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Alumna’s film chosen as a finalist in film festival

Khyra Stiner November 16, 2018

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...

Gaulke to screen short film at DTLA Film Festival

Sarah Reiff October 20, 2018

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. The film uses both...

Students showcase films at SCREEN Festival

Jenny Li March 2, 2017

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”...

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

Caty Szeto February 17, 2017

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"...

Students will present 22 films at three upcoming festivals

Ryan Albert September 9, 2016

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...

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

Danielle Spitz May 27, 2016

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...

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

Aaron Park April 30, 2016

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...

MOVIE MAGIC: The documentary “Embargo on Love” follows a young, female filmmaker who uses her camera to bring love to the once forbidden island of Cuba. The scene shows a man playing his trombone. Printed with permission of Cheri Gaulke

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

Sophie Cohen March 9, 2016

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...

Films selected for SCREEN Film Festival

Jadene Meyer February 14, 2016

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...

Assembly promotes learning, travel options for students

Josie Abugov January 7, 2016

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...

Shelby Weiss 16 sells baked goods to Jenna Thompson 16 after the assembly today as part of a fundraiser for the Freedom Schools summer enrichment program for low-income youth. Credit: Teresa Suh/Chronicle

Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Lara Mikhail December 2, 2015

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...

Student film festival to honor 10 films, PSAs

Emily Rahhal May 27, 2015

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...

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