Berks County Students Premiere Five Minute Films

Reading Film Fest debuted its inaugural Five Minute Film Fest Thursday night, a film competition for Berks County High School students. Hosted at the WCR Center the student film fest was support by a grant from the Berks County Community Foundation, to encourage young filmmakers to explore the world of filmmaking.

In addition to having all of the film screened at the WCR, the first place films in each category will also be screen during Reading Film Fest’s Student Fest at Reading Movies & IMAX on November 1st at 6:30 PM.

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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.

Congratulations to all student filmmakers!

Documentary Films

  1. Honorable Mention: CWSRI – Maura Malarkey
  2. Honorable Mention: Career Pathways – Chris Logar & Justin Freed
  3. Honorable Mention: The Chase – Emma Shaneline & Jason Cucolino
  4. Honorable Mention: Summer 2018 – Mary Banco
  5. Honorable Mention – Shady Hollow – Aleasha Ettinger & Mariama Jalloh
  6. THIRD PLACE – Career Hunter – Emmanuel Bonilla & Ethan Lake
  7. SECOND PLACE – Therapy Pets – Connor McCoy & Alex MacKensie
  8. FIRST PLACE – The Do’s & Don’ts of Bowling – Justin Freed & Alex Frantz

Narrative Films

  1. Honorable Mention: Ambient Rhythm – Reid Goslin
  2. Honorable Mention: Dear Dad – Ella Ehlert
  3. Honorable Mention: Duality – Lexi Weidner
  4. Honorable Mention: Figment of Your Imagination – Joshua Foglia
  5. Honorable Mention: One Story, Six Words, Good Luck – Tyler Johnson
  6. CREATIVITY Fray – Ali Mohamed & Chase Ulle
  7. BEST PERFORMANCE – Evie Mace, Red-Handed
  8. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – David Persaud, Shame
  9. Honorable Mention: – Speckled Nightmares – Karissa Cole
  10. THIRD PLACE – Shame – Chris Logar
  11. SECOND PLACE – Red Handed – Kelly Leiby
  12. FIRST PLACE – Before the End – Maura Malarkey