Harvard-Westlake School Presents WESTFLIX - A Film Festival for California Teens

We invite all California High School Students to submit short films under 10 mins to Harvard-Westlake’s 20th Annual Westflix Film Festival!

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December 1, 2022
Regular Deadline (Free)
January 1, 2023
Late Deadline (Free)
February 15, 2023
Notification Date
March 17 – 18, 2023
Tentative Event Dates

Westflix is a celebration of the best short films produced by high school students throughout California! 

Westflix is produced by members of the Harvard-Westlake School community and thus holds values of diversity, equity, and inclusion at its core. Each year we work to reach further to include and uplift the voices and stories of a more diverse range of young filmmakers across the state. Westflix is a brave space for creative expression and education that celebrates and recognizes student artists of different identities and backgrounds. In the past, we’ve been proud to showcase films by LGBTQIA+ filmmakers, POC filmmakers, first generation filmmakers, women filmmakers, first time filmmakers, filmmakers with disabilities, and other students of marginalized communities, who were able to share their own stories via our platform. As arbiters of media, we understand how much representation matters and will continue to expand our scope. 

Westflix Meet the '23 Festival Directors

Director of Operations, Grace Belgrader ’23
Director of Submissions, Will Chandrasekhar ’23
Director of Media and Promotion, Danny Johnson ’23
Director of Design, Adison Gamradt ’23
Faculty Advisors, Brannon Rockwell-Charland Cook and Reb L Limerick

Festival Directors

This year we have assembled a Westflix Board, a decision-making and idea-generating body that supports the Festival Directors and completes substantive tasks central to the festival. The Westflix Board, comprised of 14 Seniors passionate about Film/Video and new Cinema Studies teacher Max Baril, is an extension of the Westflix leadership team.

Additionally, the Westflix Club is composed of dedicated 9th-12th graders who are responsible for judging submitted films and helping with promotion for the festival.

Westflix also partners with the Office of Advancement to produce the screening event in March.

There are many others who make Westflix possible and we recognize them in our annual program. Thank you to all who submit and judge films, help the organization run smoothly throughout the year, make the event so special each spring, and attend and support the annual festival.

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