson, Aiden Ayers, and Mario Palacios
School: Palm Middle School
Advisor: Jahi Garner
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“All Alone”
Riverside County
Filmmakers: Serenity Backrak, Xandra McDermott, Kaytlyn Mejia, and Jolene Lopez
School: Sierra Middle School
Advisor: Kimberly Davis
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2019 SanaMente Statewide Winner, Second Place: “La Vida Nunca Para”
Riverside County
Encore High School
Filmmaker: Andrea Leon
Advisor: Jared Nelson
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2018

Suicide Prevention

*First Place: “Distant Memories” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Jacob Thiel, Kyle Reid & Luke Van Ryzin
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Second Place: “Know Your Worth”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Mariel Sto. Domingo
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention: “Oceans”
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Filmmaker: Ryann Richards
Advisor: Jason Seipp
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Honorable Mention: “There is Always a Place to Help”
Riverside County
Temecula Valley High School
Filmmakers: Simone Williams, Dante Ciotti, Justin Hiestand & Patrick McIntyre
Advisor: Kim Randall
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Mental Health Matters

*First Place: “Scribbled” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Encore High School
Filmmakers: Sophia, Perrin, Isaiah, Zoey & Riley
Advisor: Jared Nelson
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Third Place: “Behind the Mask”
Riverside County
Temecula Valley High School
Filmmaker: David Tinaz
Advisor: Kim Randall
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Honorable Mention: Brave Face
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Nick Delzompo & Jack Kroesche
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Through the Lens of Culture

Second Place (tied): “End the Silence” 
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Ally Muzic & Connor Downing
Advisor: Ella Harrison
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Youth and Young Adult: Suicide Prevention

First Place: “Ob(li)vious” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Riverside County
Riverside Community College
Filmmakers: Yasmine Torres & Jazmine Maldonado
Advisor: Scott Hernandez
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Third Place: “This Could’ve Been Me”
Riverside County
Cup of Happy East
Filmmakers: Julio Murillo
Advisor: Cheryl Hunter
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“It’s Never Too Late”
Riverside County
Westside Rites of Passage
Filmmakers: Keith Davis and William Johnson
Advisor: Beverly Okereke and Tanisha Robinson
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SanaMente

Second Place: “Reflexiones”
Riverside County
Boys & Girls Club of San Gorgonio Pass
Filmmakers: Tyrone Allen & Jesse Garcia
Advisor: Shane Arch
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Third Place: “Atrapado”
Riverside County
Martin Luther King Jr High School
Filmmakers: Stephen Corley, Connor Nickson, Miguel Vargas & Josh Jordan
Advisor: Jamal Garren
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Fourth Place: “SanaMente Tattoo”
Riverside County
Desert Mirage High School
Filmmakers: Jose Chavez, Jose Barragan, Kevin Aguilar, Moises Ramos, Moyses Cisneros, and Abelino Bonito
Advisor: Derek Ellingson
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Animated Short

Fourth Place: “It Only Takes One” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers: Max Torres, Cameron Gamboa & Alex Duran
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
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Honorable Mention: “Busy Bee”
Riverside County
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Filmmakers: Major, Bailey, Jacob & Mitzi
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
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2017

 *First Place: “Friend in Need” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Sammy Taporco
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Second Place: “Picture Perfect”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Hannah Haight
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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*Honorable Mention “The Empty Seat” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Billy McVeigh
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention “Hidden”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmaker:  Fiona Monte
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz
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Honorable Mention “Never Alone”
Riverside County
Riverside Poly High School
Filmmaker:  Leonardo Reyes
Advisor Name: Mr. Enyeart and Mr. Llera
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Honorable Mention “Changes”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmakers: Megan Burke & Elizabeth Prowse
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention “I’m Gabbi”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmaker:  Gabriela Juarez, Blake Kimball, Alejandro Ruvalcaba, Michael Moreno & Keven Martinez
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz
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 Honorable Mention “MPD”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Filmmakers:  Bryan Zepeda, Nelson Hernandez & Shyenne Ten-Napel
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz
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Third Place: “Depression is Serious”
Riverside County
NOVA Academy Early College High School
Filmmakers: Jasmine Caballero, Mariela Mulato, Guadalupe Centeno, Judith Isidoro & Sonia Roman
Advisor Name: Brandon Equils
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 *First Place: “Speak Out” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Riverside County
Boys & Girl’s Club of the San Gorgonio Pass
Filmmakers: Marc Logan, Elijah Masullo, Tyrone Allen & Jesse Garcia
Advisor Name: Shane Arch
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 Second Place: “Not Alone” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Riverside County
La Sierra University
Filmmaker: Summer Medina
Advisor Name: Rodney Vance
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Third Place: “Timeless” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Riverside County
Mount San Jacinto College
Filmmaker: AJ Dela Cruz
Advisor Name:  Matt Leyden
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2016 

On the Edge
Nuview Bridge Early College High School
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Don’t Let the Silence Kill Who You Are
Valley View High School
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Consequences
La Sierra University
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Another Way
Mount San Jacinto College
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Mental Health Matters Category

Rough Challenges
Great Oak High School
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Let it Go
Operation Safe House
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Side by Side
University of California Riverside
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No Se Sientan Solos
Valley View High School
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I Am
Murrieta Valley High School
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Tipping Point
Murrieta Valley High School District
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Together we can
Victor Community Support Services
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2015

*First Place: “Leap of Faith” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Student Names: Ben Finnie
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Second Place: “My Little Universe”
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student Names: AJ Pena
Advisor Name: Mike Verkouteren
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Third Place: “Keep No Secrets”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Student Names: Carolann Lepe
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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*Honorable Mention “The Life Saving Letter” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Student Names:  Brianna DeVoe
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz
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Honorable Mention “To Live, or Not to Live”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Student Names:  Caleb Whiting
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Third Place: “Hope Melody” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Riverside County
City of Indio Teen Center
Student Names: Edgar Ortiz, Andrew Martinez, Arely Zarco and JuQuan Roberts
Advisor Name:  Laura Alvarez
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Fourth Place: “Please”
Riverside County
Mt. San Jacinto Community College
Student Names: Jennifer Penaflor, Emily Grisso, Jefferson Malanay
Advisor Name: Keith O’Hara
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2014

First Place: “My Best Friend” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School

Student Names: Jared Hinkle and Matthew Ryan
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Second Place: “There is Hope” 
Riverside County
Desert Mirage High School
Student Names: Salvador Del Toro, Yovana Cervantes, Mireya Cruz and Samuel Cerano
Advisor Name: Derek Ellingson
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Third Place: “The Poem” 
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student Name: Ariana Pena (AJ)
Advisor Name: Mike Verkouteren
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Honorable Mention “Pick Up the Phone” 
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student Name: Ezzron Callanta
Advisor Name: Mike Verkouteren
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Honorable Mention “Passing Notes” 
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Student Names: Nina Watts, Megan Burke and Kelsey Morgan-Wilson
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention “Connecting the Dots” 
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Student Names: Kyle Collins, Kory Collins and Austin Harney
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention “Always There” 
Riverside County
Nova Academy Early College High School of Coachella
Student Names: Esther Ramirez, Abel Ortega, Raven Ruiz and Dulce Beltran
Advisor Name: Brandon Equils
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Honorable Mention “Seeking Help” 
Riverside County
Desert Mirage High School
Student Names: Rutilo Rodriguez, Paola Lopez, Manuel A. Diarte and Julissa Contreras
Advisor Name: Derek Ellingson
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Honorable Mention “I Am” 
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Student Name: Megan Burke
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention “Spero” 
Riverside County
Ramona High School
Student Names: Vickie Lopez, Brenda Molina and Justin Santos
Advisor Name: Jason Seipp
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Uplifting Award in the Suicide Prevention Category “Savior”
Riverside County
California School for the Deaf, Riverside
Student Names: David Martinez, David Roblero, Zeniko Acosta-Grant and Kendall Merrill
Advisor Name: Peter Trzesniewski
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First Place: “Bricks”
University of California Riverside
Student Names: Steven Le
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Reaching Out
Riverside County
Nova Academy
Student Name: Cynthia
Advisor Name: Mr. Equils
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Know the Signs
Riverside County
Centennial High School
Student Names: Ashli Digiambattista, Austin Coombes, Miguel Estrada, and Taelor Smith
Advisor Name: Darlene Baranowski
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You Are Not Alone
Riverside County
Centennial High School
Student Names: Timmothy Ta, Umar Khalid, Adam Gutierrez, and Mathew Luy
Advisor Name: Darlene Baranowski
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Help a Friend in Need
Riverside County
Desert Mirage High School
Student Names: Jose De Jesus, Daniela Murillo, Genesis Serrato, and Carolina Garcia
Advisor: Daniel Ellingson
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Unity
Riverside County
Desert Mirage High School
Student Names: Rebecca Ayala, Lorena Chavez, Jessica Magallon, and Nathalia Montes
Advisor: Daniel Ellingson
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Never Alone
Riverside County
Riverside Poly High School
Student Names: Gavin Shaw and Celeste Marquez
Advisor Name: John Enyeart
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No One Is Alone
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student Name: Jane Cathrese Lagnada
Advisor Name: Mike Verkouteren
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Ending the Silence/Mental Health Matters

Third Place: “Don’t Tape It In”
Riverside County
Santiago High School
Student Name: Arturo Morales
Advisor Name: Jemi Thompson
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Honorable Mention “Open the Door”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Student Names:  Elizabeth Prowse, Emma Lorenz, Brian Evans
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Third Place: “Don’t Tape It In”
Riverside County
Santiago High School
Student Name: Arturo Morales
Advisor Name: Jemi Thompson
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Honorable Mention “Open the Door”
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Student Names:  Elizabeth Prowse, Emma Lorenz, Brian Evans
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Third Place: “Phone Call” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Riverside County
Mount San Jacinto College
Student Names: Walter Popiela, Sixto Romero, Isiah Hill and Jessica Casillas
Advisor Name: Bing Bruce
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Honorable Mention: “I Am Here
Riverside County
University of California Riverside
Student Names: Jillian Sarao and Irais Cardenas
Advisor Name: Kirin McCrory
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Fourth Place: “The Recovery”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Student Names: Munder Arhara, Michael Blucher, Adonis Alvarez, Ryan Cerros
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz
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2015

