The Randfilmfest is THE festival of the offside film in Germany. For nine years now, visitors from all over the world are coming to Kassel to experience a program far off the well-trodden paths and the special atmosphere of the Randfilmfest.

Prominent directors and actors, fascinating concerts and performances, a handpicked selection of films and discussions with the audience that only exist at the Randfilmfest!

Rand Award Shorts
For the competition for the coveted Rand-Award we are looking for films of all genres and lengths from 3 to 30 Minutes.
The only requirement: it has to be a RANDFILM. It can not be too weird, too wild, too experimental or too special for us!
Premier screenings are not an obligation for us, the main thing is that your film leads the audience to its personal limit.

Overall Rating
  • Ann Antidote

    The program is amazingly diversified and inclusive, throwing down the 4th wall by embracing also DIY and community productions. Impeccable organization and communication. Gladly again!

    November 2023
  • What an amazing festival! I really had a blast and I'm very proud that my short film Der Mettigelprin won the Rand Awards! Mucho love!

    October 2023
  • Great festival, thank you again.

    October 2022
  • Gennaro Maione

    Thank you to choose our short movie "Argento Vivo"

    October 2022
  • Gisela Supichatti

    Excellent. Thank you very much for the opportunity to go further with my work.

    September 2022