DALLAS, Oct 5, 2016— Films, presentations and showcase screenings with live music accompaniments, which are rarely seen anywhere else but a festival, screen during the 29th edition of the Dallas VideoFest (http://videofest.org/) from October 18-23, 2016. Overall, approximately 125 programs including narrative and documentary features, shorts, animation, and experimental videos will be screened during the 6-day Festival. This year’s VideoFest will, of course, include the latest films from many local filmmakers.
This year, VideoFest features three special presentations with journalists discussing how the news reporting process has changed over time and continues to evolve. One presentation offers a look back at the WFAA archives housed at SMU Libraries with panel of notable DFW journalists; another features a long-time editor of the CBS staple, “60 Minutes;” and the third, presented by Associate Publisher Doug Latino of The New York Times, covers the latest in Virtual Reality.
VideoFest is proud to partner with Women In Film.Dallas (http://www.wifdallas.org/) for its 15th anniversary of the Chick Flicks Festival with shorts and two feature films: HARDY and QUAKER OATH. VideoFest also shows new works from Austin’s Rooster Teeth (http://www.roosterteeth.com/) with several of its co-creators here to talk about the future of independent studios and distribution.
VideoFest celebrates “Democracy through Documentary” with the 50th anniversary of Kartemquin Films, which boasts “a remarkable legacy of inspiring action through documentary” by showing two classics: HOOP DREAMS (1994 – Director’s Cut) and THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI (2013) and the latest documentary, UNBROKEN GLASS (2016) with one of the three founders, Gordon Quinn in attendance. (http://www.ktq50.org/)
VideoFest stays true to itself by running the gamut from new documentaries of media, people and societal issues to narrative features and shorts.