MetroWest Student Film Festival

The Center for Arts in Natick and Walnut Hill School for the Arts are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership to produce the first annual MetroWest Student Film Festival, featuring the work of talented students from the cities and towns of Boston MetroWest. Official public screening dates for finalists are scheduled for April 4-7, 2019.

The MWSFF is a student film festival dedicated to showcasing the talents and creativity of the region's youth by providing an opportunity for young filmmakers and production teams to explore and create stories through motion pictures. Finalists among these student-created films will be shared with friends, families and the community at-large in TCAN’s state-of-the-art screening room.

We envision the MWSFF as the largest student film festival of its kind in the region.  Being part of this festival provides entrants the opportunity to:

- Share films with the regional community
- Screen films in an independent, state-of-the-art cinema
- Network with a jury of judges from the industry, and other film makers in the region
- Attend the festival premiere showcase

In its inaugural year, MWSFF cordially invites high school age residents between the ages of 14 and 19 who are current high school students and live in the following 30 cities and towns of MetroWest:  Ashland, Bellingham, Bolton, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lancaster, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough and Weston.

Submission Categories include:
- Live Action
- Documentary
- Animated

The Center for Arts in Natick is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization dedicated to presenting arts programs of the highest standard that are available to everyone. Walnut Hill School for the Arts is an independent boarding and day high school purposefully designed for student artists in grades 9 –12, with a mission to educate talented, accomplished and intellectually engaged young artists from all over the world.

Good luck to all entries!

For more information about submission rules and regulations, visit us at


All films must be submitted electronically through You will need to sign up with Film Freeway (this is free). Once you have an account, you can create a project and begin to input your film information. The MWSFF submission page can be found at  Please be sure to fully read the Festival rules and eligibility for submissions. Entries that do not meet requirements will be automatically disqualified.


Create an account or submit your film now:



To help our submissions team, we have included a downloadable pdf version of the festival rules and information, and we will continue to update this section with more helpful information, such as examples of student films that were considered "exceptional" by our advisory committee. All submissions can be made on our FilmFreeway page. Please be sure to read through all the rules and eligibility requirements before submitting your films. Thank you!