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ReadingFilmFEST is thrilled to present its 7th annual independent film festival!

Located in Reading, PA, ReadingFilmFEST will once again feature a hybrid approach to screening films by offering ticket holders the option of participating virtually or in-person. The festival will include films from independent filmmakers from around the world, including student films, shorts, documentaries and feature films. Panel discussions, and filmmaker Q&As will be available both online and in-person.

Please read our Vaccination & Mask Policy.

September 30 - October 3, 2021

ReadingFilmFEST 2021


The Filmmakers' Film Festival


Vaccination & Mask Policy

ReadingFilmFEST requires that staff, volunteers, and audience attendees who choose to participate in-person be fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” means each individual must have received the second dose of a two-dose FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine or the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine by September 16th (14 days prior to the start of the FEST). Proof of vaccination is required before entry to all festival events. For full details, click here.

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ReadingFilmFEST was created by filmmakers for filmmakers and film lovers. We understand the importance of festivals in creating opportunities for filmmakers to meet their audiences, network with other professionals and promote their films. By supporting filmmakers, we’ve learned that our audience benefits by being able to engage in truly meaningful dialogue with the creators of film.

ReadingFilmFEST welcomes filmmakers from the Mid-Atlantic region and around the world!  Last year’s festival was the only known film festival held in a baseball stadium! We’re excited to return once again to our wonderful theater venues, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Boscov Theater and Reading Movies 11 & IMAX Theater. We’ll also be screening films outside in the GoggleWorks parking lot! For those of you not ready for in-person events, most of our films will be available online during the festival.

Whether or not you have a film in 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. 

Join us!

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