ReadingFilmFEST, a program of the ReadingFilm, is the recipient of a $35,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. The Pennsylvania Office of Marketing & Tourism, facilitated by Senator Schwank’s office, has awarded this grant for the festival for the past three consecutive years. The grant will support the festival’s development initiatives, including production, marketing and promotion, and administrative expenses.
“It is vitally important to support the arts when considering community and economic development, which is why I advocated for ReadingFilmFEST in this grant process,” Senator Schwank noted. “In just a few years, this festival has established a tremendous reputation for quality events that support artists and has brought positive attention into our city and county” according to Senator Schwank.