From Subversive to Sublime:
25 Years of Dallas VideoFest
AMS Pictures Hosts Special Event
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of VideoFest
Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at AMS Pictures Studios
Dallas, TX – AMS Pictures, a Dallas-based creative media company (http://www.amspictures.com), hosts a special event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dallas VideoFest on Friday, September 14, at its studios at 16986 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. The special event will feature a mini-Festival of screenings of VideoFest favorites from the past, a preview of this year’s VideoFest programs, a DVF poster and photography exhibition, a special presentation by a panel of artists, and a silent auction featuring unusual items.
In the spirit of the Dallas VideoFest, AMS Pictures studios will be transformed into three themed screening rooms featuring some of the groundbreaking videos and performances that helped establish the Dallas VideoFest as one of the most unique cultural events in Dallas. Screenings will include works of video art, experimental video, music and performance video, narrative shorts and animation. Panelists, including media critic Ed Bark, video artist Carolyn Sortor, filmmaker Mark Birnbaum, arts journalist Manny Mendoza, and former DVF program coordinator Katie Gimenez, will share clips from their favorite DVF programs,
“We’re excited to host this event celebrating the 25th year of the Dallas Video Festival. Who would have thought in 1987 this eclectic little festival would become one the most unique and influential video festivals in the nation?” says AMS Pictures owner Andy Streitfeld.
Laura Neitzel, former executive director of the Video Association of Dallas and a producer/writer at AMS Pictures, is helping to organize the event. “We want to recreate the vibe that was the Dallas Video Festival back in the days when it would literally take over the Kalita Humphries Theater. There is a burst of creative energy that happens when VideoFest fans are together in one place, discussing something provocative that they just saw,” she said. “Anyone who has been inspired by something they saw at the Dallas VideoFest will not want to miss this.”
Tickets to the event are $25 per person or $40 per couple, and include drinks, appetizers, and all entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online at
ABOUT DALLAS VIDEOFEST 25
The Video Association of Dallas celebrates the 25th anniversary of its VideoFest Sept. 27-30, 2012 at its original home, the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. in downtown Dallas. VideoFest (videofest.org) is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim.
The Dallas VideoFest 25 would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Major Sponsors: HBO, NBC 5 and Jeff & Jani Leuschel. DVF25’s hotel sponsor is The Omni Hotel and Resort. Sponsors: Alamo Drafthouse DFW; Auto Web Expo, Brad Abrams Glass; Dallas Producers Association KD College, College of Film and Dramatic Arts; La Madeleine; IRed Agency; MargaretADonnelly.com; Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP; and The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. DVF25’s media sponsors include: Art&Seek, A+C Magazine, Alford Media Services, AMS Pictures, Brainfood, camBLOCK, Creative Eye Q, D Magazine Front Row, Meva Inc., Roderick Cordova Photography, Sell.com, Texas MicroCine, and VisionWise. DVF25’s Industry sponsors are Dallas Film Commission, Office of Cultural Affairs City of Dallas, Texas Commission on the Arts, and Texas Film Commission.
ABOUT AMS PICTURES
AMS Pictures is a Texas-based creative media company with studios in Dallas and Austin. Whether creating original entertainment for broadcast television or crafting targeted communication strategies and tools for corporate and public interest clients, AMS Pictures leverages 30 years’ experience in creative media with the latest innovations in digital tools and a mastery of storytelling to create dynamic experiences that engage 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. 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 4329 Belmont Ave Dallas, TX 75204-3033