*First Place: “Hidden”  (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Paloma Valley High School
Student Name: Ashton Luuloa
Advisor Name: Katie Bradley
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Second Place: “Open Arms”
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student Name: Christian Nettles
Advisor Name: Mike Verkouteren
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Third Place: “Reach Out” 
Riverside County
Centennial High School
Student Names: Frida Montserrat Alvarez, Giancarlo Adriano Domicolo, Justine Rae Stewart and Briana Berenice Ortega Vazquez
Advisor Name: Darlene Baranowski
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Honorable Mention “Human Too” 
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student Name: Sergio Afonso
Advisor Name: Mike Verkouteren
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Honorable Mention “There’s Always Hope” 
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Student Name: Leslie Martinez
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz
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Honorable Mention “We Are All The Same” 
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Student Names: Noemi Hurtado and Leanna Nguyen
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz
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Honorable Mention “Reality of Social Anxiety” 
Riverside County
Desert Mirage High School
Student Names: Guadalupe Larios, Yarelli Luette Aguilera, Alejandra Quintero and Graciela Gonzalez
Advisor Name: Derek Ellingson
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Best Cinematography in the Ending the Silence Category “Depression You Are Not Alone” 
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Student Names: Adrian Buenrostro and Annalise Aguon
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz
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2014

*First Place “Something Inside”
Riverside County
Murrietta Valley High School
Student Name: Marcus Nesius
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Second Place “We Can All Do Our Part”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Student Names: Jesse Jones, Jazmine Lopez, Darien Adams, Alexandar Gonzalez
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5SOaIWRoag

Third Place “Smile”
Riverside County
Murrietta Valley High School
Student Name: Megan Burke
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXyiILFpTww

Best Screenplay in the Ending the Silence Category “Speak of Help, Help with Hope”
Riverside County
Tahquitz High School
Student Name: Moriah Sum
Advisor Name: Carl Gauss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-PWDtdj-ZE&feature=youtu.be

First Place: “Pain Never Lasts”
UC Riverside
Student Names: Jared Odom and Morrise Richardson
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2013

First Prize: The Sun Always Shines
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 100
Riverside County
Banning High School
Student Name(s: Ashley Castillo, Christine Castro, Osvaldo Vallejo, Jonathan Samaniego
Advisor Name: John Mendolia
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Second Prize: Suicide Commercial 2
Score: 98.3
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Student Name(s): Jaylin Williams, Kiona Leonard, Cecilia Lopez
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz

Third Prize: Reality
Score: 98
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student Name(s): Aubree Vanderhoeven
Advisor Name: Mike Verkouteren
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Honorable Mention: The Unexpected
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student name(s): Connor Gilmore
Advisor name: Mike Verkouteren
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Pathway to Hope
Riverside County
Indio High School
Student name(s): Kenya Gentry, Aileen Montoya, Reyes Guerra, Jessica Pena
Advisor name: Rosa Dibello
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Sacramento

2020

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “The Way I Feel”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmakers: Tania Brooks, Laila Brooks and Kindra Brooks
Advisor: Brad Clark
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Honorable Mention: “Changed”
Sacramento County
Pleasant Grove High School
Filmmakers: Jessica Noel Araya, Kasiah G. Wilson, Leo Caroline and Kylie Burgess
Advisor: Delaire Doyle
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Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “Reach” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmakers: Raymond Wang, Michelle Escudero, Benjamin Wong and Isadora Pham
Advisor: Brad Clark
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Honorable Mention: “Finding the Light”
Sacramento County
John C. Kimball High School
Filmmaker: Mandie Doan, Sophia Livingston, Reigyna Martin, Claire O’Sullivan, Kayle Lemons, Claire Martin and Renee Chatto
Advisor: Jennifer Moore
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Honorable Mention: “Through the Screen”
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Filmmaker: Wynter Gorre-Clancy, Nathan Hur, Chloe Mcpherson and Owen Scaramastro
Advisor: Jennifer Moore
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “You are You” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmakers: Benjamin Wong, Raymond Wang, Emily Cho and Michelle Escudero
Advisor: Brad Clark
Language: Various Asian languages with English subtitles
Students from different asian cultures speak to the stigma and pressure surrounding mental health and encourage viewers to reach out for help.
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Fourth Place: “Mental Health and Nigerian Culture”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmakers: Ezinne Okonkwo, Dideoluwa Ogunwale and Hannah Vecchione
Advisor: Brad Clark
A teen shares her struggles with cultural pressures to do well in school from Nigerian immigrant parents. She learns with the help of friends that she is not alone with her mental health and is inspired to change the stigma surrounding mental health in her culture.
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention: “Turn Around”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Harmony Xiong
Advisor: Brad Clark
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Honorable Mention: “Cloudy Days”
Sacramento County
Franklin high School
Filmmaker: Gabriel Berumen
Advisor Name: Brad Clark
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Honorable Mention: “Hero’s Journey”
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Filmmakers: Ivan Benedychuk
Advisor: Jennifer Moore
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Honorable Mention: “Fish Bowl”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmakers: Madelyn Collins
Advisor: Brad Clark
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2019 

Suicide Prevention

Third Place (TIED): “Be the One”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmakers: Vivian Tran, Natalyn Tran, Jessica Le, and Emily Cho
Advisor: Brad Clark
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Honorable Mention: “Know the Signs”
Sacramento County
Inderkum High School
Filmmakers: Emily Tang, Zaina Saleemi, and Siana Keishon
Advisor: Karen Taylor
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“A Light in the Darkness”
Sacramento County
John C.Kimball High School
Filmmakers:  Luke Martin, Nolan Eilers, Will Long, Zuha Imran, Collin Heizer, Kaitlin Jarell, JP Seitz, Jenny Vargas
Advisor: Melissa Burkett
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“Don’t Do It”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Advisor: Amar Atwal

“Another Way” 
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Filmmakers: Korina E., Adora K., Jace M., Addie P.
Advisor: Jennifer Moore
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2019 Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “Drowning” 
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmakers: Jessica Le, Vivian Tran, and Natalyn Tran
Advisor: Brad Clark
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Honorable Mention: “Anxiety is Like an Island”
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Filmmakers: Lily Hur, Kaleigh Kwong, Matthew Morello, Orion Rosalin & Jalyn Singleton
Advisor: Jennifer Moore
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“Together We Are Strong”
Sacramento County
Folsom High School
Filmmakers: Jessica Lowry & Russell Plyler
Advisor: Scott Southard
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“We Are Here For You”
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Filmmakers: Sukhmani Jhawar, Bethany Hironaka, Emily Sarantopolos, Katelynn Ho
Advisor: Jennifer Moore

2019 Through the Lens of Culture – Suicide Prevention 
* First Place: “Hidden” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmakers: Ethan Ocampo & Jonathan Ocampo
Advisor: Brad Clark
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* Third Place: “We Are”
Sacramento County
Sacramento Native American Health Center
Filmmakers: Raevana Jordan, Angelina Hinojosa, Mireya Aguilar & Reyna Jordan
Advisor: Jeanine Gaines
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Honorable Mention: “Kaibigan”
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Filmmakers: Liana Martinelli, Chloe Pulido, Edrich Grospe, Christian Locsin, Camila Yalan, Tyra Jose, and Leilani Locsin
Advisor: Jennifer Moore
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Honorable Mention:“La Vida Vale La Pena”
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Filmmakers: Chloe Bourne, Alex Cordova, Ella Jones & Daisy Montoya
Advisor: Jennifer Moore
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Honorable Mention: “Mas Alla del Azul”
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Filmmakers: Nathalie Rodriguez, Anthony Guerrero, Luz Raya, Kimberly Ramriez, Rochelle Sharma, and Julian Mendez
Advisor: Jennifer Moore
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2019 Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

* Second Place: “Suffering with Stigmas” 
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Andres Garcia
Advisor: Brad Clark
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Honorable Mention: “The Right Response”
Sacramento County
Sacramento Native American Health Center
Filmmakers: Isaiah Aguilar, Merissa Posh, Sienna Posh, RunningDeer Valle, and Amanda Aguilar
Advisor: Briseida Solis
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2019 Animated Short Honorable Mentions

“Lunch”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Shaina Ocampo
Advisor: Brad Clark
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“Pain”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Daphne Neel
Advisor: Brad Clark
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2018

Through the Lens of Culture

Third Place (tied): “Taking Flight” 
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Michelle Quan
Advisor: Dawn Williams
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Animated Short

First Place: “Behind the Mask” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Alea Cayabyab
Advisor: Brad Clark
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Third Place: “Red Flags” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Christy Huang
Advisor: Brad Clark
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Fifth Place: “Reach Out” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Erika Rylander
Advisor: Brad Clark
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2017

Honorable Mention “Life Matters”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Andres Garcia
Advisor: Brad Clark
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Honorable Mention “Second Chance”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Tyler Vong
Advisor: Brad Clark
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Third Place: “Drowning”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Kristina Carlos
Advisor Name: Brad Clark
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Third Place: “Bag of Sadness”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmaker: Michelle Quan
Advisor Name: Brad Clark
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*First Place: “Caged Bird” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Filmmakers: Holly Cheng
Advisor Name: Brad Clark
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“Experience”
Luther Burbank’s Film Making Club
View: https://youtu.be/fIN3xmPtgq4
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Get the Feeling Back”
Center High School
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2016

*First Place: “The Guides of Life” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Student Names: Ryan Santiago
Advisor Name: Brad Clark
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2015

Third Place: “There Is Always Hope” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advance to Statewide Round of Judging)
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Student Names: Brenda Vang
Advisor Name: Brad Clark
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Honorable Mention “Seeing the Signs”
Sacramento County
Folsom High School
Student Names: Dave Aguilar, Judith Rupasinghe, Bella Wiebe and Cayley Payne
Advisor Name: Patti Morton
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Honorable Mention “Seeing the Signs” 
Sacramento County
Folsom High School
Student Names: Dave Aguilar, Judith Rupasinghe, Bella Wiebe and Cayley Payne
Advisor Name: Patti Morton
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Be a Friend Save a Life
Sacramento County
Inderkum High School
Student Name: Matthew Paterno
Advisor Name: Kristi Dills
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Just One
Sacramento County
Sheldon High School
Student Names: Nathaniel McInnes, Marveya Castillo, Gabriela Llarena and Jonathan Kramer
Advisor Name: Karen Nylund-Lieb
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Ending the Silence/Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention “Anxiety Builds”
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Student Names: Justin Stefanescu, McKinley Hutchings, Karlye Clement, Kylee McConnell
Advisor Name: Jennifer Moore
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Honorable Mention “The Pieces of Me”
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Student Names: Britny Clayberger, Melody Keenan, Noel Bennett, and Melanie Good
Advisor Name: Jennifer Moore
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Second Place: “Hidden Away”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Student Names: Samantha Woo, Earl Mirano, Eric Zhang and Noheli Serrano
Advisor Name: Brad Clark
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Third Place: “Solvable Catastrophe”
Sacramento County
Natomas High School
Student Name:  Jose Marquez
Advisor Name: Cael Kuhlman
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Honorable Mention “Otherwise Unheard”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Student Names: Kaitlyn Foster
Advisor Name: Brad Clark
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Best Original Artwork “You Are Not Alone” 
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Student Name: Marisa Cheung
Advisor Name: Brad Clark
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Just One
Sacramento County
Sheldon High School
Student Names: Nathaniel McInnes, Marveya Castillo, Gabriela Llarena and Jonathan Kramer
Advisor Name: Karen Nylund-Lieb
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2014

