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Eleventh Annual 24-Hour Video Race:: May 4-5, 2012


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The 11th Annual 24-Hour Video Race, presented by The Video Association of Dallas, will commence at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 4, and end 24 hours later at 12-midnight on Saturday, May 5. The Angelika Film Center is at 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln. To register, visit http://www.24hourvideorace.com or call 214-428-8700 or email videorace@videofest.org. The event is sponsored by Texas Commission on the Arts, Dallas Film Commission and Office of Cultural Affairs City of Dallas. Brainfood.com is the web sponsor.

The screenings of the work of all the entrants will be Tuesday-Thursday, May 8-10 with the finalists screened on Monday, May 14 at the Angelika Film Center.  The winning videos will be shown at the 25th annual VideoFest in Sept. 27-30 at the Dallas Museum of Art and also on KERA –TV Channel 13’s program “Frame of Mind” and on You+Media Dallas.  Team members should bring Race lanyards for admission to the screenings. (This includes teams who did not finish the Race.) Members of the general public can also attend. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. The screening schedule will be posted the Monday after the race.

Dallas film and video makers of all levels of experience are invited to participate in the race, both creatively and literally.  Teams that do not make it to the finish line at midnight will not be included in the judging, All teams will be assigned four critical elements: one theme, one prop, one location and one line of dialogue.  This year’s race participants will use H264 QuickTime files on USB drives.

Anyone with a camera and the willingness to race can participate. Past teams have included elementary school students to professional filmmakers.  Student teams compete against other student teams and adult teams are categorized by team size rather than skill level.

Team Categories & Fees:
The 2012 24 Hour Video Race is limited to 100 teams. Teams are not registered until paid in full. You are strongly encouraged to field the size of team. After you register, you will be prompted to pay by PayPal, so get your credit card ready!

Pixelvision Division: K-High School: no limit on size.$75 per team + $5 per team member. Team captains must be 18 years of age or older, or adult mentor must register and supervise team. Team captain is responsible for providing VAD with written evidence that each participant under 18 has obtained the prior written consent of a parent or legal guardian to participate in the 24 Hour Video Race.

Futurevision Division: College; no limit on size

$75/team + $5/team member
Auteur Division: 1 or 2 members
$50 each member

Guerilla Division: 3-5 members
$150/team + $5/team member

Hollywood Division: 6 or more members
$200/team + $5/team member

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 presents the 24 Hour Video Race and other programs throughout the year.

For press information, please contact Lisa Taylor at 214-914-1099.

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