5 festivals to present student films

Twelve student films  will be screened at five film festivals across the country in October. “Finding Erica Jones” directed by Natalie Markiles ’13, “Forest King” directed by Nikta Mansouri ’15 and “Righteous Conversations” directed by Rebecca Hutman ’12 and Jamie Feiler ’12 were selected for the film portion of the Tower of Youth Festival Oct. […]

Film festivals to screen student films

By Rachel Schwartz and Emily Segal Two public service announcements featuring Holocaust survivors created by students who are part of the Righteous Conversations Project will be shown on April 29 at the Newport Film Festival Youth Film Showcase, and five student-made films will be featured in the Archer Film Festival on May 11. Rebecca Hutman […]

Weekend memorial celebrates life of Julia Siegler '14

By Eojin Choi Filmmaker Michael Morgenstern ’03  will teach the eight classes of Video Art for five days this week. On Monday, he screened his short film, “Shabbat Dinner”, during break. His 14-minute long film, which took him several months to write, film, and edit, tells the story of two kids and their coming out […]

Festival features 6 student films

By Allana Rivera The Los Angeles Student Media Festival selected six student films this year from Harvard-Westlake, twice as many as from any other school in the festival. The films were screened Saturday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ranging in genre from drama to animation, the films were mostly produced […]

Students and alumni win awards at film festivals

By Alice Phillips Harvard-Westlake students and alumni recently won awards from film festivals around the nation. At the Cine Youth Film Festival Lucas Casso ’09 and Adam Maltz ’09 won the Best Music Video Award for “Dem Shoes” and Jamie Ember ’12 and Ethan Mantel ’07won the Best Comedy Junior Division award. Olivia Chuba’s ’12 […]

Students exhibit films at Moondance Festival

By Drew Lash Nine students and alumni were named semifinalists and finalists in the Moondance International Film Festival. Michael Stampler’s ’09 film “Castles Made of Sand” and Danielle Strassman’s ’11 film “The Amazing Adventure of Sarah Waters” were semifinalists in the Short Film for Kids category. Short Films by Kids semifinalists include Sebastian Spader ’08 […]

Students win in Westport Youth Film Festival

By Neha Nimmagadda Student director Zelda Wengrod ’13 won an award in the junior competition at the Westport Youth Film Festival May 10. Six Harvard-Westlake student directors’ films were shown at the film festival, selected from a pool of 250 films made by high school students. The Westport Youth Film Festival was started six years […]

Over 70 students submit to Film Festival

By Lesley Whitaker High school students from Southern California have submitted more than 70 films to the Harvard Westlake Film Festival, which will be held April 18 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. Max Grey ’08 and Drew Foster ’08 are working with video art teacher Cheri Gaulke and film teacher Ted Walch to organize […]