*First Place (tie): “Shadow’s Light”
Sacramento County
Franklin High School
Student Names: Giana Shibata-Bardaro, Katie Butler and Marissa Kong
Advisor Name: Brad Clark
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Second Place “I am Me”
Sacramento County
Elk Grove High School
Student Names: Sierra Trujillo, Rylee Miller, Jonah Canright, Michael Yang
Advisor Name: Jennifer Moore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmtAaAaQntM

2013

Honorable Mention: Reaching Out
Sacramento County
Folsom High School
Student name(s): Cassidy Cagney, Brett Kirk
Advisor name: Laurie Theis
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Fourth Prize: Eliminate Stigma
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 86.67
Sacramento County
Sheldon High School
Student name(s): Alexandria Clark
Advisor name: Shawn Sullivan
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San Bernardino

2020

Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmaker: Matthew Biendara, Jace Biendara, Angie Biendara and Natalie Biendara
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt
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“Mission” (Team Pick – Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Bernardino County
Rim High School
Filmmaker: Danny Lopez, Gabriela Garcia, Catherine Rogers, Cydavia Lee and Adama Hurlbut
Advisor: Kyle Bunyea
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Honorable Mention: “See Me”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmaker: Victoria and Mark Muzquiz
Advisor: Chris Hauk
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Honorable Mention: “Realization”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmaker: Akira Miura, Muhammad Oktodinata, Al Stallworth and Isaiah Alvarez
Advisor: Mr. Miura
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Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “Conflicting Currents” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Jeremiah Andrade, Josh McConnell, Gavin DeLacruz and Luciano Aldana
Advisor: James Miura
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Third Place: “The Gift of Life”
San Bernardino County
Upland High school
Filmmakers: Malaika Lamber and Maritza Pastrana
Advisor: James Miura
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Honorable Mention: “Perception”
San Bernardino County
A.B. Miller High School
Filmmakers: Aaron Ruiz, Gisselle Gonzalez, Kareem Shaker, Anahi Servin and Mariana Stopani
Advisor: Leonardo Rivas
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Honorable Mention: “Journey to Discuss”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Ciera Sherod, Jonathan Park and Hussein Harb
Advisor: James Miura
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Honorable Mention: ”Little Voices”
San Bernardino County
Los Osos High School
Filmmakers: Amnaa Taha, Maddie Whalen and Bianca Macasaet
Advisor: Matthew Tawney
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Through the Lens of Culture – Suicide Prevention

* First Place: “Our Story” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
San Bernardino County
Summit High School
Filmmakers: Nicole Quinonez-Frias
Advisor: Artie Casas
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A girl shares her struggles with depression and the feelings of not being able to talk about it in the latino culture. She feels embarrassed and ashamed and afraid of disappointing her family. She realizes her story can’t end there and reaches out for help.
Una señorita habla de su batalla con la depresión en la cultura latina. Comparte sentimientos de no poder hablar con su familia por miedo de desilucionarlos. Se da cuenta que su historia no puede terminar ahí.
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Second Place (TIED): “Los Hombres No Lloran”
San Bernardino County
Healthy RC Youth Leaders
Filmmakers: Michael Alonso, Chase Collins, Takbir Rahman, Wyatt Herrold, Ryan Fulton, Zonyea Redd, Caterina Marji, Natalie Masachi, Taylor Villanueva and Karla Villanueva
Advisor: Joanna Marrufo
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A boy in a boxing match tells the struggles of being a man in the latin culture where sharing feelings and showing signs of weakness are not allowed. He realizes it is ok to take off his gloves to be brave and show vulnerability.
Un joven en una pelea de box habla sobre la presión de ser hombre en la cultura latino. Ser hombre significa no enseñar las emociones y ser débil no está permitido. Se da cuenta que es hora de quitarse los guantes, ser valiente y demostrar vulnerabilidad.
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Animated Short

Second Place: “Notice The Signs”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmaker: Sarah Chu
Advisor: James Miura
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Fifth Place: “The Weights and the Ink”
San Bernardino County
Encore High School Hesperia For The Arts
Filmmakers: Nora Salah
Advisor: Joshua Barkdull
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Honorable Mention: “Shadows”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmaker: Angelina Arias
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt
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2019

Suicide Prevention

Third Place (TIED): “There Are Always Signs”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Allyssa Guicharnaud
Advisor: James Miura
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Honorable Mention: “Never Alone”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Eric Munoz and Chris Castro
Advisor: James Miura
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Honorable Mention: “Future”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmakers: Matt Valdez, Vince Rojas, and Jacob Boda
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt
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Honorable Mention: “You Are Not Alone”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Matthew Sanchez & Alyssa Muya
Advisor: James Miura
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 “Doesn’t Have to be Sorrow”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Carlos Cortez, Loc Huynh
Advisor: Chris Hauk
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“Worth Saving”
San Bernardino County
A.B. Miller High School
Filmmakers: Vianey Munoz, Nancy Esquivias
Advisor: Leonardo Rivas
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“Dear Me”
San Bernardino County
Rueben S. Ayala High School
Filmmakers: Alyssa Hames, Ashley Soltis, Nery Juarez
Advisor: Kevin Russell
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“Friends Are Worth Holding Out For”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmakers: Ethan K., Luke K., DJ M., Jacob M.
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt
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“Hotline”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Mary Hyun and Christian Jauregui
Advisor: James Miura

“Help A Friend”

San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Angel Garza and Natalia Contreras
Advisor: James Miura

“Rain”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Justin Nelson and Joey Meler
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt

“Being There”
San Bernardino CountyUpland High School
Filmmakers: Jennifer Tan
Advisor: James Miura
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“Give A Lending Hand”
San Bernardino County
A.B. Miller High School
Filmmakers: Aaron Ruiz, Kalob Brown, Isaac Trujillo
Advisor: Leo Rivas

Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: ”There Are Always Signs”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Allyssa Guicharnaud
Advisor: James Miura
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Honorable Mention: ”Never Alone”
San Bernardino County
Upland High
Filmmakers: Eric Munoz and Chris Castro
Advisor: James Miura
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Honorable Mention:Future”
San Bernardino County
School: Apple Valley High School
Filmmakers: Matt Valdez, Vince Rojas, and Jacob Boda
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt

Honorable Mention: ”You Are Not Alone”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Matthew Sanchez and Alyssa Muya
Advisor: James Miura
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“Unite”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Jonathan Park and David Zarate
Advisor: James Miura

“A Point of View”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Jeremiah Andrate, Josh McConnell. Damian Hidalgo
Advisor: James Miura

“Listen”
San Bernardino County
Upland High SchoolFilmmakers: Jenna Jacot, Natalie Figueroa, Ashley Becker, Ashlee Micheletti
Advisors: Erick Henderson and Chris Peters

“Two Words”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmaker: Zachary Stepanovich
Advisor: James Miura

“Checking Up On A Friend”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Anthony Brunske and Tyrone Jeffries
Advisor: Chris Hauk

“Dispelling Mental Health Myths”
San Bernardino County
Cajon High School
Filmmakers: Stacy Razo and Jacinda Venegas
Advisor: Erick Henderson

“Isolation”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmakers: Annie Jessness, Eliseo Rodriguez, Hannah Buckley, Samantha Solis
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt

“A Normal Life”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Alexander Fabela and Amiya Villegas
Advisor: Chris Hauk

“To Confess”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmakers: Joshua Guerrero, Matt Strausescott, Stephen Jambazian
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt

“Get Help”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmakers: Raenne Prescott and Michael Rosales
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt

2019 Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “La Ropa Sucia” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
San Bernardino County
Health RC Youth Leaders
Filmmakers: Natalie M, Ana F, Zane G, Dinidu R, Camille S, Love B, Marissa C, Gianna S, & Brynn B
Advisor: Joanna Marrufo
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Honorable Mention: “I Accept Myself”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmakers: Julie Mitchell, Jessie Arredondo, Paul Aiono, Melyssa Ferrato, Alyssa Marquette, and Clayton Gomez
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt
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2019 SanaMente Statewide Winners

Honorable Mention: “Solo Toma Un Momento”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Asia Fleming, Kiara Bizzotto, and Tiago Bizzotto
Advisor: Chris Hauk
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Honorable Mention: “SanaMente”
San Bernardino County
Ayala High School
Filmmaker: Kristen Lemus
Advisor: Kevin Russell
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2018

Suicide Prevention

Third Place: “Speak Up”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmaker: Ruby Cuilty, Erika Martinez, Audrey Ledford & Daytona Blalock
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt
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Honorable Mention: “Don’t Hide Your Feelings”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmakesr: Raeanne Prescott & Wesley Vaugn
Advisor: Gretchen Peratt
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Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “A Helping Hand”
San Bernardino County
Upland High School
Filmmakers: Diamond Bishop & Vincent Landeros
Advisor:James Miura
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Honorable Mention: Sleeveless
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Filmmakers: Zheng Dong, Trinity Tat, Alycia Akabori, Daren Lorenzo & Bridget Maellynn
Advisor: Christy Koenig
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2017

Third Place: “A Closer Look”
San Bernardino County
Rim of the World High School – TIP Club
Filmmaker: Beverly Bautista
Advisor Name: Steve Wallace
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Honorable Mention “Pictures”
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Filmmaker:  Alyssa Luna
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgFuRjG1vm4

Honorable Mention “Post Love”
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Filmmakers:  Nikki Culver & Tesja Deveyra
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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 *First Place: “Identity” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Filmmaker: Claire Park
Advisor Name: Kevin Russel
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Second Place: “Speak Up”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmakers: Rachel Dobbs, Zosalia Lee, Chris Rosado & Bethany Tolsma
Advisor Name: Gretchen Peratt
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Third Place: “Support”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Filmmakers: Natalie Biendara, Kyra Alstott, Whitney Bonato-Ware & Rebekah Alvarez
Advisor Name: Gretchen Peratt
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Honorable Mention “Mental Health Awareness”
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Filmmaker: Keilah Cruz
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Honorable Mention “Scoring Off The Field”
San Bernardino County
Healthy RC Youth Leaders
Filmmakers:  Delaney, Jillian, London, Ellie, Emeline, Caitlyn, Monet, Daisy, Maelin, Abraham
Advisor Name: Joanna Marrufo
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2016

Second Place: “Submerged”
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Macy Caron
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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My Perspective
Apple Valley High School
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Hello
Ruben S. Ayala High School
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We’re All Something
Ruben S. Ayala High School
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Get Found
Ruben S. Ayala High School
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Tear and Rebuild
Ruben S. Ayala High School
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Make a Statement
Apple Valley High School
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Through My Eyes
Ruben S. Ayala High School
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It’s Not Just a Mood
Ruben S. Ayala High School
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I Am Always With You
Ruben S. Ayala High School
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Love and Respect
Rim of the World High School – TIP Club
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New Perspectives
Chino High School/ Peer Leadership
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2015

