2021 Archer Film Festival Finalists

A Ship Called Lili: The Lillian Trilling Story

Directed by Natasha Clement, Alexa Druyanoff, Ian Kim, Dovely King, Eve Levy, Idalis McZeal, Ella Moriarty, Gracie Sandman, Hank Schoen
The Righteous Conversations Project/Harvard-Westlake Summer Film, Los Angeles, California
An animated film about Holocaust survivor and activist Lillian Trilling.


Squeaky Clean

Directed by Addison Lee, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, California
Sam Kavinski needs a job. The one she lands is more than she bargained for.


Through Their Eyes 

Directed by Alisha Heng, Stuyvesant High School, New York City, New York
A wolf and a rabbit live together in the woods…


You’re A Boob 

Directed by Cleo Helscher, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, California
Beware of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.



Directed by Hazel Sepenuk, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, California
The story of a man who suffers from dementia, as he tries navigate the disease.


Time After Time 

Directed by Mackenzie Turner, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, California
Three time periods. One story.


Nobody Taught Us How to Fix a Leaky Ceiling 

Directed by Julia Yoo, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
An exploration of the portrayals and realities of the expression of emotions in many immigrant/Asian households.


Are You Still Scared?

Directed by Grace Conley, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A mixed media portrayal of how fears change as you grow up.


Peaceful Panic 

Directed by Bey Weston, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, California
Turmoil is relative.


I Asked My Friends 

Directed by Lucia Dugatkin, SEK International School, Santiago, Chile
I’ve never talked about this at all, I like it.


Growing Pains 

Directed by Jennifer Ruiz-Gonzalez, East Brunswick Tech – School of the Arts, East Brunswick, New Jersey
A letter to my younger self?