The Reading Fringe Film Festival is dedicated to supporting new and upcoming filmmakers. The festival aims to provide a productive platform for short films and encourage creativity.

This is Reading Fringe’s 7th year hosting a film festival which includes not only a 48 Hour Challenge (linked directly to the festival) but a variety of selected films ranging from 10 seconds to 10 minutes.

And the winners are:

International Competition WINNERS:
BEST FILM: The Crossing
BEST DIRECTOR: Tim Schijf – Screwed
BEST ACTRESS: Hannah James – First Date
BEST ACTOR: Si Martin – Spotter-Spotters

48 hour film competition WINNERS:
BEST ACTOR Sam Chapmam – Le tour de chat
BEST ACTRESS Emily Hawthorne -Exchange
BEST DIRECTOR – Simon Aukes Stolland – La tour de chat
BEST FILM – La tour de chat

Judge Awards:
50 HOUSE POINTS: The Girl Who Lived
UNDER 18 FILM MAKERS SPECIAL AWARD: Pauline Quirke Academy Reading

Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to all those who entered.

The official selection for this years festival is:

48 Hours Film Challenge Finalists:

More details for Film Festival at

48 Hour Challenge at