This year, 200+ films were submitted from all over California. After a rigorous judging process, 14 exceptional films were selected. The comments about the films are from industry-professional judges whose rankings determine the awards that will be given. The judges’ bios can be found later in this program.

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WESTFLIX20 Presentation of Films

ACT 1

Diamond Game
9:51
Nolan Hieu Trifunovic
Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana

Who Am I?
2:26
Maggie McKelvey
Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana

Rita
9:55
Will Nordstrom
Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City 

Static
4:45
Jackson Little
Viewpoint School, Calabasas

not Quite Here, not Quite There
4:48
Diana Peña, Emily Ponce, Kianna Teachout
Girls’ Voices Now Summer Program, Los Angeles

Reece 
9:59
Dusan Brown
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles

ACT 2

I Drive A Prius
4:00
Zayd Ezzeldine, Nicholas Mao, Dominic Cinco, Sean Hingco
Irvine High School, Irvine

Don’t Leave Me Birdie
6:10
Thistle Boosinger, Alex Dashwood, Keely Martin
Culver City High School, Culver City 

Instinct
8:02
Yinuo Wei
Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School, Irvine

Cinema Sweethearts
4:32
Alejandro Lombard
Harvard-Westlake School

The Men Who Wear Stripes
6:48
Theo Taplitz,  Oliver Jones, Declan Osborne,  Camila Pernisco, Peyton Phillips, Nicole Tani, Avo Estevez, Tony Valentino, Stephen Clay, Chloe Hoffman
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles

Fishy 1:17
Ashley Cai
Los Altos High School, Los Altos

Stitching A Life: The Story of Trudie Strobel
8:18
Ian Kim, Miranda Lewis, Lila Dworsky-Hickey, Hank Schoen, Fernanda Zaragoza, Jocelyn Vegam Natasha Clement, Coleman Weintraub, Spirit Avedon, Jaaziah McZeal, Alexander McDaniel
Righteous Conversations Project/Harvard-Westlake Summer Film, Los Angeles

Ascent
8:00
Maximillian Miesen, Reed Martin, Gabriel Yung, Noah Hecht, Riley Scott, Max Mereminsky
Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego 

WESTFLIX20 AWARDS

Lizzie Award for Best Overall
Diamond Game

Lizzie Award for Originality - Animation
Instinct 

Lizzie Award for Originality - Live Action
Diamond Game

Lizzie Award for Direction
Diamond Game

Lizzie Award for Writing
not Quite Here, not Quite There

Lizzie Award for Cinematography
Static

Lizzie Award for Acting
Reece

Lizzie Award for Production Design
Instinct

Lizzie Award for Sound/Music
Static

The Sally Menke Award for Editing
I Drive A Prius

Humanitarian Award
Stitching A Life: The Story of Trudie Strobel

The Lizzie: Founder’s Award
Rita

The Cheri Gaulke Award for Visual Storytelling
Ascent

Directors’ Choice Award
Who Am I?

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