AdaFest Film Festival is part of AdaFest, a regional music, film, arts, and cultural festival held annually in Ada, Oklahoma. It is hosted by HMA Foundation in cooperation with East Central University.

AdaFest is FREE to the public because of generous donations from sponsors as well as the incalculable support of ECU and our many volunteers.

Festival Screening Schedule:
Saturday - Morning Screenings 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM and Afternoon Screenings 2:30 - 4:30 PM

All Screenings will be held in the Chalmers Herman Theatre located in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

Awards and certificates will be given to those chosen for public screenings by the AdaFest Committee. Additional promotional material may be provided for the projects selected.

The festival is open to feature-length and short formats, including narratives, documentaries, animation/experimental film and video projects, produced in the state of Oklahoma and its surrounding states (Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas).

The AdaFest Film Festival is looking for films of any style, length, and genre. The Festival is organized into the categories of animation/experimental, documentary, and narrative.

Works must be in English or with English subtitles. All films must have been completed by residents of Oklahoma or its surrounding states (Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas) and be at least 18 years of age or older.

Accepted formats for submission include online screeners or .MOV Quicktime.
.MOV Quicktime will be required for screening at the Festival.

Multiple submissions are welcome. If you wish to submit more than one film, please submit each work separately.

Submissions are subject to the Adafest Committee approval for screening.

Overall Rating
  • Johnnie Brannon

    Keep up the great work!

    December 2022
  • Justin stringfellow

    This is a great festival and the organizers are fantastic at accommodations. Go support them!

    September 2022
  • AdaFest Film Festival has been very professional and wonderful to work with, even through all of this Covid. I am humbled to have won an award and thrilled to have been chosen! Looking forward to many more years with this festival!

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words. We are very excited about the screening tomorrow evening. Congratulations to you!

  • AdaFest has been incredible. Covid has delayed a few things but they are still delivering a screening when appropriate. We are very grateful for the award and look forward to submitting next year!

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Covid has certainly been a challenge but we are really looking forward to the drive-in screening tomorrow evening. Congratulations!