Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Freedom School student volunteers made a presentation about the summer program, where they give academic help to underprivileged children, and announced a fundraising bake sale at Wednesday’s assembly. Volunteers Jed Kronenberg ’17, Shelby Weiss ’16 and Cate Wolfen ’17 individually started book clubs for Freedom School students, and held a bake sale on the quad to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pan African Film Festival screens 8 student films

Eight films made by students who went on the Rwanda trip last year premiered at the Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles Feb. 8 at Rave Cinemas 15 Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The festivalset aside a screening room specifically for the films “Just One Story” by Su Jin Nam ’16, “For the Love of the […]

Film Festival director applications released

Applications to be the student directors of next year’s Harvard-Westlake Film Festival are now available to all rising seniors. The application consists of five questions and should be emailed to visual arts department head Cheri Gaulke by Monday, April 28. Students who have applied for the position will be interviewed Thursday, May 1. Applications can be obtained by emailing Gaulke, Alexander Haney […]

Film festival to feature producer

Producer Debra Martin Chase will speak at the 11th annual Harvard-Westlake Film Festival Friday March 14 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. Martin Chase’s work has focused upon women, tweens, dance and music, according to a biography from Martin Chase Productions. Martin Chase’s filmography includes “The Princess Diaries,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and […]

Movie Night

Judges selected 25 films to be screened at the 11th annual Harvard-Westlake Film Festival March 14 at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. Tickets will be free and will be available at the door of the event. Each film is under 10 minutes, and a guest speaker is soon to be announced by the film […]

Iñárritu encourages personal creativity in speech at 10th annual Harvard-Westlake Film Festival

In a speech to more than 800 people, including high school filmmakers and students from across the country, Oscar-nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu stressed that filmmaking should be fun, and not motivated by any outside interests, at the 10th annual Harvard-Westlake Film Festival Friday. “I think it’s one of the most beautiful jobs that anyone can dream to have,” […]

Marlborough screens student short films

Four films made by Harvard-Westlake students were featured at the Marlborough Film Festival on March 1. “Post Remembrance,” directed by Cosima Elwes ’15, Hana Kateman ’15 and Danielle Stolz ’15, “Voodoo Child,” directed by Roz Naimi ’12 and Joe Kitaj ’12, “Different Drummer,” directed by Nikta Mansouri ’15 and J.J. Spitz ’15 and “The Darkroom,” […]

Iñárritu to speak at HW Film Festival

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu will speak about his experiences in the movie industry as the keynote speaker at the Harvard-Westlake Film Festival on March 15, 2013. Iñárritu became the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for his film Babel in 2006. Babel also received a nomination for Best Picture. “He came to a video […]