The Five Minute FilmFEST, organized by ReadingFilm is a FREE regional film challenge open to Berks County, Pennsylvania high school students. Students in Berks County, PA have the opportunity to create their best work and compete against other students in the region for trophies, prizes, and well-deserved recognition! Our mission is to encourage talented student filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts to explore the art of filmmaking. We want to empower our local youth to share their stories through digital media and develop the next generation of filmmakers!
Registration: The deadline to register is February 17, 2023. Students and teachers please fill out the short registration form below ASAP.
Your registration lets us know how many students and schools are participating this year, which enables us to plan better and provide the best experience for you.
In addition, registering lets us keep in touch with you about film-related opportunities and announcements.
Submissions: The deadline to submit is March 31, 2023, and the late deadline is April 3, 2023.
Films/videos should be submitted by uploading to FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/FiveMinuteFilmFEST
- Notifications will be sent April 10, 2023.
- Films will be screened in part or whole at the live award ceremony April 27th, 2023. Location and celebrity guest speaker to be announced!
- FiveMinute FilmFEST winning films will also screen during StudentFEST during the 2023 ReadingFilmFEST.
Applications are FREE and submissions are welcomed through Friday, March 31, 2023 (late deadline is Monday April 3, 2023).
Application Instructions, award, and category information can be found at https://filmfreeway.com/FiveMinuteFilmFEST
To submit your film is a two-step process:
First, Fill out the registration form here (Please fill this out ASAP! Do not wait until you are ready to submit your film):
After you have filled out the registration form you can then use the button below to submit your film on FilmFreeway.
Thank you for your interest and your participation!