what does 'drama' mean to you?

RADFest delves into the essence of the dramatic, exploring the multifaceted genre through a captivating array of diverse artistic works. This festival seeks to showcase the rich tapestry of dramatic expressions that exist in our world, highlighting the myriad ways art can resonate with audiences. Films of adjacent genres are welcome as long as 'drama' is a throughline in the piece.

RADFest launched in April 2020, streaming 21 productions over 9 days. Due to popular demand, we created the Random Acts of Terror Festival which showcased 19 titles including the world premiere of Scary Stories: Dark Web, co-written by Marvel's Crystal Skillman and featuring a cameo from Tony Todd.

All titles are automatically eligible upon acceptance and will receive laurels for the IMDb-qualifying fest.

Apples, Oranges, Lemons & Limes, Beyond the Pages, Bitter, Blondi's War, Can You Keep a Secret?!, Dead Cat Bounce, Diligitis, Dominique Personne, A Free Run, Harpocrates (or how to run away quietly), House of Mystic Magic, Irene, Kindik Ene, Minuterie, My Dick and My Bike, My Little Girl, One-Handed Witch, One Last Breath, Opal, Thief of Fire, The Untouchable Prey

Previously featured titles:
Vol. 1: #SafeSpace, Rat and Mouse, Something Special, Le Puppet, The Beginning, Reefer Madness!, Uncle Fun: You're the One, Freak Show Cabaret, Night of the Living Dead (Drunk), Question, Contact, Skype Sex, Magnolia is Big and Strong, I'll Cry If I Want To, Apocolypse Trump, February, Hairdresser Huey, Greetings from the Moon, Love at First Like

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Animated Film
Best Lead Performance
Best Supporting Performance
Best Ensemble

1. There is no guarantee of acceptance, and submission fees are non-refundable.
2. Non-English films must include English subtitles. These are welcome for English-language productions as well.
3. Short films must be shorter than 55 minutes. Features must be longer than 55 minutes.
4. There are no requirements regarding previous screenings or when your film was produced.
5. Films are scheduled at our discretion. RADFest retains the right to make changes to the published schedule at any time and for any reason.

RELEASE: RADFest is hereby granted the right to utilize footage from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The submitter shall indemnify and hold harmless RADFest from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening materials entered.

Overall Rating
  • Our team was so pleased to hear we got accepted to Random Acts with our fashion film "House Of Mystic Magic" Great communication, thank you so much for a great arthouse festival!! Wish I could attend. Keep bringing underrepresented directors to the forum, let the art shine!

    September 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback, Alexander! It's our honor to feature unforgettable works like yours!