First Place: “A Positive Voice” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Bernardino County
Ironwood Christian Academy
Student Names: Clayton Steuerwald and Devon Steuerwald
Advisor Name: Shannon Steuerwald
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Second Place: “Optimistic”
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Jonas R. Magallanes and Eric Amancio
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Third Place: “One Call”
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names:  Shaafi Farooqi and Helen Chan
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Honorable Mention “Finding Peace and Happiness in Yourself”
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Name:  Fariha Zafar
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Honorable Mention “Suicide Prevention Contest cut 1 final”
San Bernardino County
Jurupa Hills High School
Student Names: Jonathan Loy McDonough, Riboberto Correa, Ebeny Gonzalez and Stephanie Guarin-Para
Advisor Name: Timothy Hannon
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Honorable Mention “Behind Locked Doors”
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Samantha Yamaguchi, Michelle Li and Katrina Arano
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Honorable Mention “One Person”
San Bernardino County
Arroyo Valley High School
Student Names: Jorge Inzunza, Jorge Llamas and Teresa Mendez
Advisor Name: Richard Wilshire
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Honorable Mention “Who Am I?”
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Name: Aubrey Tanner
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Best Script in the Suicide Prevention Category “Do You Know”
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Ryan Kanne and Kyle Myat
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Outstanding Screenplay and Acting in the Suicide Prevention Category “Withered Sticks and Poison”
San Bernardino County
Apple Valley High School
Student Names: Cory Bilodeau, Luke Dominguez and Seth Bowlin
Advisor Name: Gretchen Peratt
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7cLvvtzgmU (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

A Simple Question
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: L. Saupan, V. San Agustin, M. Jarjis
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Reach Your Hand Out
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Tyler Earlywine and Chris Ly
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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ARI
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Kevin Zheng and Edith Kao
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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 A Friend In Need
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names:
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Ending the Silence/Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “Through Our Eyes” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Ashley Chuang, Nelly Hejazi, Melanie Pak, and Nikhil Vettikattu
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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2015

First Place: “Healthy RC Youth Leaders” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Bernardino County
Etiwanda High School
Student Name: Kaylene Lozada, Luke Chen, Annika Kim and Maelin Aquino
Advisor Name: Bernadine Judson
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D53GHcyUXi4 (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Second Place: “Open Eyes”  
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Name: Aubrey Tanner
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Third Place: “Bring the Colors
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Serene Liu, Kyle Yang, Shonak Shah, and Elaine Chiao
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Honorable Mention “Deliverance” 
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Name: Michael Hong
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Honorable Mention “Words Can’t Bring Me Down” 
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Samantha Yamaguchi, Michelle Li and Katrina Arano
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Honorable Mention “A Friend” 
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Name: Johnjered Tolentino
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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Honorable Mention “Human” 
San Bernardino County
Ruben S. Ayala High School
Student Names: Sarah Reis and Gina Choi
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
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2014

Honorable Mention “Something Unique”
San Bernardino County
Jurupa Hills High School
Student Names: Deamor Yi, Kristian Fortune, Joshua Villegas, Omar Miranda
Advisor Name: Timothy Hannon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK-bP026R

Honorable Mention “When the Music Stops”
San Bernardino County
Ironwood Christian Academy
Student Names: Clayton Steuerwald, Isaac Jaspers, Bodie Brock
Advisor Name: Shannon Steuerwald
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlxCQwAn_8k

Honorable Mention: “Letting Go”
San Bernardino County
Chino Hills High School
Student Names: Christine Lin, Xavier Lopez, Isabelle Winardi and Kati Anderson
Advisor Name: Jonathan Thomas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtwlcLLPDzE

Honorable Mention: “Hey! Look Around”
San Bernardino County
Etiwanda High School
Student Name: Rebecca Nascimento
Advisor Name: Christian Kiley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zep1q42c4cI

Honorable Mention: “Drawing Board”
San Bernardino County
Ayala High School
Student Names: Jared Short
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2ntqidgP0k

Honorable Mention “Stand Up for Life”
San Bernardino County
Ayala High School
Student Names: Yuna Kim, Rebecca Zavala, Samreen Kazi and Victoria Granados
Advisor Name: Kevin Russell
http://youtu.be/TyUxi2WzKWg

San Diego

2020

Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “By Your Side” (Team Pick – Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Diego County
Rancho Bernardo High School
Filmmakers: Sania Bhatia, Sophia Calcagno, Kate Ahn, Gordon Buck and Cady Mariano
Advisor: Ross Kallen
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Third Place: “We Never Walk Alone”
San Diego County
Club Elevated
Filmmakers: Cameron Britt, Allie Riley, Bryan Tran, Naya Sanchez, Emma Talia, Nicolas Petruzzelli, Alyssa Ruiz and Kyrielle
Advisor: Stacy Chiles
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Honorable Mention: “A New Hope”
San Diego County
Hilltop Senior High
Filmmakers: Miriam Guera, Neiva Parra, Christian Castro, Francisco Burgueno, Isabel Garcia and Sara Lozada
Advisor: Louise Williamson
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Honorable Mention: ”Effects On Others”
San Diego County
Del Norte High School
Filmmakers: Ryan Cerasuolo, John Mai, Chris Khoury, Mykilah Gaston, Madison Fontes and Finley Lamb
Advisor: Douglas Devlin
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Honorable Mention: ”Reach Out”
San Diego County
Mt. Everest Academy
Filmmakers: Sara Wolfkind and Katriela Cox
Advisor: Eric Nielsen
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Honorable Mention: ”Effect”
San Diego County
Chula Vista High School
Filmmakers: Elizabeth Andersen Sahl, Analissa Meza, Benjamin Crowley, Lolly Boroff and Mercedes Rockin
Advisor: Jeff Frank
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “To Help A Friend”
San Diego County
Junipero Serra High School
Filmmakers: Kaiden Phakeokoth and Adriana Watterson
Advisor: Shannon Stracener
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Honorable Mention: “Don’t Wait”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Filmmakers: Lily Wickham, Grace Smith, Baila Thompson, Mirabel Hunt, Andre Jabbour and Rachel Riddle
Advisor: Jeffrey Owen
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Honorable Mention: “Pop the pressure”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Filmmakers: Kendra Banks, BriAnn Raduenz, Kashvii Vaistra, Joshua Gataric and Nick Salz
Advisor: Jefffrey Owen
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Honorable Mention: “A Little Bit of Light”
San Diego County
Mt. Carmel High School Peer Counseling
Filmmakers: Safia Hasan, Chloe Johnston, Paige Johnston, Maddie Landress, Jessica Harris, Adrian Adib and Hadeel Daoud
Advisor: Sheila Hatfield
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SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “SanaMente Film”
San Diego County
Serra High School
Filmmaker: Angela Sanchez
Advisor: Shannon Stracener
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
This film communicates a positive message that you are not alone, to reach out for help when needed.
Este video comunica el mensaje positivo que no estas solo, que hay que buscar ayuda cuando lo necesitas.
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Honorable Mention: “No Le Temas a ADHD”
San Diego County
Del Norte
Filmmaker: Laeli Gordon, Tate Cerasoli, Abdiel Velasco, and Madison Fontes
Advisor: Douglas Devlin
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A student struggles with ADHD, feeling ashamed about it until she reaches out to talk about it and for help.
Un estudiante batalla con el ADHD, sintiéndose apenada hasta que decide hablarlo y buscar ayuda.
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention: “SIGNS.exe”
San Diego County
Serra High School
Filmmakers: Oliviah Weissman
Advisor: Shannon Stracener
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Walk in our Shoes – The Superhero In Each of Us

* First Place: “Windows” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
San Diego County
Rancho Minerva Middle School
Filmmakers: Brandon T Burton, Katee Martinez, Karla Perez and Jacqueline Ortega
Advisor: Beth Duncan
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Third Place: “Sympathetic Steps”
San Diego County
Hawking STEAM Charter School 2
Filmmakers: Daniel Quemado, Mikey Soto, Uriel Esquier, Oscar Dominguez, Aaron Marciel, Joshua Ducharme and Liliana Moreno
Advisor: Joshua Ducharme
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Honorable Mention: “A Helping Hand”
San Diego County
Wilson Middle School
Filmmakers: Khang Phan, Rosendo Rodriguez Garcia, Nayla Lopez and Diana Lopez
Advisor: Khamphet Pease
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Honorable Mention: “Lifeline”
San Diego County
Hawking STEAM Charter School 2
Filmmakers: Antonio Morales, Hector Alcantar, Liam Ruiz and Sophia Bojorquez Garcia
Advisor: Joshua Ducharme
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Honorable Mention: “Taped”
San Diego County
Hawking STEAM Charter School 2
Filmmakers: Gianna Oliveras, Daniel Vera, Christian Rodriguez, Mia Cardenas and Xienna Avila
Advisor: Joshua Ducharme
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Honorable Mention: “Cerebral Poison”
San Diego County
Hawking STEAM Charter School 2
Filmmakers: Eric Carbajal, Aiden Marbury, Yohan Tec and Jesus Lemus
Advisor: Joshua Ducharme
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Honorable Mention: “Mental Wellness”
San Diego County
Wilson Middle School
Filmmakers: Jesus Ledezma, Diego Hernandez and Josue
Advisor: Khamphet Pease
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Walk in our Shoes – What is Mental Health

Honorable Mention: “Your Voice Can Make A Change”
San Diego County
Wilson Middle School
Filmmakers: Belen Pacheco, Nadia Dominguez, Elaina wiltjer and Khamphet Pease
Advisor: Khamphet Pease
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Walk in our Shoes – Words Matter

* First Place: “Invisible” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
San Diego County
Hawking STEAM Charter School 2
Filmmakers: Aleksandra Orozovich, Clarissa Martinez, Jael Perez, Victor Von-Eiff, Damian Cruz and Yaretzy Alvarez
Advisor: Joshua Ducharme
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2019

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Better Together”
San Diego County
San Diego Youth Services
Filmmakers: Nina Chretian, Karisa Nguyen, Jessie Cartoni, Zaria Scott, Xandria Cele, and Kenny Lavergne
Advisor: Nicole Egan
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Through the Eyes”
San Diego County
Mountain Empire High School
Filmmakers: Amanda Barrett, Sebastian Lopez, Marilyn Chavez, and Samuel Romero
Advisor: Christine Goss
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Honorable Mention: “A Note for Help”
San Diego County
Mountain Empire High School
Filmmakers: Lindsey Brown, Sandra Fabela, Kenna Angulo, and Nick Rose
Advisor: Christine Goss
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“Not Alone”
San Diego County
Bonita Vista High School
Filmmakers: Kaylonnie Jones & Izaiah Barnes
Advisor: Ed Lim
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2019 Walk in our Shoes “Mental Health and Words Matter” Statewide Winners

