Students and guests were treated to a celebrity appearance last week at ReadingFilm’s 5th Annual Five Minute FilmFEST Awards Ceremony at Albert and Eunice Boscov Theatre at Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading. Emmy® nominated actress Janeshia Adams-Ginyard co-presented awards with ReadingFilm Executive Director Cammie Harris to the top three student winners. ReadingFilm Board President Tracy Schott moderated the ceremony with Reading High School students Ellyssa Elliott and Tina Boateng leading the Q&A with Ms. Adams-Ginyard
In addition to awards and cash prizes, the first-place winner will be shown at the StudentFEST during the 9th Annual ReadingFilmFEST, October 26 – 29th.
Congratulations to our student award winners:
- 1st Place Award “Heroes of BCTC” Influencer Short Film produced by Harmony Sutherly with Ryan Stuber, MaKayla Drey, and Harmoni Stoudt, submitted by Jim Del Conte, Berks Career & Technology Center (BCTC);
- 2nd Place Award “Home” Short Narrative Film by Sophia Paige Horowitz, Governor Mifflin High School;
- 3rd Place Award “The Resurgence of Vinyl” Documentary Short by Evangeline Crossley, Fleetwood High School.
The following student films were submitted for consideration and shown in part during the Award Ceremony:
The following films were submitted by students from Twin Valley High School:
- “The Milkman” Short Narrative Film by Kyle Thomas Pigeon
- “Transmission” Short Narrative Film by Avery Harrison Koller
The following films were submitted by Joseph Andrieux, teacher, Reading High School:
- “My Home” Animation Short by Ashley Carolina Chavez Checo
- “Life Onwards” Documentary Short by Heidy Navarette-Vidals
The following films were also submitted by Jim Del Conte, teacher, Berks Career & Technology Center (BCTC):
- “Instructional Assistants” Documentary Short by Sydni Chieffo
- “The Upgrade” Short Narrative Film by Jake Dougherty
- “3Up 3Down” Sports News Short by Delaney Kegerise
- “OFI” Influencer Short Film by Emma Scherzer
- “Shadow Boxing” Short Narrative Film by Catrina Feltenberger
The Student Award Ceremony was made possible with support from Berks Community Action Program, Centro Hispano, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Doubletree by Hilton and Reading School District. A private reception followed the ceremony including local dignitaries and students was sponsored by Customers Bank.
The Five Minute FilmFEST is an annual ReadingFilm challenge for Berks County High School students and 2022 graduates. Student filmmakers compete for trophies, cash prizes, and well-deserved recognition. Students were invited to submit a film five minutes or less using these categories as a guide: Documentary, Action Sports, Commercials, News Story, Sports, Comedy, Animation, Short Narrative, Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Music Video, and Influencer/How-to.
Learn more about ReadingFilm and how we are developing the Greater Reading area as a hub for Film Production by visiting https://readingfilm.org