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 […]

ReadingFilm’s core mission is to develop the production community in the region. This is our second 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 […]

  White Paper Director: Mark Kochanowicz Runtime: 11 minutes A salesman’s honesty is put to the test when a chance encounter leads to the opportunity of a lifetime. website:     The Educators Director: Emily Rothermel Runtime: 43 minutes A documentary about how and why teachers connect with their students […]

Denial Director: Derek Hallquist Runtime: 92 minutes Derek Hallquist is an earnest young filmmaker who wants to get to the bottom of the energy debate. How is the world going to become a truly responsible consumer of energy? Is it even possible? While searching for answers to these burning questions, […]

  Sparkleville Director: Fritz Robinson Runtime: 17 minutes A stranger wanders into Sparkleville. It seems to be a quiet, friendly small Western town. But the people who live there are just a little bit different. website:     Kill the Engine Director: Derek Frey Runtime: 10 minutes Three broken men […]

  A Bold Peace Director: Matthew Eddy Runtime: 89 minutes In 1948, Costa Rica dismantled their military establishment and intentionally cultivated security relationships with other nations through treaties, international laws, and international organizations. Free of the burden of military spending, they used the financial savings to invest in their people, […]

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 […]