* First Place: “AnxIety” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
San Diego County
Mission Middle School
Filmmakers: Angie, Ariana, Sara & Malana
Advisor: Tamara Whitney
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* Third Place: “Feeding My Heart”
San Diego County
Mission Middle School
Filmmakers: Paula, Ariana & Angie
Advisor: Tamara Whitney
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Fifth Place: “Mental Health Begins with “Me”
San Diego County
Mission Middle School
Filmmakers: Tee, Stephanie, Brandon, David & Tyanna
Advisor: Tamara Whitney
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2019 Walk in Our Shoes – Mental Health/Words Matter – Honorable Mention: “Don’t Label Me”
San Diego County
Mission Middle School
Filmmakers: Malana Durley and Ruby Gutierrez
Advisor: Tamara Whitney
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Walk in Our Shoes

“Mental Health Begins with “Me””
San Diego County
Filmmakers: Tee Gomez, Stephanie Bahena, Brandon Martinez Martinez, David Fajardo, and Tyanna Tran
School: Mission Middle School
Advisor: Tamara Whitney
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“Feeding My Heart”
San Diego County
Filmmakers: Paula Hernandez-Cisneros, Ariana Gonzalez-Campos, and Angie Juarez
School: Mission Middle School/Mission Television
Advisor: Tamara Whitney
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“Don’t Label Me”
San Diego County
Filmmakers: Malana Durley and Ruby Gutierrez
School: Mission Middle School/Mission Television
Advisor: Tamara Whitney
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“anxIety”
San Diego County
Filmmakers: Ariana Gonzalez-Campos, Angie Juarez, Malana Durley, and Sara Gordillo
School: Mission Middle School/Mission Television
Advisor: Tamara Whitney
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2018

Mental Health Matters

* Honorable Mention: “Esperanza en Nuestro Corazon”  (Directing Change Team Pick- Advancing to Statewide Round of Judging)
San Diego County
Rancho Minerva Middle School
Filmmakers: Paola Morales, Sinai Sanchez  & Ana Perez
Advisor: Beth Duncan
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Through the Lens of Culture

Honorable Mention: “Where Do I Belong”
San Diego County
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
Filmmaker: Breahna Gillespie
Advisor: Dr. Donna L. Cook
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention: “Continue”
San Diego County
Serra High School
Filmmaker: Raymond Ngo
Advisor: Dr. Elva Mora
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Honorable Mention: “Red ‘n Blue”
San Diego County
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Filmmaker: Breahna Gillespie
Advisor: Dr. Donna L. Cook
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2017

*First Place: “Light at the End of the Tunnel” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Filmmakers: Cristian Aragon, Jose Becerra, Nick Meraz & Jay Butler
Advisor Name: Donald Collins
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Honorable Mention “Silence”
San Diego County
E3 Civic High School
Filmmakers: Erika Zamora, Sebastian Cortina, Yamato Gonzales, Raymond DeLaRiva, Jacob Sanches &
Brenda Aquino
Advisor: Katilyn Quigley
https://youtu.be/_VXiOat6aus

Honorable Mention “Stairway to Success”
San Diego County
E3 Civic High School
Filmmakers: Elisa Rivera & Sergio Zagal
Advisor: Katilyn Quigley
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Honorable Mention “It Matters”
San Diego County
E3 Civic High School
Filmmakers: Jennifer Alvarez, Brandon Maldonado, Daniela Tepox & Andrew Trujillo
Advisor: Katilyn Quigley
https://youtu.be/TF7cSHE6FWE

Honorable Mention The Domino Effect
San Diego County
E3 Civic High School
Filmmakers: Oscar Acevedo, Nicholas Thomas, Carlos Rodriguez & Alexis Morales
Advisor: Katilyn Quigley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W29lgjIFiUg&feature=youtu.be

San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Filmmakers: Grace Bachour, Jordan Hayes, Eliee Shahidi, Halima Ander
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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Honorable Mention “Heavy Medals”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Filmmakers: Jaden Watkins, Julianne Uribe & Gabby Pacula
Advisor: Don Collins
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 *First Place: “Friend in Need” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Filmmaker: Sammy Taporco
Advisor Name: Ella Harrison
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Honorable Mention “Umbrella”
San Diego County
Mission Television
Filmmakers: Audrey G., Ashley M., Anahi B. Aileen S. & Annette A.
Advisor: Tamara Whitney
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“Not Alone”
Torrey Pines High School
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“Dear Diary”
Torrey Pines High School
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2016

Overcoming Your Shadow
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School Peer Assistant Listeners
Student Names: Avery Spicker, Ellena Whitfield, Anna Brooks Reed, Akhil Perimbeti
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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The Drive
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
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Find Your Voice
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
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Everyday a Journey
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
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Cutting It Out
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
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Seek a Friend
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
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Behind The Smile
San Diego County
Grossmont HS
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Mental Health Support
San Diego County
Deaf Community Services
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Messages From Myself
San Diego County
Active Minds, UCSD
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2015

Honorable Mention “Shake It Off” 
San Diego
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names:  Emily Whitten, Nathan Gibbs, Bella Gadinis and Sheer Savion
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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Third Place: “Let It Go”
San Diego
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Jessica Rose, Gabby Pacula, Madi Lombard and Diego Majewski
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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Second Place: “From Me to You”
University of California San Diego
Student Name: Courtney Loi
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Honorable Mention “Open the Suicide Prevention Dialogue”
University of California San Diego
Student Names: Joanne Ly
Link: http://youtu.be/SnOn608KoFQ (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Honorable Mention “How to Save a Life”
University of California San Diego
Student Names: Ulysses Savage and Alexandra Savage
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj8yvXP-Ogo (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)

Human
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Rachel Benrey, Ariel Renner, and Avery Spicker
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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Happy Endings
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Kendra Rettig, Chelsea Barrows, McKenna Pruett and Alyssa Raab
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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First Step
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Michael May, Marissa Hastings and Patty Benrey
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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The Beginning of the Rest of Your Life
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Kourosh Kazemipour, Frances Hung, and Camille Oemcke
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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Ending the Silence/Mental Health Matters

*First Place (tied): “This is Me” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Chelsea Barrows, Kiya Klopfenstein, Grace Bashour, and Paige Straky
Advisor Name: Donald Collins
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Third Place: “Textbooks”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Madison Wickham, Christopher Vilchis, Jaden Watkins, and Paytin Lalonde
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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2015

Outstanding Cinematography in the Ending the Silence Category: “Unlocking the Door of Isolation”
San Diego
Canyon Crest Academy
Student Names: John De Vito and Gabrielle de Boucaud
Advisor Name: Mark Raines
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Third Place (tied): “Lost and Found”
San Diego County
Mira Mesa High School
Student Name: David Nampi
Advisor Name: James Earnest
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Honorable Mention “Together We Can” 
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Mimi Najmabadi, Abhishek Chakraborts and Darian Bergum
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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Best Original Screenplay in the Ending the Silence Category “No Perfect Recipe” 
San Diego
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Corey Hu, Zabrina Bonilla and Lily Leib
Advisor Name: Don Collins
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Honorable Mention “Unsilenced”
University of California San Diego
Student Name: Shelby Glynn
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Honorable Mention “PTSD & Me”
University of California San Diego
Student Name: Antonio Garcia
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2014

Second Place: “Say Something”
UC San Diego
Student Names: Ulysses Savage and Jessica Rosas
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Honorable Mention: “Fighters”
UC San Diego
Student Names: Jason Ted Chang, Jenny Ly, Eric Han and Andrew Heideman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsfygV2niFw

Third Place: “Paper”
UC San Diego
Rhiann Hang Lam Suen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhRC2960BFQ

Honorable Mention: “You Are Important”
UC San Diego
Student Names: Weizin Liao, Ya Goug, Jiyai Tao
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Third Place: “Pulley”
San Diego County
Lincoln High School
Student Names: Kathy Vang
Advisor Name: Carolyn Helton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuJx12-Dn_k

Honorable Mention “Whether You Know It or Not”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Katy Burgess, Daniel Heimler and Daniela Sherwin
Advisor Name: Don Hollins
http://youtu.be/RjRyye8wNJk

Honorable Mention: “The Silent Scream”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Spencer Sommer, Skyelar Carrillo and Emily Whitten
Advisor Name: Don Hollins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9nL43t8zag

Honorable Mention: “Don’t Say Goodbye”
San Diego County
Poway High School
Student Names: Jake Landon and Taylor Myers
Advisor Name: Rob Kaechele
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvrvsYB4EeU

*First Place “Two Different Worlds”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Lauren Freund, Blancis Jhandi, Alexis Jacobs, Matt Benton
Advisor Name: Don Hollins
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Second Place “The Strength to Choose”
San Diego County
Canyon Crest Academy
Student Names: Brandon Chase, Jason Phillips
Advisor Name: Mark Raines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHkuqjpYQ0A

Third Place “Reach Out”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Aishwarya Bhadada, Mimi Najmabadi, Frances Hung
Advisor Name: Don Hollins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEWziR6xgbs

Honorable Mention “Erasing the Stigma”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Student Names: Zabrina Bonilla, Kendra Rettig, Jessica Lee
Advisor Name: Hollins, Don
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z83uy_rhkSM

2013

MHHS Group 7
San Diego County
Mission Hills High School
Student name(s): Angelique Ausejo, Gillian Parker, Victoria Kempf, Kathleen Krogh
Advisor name: Ryan Archer
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Third Place: Tell Someone (Suicide PSA)
San Diego County
Del Norte High School
Student Name(s): Megan Drew and Lindsay Stevens
Advisor Name: Steve Holstrom
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Third Place: Become a Friend
San Diego County
San Diego High School of Business
Student name(s): Antonio Pernicano, Adrian Ross, Luis Tagudar, Kenneth Rizo
Advisor name: Daren Sparks
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First Prize (tie): Suicide PSA
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 96.67
San Diego County
Del Norte High School
Student Name(s): Megan Drew
Advisor Name: Steve Holstrom
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First Prize (tie): The Dig
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 96.67
San Diego County
La Jolla High School
Student Name(s): Adam Hersko-RonaTas, Darian Spencer
Advisor Name: Kerry Dill
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Honorable Mention: Light-Footed
San Diego County
Scripps Ranch High School
Student name(s): Andrew Bushnell, John Troja, Elliot Brown, Jessica Allen
Advisor name: Mike Wasinski
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Santa Cruz

Depression
Watsonville High School
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San Benito

San Francisco

Suicide Prevention

*First Place: “The Language of Healing” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
San Francisco County
San Francisco State University
Student Names: Alejandra Vaca and Amanda Deda
Advisor Name: Vincent Lam
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2015

