Dallas VideoFest brings new timing to the Dallas film festival environment for its 30th-anniversary Festival


History of VideoFest: Cutting-Edge Art

Merging art and technology since 1987, Dallas 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, 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.

Ever one to be on top of new innovations in technology, Bart Weiss, founder and artistic director of Dallas VideoFest, is now changing how Dallas VideoFest will play out for its 30th anniversary and for the Festival’s foreseeable future by presenting the Fest in more of a series format.

Here are the basic details with dates:

  • August 24: Dallas VideoFest presents 2nd Annual CatFest aka #DallasCatFest at Texas Theatre

  • September 7: New season starts Dallas VideoFest presents Frame of Mind on KERA-PBS, channel 13

  • October 5-8: Dallas VideoFest presents DocuFest (documentaries)

  • Oct. 14: Dallas VideoFest presents Kovacs Award at Alamo Drafthouse – Richardson

  • Nov. 2-5: Dallas VideoFest presents AltFiction (narrative films and TV)

“With so much going on in Dallas these days, it made sense to present Dallas VideoFest in separate parts over a few months – in one theater, in one auditorium,” said Bart. “We will have one screen at one theater for the long weekend series inside the larger umbrella of Dallas VideoFest. This way, you don’t have to choose between 2 or 3 screenings going on at the same time. You can see all that the Festival has to offer (and, I can be in each screening to introduce them all, which is something I love to do!).”

About Dallas VideoFest:

VideoFest (VideoFest.org) is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. VideoFest prides itself on bringing films to the theater that are rarely available to be seen anywhere else. Films like Experimental/Art Films through its Dallas Medianale, Animation, Narrative and Documentary Shorts, as well as Documentary and Narrative Features and some hard-to-find Classic TV episodes and Classic as well as Silent Films are often in the mix.




All-Festival Badges: $100

(Includes all film screenings and events)


For membership in Video Association of Dallas:


Connect with VideoFest: #DVF30

Sign up for the Video Association of Dallas Newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/DVFNewsletter








The mission of the Dallas VideoFest 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.  Dallas VideoFest is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated on April 25, 1989, under Video Association of Dallas.  It began in 1986 as a weekend event, “Video As A Creative Medium,” presented at the Dallas Museum of Art by independent curators Barton Weiss and John Held.

That first event, which included two nights of video by selected local and national video artists, was a great popular success, which led to the founding of the Dallas Video Festival (DVF) in 1987. Dallas VideoFest also presents the 24-Hour Video Race, North Texas Universities Film Festival, Dallas Medianale, Three Star Cinema, and other programs throughout the year.

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