MW Student Film Festival

2022 Festival Finalists and Awardees

The MetroWest Student Film Festival is 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 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 filmmakers in the region
  • Attend the festival premiere showcase

2019 Festival Finalists and Awardees
2020 Festival Finalists and Awardees



James H. Harrington III, professionally known as Jay Harrington, is an American actor known for his roles in "Benched" on USA, "Private Practice", "Desperate Housewives", and the title character of the ABC sitcom "Better Off Ted". Currently, he is in his 4th season as Deacon Kay in the CBS police drama "S.W.A.T."

Originally from Wellesley Massachusetts, Harrington spent summers performing at the Harwich Junior Theater on Cape Cod and studied theater at Syracuse University before moving to LA. Jay is excited to support this year's Metrowest Student Film Festival and help give young filmmakers the opportunity to express themselves creatively.


Submission Categories:

Outstanding Live Action Short
Films in this category will be judged as a whole project based on the use of live-action techniques - films must include only real people and animals, real sets and scenes and no models or images that are drawn or produced by a computer.

Outstanding Documentary Short
Films in this category will be judged as a whole project based on the use of documentary techniques - they should be nonfictional and intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or to provide a factual or historical record or report.

Outstanding Animated Short
Films in this category will be judged as a whole project based on the use of animation techniques - films can include individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations photographed frame by frame (stop-motion cinematography) or generated by a computer (2D or 3D), they can also include motion graphics or stop-motion techniques using models or cut-outs.