*First Place: “Real World” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Francisco County
St. Ignatius College Preparatory
Student Names: Jamie Chen and Jennifer Gao
Advisor Name: Brice Campoverdi
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Ending the Silence

Third Place (tied): “Be Loud” 
San Francisco County
SOTA
Student Name: Mariela Gandara
Advisor Name: Scott Eberhardt
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San Joaquin

2020

Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Taking Steps”
San Joaquin County
John C Kimball High School
Filmmaker: Dylan Hendricks, Krishna Patel, Spencer Lahti and Yaseen Eltayeb
Advisor: Melissa Burkert
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Honorable Mention: “Get Well Soon”
San Joaquin County
John C Kimball High School
Filmmakers: Jordan Kirby, Augusto Aguilar and Brenden Goddard
Advisor: Melissa Burkert
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2019

SuicidePrevention

Honorable Mention: “Know the Signs”
San Joaquin County
John C. Kimball High School
Filmmakers: Laila Bearden
Advisor: Melissa Burkert
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Honorable Mention: “The Maste”
San Joaquin County
John C Kimball High School
Filmmakers: Jordan Kirby
Advisor: Melissa Burkert
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S”Stacking”
San Joaquin County
John C. Kimball High School
Filmmakers: Ashka Patel
Advisor: Melisa Burkert
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Life Rope”
San Joaquin County
John C. Kimball High School
Filmmaker: Ethan Dennis
Advisor: Melissa Burkert
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2018

 

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Rest Assured” 
San Joaquin County
Kimball High School
Filmmakers: Marissa Miller, Evangelina Ferriera, and Angelina Rebelez
Advisor: Melissa Burkert
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2017

“Encuentra Tu Voz”
Tracy High School
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Honorable Mention “Suicide Prevention 2”
San Joaquin County
Sierra High School
Student Name: Natasha Wilson
Advisor Name: Lynn Larsen
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2014

Honorable Mention: “Unanswered Cries for Help”
San Joaquin County
Cesar Chavez High School
Student Names: Clement Garcia, Lexter Fernandez, Guadalupe Corona, Wen Huang
Advisor Name: David Wilson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpGrzv7Cf6c

San Luis Obispo

2020

Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Bedridden”
San Luis Obispo County
Morro Bay High
Filmmakers: Leanne Kim Nguyen and Kaden Czach
Advisor: Meredith Haener
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention: “Signs”
San Luis Obispo County
Morro Bay High School
Filmmaker: Sarah Weston
Advisor: Meredith Haener
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2017

Third Place: “The Journal”
San Luis Obispo County
Arroyo Grande High School
Filmmakers: Sean Adams & Chris Sill
Advisor Name: Jason Scmidt
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2014

Second Place: “Who I Am” 
San Luis Obispo County
Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School
Student Names: Kathryn Scarry and Grace Ferber
Advisor Name:  Jennifer Blomfield
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2013

Third Prize: Not alone
Score: 93.75
San Luis Obispo County
Arroyo Grande High School
Student Name(s): Madison Clift, Corryn Haynes
Advisor Name: Jim Dickens

Third Prize: be that person
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 90.33
San Luis Obispo County
Atascadero High School
Student name(s): Elias Jordan, Hannah Gonzales,
Advisor name: KC Chaffee
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San Mateo

2020

Suicide Prevention

* First Place (TIED): “The Signs” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmakers: Corbin and Will
Advisor: Steve Erle
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* First Place (TIED): “Reach Out” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmakers: Ryan Kang Keunho Kim, Kieran Loftis and Owen Vickerman
Advisor: Steve Erle
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Honorable Mention: “The Tracks”
San Mateo County
San Mateo County Health
Filmmakers: Isabella Gaddini, Robert Giani, Anna Devitis, Amelia Ghilzai and Ben Passion
Advisor: Sylvia Tang
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Honorable Mention: “Suicide Prevention”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmakers: Julia Doherty, Isabella Tabora and Mark Mangano
Advisor: Stephen Erle
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Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “The Beauty of Mental Health”
San Mateo County
Hillsdale High School
Filmmakers: Beatrice Hackman, Sydney Lee, Emily Schneider, Amy Candler and Zaira Adrianwala
Advisor: Allison Gamlen
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Honorable Mention: “Conversation”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmakers: Margot Bender, Francesca Ty, Sophia Kamenov, Will Graczewski, Max Alvira, Cole Fletchall-Silva and Corbin Rubero
Advisor: Steve Erle
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2019

Suicide Prevention

* First Place: “Break the Stigma” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
San Mateo County
Hillsdale High School
Filmmakers: Emily French, Sydney Lee, Morgan Robinson, and Carmen Vallin
Advisor: Allison Gamlen
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Third Place: “We Care”
San Mateo County
Hillsdale High School
Filmmakers: Drew Follansbee, Jared Estevez, Shayan Enayati, and Erick Claveria
Advisor: Allison Gamlen
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Honorable Mention: ”See the Signs”

San Mateo County
Hillsdale High School
Filmmakers: Noah Gross, Eric Berryman, and Alek Koss
Advisor: Allison Gamlen
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Honorable Mention: “Not a Burden”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmakers: Jada Ganim, Rachel Intrieri, and Aryana Douraghy
Advisor: Steve Erle
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Honorable Mention: “Call Them”
San Mateo County
Hillsdale High School
Filmmakers: Nina Maravic, Beatrice Hackman, Zoe Greenspan, and Eva Montgomery
Advisor: Allison Gamlen
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“You Are Not Alone

San Mateo County

Hillsdale High School

Filmmakers: Bailey Fong, Maggie Beers

Advisor: Allison Gamlen

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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Bring Mental Health Into the Light”
San Mateo County
Hillsdale High School
Filmmakers: Shawn Dai, Zach Sugerman, Nathan Mata & Jason Odell
Advisor: Allison Gamlen
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 Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: ”A Person Like Me”
San Mateo County
Hillsdale High School
Filmmakers: Andrew Taylor, Arthur Graf, Ryan Binello Allegretti, and Kaushik Prasad
Advisor: Allison Gamlen
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2018

Suicide Prevention

“There Will Always Be A Brighter Day”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmakers: Addison Mullins, Dria Lee, Natalia Scigliano
Advisor Name: Steve Erle
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“Suicide Prevention”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmakers: Krish Pillai, KB
Advisor Name: Steve Erle
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Mental Health Matters
“Bring Light to Mental Illness”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmakers: Francesca Ty, Lauryn Robertson, Kaitlen Sandoval
Advisor Name: Steve Erle
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“Support Mental Health”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmakers: Carina Husain, Sydney Fleming, Melanie Gordon, Sydney Crespo
Advisor Name: Steve Erle
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“You Are Not Alone”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmaker: Eileen Kohli
Advisor Name: Steve Erle
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“No Reason”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmaker: Patrick Yldefonzo
Advisor Name: Steve Erle
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2017

Third Place: “Solidarity”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
Filmmakers: Sofia Guerra, Vivian Yuen, Emily Tam & Cris Yldefonzo
Advisor Name: Nicole Carter
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2014

Suicide Prevention

Talk is Cheap
San Mateo County
Aragon High School
Student Names: Jer Rondeau and Jim Lynde
Advisor: Nick Carrillo
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Is He Fine?
San Mateo County
Aragon High School
Student Names: Gabriel Lopez, Landers Ngirchemat, Gavin Schedrup, and Kenny Ying
Advisor: Nick Carrillo
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Slipping Away
San Mateo County
Aragan High School
Student Names: Sasha Menshakova, Anjanette Gomez, Ally Magnoli, and Jack Loar
Advisor: Nick Carrillo
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Ending the Silence

Honorable Mention “Wake Up” 
San Mateo County
Aragon High School
Student Names: Danielle Vercelli, Madison Lee, Chase Penn and Edgar Miranda
Advisor Name: Nicholas Carrillo
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Santa Barbara

Ending the Silence

Second Place: “You Are You”
University of California Santa Barbara
Student Name: Kathleen Oum
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2014

First Place: “We Are All Human”
UC Santa Barbara
Student Names: Kathleen Oum
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Second Place: “Push”
UC Santa Barbara
Student Names: Gabe Fox and Carter Hiyama
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Honorable Mention: “Labyrinth”
UC Santa Barbara
Student Names: Mic Dahl
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Santa Clara

2020

Walk in our Shoes – Words Matter

Honorable Mention: “How Words Matter”
Santa Clara County
Downtown College Prep Alum Rock Middle School
Filmmakers: Cuitlahuac Ramirez Borrego, Mia Lopez and Brendy Alva
Advisor: Melanie Felix
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2019

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “I Wish I Would”
Santa Clara County
Stanford Online High School
Filmmakers: Marie Tagbo, Kimberly Johnson, Abbie Kohler, Hayden Hays, and Anna Crowder
Advisor: Nicole Varveris
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“I Remember”
Santa Clara County
Leland High School
Filmmakers: Elaine Wong, Celine Park, Jared Uta
Advisor: Alison Rutsch
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Mental Health Matters

Third Place: “Fabrics of Feelings”
Santa Clara County
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
Filmmakers: Sasha Afroz and Nivethana Narayanan
Advisor: Steven Vermouth
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2018

Mental Health Matters

Third Place: “Break Free”
Santa Clara County
Homestead High School
Filmmakers: Kevin Shum, Joseph Cho, Alexander Luong, Vikram Shirsat, & Varun Kiragi
Advisor: Carrie Nakamura
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Honorable Mention: “What Can You Do?”
Santa Clara County
Lynbrook High School
Filmmaker: Neelam Sharma
Advisor: Evyenia Ene
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Ending the Silence

“Bring Light to Darkness”
Santa Clara County
Ann Sobrato School
Student Name: Jennifer Bell
Advisor Name: Jim McDonald
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2013

Second Prize: You’re Not Alone
Score: 96
Santa Clara County
Gunderson High School
Student Name(s): Jessica Lamping, Joel Lopez
Advisor Name: Ben Herlth

Siskiyou

2020

Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Small Things”
Siskiyou County
Golden Eagle Charter School
Filmmakers: Isaiah Chrisman, Charlie Stratos and Haley Davis
Advisor: Heather Schneider
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2019

Mental Health Matters

“Small Things, Big Difference”
Siskiyou County
Golden Eagle Yreka
Filmmakers: Heather, Isaiah, Lexi, Amelia
Advisor: Heather Schneider-Quigley/Christina Schmidlin
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Solano

