Pleasant Valley High students win regional award in mental health film contest

Even with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, students are finding a way to shine.

Posted: May 7, 2020 6:05 PM
Updated: May 22, 2020 8:49 PM

UPDATE: 8:45 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020 - A big win for these two film students as they have won first place.

The annual Directing Change Youth Film Contest chose its winner this week and two the two Chico students won.

Titled "Our Battle", the piece was created by Vincent Zachary Munoz and Jesus Chavez-Hernandez.

Nearly 3,500 students from 190 schools entered the statewide contest.

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CHICO, Calif. - Even with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, students are finding a way to shine.

Two students at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico have been selected as regional winners in the annual Directing Change Film Contest.

It's the eighth year for the student film contest that encourages young people to create 30-second and 60-second films about suicide prevention and mental health.

Vincent Zachary Munoz and Jesus Chavez-Hernandez created a video entry called "Our Battle", focusing on suicide prevention.

Nearly 35 hundred students from 191 hundred schools entered the competition from throughout the state, just 21 regional winners were selected. The winner of the statewide competition will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on Facebook Live May 19th at 7 p.m.

To view more films created by Butte County Youth click here.

To view the full list of the winners and their winning films click here.

Click Here to view the film.

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