VideoFest To Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary
Sept. 27-Sept. 30, 2012 at Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas, TX – The Video Association of Dallas announced today that the 25th anniversary of its VideoFest will be Sept. 27-30, 2012 at its original home, the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. in downtown Dallas. Call 214-428-8700 for information or visit

VideoFest is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States, and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. 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 2.0 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 will include:

  • The winners of the 24 Hour Video Race (the 2012 race will be May 4 at the Angelika);
  • The winner of VideoFest Awards for narrative feature, narrative short, experimental, documentary feature, documentary short, animation and other;
  • The Texas Show, a juried compilation of short film and video by Texas artists;
  • Workshops for filmmakers;

The Program, curated visual art videos and installations, including work by Robert Frank; VideoFest 25 jewelry designed by Brad Oldham; Retrospective programming at The Power Station; Shorts online first for voting, winners to be screened at DMA.

The mission of the Video Association 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. The Video Association of Dallas (VAD) is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated on April 25, 1989. 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. Video Association of Dallas also presents the 24 Hour Video Race, the Texas Show Tour, North Texas College Film Festival, Texas Independent Film Network screenings, Texas Fllmmakers Production Fund workshops, Three Star Cinema, and other programs throughout the year.
For press information: Lisa Taylor at 214-914-1099,


WHAT: VideoFest 25
Presented by the Video Association of Dallas

WHERE: At the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 27 7-11:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28 7-11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29 noon-11:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

TICKETS: All-Festival Pass: $50
All-Evening Passes: Thursday or Friday $20
All-Day and Evening passes: Saturday or Sunday $25
Seniors (60 or older) and students with ID: $10 off
Some selected programs will be $6 per program available at event only
Special: 5 Films for $5 each, see any 5 films during the 4 days of VideoFest 25 for $25
Tickets will be available at the door or online at

INFO: Video Association of Dallas
T: (214) 428-8700
Press: Lisa Taylor, 214-914-1099,

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