2020

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Becoming Me”
Solano County
Sources of Strength
Filmmakers: Madison Hathaway, Isis Iverson, Felicia O’Haver, Mason Donabedian, Milo Wade and Sofia Arroyo
Advisor: Megan Guenther
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Honorable Mention: “Social Status Interview”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmakers: Alec Azevedo and Jacoby Jordan
Advisor: Brent Manuel
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “On the Trail of Life”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmakers: Jasmine Joseph, Mitchell Provencher and Selena Chiles
Advisor: Brent Manuel
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Through the Lens of Culture – Mental Health Matters
Third Place (TIED): “We Don’t Do That”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmaker: Olivia Bishop
Advisor: Brent Manuel
This film addresses the challenges African Americans face with cultural expectations and not expressing mental health struggles.
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SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “No Estas Solo, Hay Ayuda”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmaker: Francisco Mroeno, Marie Moreno, Rosalina Vazquez, and Alejandro Moreno
Advisor: Brent Manuel
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A boy struggles with depression and finds he is unable to find the solution until his family helps him find the SanaMente website.
Un nino batalla con depresión y descubre que él solo no puede encontrar una solución hasta que su familia le ayuda encontrar el sitio web de SanaMente.
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2019 Suicide Prevention  

Honorable Mention: “Anyone”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmakers: Taylor Krikava Strekow
Advisor: Brent Manuel
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2019 Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “Show You Care”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmaker: Katrina Pullin
Advisor: Brent Manuel
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Honorable Mention: “Get Back Up”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmaker: Angel Mariscal
Advisor: Brent Manuel
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SanaMente

Honorable Mention: “SanaMenta Mental Health”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmaker: Emmanuel Mora
Advisor: Brent Manuel
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention:“Help Them”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmaker: Vohn Kevin Manago
Advisor: Brent Manuel
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2018

Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “Listen”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmakers: Simone Darbonne & Danica Caasi
Advisor: Brent Manuel
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Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “This Is For You”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmakers: Danica Caasi & Simonne Darbonne
Advisor: Brent Manuel
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SanaMente

Fifth Place: “Sano y Salvo”
Solano County
Vanden High School
Filmmakers: Amaris Medina & LaRue Lloyd
Advisor: Brent Manuel
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2017
*First Place: “I Have Walked In Your Shoes (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Solano County
VYVA Inc.
Student Names: Mason Conner
Advisor Name: Lynn Larsen
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Shasta

2018
Animated Short

The Fall and Rise
Shasta County
Redding STEM Academy
Filmmakers: Kaytlyn Wagner and Carmen Ott
Advisor: Starlee Wagner
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2017
Honorable Mention “The Missing Pieces”
Shasta County
University Preparatory School
Filmmakers: Eddie DeAvila, Owen Castagnoli & Zach Osterday
Advisor: Michele O’Leary
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Sonoma

2020

Suicide Prevention

“A Melancholy Summer”
Sonoma County
Santa Rosa Junior College
Filmmakers: Sarahi Mendez, Haley Hill, Jonathan Barrios and Meea McMath
Advisor: Jeane Erlenborn
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2019

Suicide Prevention

“You’re Not Alone”
Sonoma County
Latino Service Providers
Filmmakers: Stephanie, Bibiana, Max, Miguel, MaryCruz
Advisor: Lupe Navarro
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2017

Third Place: “Reach Out”
Sonoma County|
Analy High School
Filmmakers: Brad Demarest, Payton Cords & Ben Tiche
Advisor Name: Ann Humphrey
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Second Place: “Reading the Signs”
Sonoma County
El Molino High School
Filmmakers: Jesse Osman
Advisor Name: Seth Friesen
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Reaching Out”
El Molino High School
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“Sight”
Rancho Cotate High School
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2016

*Second Place: “A Conversation Can Save a Life” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Sonoma County
El Molino High School
Student Names: Alex Diaz Pena
Advisor Name:  Seth Friesen
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2015

*First Place: “Waiting for the Storm to Pass” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Sonoma County
El Molino High School
Student Names: Forest Murnane and Cade Van Stone
Advisor Name: Seth Friesen
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Honorable Mention “Balancing the Equation”
Sonoma County
Santa Rosa High School
Student Name: Natalie Gospe
Advisor Name: Jim Helmer
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Best Original Cinematography “Brighter Future”
Sonoma County
Santa Rosa High School
Student Names: Connor Macheras and Griffin Malone
Advisor Name: Jim Helmer
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Ending the Silence

Third Place (tied): “Depression PSA” 
Sonoma County
Santa Rosa High School
Student Name: Alex Rennie, Jenna Ellis and Duncan MacDonald
Advisor Name: Jim Helmer
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2014

First Place: “A New Tomorrow”
Sonoma County
Analy High School
Student Names: Kendra Goff and Sullivan Rutherford
Advisor Name: Ann Humphrey
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*First Place: “A New Tomorrow”
Sonoma County
Analy High School
Student Names: Kendra Goff and Sullivan Rutherford
Advisor Name: Ann Humphrey
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2013

Third Prize: More Than a Mental Illness
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 90.67
Sonoma County
Montgomery High School
Student name(s): Emma Spiekerman
Advisor name: Steven Forrest
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Honorable Mention: Make a Change
(Does not advance to public voting)
Sonoma County
Analy High School
Student Name(s): Kendra Goff
Advisor Name: Anne Humphrey
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Second Place: More Than a Mental Illness
Sonoma County
Montgomery High School
Student name(s): Emma Spiekerman
Advisor name: Steven Forrest
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Stanislaus

2019

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Let’s Take a Ride”
Stanislaus County
Riverbank High School
Filmmakers: Marissa Duran, Daniela Medrano, Bryant Torres, and Gissell Perez
Advisor: Jon Gianelli
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “It’s Not As Easy As You Think”
Stanislaus County
Riverbank High School
Filmmakers: Myles Camp, Eileen Maloney, Damien Torres & Luis Hampton
Advisor: John Gianelli
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2018

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: A Friend in Need
Stanislaus County
Riverbank High School
Filmmakers: Victor Verdin, Alexis Barajas & Jose Iares
Advisor: Jon Gianelli
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2017 Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “All You Need Is Words” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advance to Statewide Round of Judging)
Stanislaus County
James C. Enochs High School
Student Names: Jaron Hernandez and Paolet Guzman
Advisor Name: Rebecca A. Fuentes
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Honorable Mention “Reach Out”
Stanislaus County
Riverbank High School
Student Name: Seth Gutierrez and Ricardo Ballardo
Advisor Name: Jon Gianelli
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*Directing Change Team Pick: “Ball Up” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Stanislaus County
Riverbank High School
Student Names: Roberto Serrato and Eduardo Medina
Advisor Name: Jon Gianelli
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2014

Second Place: “Perception”
Stanislaus County
James C. Enochs High School
Student Names: Caleb Meyer, Jacob McNeilly, Justin Benziger, Brandon Wilcox, Mariah Davis and Megan Johnson
Advisor Name: Neal Barlow
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*First Place: “Perception”
Stanislaus County
James C. Enochs High School
Student Names: Caleb Meyer, Jacob McNeilly, Justin Benziger, Brandon Wilcox, Mariah Davis and Megan Johnson
Advisor Name: Neal Barlow
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Sutter

Tehama

2018
Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: Reaching Out
Tehama County
Salisbury High NAMI Club
Filmmakers: Larissa Riddle, Ervin Martin, Ariel Elliott, and Kayla Mort
Advisor: Stormy King
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2017 Suicide Prevention

Inspirational Award in the Suicide Prevention Category “Hope on a Leash”
Tehama County
Tehama County Department of Education
Student Names: Bethany, Alberto, and Bailey
Advisor Name: Melissa Mendonca
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Tri-City

2020

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: ”Secrets”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Oscar Jan, Cameron Edeson and Ben Tzobery
Advisor: Sarah Hills
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Mental Health Matters

* First Place: “I Am Me” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Eli Kupetz, Jenna Gossett, Ryley Swift and Gabriel Herrera
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Second Place: “Together We Matter”(Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
The School of Arts And Enterprise
Filmmakers: Andrew Magana, Angel Cruz, Seth Corwin, Ashley Moreno, Victor Tessier, Jasmin Camacho, Jessica Garcia, Josh Juarez, Susana Garcia and Andrew Asebedo
Advisor: Ryan Metzler
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Honorable Mention: “Not Just In Your Head”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Sophia Spencer, Katie Mcgruder, Faris Banihani and Sarah Pino
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention: “Can We Talk?”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Dillon Leslie, Max Sanders, Vaughn Wilbur, Tatyana Locklin and Luna Rodriguez
Advisor: Sara Hills
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SanaMente

* First Place: “Del Barrio” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
The School of Arts And Enterprise
Filmmaker: Jesse Marquez Jr., Dario Alatorre, Julian Valdez, and Kenny Marquez
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Metzler
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
A boy struggles with a lack of family support and connection until he finds SanaMente and is able to find the right path.
Un nino batalla con la falta de apoyo y conexión con su familia hasta que encuentra el sitio web de SanaMente y encuentra su camino.
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Walk In Our Shoes

Second Place: “Saving a Friend”
(Tri-City) Los Angeles County
Mountain View
Filmmakers: Alex Gonzales, Danny Vu, Julian Valverde and Paul Rosa
Advisor: Jacqueline McElvy
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Third Place: “Words Have Power”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Marshall Middle School
Filmmakers: Rena Ko, Jannell Gonzalez, Jannese Gonzalez, Vincent Cruz, Atiqa Shafiq and Estefany Romero
Advisor: Nicole Soussens
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Honorable Mention: “The Importance of Help”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Mountain View
Filmmakers: Emily Hayes, Khloe Wales and Jeffery Khaddour
Advisor: Jacqueline McElvy
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Honorable Mention: “Words Matter So Think Before You Speak”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Mountain View Elementary School
Filmmakers: Maryum Amjad, Jammie Park and Lucia Mustoe
Advisor: Valri Jacobs
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Honorable Mention: “Words are Sounds”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Mountain View Elementary
Filmmakers: Brenden Coronado, Nicholas Ramos and Jude Garcia
Advisor: Valri Jacobs
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Honorable Mention: “The Paintbrush”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Mountain View
Filmmakers: Victoria Resendiz, Danni Gutierrez and Alexandria Bermudez
Advisor: Jacqueline McElvy
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2019

Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “Hidden Hurt” 
Tri-City
The School of Arts and Enterprise
Filmmakers: Jupiter Peraza, Elizabeth (Lilly) Pugno, and Logan Gilkey
Advisor: Ryan Metzler
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“Friend in Need”
Tri-City
Filmmakers: Andrew Patterson, Christian Godoy, and Connor Distaso
School: Claremont High School
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Mental Health Matters

“Speak Up”
Tri-City
Filmmakers: Dylan Divine-Sicherman, Jenna Gossett, Therese Reisch, and Thomas St. John
School: Claremont High School
Advisor: Sara Hills
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“Everything is Going to Be Okay”
Tri-City
Filmmakers: Kailey Wen, Charlie Abbott, Joseph Rosales, Victoria Devejyan, and Angelique Ramirez
School: Claremont HS
Advisor: Sara Hills
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“Change the Perception”
Tri-City
Filmmakers: Jupiter Peraza, Logan Gilkey, Hunter Hoch, Elizabeth (Lilly) Pugno, and Brenden DeVilla
School: School of Arts and Enterprise
Advisor: Ryan Metzler
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Animated Short

