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ReadingFilmFEST High School Film Competition Moves to Television

May 07, 2020

ReadingFilmFEST, a program of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, announced its new partnership with BCTV to bring the 2020 high school Five Minute FilmFEST to television and streaming services. The event was originally set to take place at the Albert Boscov Theater at the GoggleWorks. However, the move was necessary to comply with the state and federal social distancing guidelines related to Covid-19. The Five Minute FilmFEST will now premier on BCTV, YouTube and Facebook beginning May 15th.

Five Minute FilmFEST, is an annual film competition that is free to high school students located in Berks County, PA. Students are given the opportunity to submit a short film/video project no more than 5 minutes in length. Most film/video submissions were entered as part of a school assignment with teachers mentoring individual students through the film development process. ReadingFilmFEST received 48 student films from across Berks County high schools.

Participating schools include

  • Berks Career Technology Center
  • Boyertown
  • Conrad Weiser
  • Exeter
  • Reading
  • Twin Valley
  • Wilson
  • Wyomissing

Student Films will Premier:

Friday May 15, 2020 from 7-8pm

Friday May 22, 2020 from 7-8pm

Friday May 29, 2020 from 7-8pm


Live Awards Ceremony & Encore Screening of Winning Films:

Sunday May 31, 2020 from 6-7pm


All film premiers and Awards Ceremony can be viewed on the platform of your choice:

ReadingFilm Fest on YouTube

BCTV (Comcast Ch. 15, Service Electric Ch. 19) and streaming at


ReadingFilmFEST is committed to building a production community in Greater Reading. “The goal of the Five Minute FilmFEST is to encourage each student’s creativity as a filmmaker and explore the vast world of filmmaking. We look to empower Berks County youth to share their stories through digital media and seek to develop the next generation of filmmakers in our region. We hope this experience gives students, teachers, family, and friends the opportunity to celebrate each student’s hard work and creativity”.  – Cammie Harris

About ReadingFilmFEST

ReadingFilmFEST was created by filmmakers, for filmmakers, and film lovers. RFF understands the importance of festivals in creating opportunities for filmmakers to meet their audiences, network with other professionals and promote their films.

ReadingFilmFEST is a community event that looks to enhance the cultural and economic development of Reading, PA. As an artistic venture and educational vehicle, it continues to grow in stature and quality each year. Since its founding in 2015, the festival has developed a loyal, dedicated and growing audience. Professional and student independent filmmakers attend each year from around the globe. ReadingFilmFEST 2019 is scheduled for November 5th – 8th.

For more information about the ReadingFilmFEST visit the website at:




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