Date: April 16, 2004

Venue: Rugby Theater, 340 seats

Submissions: 90

Guest Speaker: Jake Gyllenhaal '98

Judges: producer Jon Avnet (Fried Green Tomatoes), actor/director Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves), producer Martha De Laurentiis (Hannibal), producer Donna Roth (13 Going on 30)

Director and Founder: Elizabeth Yale

Advisers: Cheri Gaulke and Ted Walch

The Final Prank, 4:55, Winner for Best Visual Effects
Micah Levin, director, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

Birthday Balloons, 3:30, Winner for Best Cinematography
Nathalie Shapiro, director, Harvard-Westlake School

Axed, 1:00
Ryan McMahon, director, Harvard-Westlake School

Their Stories, 8:38
Hilly Newman, director, The Archer School for Girls

The Spa, 1:04
Hernan Montenegro, director, Santa Monica High School

And So It Goes..., 19:19, Winner for Best Direction
Floyd Russ, director, Culver City High School

Untitled, 2:37
Kevin Wiseman, director, Santa Monica High School

I Realized, 1:17
Damaris Orozco, director, Roosevelt High School

The Lie, 11:16, Winner for Best Editing
Sam Blomquist, director, Harvard-Westlake School

Friendly Advice, 9:53, Winner for Best Story
Tyler Goeckner-Zoeller, director, Windward School

The Dreamweaver, 1:16
Patrick Wall, director, Harvard-Westlake School

Unlocking a Nightmare, 2:32, Winner for Most Innovative
Andrew Ceperley, director, Mira Costa High School

Dark Chocolate, 4:22
Paul Perez, director, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

We’re Going To Be Friends, 2:21, Winner for Best Overall
Chris Groban, director, Harvard-Westlake School

2004 festival poster designed by Kevin O'Malley with Jake Gyllenhaal's 7th grade Harvard-Westlake ID photo.
"We're Going to be Friends" director Chris Groban with Cheri Gaulke and Liz Yale.
Adviser Cheri Gaulke, guest speaker Jake Gyllenhaal, adviser Ted Walch and founder Liz Yale.