Video Association of Dallas presents

16th Annual 24-Hour Video Race

May 12-13, 2017

Angelika Film Center Dallas at Mockingbird Station


The 16th Annual 24-Hour Video Race, presented by The Video Association of Dallas, will commence at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station (5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas) at 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 12.  Saturday, May 13 is the Video Race and ends 24 hours later at midnight.

Anyone with a camera and the willingness to race can participate. Past teams have included elementary school students to professional filmmakers.  Student teams compete against other student teams and adult teams are categorized by team size rather than skill level.

Super-8 Division (10th grade and under)

16 MM Division (11th-12th grades)

Animal House Division (college)

One-Person Orchestra (individual adult)

Old Enough to Know Better (team of adults)


Day-of registration starts at 6 p.m. Fri. May 12 at Angelika Dallas or register early on or email


All participants must sign in by 11 p.m. Fri., May 12 at Angelika Dallas.


Once all participants have signed in at 11 p.m., Bart Weiss, founder of Dallas VideoFest, will reveal the elements, which MUST be a part of each entrant’s video.

All teams will be assigned critical elements, which *must* be used in every video created:

  • one theme
  • one prop
  • one location
  • one line of dialogue
  • and perhaps a surprise element.

Dallas film and video makers of all levels of experience are invited to participate in the race, both creatively and literally.  Teams that do not make it to the finish line at midnight will not be included in the judging; however, they will all be shown at the screenings.


The screenings of the work of all the entrants will be Tuesday-Thursday, May 14-16 with the finalists screened on Monday, May 19 at the Angelika Film Center.

Team members should bring Race badges for admission to all screenings. (This includes teams who did not finish the Race.) Members of the general public can also attend. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The screening schedule will be posted Monday, May 15.


The winning videos are eligible to be screened on KERA –TV Channel 13’s program “Frame of Mind” and will be featured on the website.

For information, visit

Sponsored by

Texas Commission on the Art

Office of Cultural Affairs Dallas

Dallas Film Commission

Abernethy Media Professionals

Ditore Mayo Entertainment


The mission of the Video Association of Dallas, a 501(c)(3), is to promote an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society and to support and advance the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts.  VAD serves its mission through exhibition, education, information, service and advocacy. Video Association of Dallas presents the 24 Hour Video Race, Dallas VideoFest and other programs throughout the year.


Posted 4/12/17