WESTF21X March 19-20

Westflix is an annual student-run film festival for California teens presented by Harvard-Westlake School since 2004. This year, 150+ films were submitted from high schoolers all over California. After a rigorous judging process, 14 exceptional films were selected.

Our WESTF21X screening and awards event hosted by Beanie Feldstein and the student festival directors took place virtually via BingeWave and Zoom on the evening of Friday March 19th, 2021.

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pre-Show: Red Carpet + Raffle
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Screening Event hosted by Beanie Feldstein '11
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Post-Show: Awards Ceremony
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. After Party w/ AuxxyRoxxy

The Day After, Saturday March 20th, 2021, student filmmakers attended a virtual workshop and feedback session with Olivia Wilde from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

WESTF21X Official Selections

A Ship Called Lili: The Lillian Trilling Story by Natasha Clement, Alexa Druyanoff, Ian Kim, Dovely King, Eve Levy, Idalis McZeal, Ella Moriarty, Gracie Sandman, Hank Schoen

CAPSULE by Sasha Vogel

Cereal by Dusan Brown

Chicken by Riley Scott

Concrete Beating by Theo Taplitz

Delirium by Joe Grode

Duet by Melody Caudill

Euphoria by Wyatt Andraos, Sammy Goyal

Expectations by Chiemeka Offor

My Best Friend by Benji Tucker

Puppet Show by Georgia Evensen

Sporting Anthology by Kyle Reims

Surf Report by Aidan Peterson

The Puppet by Will Nordstrom


Lizzie Award for Best Overall
A Ship Called Lili: The Lillian Trilling Story

Lizzie Award for Originality/Creativity
The Puppet

Lizzie Award for Direction

Lizzie Award for Writing

Lizzie Award for Cinematography

Lizzie Award for Acting

Lizzie Award for Production Design

Lizzie Award for Sound/Music
Concrete Beating

The Sally Menke Award for Editing
Puppet Show

Humanitarian Award

The Lizzie: Founder’s Award
Surf Report

The Cheri Gaulke Award for Visual Storytelling

Directors’ Choice Award
My Best Friend

Audience Choice Award