April 1-2, 2016
video race dates thanks to our sponsors
24hour Video Race

April 1-2, 2016

2016 24-Hour Video Race

15th Annual 24-Hour Video Race 
Presented by the Video Association of Dallas

Kicks Off Friday, April 1st, 2016 @ Angelika Mockingbird
The 15th Annual 24-Hour Video Race will commence at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Land in Mockingbird Station, Dallas, at 11:59 pm Friday, April 1st with the race taking place all of Saturday April 2nd. Productions are due 24 hours later, by 11:59 pm on Saturday.

Winners Announced!
DIFF Screening on Thursday, April 21st
Thanks for joining us in this year’s Video Race!
The judges have made their selections; it was a strong year for our racers. Congratulations to our winners and special award recipients! Links to our winning videos will be posted after the DIFF screening on Thursday.

DIFF Screening Tickets »

The teams are off! #videorace #24hourvideorace #videofest

A video posted by Selig Polyscope Company (@seligpolyscope) on


To be included in the judging, teams must turn in their completed film by 11:59pm on Saturday, April 2nd. Total run time, including credits, of all videos must run 5 minutes or under. Films will be judged using several criteria, including your skill in incorporating the four elements.

The four critical elements:

  • A theme: Yin & Yang; Just when you think life is finally going to be easy, something bad happens to balance it all out.
  • A prop: Bicycle
  • A location: Fountain (you can optionally use free found footage from Videoblocks)
  • A line of dialogue: “You should know better…”

For those of you who missed the kick-off, here’s the elements video that was shown at midnight.

Dallas film and video makers of all levels of experience are invited to participate in the race. 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.

 

Race Team Categories

Super 8 Division (10th grade and under)

$75/team -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. Check website for appropriate forms.

16 MM Division (11th and 12th grade)

$75/team -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. Check website for appropriate forms.
Animal House Division (College)

College; $50/team

One Person Orchestra Division: 1 members: $50

Old Enough to Know Better Division: $100

Drone Division (New) $25

At least one prominent scene must be shot on a drone.

Please note FCC prohibited area encompasses the entire downtown Dallas area and beyond.  UVAs, drones and model aircrafts with cameras attached are strictly prohibited in Class B Airspace unless granted a waiver from the FAA. For complete FAA’s rules & regulations go to their website.

Screenings

The screenings of the work of all the entrants will be Tuesday-Thursday, April 5-April 7th. Finalists will screen Thursday, April 11th.

The winning videos will be shown on the website, and on You+Meda Dallas site and will be eligible to screen on KERA –TV Channel 13’s program “Frame of Mind,” and the Dallas International Film Festival 

And, for the second year, the 24-Hour Video Race honors local educator and long-time 24-Hour Video Race advocate, Joel Rosenzweig, with an award for students.

Team members should bring Race badges for admission to the screenings. (This includes teams who did not finish the Race.) Members of the general public can also attend. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 students with 12 and under getting in free. The screening schedule will be posted Monday, April 4th.

ABOUT the VIDEO ASSOCIATION of DALLAS:
The mission of the Video Association of Dallas (a 501(c)(3)) 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.  VAD serves its mission through exhibition, education, information, service and advocacy. More information on our other programs throughout the year available at VideoFest.org.


24 hr vid race