Westflix - March 18 - 19

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.



Westflix Event Info

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.



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)

Westflix Official Selections

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

Westflix AWARDS

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
Fish Eyes

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
Survival Style

Cheri Gaulke Award for Visual Storytelling

Directors' Choice Award

Humanitarian Award
A Prayer for My Mother: The Eva Brettler Story

Audience Choice Award
Survival Style

Meet the ‘22 Festival Directors

Directorial Team
Westflix Directorial Team

Festival Directors
Shanti Hinkin '22, Santiago Kelly '22, Sam Pokress '22, Oliver Wyman '22

Faculty Advisors
Reb L. Limerick, Ted Walch, Brannon Rockwell-Charland

Team graphic