Westflix! Harvard-Westlake’s 21st Annual Student-Run Film Festival for California Teens
Westflix is Harvard-Westlake's annual student-run film festival for California teens since 2004. Each year Westflix student festival directors, board members, club members, and advisors work together to curate, plan, and promote the festival. Westflix Film Festival is a red carpet screening and awards event in March at a movie theater in Hollywood with a celebrity host. The Day After Filmmakers’ Workshops allow student filmmakers and video artists to receive feedback from industry professionals and build community with each other. Whether you’re a filmmaker or a film lover, Westflix is a special opportunity to be a part of a film festival for high school students by high school students.
October 1, 2023: Submissions Open
December 1, 2023: Regular Deadline
January 1, 2024: Final Deadline
March 15-16, 2024: Festival Dates
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.