ReadingFilmFEST was established to support emerging filmmakers regionally and from around the globe – screening independent films by professional and student filmmakers, energizing the community with opportunities to engage in positive public discourse, and creating an economic impact through visitor spending. The festival forges partnerships with civic and arts organizations to provide a celebration of the region’s vibrant community.
“Reading FilmFEST gives talented Reading artists an opportunity to share their work and puts them on a stage that reaches far beyond Reading and Berks County. This festival lifts our local economy by making our community a destination for filmmakers and film watchers alike. I’m proud of the work FilmFEST does to support greater Reading’s vibrant arts community.” – State Senator Judy Schwank