Female Filmmaker Shorts - ReadingFilmFEST

Female Filmmaker Shorts


Director: Serena Giordano
Runtime: 6:24 minutes

Rossella and Guglielmo’s older brother, Edoardo, passed away. Death brings the two siblings back together…maybe.

World Cup

Director: Maryam Khodabakhsh
Runtime: 17:42 minutes

On the night of a couple’s migration, the child of their friend who has been entrusted to them gets lost, and then a secret is revealed …

Life Happens & Then You Cry

Director: Qbah Fernandez
Runtime: 19:53 minutes

A day in the life of busy career woman, Kate (Kate Hughes). Kate finds herself in a pivotal moment of her life where she must make a difficult choice about her relationship with long term boyfriend, Dave (Christopher Morris). With some help from her sassy Latina best friend, Sara (Sara Viteri) she may be able to find a solution to her dilemma.


Director: Kate Kelsen
Runtime: 7 minutes

A terminally-ill man faces his greatest challenge when he gathers his close friends to plan his funeral.


Director: Emma Orelove
Runtime: 5:58 minutes

An exploration of life for one woman living in 2020 through breath. Created by an all-female team.

Jabaril Keating

Director: Stacey Larkins
Runtime: 10 minutes

Upon making a life altering decision, Jabari Keating is a candid first person narrative film that explores his personal reflections, life experiences and trials and tribulations as an African American in present day America.

Wistful Pieces

Director: Ellany Kincross
Runtime: 18:03 minutes

Nick and Nadia are a successful couple in their 40’s who have been married for 12 years. Their lives have revolved around love and career until Nadia’s ex-boyfriend, Adam enters the picture. Adam is desperate to make peace with the past. As he thrusts himself into their lives, Nick and Nadia’s commitment is tested by otherworldly forces.

Can Nadia forgive Adam? Can Nick and Nadia find their way back to each other?

Wistful Pieces explores how the past isn’t always complete and that the world you see isn’t really all there is.


Director: Mika Orr
Runtime: 21 minutes

Duet is the story of one fateful day in the lives of 8-year-old girls May and Shadmit, who dislike each other but learn that their lives have become oddly intertwined forever.

Duet is a multidisciplinary project, uniquely integrating film and music. The story raises questions about loneliness, regret, subject memory and fate that ties two children together for a lifetime.

The Fading Moon, Distressed Desert, & Calm Cloud

Director: Rochelle White
Runtime: 3:05 minutes

A raging Desert allows her frustration to grow to the point it almost consumes her! She is scared the moon may never return! But as the cycle of nature unfolds, the Desert soon learns she has no other choice but to trust in its wisdom.

Screening Info

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7:30pm
Venue: The GoggleWorks Boscov Theater
Address: 201 Washington St, Reading
Tickets: $10

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