Submission Requirement Checklist:
Number One: My film is in Spanish and has captioning/subtitles in English
What is captioning? – Captioning (sometimes called closed captioning), is commonly used as a service to aid deaf and hearing-impaired audiences. They usually appear as white text within a black box, appearing a second or two after being spoken.You do not need to use closed captioning or subtitling software to include captioning in your film. What we are looking for is your film to include text in English that allows the viewer to fully comprehend your film, whether because of a linguistic barrier or hearing impairment. The primary goal of captions and subtitles is expanding audiences and allowing everyone to enjoy your film! For more information about captioning click here.
Number Two: My film is exactly 30 seconds long. The title slide does not count toward the 30-second limit.
Number Three: My film includes the required end slate.
Films must include this end slate which includes a compilation image of logos and the SanaMente website. This end slate should appear at the end of your film and within the 30 second limit. Choose one:
Number Four: My film is sensitive to cultural diversities with all individuals realistically and respectfully depicted.
Number Five: My film includes a title slide. You may use this title slide template or you may create your own title slide as long as it includes the required information below. Download the Title Slide Template here.
The title slide is not counted in the 30-second limit and needs to include:
- The Film Title
- The Submission Category
- Adult Advisor Name
- School or Organization, Club or Other Affiliation Name
- County (not country)
- Student/Youth Name (s)
To ensure you score the highest possible points in this category review the SanaMente Official Judging form.
Resources to Assist You with the Content for your SanaMente Film
SanaMente is the selected Spanish term for Each Mind Matters, California’s Mental Health Movement, developed by and with our Latino community in mind. SanaMente highlights the collective efforts of all people and organizations that want to put an end to stigma related to mental illness, promote mental health, prevent suicide, and create communities across California where everyone feels comfortable reaching out for the help and support they deserve. The tagline is a play on words and has a double meaning: the full word means healthily, but the font treatment separates the word to mean Mind-Healthy. It’s about our mind, and about our health.
- SanaMente.org: A website with information about the 5 common mental health challenges faced in the Latino community. These include depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, trauma, and substance abuse.
- Guía de Apoyo Para la Salud Mental: The brochure includes tips and resources for achieving mental health and wellness.
- SanaMente Fotonovelas and Activity Guides: The SanaMente fotonovelas have helped introduce concepts about mental health challenges and encourage acceptance through relatable characters and storylines that engage Latino audiences. This year, each fotonovela is accompanied by a new activity guide to support follow-up discussions with readers about the topics presented in the stories. Stories include:
- A mother learns about the importance of word choice when speaking about mental health and stigma with her children.
- A father learns healthy tips for managing daily stress.
- A mother seeks help for a mental health challenge with help from her faith leader.
- Mental Health Fact Sheet: Depression and substance use are two mental health challenges that are highlighted in the first set of SanaMente Mental Health Fact Sheets. This double-sided hand out can be shared with PEI providers and partners to provide Spanish speaking communities with information about the symptoms and services available to treat these mental health challenges.
- SanaMente Myths vs. Facts Poster: The SanaMente poster dispels the common misconceptions Spanish speakers have about living with a mental health challenge.
Personal Stories (Testimonios): Five personal stories of mental health, hope, resilience and recovery from a Latino perspective.
La historia de Pedro y Jose shares the struggles a family can face when they are unaware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and suicide (incudes English subtitles).
- La historia de Cristina shares Cristina’s story of how she became a Promotora de Salud to be able to support her children who have experienced mental health challenge
Additional Resources in Spanish
- An informative 30-minute Spanish radio podcast interview on mental illness and SanaMente with Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola is available on the SanaMente website.
- Conversations with Latino Migrant Workers: A report by UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities identifying the greatest concerns about mental health in the Latino migrant worker community. http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/MH/Documents/BP_Migrant_Workers.pdf
- A variety of fact sheets from Disability Rights of California, including:
Mental Health Resources (in English)
- Directing Change “Mental Health Continuum” Educational Video
- Directing Change “Mental Illness & Stigma” Educational Video
- Directing Change “Mental Health Conditions” Educational Video
- Directing Change “Advocacy” Educational Video
- Mental Health Fact Sheet
- How to Help a Friend Fact Sheet
- Vignettes: Vignettes that share stories of mental health, hope, resilience and recovery from a Native American perspective. These are located on the Each Mind Matters website: www.eachmindmatters.org/stories