Dallas VideoFest Wrapping 30th Year With Alternative Fiction

The AltFiction Fest starting Thursday dedicates four days to highlight ways of telling stories on large screens and small.

Scandal Made Me Famous, by Brad Osborne and Rijaa Nadeem-Dallas Dallas VideoFest

Dallas VideoFest is concluding its 30th-anniversary run with a film festival devoted to alternative fiction.

“The line between fact and fiction in life and in cinema is blurring.”
Bart Weiss

Dallas VideoFest is said to be the oldest and largest film festival in the U.S. and has included screenings varying from cats to documentaries. 

The AltFiction Fest starting Thursday dedicates four days to highlight ways of telling stories on large screens and small — film, TV, and web — mixing media and mediums, according to Bart Weiss, founder and artistic director of Dallas VideoFest.

“The line between fact and fiction in life and in cinema is blurring,” Weiss said in a release. “Filmmakers are making TV; TV shows become feature films. Who can even define what the idea of television is anymore with networks along with the gamut of streaming services?” 

The final series of films will be hosted on just one screen over four days at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. The intent of this is that no one has to miss out on these films and can enjoy every second of the on-screen action.

“Over the four days at the Angelika, a great palace of traditional cinema exhibition, AltFiction Fest features new works from local and international filmmakers telling unique stories, working the edges, and sometimes the centers of this world,” Weiss said.

We have included a list of North Texas artists (and a couple of ex-pats) that will be projecting their work over the weekend.

  • Tribute to Andy Anderson 
  • The Runner by Alcuin Schoo Film Club
  • Socialphrenia by Wes Sutton 
  • Scandal Made Me Famous by Brad Osborne, Rijaa Nadeem-Dallas (below)
    Dallas VideoFest

    A scene from Scandal Made Me Famous. [Photo courtesy of Dallas VideoFest]

  • Imago (8:00 min.) by Liz Cardenas Franke
  • Telefoto by Richard Bailey 
  • Blue Morning by Paul Armstrong 
  • Hinge by Peter Koutsogeorgas
  • 1917 by Joshua Gallas
  • Good Person by Daniel Garcia       
  • Alternative Math by David Maddox
  • Far From the Tree  by Dave Thomas
  • Actually by Cheryl Allison and Angie Bolling
  • The Feetles by Sock Puppet Parody
  • The Beginning and Ending of Everything by Ya’ke Smith (ex-pat)
  • Waking David by Kevin Nash (ex-pat)
Dallas VideoFest

[Photo courtesy of Dallas VideoFest]

IF YOU GO

Dallas VideoFest: AltFiction Fest

When: Nov. 2-5, 2017

Where: Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, in Dallas

More Info & Tickets: All the films will be on one screen and can be watched back-to-back over the four days. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets visit the festival website.

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