Two student films win at South Bay Film Festival

Two student films on genocide and domestic violence, “Curt Lowens: A Life of Changes” and “The Monster Within,” won awards at the South Bay Film Festival, which took place at Mira Costa High School May 15. “The Monster Within” won “Best Animation” at the festival. It was made by Dora Schoenberg ’16, Angela Chon ’16, […]

Student film festival to honor 10 films, PSAs

Ten student films will receive awards at the Los Angeles Student Film Festival May 30. Students from several Los Angeles schools created these films during a Harvard-Westlake summer program. Honored filmmakers will walk the red carpet and attend an awards ceremony at El Portal Theatre before their films are screened. The films in which Harvard-Westlake […]

Upper school choirs sing popular hits

About 50 singers in the Upper School choruses performed on May 22 and 23 for their Spring Choral Concert, with the theme “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” The Wolverine Chorus, Chamber Singers and the Bel Canto choirs performed. Michelle Spears was choreographer of the concert, and Rodger Guerrero conducted. The senior singers sang “I […]

Rwanda documentary wins at film festival

Mike Mapes ’16 won best documentary at the International Youth Film Festival for his film, “I Am Kizito,” about a young Rwandan man named Kizito. In January 2014, Mapes visited Rwanda on a Harvard-Westlake trip and met a man named Kizito, who told Mapes his story. Born in Rwanda, Kizito and his family grew up […]

5 films to be screened in Archer, SoCal festivals

One student film was accepted into the fourth annual Archer Film Festival, and five student films were accepted to the 2015 SoCal Student Film Festival. The Archer Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the AMC Westfield Century City. The event will feature a gala film screening with an address from a […]

Seniors film on set of movie, 'Tangerine'

Select film students taped behind-the-scenes footage including interviews with the actors in the Sundance Institute’s film “Tangerine” April 1. The footage was filmed in one 10-hour day by Max Cho ’15, Dora Palmer ’15 and Henry Quilici ’15. The film is about transgender prostitutes and will premiere in theaters this year. It was first shown […]

Video classes visit alumnus on comedy set

Students in Video Art I, II and III classes attended a studio shoot for Jason Reitman’s ’95 Hulu comedy “Casual” April 23 at Tamarack Studios in Sun Valley. Reitman invited students to his set to see how different departments, such as costume design, editing and production design, come together when producing a show for a […]

Student receives national recognition for work

Danielle Stolz ’15 received a Silver Medal in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her watercolor titled “I’ll Take It To Go.” The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization that identifies and honors “students with exceptional artistic and literary talent,” […]

Blank Theatre to perform 2 student plays

The Blank Theatre selected five plays written by students as semifinalists for their Young Playwrights Festival. Sabrina Batchler ’15 and Dylan Schifrin’s ’16 plays were chosen as two of the 12 plays to be professionally produced by the theater in June. Among the 45 semifinalists were Batchler with her play “Bromeo and Julius,” Hannah Dains […]

Babel submissions increase with new incentives

The newly renamed world languages magazine Babel has received 50 student submissions, an increase due to a new extra credit opportunity offered by the World Language department. Babel Editor Lucas Gelfen ’15 believes that students were encouraged to submit to the magazine to receive extra credit in their language classes. “I submitted it because I […]

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