ReadingFilm’s core mission is to develop the production community in the region. This is our third year of including special competition for student filmmakers in the ReadingFilmFEST. Student filmmakers comprise a special group of independent filmmakers. They have not yet made the connections required of professional filmmakers, but they have […]

I Like Me Director: Joshua Land Runtime: 83 minutes In the midst of family tensions, an egocentric free spirit who hits rock bottom finds unexpected success as a self-empowerment guru after publishing a self-help book. website: Screening Info Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8pmVenue: GoggleWorks TheaterAddress: 201 Washington St, […]

Cycle Director: Christopher Romano Runtime: 14 minutes A single mother and recovering drug addict is given the chance to use heroin again, after being clean for 8 months. website: Tubgate: Cunningham’s Scrap Director: Fraser Murdoch Runtime: 16 minutes Troopti and Benjy of Tubgate Council are each toiling with the case […]

16 MINS Director: Stephane Verzi Runtime: 16 minutes In a Post Apocalyptic world, two lovers race against time and the elements to secure enough penicillin to save a life. website: Don’t Look Director: Luciana Faulhaber Runtime: 71 minutes Classic 1980’s comedy horror is alive and well in this over-the-top and […]

Truth Director: Eric Paul Erickson Runtime: 105 minutes Following a bloody revolution and civil war, former army officer Xavier Faraday is ushered into an interrogation room and chained up opposite Maria Ramses,his appointed representative for the fledgling government’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee. Offered a chance at amnesty for detailing his […]

The Clown Director: Bruce Gorman, Jr. Runtime: 87 minutes Barnaby Hatchett, a corporate working stiff whose life is a mess, is harassed everyday as he goes in and out of work by a dark clown that lives in the parking lot, and that only he can see. website: Screening Info […]

Fumero-Ism: The Grafstract Director: Keith Aronowitz Runtime: 16 minutes Fumero-Ism, The Grafstract, profiles the well known NYC street artist and muralist known as Fumero. The film examines his interest and growth in art from childhood to present, reveals his process, and what motivates him to keep putting out incredible work […]

Sacrificial Virgins Director: Andi Reiss Runtime: 30 minutes The Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) is a treatment in widespread use but its efficacy in preventing cancer is medically unproven, while unintended, adverse reactions are blighting and even ending the lives of girls and young women across the world. However, pharmaceutical manufacturers […]

New Faces at ReadingFIlmFEST! ReadingFilmFEST is thrilled to have Cammie Harris join us this year as our Operations Manager. We met Cammie last year after the WCR Center for the arts hosted the festival (Cammie is also their part-time director). Cammie loved the energy of the FEST and we loved […]

ReadingFilm wants to hear from filmmakers. What are the challenges of creating your art? How are you working around these? How can we help? Join ReadingFilm Commissioner Santo D. Marabella for an informal discussion about the state of independent filmmaking. Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00 am Venue: The […]

New for 2107, ReadingFilmFEST presents a special film screening and filmmaker talkback for high school and college students in Berks County. The assembly will feature a screening of the film CELLING YOUR SOUL, with filmmaker, Joni Siani in attendance for Q&A with the students. About the film: Celling Your Soul, […]

Filmmaker Forum – New Technologies ReadingFilmFEST introduces a Filmmaker Forum, open discussion with all of our visiting and local filmmakers, and open to the public. The forum will focus on the new technologies that are impacting both production and distribution of films: including Hi Res small camera production, 3-D shooting, […]

Live Virtual Reality Demonstration An interactive VR performance/experience featuring live ambient music by Dave Hall accompanied by reactive Tilt Brush paintings by Kris Jackson created during the show.  The performers will demonstrate how technology is being used both in live events and for conceptualizing larger narrative experiences. Kris Jackson is […]

ReadingFilmFEST is now accepting submissions for both professional and student films via FilmFreeway. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of our festival. Regular deadline is July 15th! (don’t worry, we understand if you need more time…late deadline is August 1st.) Categories include: Narrative Feature Documentary Film Short Film […]

Melissa Varone will serve as FEST Manager, managing the day to day operations of the festival. With 20 years of marketing, communications, and public relations experience, Melissa offers marketing strategy and event planning consulting services for businesses and non-profits in our community. “Having a primary focus in supporting the business […]

THIS IS READING, a dynamic site-specific multimedia installation blending live performance and visual media, will occupy the historic Franklin Street Railroad Station in Downtown Reading, re-animating the long vacant building.  Using as it’s foundation the challenges, and triumphs of people living in and around Reading, PA, THIS IS READING will weave […]

Nearly 50 College and High School students from around the region and around the world presented their short films to ReadingFilmFEST’s StudentFEST. Winners will be announced and screened in each of 4 categories for both High School and College students: Narrative Documentary Music Video Animation Stop in to see tomorrow’s filmmakers […]

ReadingFilmFest_Trailer_2016 from Tracy Schott on Vimeo. Click here to view the trailer! ReadingFilmFEST’s promo trailer is scheduled to hit the theaters this weekend. However, you all got a preview here! This was a really fun project for our filmmaking team. Big thanks to the entire cast and crew: CREW: Executive […]