Date: March 16, 2012

Venue: ArcLight Cinerama Dome, 800 seats

Submissions: 150

Guest Speaker: Stacey Snider

Red Carpet Host: Jacob Soboroff

Judges: Dan Chuba (Hammerhead Productions), Rona Cosgrove (Paramount), Matt Ember (Get Smart), Mary Hart (Entertainment Tonight), Marilu Henner (Taxi), Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine), Tim Ryan (Rotten Tomatoes), Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society), Burt Sugarman (The Midnight Special), festival founder Elizabeth Yale

Workshop Leaders: Rona Cosgrove, Brian Gaffney and Stephanie Varlotta (Technicolor), Marilu Henner, Steve Pink

Directors: Olivia Chuba, Jamie Ember, Roz Naimi

Advisers: Cheri Gaulke and Ted Walch

Aave, 7:15
Amy West, director, ArtQuest @ Santa Rosa High School

A Day3:21
Jacob Weiss, director, Harvard-Westlake School

Baseline3:28
Dylen Papazian, director, Harvard-Westlake School, Lizzie Award for Writing

Be a Courteous Test Taker, 1:00
Mallory Arkin, director, Northwood HS, FilmEd Academy of the Arts, Lizzie Award for Sound Design

Beards2:00
Caitie Guttry, Chanel Samson, directors, Providence High School

Bonding Over Breakfast, 4:03
Alexa McLaughin, director, Idyllwild Arts Academy

Bookstore, 10:10, Founder's Award
Alex Haney, director, Harvard-Westlake School

Brother2:32, The Sally Menke Award for Editing*
Eric Brownrout, director, California State Summer School for the Arts

Chopsticks5:00
Philip Kim, director, Castro Valley High School

Getting Rid of Mormons5:12
Clio Gevirtz, director, SF Art & Film for Teenagers

Just to Say You've Won4:56
Joshua Larin, director, Bell High School

Learn the Difference/ Love our Families2:00, Humanitarian Award
Anjoum Agrama, Rebecca Hutman, Xochi Maberry-Gaulke, India Wilson, and Adam Yaron, directors, Harvard-Westlake School

Lessons in Filmmaking4:42, Lizzie Award for Acting
Sebastian Kleppe, director, SF Art & Film for Teenagers

Lucy10:47, Lizzie Award for Directing
Libby Blood, director, El Dorado High School, FilmEd Academy

Metro, 5:17, Lizzie Award for Best Overall
Eric Brownrout and Nick Escobar, directors, Calabasas High School

One Week of Danger, 2:58
Leland Frankel, director, Harvard-Westlake School

The Flight, 4:06, Director's Choice Award
Rebecca Maltby, director, Van Nuys High School Preforming Arts Magnet
 
The Text Can Wait, 0:42, Lizzie Award for Originality
Harrison Hudson, Lydia Janbay, and Spencer Ford, directors, Capistrano Valley High School, FilmEd Academy of the Arts

This PSA is Gay, 2:15, Lizzie Award for Graphic Design
Miranda Kasher, George Khabbaz, and Patric Verrone, directors, Harvard-Westlake Summer Film Program

She's a Doll, 5:33
Robert Vega, director, Harvard-Westlake School

We Used to Wait, 3:42, Lizzie Award for Cinematography
Tanner Merrill, director, Capistrano Valley High School, FilmEd Academy of the Arts

*In our desire to make visible the role women play in the film industry, we celebrate the career of Sally Menke, who tragically passed away last fall. She edited every Quentin Tarantino film and he called her his "only, truly genuine collaborator." Menke is part of  a grand tradition of female editors that includes Thelma Schoonmaker (Raging Bull), Verna Fields (Jaws), Dede Allen (Bonnie and Clyde), Dana Glauberman (Juno) and Anne Coates (Lawrence of Arabia) among many others.

2012 poster designed by Kevin O'Malley.

2012 poster designed by Kevin O'Malley.

Jacob Soboroff interviews guest speaker Stacey Snider P'15, CEO of Dreamworks.

Jacob Soboroff interviews guest speaker Stacey Snider P'15, CEO of Dreamworks.

Film festival directors Jamie Ember, Roz Naimi, and Olivia Chuba.

Film festival directors Jamie Ember, Roz Naimi, and Olivia Chuba.

Chopsticks director Philip Kim, Castro Valley High School.

Chopsticks director Philip Kim, Castro Valley High School.

A Day director Jacob Weiss, Harvard-Westlake School.

A Day director Jacob Weiss, Harvard-Westlake School.

This PSA is Gay team, writer Marka Maberry-Gaulke, directors George Khabbaz, Miranda Kasher, Patric Verrone, Harvard-Westlake Summer Film Camp.

This PSA is Gay team, writer Marka Maberry-Gaulke, directors George Khabbaz, Miranda Kasher, Patric Verrone, Harvard-Westlake Summer Film Camp.

Righteous Conversations participants, Holocaust survivor Gabriella Y. Karin and Love Our Families director Xochi Maberry-Gaulke.

Righteous Conversations participants, Holocaust survivor Gabriella Y. Karin and Love Our Families director Xochi Maberry-Gaulke.

Stacey Snider addresses the audience.

Stacey Snider addresses the audience.

2012 Film Festival filmmakers.

2012 Film Festival filmmakers.

Rona Cosgrove of Paramount speaks to filmmakers during the Day After.

Rona Cosgrove of Paramount speaks to filmmakers during the Day After.

Filmmakers discuss their films during the Day After.

Filmmakers discuss their films during the Day After.