Ed Radtke

Ed Radtke

Ed Radtke

BFA, New York University

Ed Radtke has written and directed three award-winning features: BOTTOM LAND, THE DREAM CATCHER and THE SPEED OF LIFE. He has also served as a freelance writer, producer, assistant director, editor, and composer on countless projects including: narrative features, documentary features, shorts, made-for-TV movies, commercials and music videos. He recently taught undergraduate and graduate film production at the University of Texas at Austin and has guest lectured at Columbia and NYU. He’s also been the recipient of two NEA production grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Fellowship.


  • Venice Film Festival. special jury prize
  • Exground International Film Festival Germany, youth jury prize
  • Sedona International Film Festival, special jury prize for screenwriting
  • Austin Asian American Int’l Film Fest, special jury prize
  • Los Angeles Film Festival, best director
  • Locarno International Film Festival Switzerland, youth jury award
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival Greece, 2 special jury awards
  • Cinema Jeune Public, Paris, grand prix
  • Festival du Film de Paris, France, critics prize
  • Minneapolis International Film Festival, grand jury award
  • Cleveland International Film Festival, filmmaker of the year
  • Troia International Film Festival, Portugal, best independent
  • Woodstock International Film Festival, best feature
  • BerlinBeta Film Festival, Berlin, audience award
  • Rockefeller Foundation Technical Assistance Award
  • Cornell University Urban Scholars Award for community development

Courses Taught

Advanced Directing



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