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Celebrating the 2022 RFF Award Winners

By ReadingFilm Office

Nov 07, 2022

The 2022 ReadingFilmFEST was held October 27-30. The festival includes films from independent filmmakers from around the world, including student films, shorts, documentaries, and feature films. The festival is juried by a panel of local film enthusiasts, with winners chosen by film professionals in each genre. Each film is viewed by at least 3 jurors, ensuring a fair process and high-quality selections.

ReadingFilmFEST 2022 Film Awards have been announced!

Student Winners

First Place – APERIO by Patrick Hanser

Second Place – THE LADDER by Audra Nemirow

Animation College – CERAMIC RABBIT by Linnea Haga and Isobel Cassidy

Animation High School – GRIZZ by Cameron Staley and Shivnil Lal

Documentary – THE SHOW MUST GO ON by Cody Myers

Best Narrative Feature

​NOT FOR NOTHING by Tim Dowlin and Frank Tartaglia

Best Documentary Film

​CRUTCH by Sachi Cunningham and Vayabobo

Best Social Impact Film

​ENTANGLED by David Abel

​Honorable Mention – HONK by Cheryl Allison

Best Short Film

​WEST BOTTOMS by Gregory Sheffer

Female Filmmaker Best Documentary – LA MITAD DEL MUNDO/THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD by Erika Valenciana

​Honorable Mention – RUTH STONE’S VAST LIBRARY OF THE FEMALE MIND by Nora Jacobson​

Best Feature – DANGEROUS SUN by Anna Lvovna Makeeva)

Best Actor Feature

Best Actor – Mike Bash (NOT FOR NOTHING directed by Tim Dowlin and Frank Tartaglia)

Best Actress in a Feature – “Liza” ( DANGEROUS SUN directed by Anna Lvovna Makeeva)

Best Supporting Actor Female – Lauren LaVera (NOT FOR NOTHING directed by Tim Dowlin and Frank Tartaglia)

Best Supporting Actor Male – 3 GREAT PERFORMANCES – 1 – Mark Webber, “Bobby Boss”; 2 – Peter Patrikios,“Dommy Rocks”; 3 – Carmine Yusko, “Frankie Ventriello” (NOT FOR NOTHING directed by Tim Dowlin and Frank Tartagli)

Best Actor Short

Best Actor Male – David Ogrodowski (FIRE directed by Samuel Diggs)

Best Female Actor: Merhnoosh Satari (A WINNER directed by Mehdi Mahaei)

Best Male Supporting Actor in a Short Film: Babak Ansari (A WINNER directed by Mehdi Mahaei)

Best Music

​NOT FOR NOTHING – Original Score by M. Teacher

Best Cinematography

​WEST BOTTOMS (Director of Photography Isaac Alongi)

Best Latinx

​CONTRATIEMPO (Jose Angel Paredes Rios)

Best “Made in Reading”

THE MICK AND THE TRICK

Best Script

​OUR PRESTIGIOUS FACULTY (by Rani Deighe Crowe)

People’s Choice Awards

First Place – CRUTCH by Sachi Cunningham and Vayabobo

Second Place – RUTH STONE’S VAST LIBRARY OF THE FEMALE MIND by Nora Jacobson

Third Place – HONK by Cheryl Allison

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