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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Guest speaker and prominent British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir speaks to the crowd at Westflix. The panel consisted of student directors Madison Baffo ’24, Jacob Lutsky ’24 and Yuuki Lubin ’24.

Student wins Director’s Choice Award at Westflix for stop-motion film

Everett Lakey, Assistant News Editor March 20, 2024

Hank Schoen ’24 won the Director’s Choice Award at Westflix for his film “Savta” on March 15. Westflix, the student-run film festival facilitated by the school, which selects student films throughout...

Student filmmaker and presenter at Westflix Ian Kims film My Sisters in the Stars: The Star of Lee Yong-Soo received the Audience Choice Award for his film.

20 Years of Westflix

Kriste An, Assistant A&E Editor March 22, 2023

Edie Cohen ’24 said she felt her heart flutter as she sat in the Million Dollar Theater, awaiting the screening of the 16 student films about to be showcased at Westflix. Cohen stared at the screen,...

Best Flicks at Westflix

Best Flicks at Westflix

Georgia Goldberg, Assistant A&E Editor March 24, 2022

The lights of the TCL Chinese Theatre shine upon actor and filmmaker Jordan Peele as he announces the 11 student films about to be showcased at Westflix. Westflix is a student-organized film festival that...

Members of the school community gather to hear actor Miguel Sandoval share his experiences working on the film Clear and Present Danger. This event is part of the Cinema Sundays program ran by Visual Arts, ISIR and Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch.

Actor Miguel Sandoval speaks on “Clear and Present Danger” at first Cinema Sunday

Vasilia Yordanova September 27, 2021

The first Cinema Sunday of the 2021-2022 school year occurred virtually on Sept. 26. The event featured the 1994 film, "Clear and Present Danger," with actor Miguel Sandoval (Olivia Sandoval '06) attending...

With the help of her friends and artistic colleagues, Sasha Vogel 21 energetically runs through the script of her short film Capsule.

Senior Star: Sasha Vogel

Natasha Speiss June 5, 2021

When Sasha Vogel ’21 sat down to write the script for "Capsule," her short film about a girl reliving her memories through a photograph, her mind was bursting with possibilities. As she wrote the script,...

Westflix hosts first virtual premiere event

Natalie Cosgrove March 27, 2021

Westflix members hosted the first virtual Westflix Film Festival for students in Southern California using the virtual screening platforms BingeWave and Zoom on Friday and Saturday. Golden Globe Award-winning...

Reb Limerick joins visual arts department

Jason Morganbesser August 28, 2019

Reb Limerick will join the Visual Arts department for the upcoming school year as a new teacher of Video Art I, Video Art II and Video Art III. “I love to help students discover deep connections between...

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...

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...

Sorkin to speak at Westflix

Maddy Daum February 12, 2016

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (Roxy ’19) will be the guest speaker at Westflix Film Festival March 18 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. The festival is open to the public, and tickets will...

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