The Video Association of Dallas celebrates the 25th anniversary of its VideoFest at its original home, the Dallas Museum of Art. Merging art and technology since 1986, VideoFest has specialized in independent, alternative and non-commercial media, presenting hard-to-find works rarely seen on television, in movie theaters, or elsewhere, despite their artistic excellence and cultural and social relevance. Even in a Web 4.0 environment where everything is seemingly available on the Internet, the VideoFest provides curatorial guidance, a critical voice in the wilderness navigating the vast and diverse landscape of media, helping to interpret its cultural and artistic significance. The event provides a communal environment for real-time, face-to-face dialogue between makers and audiences.
Highlights of VideoFest 25
· Winners of the 24-Hour Video Race
· Winner of VideoFest Awards for narrative feature, narrative short, experimental, documentary feature, documentary short and animation
· The Texas Show, a juried compilation of short films and videos by Texas artists
· Workshops for filmmakers
· The Program, curated visual art videos and installations, including work by Robert Frank at Conduit Gallery
· Animation Workshop for kids ages 8-16
· VideoFest 25 jewelry designed by Brad Oldham
· Shorts online first for voting, winners to be screened at DMA
Opening Night Film:
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012: 7pm, Filmmaker Keith Patterson in attendance
Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art
Ann Richards' Texas is a new feature length documentary about the late Texas Governor Ann Richards. One of the most beloved Democratic politicians of her day, Richards, who served from 1991-1995 was the last statewide Democrat elected statewide in the land of George W. Bush and Rick Perry. Richards was known as a no-nonsense politician who fought against special interests and was never afraid to speak her mind. In 1994 she lost her re-election bid to George W. Bush. Not your typical politician, Richards was good friends with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and involved over her life with all of the major civil rights movements.