Reading, PA – ReadingFilmFEST, presented by The Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust, debuted its inaugural FiveMinuteFilmFEST – a film competition for Berks County High School students with 50 guests at the WCR Center, on October 18. Thanks, in support by a grant from the Berks County Community Foundation, this event encouraged young filmmakers to explore the world of filmmaking and screen their films during their own private reception. The first place films in each category will also screen during ReadingFilmFEST’s StudentFEST at Reading Movies & IMAX on November 1st at 6:30 PM.
All Berks County students are encouraged to attend ReadingFilmFEST (student passes are free to students with ID). This year’s festival will include a Student Assembly with filmmaker Erik Bloomquist on Friday November 2nd at 9 AM at the Miller Center at RACC.
Below is a listing of Award Winners – Congratulations to all student filmmakers!
Honorable Mention: CWSRI – Maura MalarkeyHonorable Mention: Career Pathways – Chris Logar & Justin FreedHonorable Mention: Summer 2018 – Mary BancoHonorable Mention – Shady Hollow – Aleasha Ettinger & Mariama JallohTHIRD PLACE – Career Hunter – Emmanuel Bonilla & Ethan LakeSECOND PLACE – Therapy Pets – Connor McCoy & Alex MacKensieFIRST PLACE – The Do’s & Don’ts of Bowling – Justin Freed & Alex Frantz
Honorable Mention: Ambient Rhythm – Reid GoslinHonorable Mention: Dear Dad – Ella EhlertHonorable Mention: Duality – Lexi WeidnerHonorable Mention: Figment of Your Imagination – Joshua FogliaHonorable Mention: One Story, Six Words, Good Luck – Tyler JohnsonHonorable Mention: The Chase – Emma Shaneline & Jason CucolinoCREATIVITY Fray – Ali Mohamed & Chase UlleBEST PERFORMANCE – Evie Mace, Red-HandedBEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – David Persaud, ShameHonorable Mention: – Speckled Nightmares – Karissa ColeTHIRD PLACE – Shame – Chris LogarSECOND PLACE – Red Handed – Kelly LeibyFIRST PLACE – Before the End – Maura Malarkey