Directing Change Film Contest

Among the County's strengths is the diversity of our population, which enriches the educational experience of our young people in many ways. Bay Area schools can be highly competitive, though, presenting new challenges for students. Contra Costa Television, (CCTV,) the County's cable television station, is proud to partner with the Culture to Culture Foundation in supporting the 2016 Directing Change Video Contest for teens and young adults. The deadline to apply is March 1.

The Culture to Culture Foundation is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to promoting mental health and emotional wellness in the Bay Area's growing Asian-American community.  One of its key focus areas is enabling young people to find their voices to reach out for help with mental health needs.  There remains a stigma in many cultures about even discussing mental illness.  One way to break through that barrier is to add to the conversation using video.  The Foundation is encouraging bay area teens to submit their video entries in the new category titled "Through the Lens of Culture."  

If you need inspiration for your video, take a few moments to watch videos produced by teens on this very important topic.  You'll find links to them on the left side of this page, and below.

Nothing is more powerful than hearing the words from those directly impacted.  Watch this powerful video titled "You Are Not Alone"

We incorporated their compelling thoughts into a Public Service Announcement  for the contest.  

Select this video to view highlights from several entries in a 2015 video contest.  This video captures highlights from several entries in a 2015 contest sponsored by the Culture to Culture Foundation, and many of the winners were from the East Bay.

Good luck!  Remember, the deadline to submit is March 1, and you can find all the details you need online.