Date: April 15, 2005

Venue: Rugby Theater, 340 seats

Submissions: 93

Guest Speaker: Brett Ratner

Judges: screenwriter John Romano (Party of Five), producer Donna Roth (13 Going on 30), producers Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick (Jarhead, Memoirs of a Geisha)

Directors: Alex Bilger and Sabrina Singh

Advisers: Cheri Gaulke and Ted Walch

Me and My Shadow, 3:25
Zach Susskind, director, Harvard-Westlake School

Checkmate, 2:14, Winner for Best Visual Effects
Daniel Resnick, director, Harvard-Westlake School

Calvin Klone, 1:17
Max Wittert, director, Santa Monica High School

Rain, 13:50, Winner for Best Cinematography
Joey Alvarado, director, Harvard-Westlake School

Guyco, 0:54
Sydney Susskind and Andrew Pattison, directors, Harvard-Westlake School

Scent of Death, 5:19
Michael Larson, director, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

Lost Cause, 3:59
Justin Dean and David Fischer, directors, Santa Monica High School

Catalina, 1:51
Jorge Carias and Alberto Morales, directors, Roosevelt High School

Smooth Rooting, 14:47, Winner for Best Editing and Best Sound Effects
Zander Eckhouse, director, The Oakwood School

Use Protection, 0:40
Stephen Bowles, director, Mira Costa High School

Turnover, 8:57
Alexander Rydell, director, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

This Year’s Love, 4:23
Michael Krepack, director, Harvard-Westlake School

The Hulk, 5:33
Andrew Cha and Garrett Lee, directors, Harvard-Westlake School

Hit, 5:54
Alexander Rydell, director, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

Two Can Play at Foreplay, 6:48
Michael Larson, director, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

Focus, 8:30, Winner for Best Writing
Andrew Julien, director, Harvard-Westlake School

Cause of Death, 0:44, Winner for Best Directing and Best Overall
Lizzie Barcay, director, Harvard-Westlake School

2005 festival poster designed by Kevin O'Malley and inspired by Brett Ratner's "Rush Hour" poster.
"Cause of Death" director Lizzie Barcay with Cheri Gaulke.
Still from the award-winning PSA "Cause of Death" directed by Lizzie Barcay.