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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dallas VideoFest26 Fest Winners

Dallas VideoFest 26:
Video Association of Dallas Proud to Announce
Fest Winners Prior to Screenings

DALLAS, October 9, 2013 – Ever one to break with the tradition, Video Association of Dallas is proud to announce its Dallas VideoFest 26 winners prior to the screenings of the films. Tickets and passes still available for all at VideoFest.org.

DALLAS VIDEOFEST 26 Juried Award Winning Films:

Documentary Feature Winners

Winner: NATAN by Paul Duane and David Cairn
Special Jury Prize:

“NATAN breaks new cinematic ground on many levels and is innovative both in subject matter and its eclectic stylistic approach. The film twists and turns its way through a complex story filled with powerful revelations.”
- Jurist, Ben Levin, professor of radio, television and film, UNT.

Narrative Feature Winners

Winner: SOFT IN THE HEAD by Nathan Silver
Special Jury Prize:

“The ambitiousness of making a short feature that manages to wrap in race, Uncle Tom-ism, gender, religion, class, immigration, The Tea Party, worm holes AND Wes Studi on horseback… is close to my heart. Especially so since it references Rocketship X-M and ABBOTT & COSTELLOW GO TO MARS, too. "
-Jurist, Charles Horak, Artistic Director, Plaza Classic Film Festival; Host, On Film, KTEP 88.5 FM NPR; Director, The Film Salon

Animation Winner

BUTTERFLIES by Warwick Burton

"I watched it as a judge, and then I watched it again because I liked it so much."
-Keith Alcorn, Animator and creator of JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS

Shorts Winners
Winner: PEARL WAS HERE by Kate Marks
Honorable mention:

"I feel like PEARL really represents VideoFest. It's edgy, it's a great story, and it's experimental. It also fits some of the themes of the programming this year."
—Adam Donaghy, filmmaker, Aviation Cinemas

Experimental Winners
Winner: DUSTY STACKS OF MOM by Jodie Mack
Honorable mention:
LIE BACK AND ENJOY IT by Jessica Bardsley

“DUSTY STACKS OF MOM is not only a beautifully constructed portrait of the artist's mother, but also a haunting and politically charged dirge to the phenomenon of small, family-run businesses that were—at a particular moment in time—less about ‘the bottom line’ and more about the blood, sweat and passion that it took to operate such heart-felt enterprises.”
— Jurist, Bryan Konefsky, director, Experiments in Cinema; president, Basement Films; lecturer, Dept of Cinematic Arts, UNM; visiting lecturer, UCSC; board of advisors, Ann Arbor Film Festival

Winners of the Dallas VideoFest 26 Best Videos will all receive free software courtesy of Jungle Software.

About Dallas VideoFest 26:
VideoFest officially opens at Gilley’s in Dallas on Wednesday, Oct. 9. It moves to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson Thursday, Oct. 10 and more than 140 screenings take place in Richardson until Sunday, Oct. 13.

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, Animation, Narrative and Documentary Shorts as well as Documentary and Narrative Features and some hard-to-find Classic TV episodes and Classic Films are often in the mix.
D Magazine voted Dallas VideoFest Best Annual Festival. DVF’s Expanded Cinema program was voted 2012 Best Visual Art and 2013 Best Light Show by Dallas Observer. Video Association of Dallas (VAD) brings our community quality video programming such as the independent alternatives of VideoFest 26.

History of VideoFest: Cutting-Edge Art

Merging art and technology since 1987, 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.

Dallas VideoFest 26 Sponsors

Addis Ababa; Alamo Drafthouse Cinema–Richardson; Alford Media Services, Inc.; AMS Pictures; CharlieUniformTango; City of Richardson through the Richardson Arts Commission; Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau; Dallas Film Commission; Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Dallas Producers Association; Double Tree Hotel–Richardson; Haystack; Jungle Software; KD College; KERA/KXT; KellyKitchensPR.com; la Madeleine; Mark Ridlen; Masami Sushi; Matthews Southwest; The McKinney Avenue Contemporary; Richardson Heights Shopping Center; Reid Robinson; Selig Polyscope Company; Sell.com; SRS Properties; SullivanPerkins; Texas Commission on the Arts; Texas Film Commission.

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.

VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DALLAS—1405 Woodlawn Dallas, TX 75208

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