Local students recognized for films in annual contest promoting artistic expression

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A scene from the short film “Another Light” by Murrieta Mesa High School filmmakers Lizzie Waddleton and Leyna Vo. “Another Light” will advance to statewide judging in the Directing Change Program & Film Contest. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The Directing Change Program & Film Contest announced the regional finalists in the ninth annual student contest encouraging young people to create short films and art projects about suicide prevention and mental health. Students at Murrieta Valley High School, Murrieta Mesa High School and David A. Brown Middle School are among the regional finalists being recognized for artistic achievements in mental health and suicide prevention. Student filmmakers Lizzie Waddleton and Leyna Vo are advancing to statewide judging for their short film “Another Light” in the Directing Change Program & Film Contest. The two took home a first place in the Mental Health category for the film, which can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/516425084. “We chose this category because menta
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