Alumna’s film chosen as a finalist in film festival

A short film written by Nicole Bahar ’18 was selected as a finalist for the People’s Choice Award in the MY HERO International Film Festival. The film, Āmrikā, follows an Iranian-American teen girl as she travels to Iran, her country of origin, to gather citizens’ opinions about America and to contrast Middle Eastern stereotypes. Bahar’s mentor […]

Gaulke to screen short film at DTLA Film Festival

Visual arts teacher Cheri Gaulke produced and directed Gloria’s Call, a short film that will be screening at the Downtown Film Festival of Los Angeles Film Festival on Oct. 21. film festivals in Michigan and internationally in Croatia and England, Gaulke said she’s excited to have a showing so close to home.  Gaulke will discuss her […]

Students showcase films at SCREEN Festival

Student videographers Becca Frischling ’19, Xenia Bernal ’19, Kyle Reims ‘21 and Angel Hoyang ’18 will be showcasing films “Peace by Piece: The Story of Harry Davids” and “From Farm to Cup” at the second annual Screen Student Documentary Festival Feb. 25. 12 documentaries were chosen out of over 230 submissions to be screened at […]

Visual arts teacher’s short film selected for Ann Arbor Film Festival

Visual arts teacher Alyssa Sherwood’s short film “Lakedoll” is among the few films that were selected for the Ann Arbor film festival and will screen for the first time in March in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “Lakedoll” is an experimental fantasy piece that mixes both animated and live action scenes. Sherwood’s film tells the story of […]

Students will present 22 films at three upcoming festivals

Film festivals selected student films created during programs at Harvard-Westlake. Film festivals across the country will show selected student films during over the past year at multiple events in upcoming months. The school hosted other filmmaking programs that include, but are not exclusive to, Harvard-Westlake students. Most of the films that will play at the […]

Video art teachers conduct interviews with 10 juniors for next year’s film festival directors

Video art teachers conducted interviews May 18 to select next year’s senior film festival directors, who will be announced this week. Ten juniors applied for the position. “We’re looking for people that are very organized because there’s lots of things to manage, like the submissions,” Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke said. “We get over […]

8 student-produced films and projects chosen for multiple national film festivals

Eight Harvard-Westlake student films were selected for screening at the Archer, Newport Beach and CineYouth film festivals. “Astro, Naught,” “Love and Music” and “The Story of Three Rings: A Memoir of Dana Schwartz” screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Saturday. Katie Speare ’16 and Sacha Lin ’16 co-directed “Astro, Naught,” a music video […]

The best of the west: students to hold annual film festival

The best of the west: students to hold annual film festival

The WestFlix Film Festival will screen 15 student films at the ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood March 18. The festival celebrates the work of teen film directors and producers from across California. The event will occur from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. This year, festival directors renamed the “Harvard-Westlake Film Festival” […]

Films selected for SCREEN Film Festival

Two student films have been selected for the 2016 SCREEN Film Festival at Aero Theater in Santa Monica Feb. 26. “Astro, Naught” by Katie Speare ’16 and Sacha Lin ’16 and “Quote, Unquote” by Noa Schwartz ’18 and Nicole Bahar ’18 will be featured. “Quote, Unquote” was inspired by a screenplay written at the Harvard-Westlake […]

Assembly promotes learning, travel options for students

Wednesday’s Upper School assembly highlighted new opportunities for students, including an upcoming internship workshop, a sports analytics conference in Boston and a spring break trip to Cuba. HW Works Administrator Zakkaria Daniels ’10 informed students of a summer internship workshop Jan. 15 in the Kutler Center. Led by Daniels and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church, the […]

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