* First Place: “Petals” 
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Colin Kirkpatrick, Gabriel Gonzalez, Jade Sleiman, Monique Layseca & Eli Kupetz
Advisor: Sara Hills
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SanaMente

Third Place: “Mi Vida”
Tri-City
School of Arts and Enterprise
Filmmakers: Bahia Hussein, Cassandra Alatorre, Reina Buelna, Alexis Quezada & Seth Corwin
Advisor: Ryan Metzler
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“No Estas Solo”
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Grace Dorantes, Kalin Greene, Amadna Shultz & Viraj Urkudey
Advisor: Sara Hills
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2018

Suicide Prevention

*First Place: “There is Hope” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Abby Gransden, Colin Kirkpatrick, Isaac Andrade, Joseph Matos & Eli Kupetz
Advisor: Sara Hills
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* Honorable Mention: “Dear Best Friend”
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Katelyn Villegas, Charlotte Stradley & Jackson Zell
Advisor: Sara Hills
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“A Phone Call Away”
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Ian Horn, Thomas St. John, Trace Hauptmann, and Kat Woodard
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “A Fighting Chance”
Tri-City
School of Arts & Enterprise
Filmmakers: Jupiter Peraza, Bahia Hussein, Logan GIlkey, Christie DiMarco & Lilly Pugno
Advisor: Mindy Pomper Johnson
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Honorable Mention: “I’m Fine”
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Gaige Chyrchel, Johnny Hernandez, Dirk Morken, Andrew Patterson, and Talina Shariatzadeh
Advisor: Sara Hills
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“Signs”
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Kyla Morris, Eric Rohrer, Ryan Moorwood, Wolfgang Wilborn, and Jacob Bertrand
Advisor: Sara Hills
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“Friendly Call”
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Jonathan Garcia, Jacob Smith, and Garrett Liming
Advisor: Sara Hills
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2017
Third Place: “The Awakening”
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Katelyn Villegas, Charlotte Stradley, Miranda Van Beers & Dakota White
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mention “Hope”
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Liam Reisch, Blake Bradfield, Wolfgang Wilborn, Fabian Zabalza, Finn Pacheco
Advisor: Sara Hills
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 *First Place: “Aspirations” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Tri-City
Claremont High School
Filmmakers: Isabella Cisneros, Daniella Cruz, Abigail Grandsen & Elizabeth Schwartz
Advisor: Sara Hills
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2016
Overcome It
Tri-City
Claremont High School
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Through The Eyes
Tri-City
Claremont High School
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Don’t Hold Back
Tri-City
Claremont High School
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Keep Reaching
Tri-City
Claremont High School
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Road to Recovery
Tri-City
Claremont High School
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Not Just a Shadow
Tri-City
Claremont High School
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Honorable Mentions
My Life with Schizophrenia
Tri-City
Tri-City Mental Health Services
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A Thing of The Past
Tri-City
Tri – City Mental Health Services
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Tulare

2020

Walk in our Shoes – Words Matter

Second Place: “The Effect of Words”
Tulare County
Washington Elementary
Filmmakers: Joseph Alvarez, Alex, Hector, Daddy Kimbell and Xelha
Advisor: Brandon Sherrill
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2017

Second Place: “Wrestling with Mental Health”
Tulare County
Redwood High School
Filmmakers: Noah Gleason, Joshua Glass, Ciara Dicochea & Tyler Murillo
Advisor Name: Bill Henshaw
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Honorable Mention “You Are Not Alone”
Tulare County
Countryside High School
Filmmakers: Nick Pettite, Skyler Frost, Marissa Nino, Laura Hanson, Joe Reindl & Caliyah Keel
Advisor Name: Susan Meadows & Lisa Jacobo
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2016

Honorable Mention “There Is Help”
Tulare County
Summit Charter Collegiate Academy
Student Names:  Luna Bishop Blaikie, Sarah Mathenia and Jacqueline West
Advisor Name: Bobby Styles
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Honorable Mention “Do You Know The Signs”
Tulare County
Golden West High School
Student Names:  Paige Alberda, Jeremiah Harris, Austin Gray and Noah Smith
Advisor Name: Scott Smith
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2014

*First Place (tie): “Voices”
Tulare County
Golden West High School
Student Names: Taylor Suggs, Nick Gonzalez, Austin Jergins and Alexis Contreras
Advisor Name: Scott Smith
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2013

First Prize: Suicide can be prevented
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 96
Tulare County

Golden West High School
Student Name(s): Chad Saechao, Austin Harms, Taylor Suggs and Oscar Gutierrez
Advisor Name: Scott Smith
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Tuolumne

Suicide Prevention

“Take Off the Mask”
Tuolumne County
Summerville Connections
Filmmakers: Simon Mills
Advisor: Robert White
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Ventura

2020

Mental Health Matters

Third Place: “Fight to See the Light”
Ventura County
Career Education Center – Moorpark Site
Filmmakers: Briana Pulliam, Makayla Alvary, Alina Baquar, Vanessa Barraza, Emmie Lochananond, Stephanie Martinez, Paige Pool, Zoe Topolcsik, Madison Wishner and Sarah Zavala
Advisor: Irene Ornelas
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2019

Suicide Prevention

Second Place: “We Matter” (Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging) 
Ventura County
Career Education Center Moorpark
Filmmakers: Nicole Avalon, Marlene Rios, Arnulfo Blanco, Laura Mejia, Brianna Thulin, Seth Wojciechowski, Sarai Ramirez, Brooklynn Marsh, Mia Murray, and Emma Ortiz
Advisor: Irene Ornelas
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2018

Suicide Prevention

Outstanding Acting in the Suicide Prevention Category “Noticing”
Ventura County
Moorpark High School
Student Names: Patrick Lynch and Kathryn Cohen
Advisor Name: Dana Thompson
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Ending the Silence

Honorable Mention “Real Kids Real Stories” 
Ventura County
Thousand Oaks High School (Waverly Program)
Student Names: Charlie Carter, Emilie Gengl, Grant Ball and Tyler Waldron
Advisor Name: Sarah Donnahoe
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2014

Third Place: “There is Always Someone There for You”
Ventura County
Moorpark High School
Student Names: Colin Silver and Charles Found-Looney
Advisor Name: Dana Thompson
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Honorable Mention: “The Change Director”
Ventura County
El Camino High School
Student Names: Luke Cervantes, Allison Villa, Grace Johnston Glick and Nichole Riffenburgh
Advisor Name: Marjorie Harper
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Yolo

2020

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Reach out, Save a life”
Yolo County
DaVinci Charter Academy
Filmmakers: Abigail Allen, Zahra Baxi, Jakob Smith, Bradly Shaw, Noah, Cooper Lilienthal, David Carlip, Carter Adams and Mckenna Lincoln
Advisor: Brittney Rosenberg
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Mental Health Matters

Honorable Mention: “My mask”
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter Academy
Filmmakers: Garret Milner, Benjamin Silver, Kendall Irleland-Tran and Nico Skow
Advisor: Brittany Rosenberg
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Animated Short

Honorable Mention: “Overflow”
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter Academy
Filmmaker: Alyssa Lozano, Lorelei Krebs, Noah Chambers and Shaun E
Advisor: Brittany Rosenberg
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2019

Suicide Prevention

Honorable Mention: “Don’t Ignore the Signs”
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter School
Filmmakers: Teigen Johnson, Olivia Quesada, and Saif Younis
Advisor: Brittany Rosenberg
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Mental Health Matters

Third Place: “Together in Color”
Yolo County
DaVinci Charter Academy
Filmmakers: Sonia Sutton, Paolo Gonzales, Saif Younis, and Noemi Ho
Advisor: Brittany Rosenberg
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“By The Numbers”
Yolo County
DaVinci Charter School
Filmmakers: Liam Poy, Lilah Kalish, Isiah Gaines, Ryndi Greenewell
Advisor: Brittany Rosenberg
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“Don’t Ignore The Signs
Yolo County
DaVinci Charter School
Filmmakers: Saif Younis, Olivia Quesada, Teigen Johnson
Advisor: Brittany Rosenberg
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2018
Honorable Mention: A Helping Hand
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter Academy
Filmmakers: Alex Quesada, Dru Chandler, Andrew Eweis-LaBolle, and Ellie McCrory
Advisor: Brittany Rosenberg
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2017

Honorable Mention “People in Boxes”
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter Academy
Filmmakers: Peter Conant, Taylor Ziccardi, Rebecca Wittman, German Loperena & Jacob Swart
Advisor Name:  Lynn Fowler
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“Jade’s Story”
Da Vinci Charter Academy
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“Ice”
Davis Senior High School
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“More than a Stereotype”
Da Vinci Charter Academy
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“More Than a Disorder”
Da Vinci Charter Academy
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“Stand Up to Stigma”
Da Vinci Charter Academy
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2016

Excellent Script in the Suicide Prevention Category “The Suppression of Depression”
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter Academy
Student Name: Aidan Cox
Advisor Name: Lynn Fowler
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Ending the Silence/Mental Health Matters

Second Place: “This is Claire” (Recognized at Award Ceremony)
Yolo County
Active Minds at UC Davis
Student Names: Marielle Pastor
Advisor Name: Eva Schepeler
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2015

Outstanding Storyline in the Ending the Silence Category “Language Is Powerful” (Directing Change Team Pick- Advancing to statewide round of judging) 
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter Academy
Student Names: Victoria Marroquin, Flora Fattahi, Flora Rees-Arredondo and Georgia Sullivan
Advisor Name: Lynn Fowler
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHjcRmBfVC8&feature=youtu.be (Download link will be made available once all release forms have been received)
Third Place: “Ending the Silence Together”
University of California Davis
Student Names: Sarah Raphael, Prakruti Nandendla, Nick Pasco and Javi Perez
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2014
Third Place “What We Do”
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter Academy
Student Names: Geoffrey Poudyal, Lauren Owens, Yared Haile, Caban Moore
Advisor Name: Lynn Fowler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etkhzH-s9UM
Honorable Mention “Ending the Silence of Mental Illness: A Lonely Fight”
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter Academy
Student Names: Mariah Farris, Eva Guarnizo, Grace Sheehy
Advisor Name: Lynn Fowler
http://youtu.be/BE5VONCmbN8
2013
Second Prize: Parallel Lives
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 91.33
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter Academy
Student name(s): Thomas Bergamaschi, Ekam Sandhu, Jacob Kelly, Bella Romero
Advisor name: Lynn Fowler
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