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!

Regular Submissions are Now Closed. Selections will be announced by early October!


  •  Best of Show* – Audience Choice Award
  •  Best Narrative Feature
  •  Best Documentary Feature
  •  Best Short Film – Any genre
  •  Best Music – Any genre
  •  Best Movie Poster – Any genre
  •  Best Shot in Reading

*Best of Show* Grand Prize

Concierge Package to help you shoot your next film in Reading (includes location scouting, hospitality package, no location fees, catering, and one day of aerial drone cinematography by an award winning DP).


ReadingFilmFEST proudly accepts entries via, the world’s best online submissions platform. Regular submissions are now closed. Accepting Student Film submissions only until September 30th!

Student Film FEST Competition!

New for 2016! Student film submissions for short films (under 20 minutes) of all genres are being accepted . Selected films will screen during the festival! Click here for details!

Panels Discussions

ReadingFilmFEST will feature panels and workshops for filmmakers. This year’s line-up of panels will have a little something for everyone, from beginners to seasoned pros, including “Who’s on the Crew?”, Screenwriting Tips and “Self-Distribution”. Stay tuned for details!

Filmmaker’s Lounge

Chill out with your peers in a comfortable lounge featuring easy access to WiFi, computers, a monitor for sharing your work, refreshments and a cozy couch!

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!