Westflix is an annual student-run film festival for California teens presented by Harvard-Westlake School since 2004. Now in it’s 19th year, 111 films were submitted from high schoolers all over California. After a rigorous judging process, 11 exceptional films were selected.
Notice: Certain films in our festival deal with more mature subject matter, including violence, mental health, death, and adult language. The intended audience for these films is high school age and above. Viewer discretion is advised.
Our Westflix screening and awards will take place on the evening of Friday March 18th, 2022 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Fancy attire is encouraged but not required.
6:30 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. Pre-Show Red Carpet
7:30 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. Screening of Films, Hosted by Jordan Peele
9:25 p.m. – 10 p.m. Post-Show Awards Ceremony
10 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. VIP After Party
RSVP required for all attendees. Confirmation email will include COVID Safety protocols, directions, and other logistics. More info on the Box Office page. Please note that tickets to the screening event are sold out. There will be NO WALK-INS.
Accessibility info: There are four designated spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium accessible by a ramp. Additionally, there is an elevator to the VIP After Party spaces.
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The Filmmaker Workshop will be held virtually on Saturday, March 19 via Zoom. This event is an opportunity for student filmmakers to connect with one another and receive personalized feedback on their work from industry professionals. This event is free and open to everyone. Please note that we will only be workshopping Westflix ‘22 student films.
Saturday, March 19 Workshop Schedule: (all on Zoom)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Filmmaker Workshop with Editor Alex O’Flinn (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Rider, The Underground Railroad)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Break for lunch
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Feedback Session with Jordan Peele’s creative partners Win Rosenfeld and Ian Cooper (President and Creative Director of Monkeypaw, respectively)
Amlin and Berdam by Lana Lim | Harvard-Westlake School
A Prayer for My Mother: The Eva Brettler Story by Ruben Barrett, Raisa Effress, Sophia Evans, Lauren Fuchs, Katie Hadsock-Longarzo, Ian Kim, Eve Levy, Timothy Lim, Asher Meron, Marlon Ochoa, Bella Rahi, Hank Schoen, Olivia Uzielli | Righteous Conversations Project, HW Summer Film
Bad Bad Person by Haile Weisman and Matthew James Whiting | Campbell Hall School
Fish Eyes by Benji Tucker | Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
I Don't Ride My Bike Anymore by Gabriel Perez | Woodside High School
Miyeok-Guk by Yezy Suh, Alexis Applebaum, Michael Gutierrez, and Meia Voss | Canyon Crest Academy
Not So Fast, Not So Furious by Noah Goldsmith | Windward School
Pho by Ethan Chu | Orange County School of the Arts
Sandman by Joe Falcone Baxley, Bruno Haas, and Matthew James Whiting | Campbell Hall School
Survival Style by Jordan Chalmers, Will Chandrasekhar, Sam Green, Danny Johnson, and Carrie Xue | Los Angeles in Focus, HW Summer Film
Unzipped by Jenna Miller and Sadie Reiter | Terra Linda High School
Lizzie Award for Best Overall
Lizzie Award for Originality/Creativity
Amlin and Berdam
Lizzie Award for Direction
Lizzie Award for Writing
Not So Fast, Not So Furious
Lizzie Award for Cinematography
Lizzie Award for Performances/Acting
Lizzie Award for Production Design
Lizzie Award for Sound/Music
Bad Bad Person
Sally Menke Award for Editing
I Don't Ride My Bike Anymore
The Lizzie: Founder's Award
Cheri Gaulke Award for Visual Storytelling
Directors' Choice Award
A Prayer for My Mother: The Eva Brettler Story
Audience Choice Award
Meet the ‘22 Festival Directors
Shanti Hinkin '22, Santiago Kelly '22, Sam Pokress '22, Oliver Wyman '22
Reb L. Limerick, Ted Walch, Brannon Rockwell-Charland