ReadingFilmFEST welcomes filmmakers from the Mid-Atlantic region and around the world!  Last year’s visiting filmmakers gave us rave reviews for film quality, hospitality and locations! Whether or not you are submitting a film to our festival, we encourage you to hang out in Reading and see what all the fuss is about!

We’re a small city.  We get struggle. We appreciate the big efforts made by small filmmakers.

We’ll make you feel like a star, even before you get your first Oscar!

Filmmaker Perks 

  • Hospitality package for all accepted films
  • Panels with industry experts
  • Location Tours
  • Exciting parties and networking opportunities
  • Star treatment for all filmmakers in attendance (even those not screening films)
  • Fun!

Submissions are now CLOSED!

Schedule will be posted by September 15th!




  •  Best of Show* – Audience Choice Award
  •  Best Narrative Feature
  •  Best Documentary Feature
  •  Best Short Film – Any genre
  •  Social Impact Award – Any genre
  •  Best Music – Any genre
  •  Best Shot in Reading
  •  Best Actor/Actress in a Film
  •  Best Student Films – College & High School (Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Music  Video)


Panels Discussions

ReadingFilmFEST will feature panels and workshops for filmmakers. Previous year’s panels have included a little something for everyone, from beginners to seasoned pros, including “New Technologies”, “Virtual Reality”, “Who’s on the Crew?”, Screenwriting Tips,  “Self-Distribution”, “Music Production”, “Acting for Screen”, and more! Stay tuned for details for this year’s panels and workshops!

Networking Parties!!

Thanks to our sponsors and reception venues, we will have a full slate of parties for our filmmakers and film lovers!

Stay tuned for Details!