The Dallas Video Festival has announced the winners of its various compettions. Whenever I get these releases after festivals, I always feel like I missed something, with the winners being films I either missed altogether or liked less than other films I happened to catch. This year’s Video Fest is the exception. My favorite film of the fest, Memories of Overdevelopment, won for best narrative feature, and although I didn’t see the winner of the best documentary category, Boris Mitic’s Goodbye How Are You?, I probably couldn’t choose which of the two runners up I enjoyed more, Erasing David and Forgetting Dad. These are all great movies, which have been banging around my head for much longer than anything in the theaters as of late. So they’re worth tracking down, if you haven’t seen them. Premiere Video, as always, will surely help once they are available. Full release after the jump.
23rd Annual VideoFest announces its winners
Memories of Overdevelopment by Miguel Coyula
Mars by Geoff Marslett
Audrey and the Trainwreck by Frank Ross
Big Hands by Aaron Holloway
Best Comedy short
Wowie by Craig Webster
Best Documentary feature
Goodbye How Are You? By Boris Mitic
Erasing David by David Bond,
Forgetting Dad by Rick Minnich,
Best Documentary Short
Bye Bye Now by Aideen O’Sullivan and Ross Whittaker
5 Lessons and 9 Questions About Chinatown by Shelly Silver
Please Say Something by David OReilly
Best of Texas Show
Katrina’s Son by Ya’ke Smith
VideoFest is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States, and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. 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 still provides a communal environment for real-time, face-to-face dialogue between makers and audiences.
ABOUT VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DALLAS
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.