MetroWest Student Film Festival - Day 3

Showtimes: Sunday, April 7
$5 General Admission

A screening of Film Festival finalists, followed by an awards ceremony and reception.

Walnut Hill Community Members are FREE. Just bring your Walnut Hill ID to show at the box office. Seating subject to availability

2019 Finalists

Maynard, Ma - 2018 - 1:18 - Animation
Director & Production: Max Ludwig
Cast: Liam Caldicott, Tommy Smith
Mario Kart takes over 3 students at Maynard High School! In stop motion fashion, they have to race to the cafeteria, in order to satisfy their hunger.

Lincoln, Ma - 2017 - 1:00 - Live Action
Director & Production: Enzo Goodrich
Cast: Andreas Masiakos, Ryan Gies, Sally Kindleberger, Richard Card, Alice Waugh
A short film about a kid and his brother.

Hudson, Ma - 2018 - 2:03 - Live Action
Director & Production: Alessa Maiuri
Cast: Cameron Ciesluk
San Luis the music video dives deep into one's solitary reflection and focuses on the depth of thoughts and feelings and how they can pool one’s mind. The song portrays the emotion of basic human struggle and loneliness and the benefits we receive from reflecting on our experiences and our lives as a whole.

Hudson, Ma - 2018 - 6:34 - Documentary
Director & Production: Stefan Matovu
Cast: Stefan Matovu
The title of my documentary is called, "A work in progress" and the type of documentary is participatory and observational. I did a documentary about myself to show how I have changed over the years and to take a look at how other people saw me. My documentary was produced to show who I am as a person including both the good and the bad. This documentary shows who I am as a person from the good to the bad told in stories about me by my friends, my family and myself.

Sudbury, Ma - 2019 - 4:41 - Documentary
Director & Production: Kaleigh Barrera, Ari Reith, Sydney Blair
Cast: Students, Teachers, and Administrators at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High school
We interviewed students, teachers, and administrators at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High school about their feelings on safety in school and gun violence in school.

Millis, Ma - 2019 - 4:21 - Documentary
Director & Production: Hadley McPhee
Cast: Hadley McPhee
First time filmmaker Hadley McPhee, 80 Pounds is a documentary about a girl who won the battle with anorexia, and herself.

Millis, Ma - 2019 - 2:13 - Documentary
Director & Production: TJ Hourigan, Morgan Kane, Abby Miller, Jacquie Mullally
Cast: Maura Fagan
A documentary based on an extraordinary student athlete, Maura Fagan.

Newton, Ma - 2018 - 4:25 - Live Action
Director & Production: Oliver Ciric, Charles Weinstein, Hedi Skali
Cast: Phillip Baker, Daniel Glickman, Grace Tourtelotte, Alex Chan, Tayo Van Beever
A kid attempts to join a friend group.

Hudson, Ma - 2018 - 7:22 - Documentary
Director & Production: Mia Michaeil
Cast: Mia Michaeil
We all do things that might be considered wrong or immoral all the time. This documentary goes in depth of what those things might include and follows a specific story of an English teacher and her experience doing something immoral. We do these things so often without even thinking, to the point where it impacts the filmmaker herself.

Natick, Ma - 2018 - 1:42 - Live Action
Director & Production: Caitria Catania, Leah Holtz, Alice Kosterin
Cast: Caitria Catania, Leah Holtz, Alice Kosterin
A fast-paced and humorous silent film about a prisoner escaping the cell and attempting to flee from the guards.

Natick, Ma - 2018 - 2:35 - Live Action
Director & Production: Briana Schneekloth, Peter McGinn, Ryan Kaplan
Cast: Ryan Kaplan, Fifi Schultz
The Artist tells the tale of a painter and her subject. The artist is successful, and people come from far and wide to be subject to her work. However, when they don’t sit still, havoc may ensue.

Needham, Ma - 2018 - 6:36 - Live Action
Director & Production: Ella Friedman, Ben Senior, Aaron Razi
Cast: Emma Fallon, Alexander Crocker, Simon Templar
A 1950's style instructional video on how to live a manly life in a modern world.



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.

Selected finalists will screen their student films for friends, families, and the general public in a 3-day festival to be held in the state-of-the-art screening room at The Center for Arts in Natick, April 5-7, 2019.

Each short film entry will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and enthusiasts for the categories of Outstanding Live Action, Documentary, Animated, along with a special Student Choice Award to be selected by the students in the Writing, Film & Media Arts program at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, who will also be involved in the planning and production of the festival.

For more information about the festival, visit us at