Call for Entries: Dallas VideoFest

The 26th Annual Dallas VideoFest is open to professional and non-professional filmmakers working in all genres: documentary, narrative, animation and experimental. There are no length or thematic or content restrictions, although works which reflect innovation, creative storytelling, alternative viewpoints, diversity, multidisciplinary explorations, or off-the-beaten path subjects compete strongly. Every eligible submission is guaranteed to be viewed by the artistic director, there is no pre selection.

VideoFest will be celebrating its 26th year in 2013! VideoFest is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States, and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. Since 1986, Video Fest 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. DVF has shown countless films in the past including the Emmy-award winning documentary "Freedom Riders." It has showcased work from filmmakers such as Jim Sheridan and Michael Moore and had many notable guests including Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, as well as television icon and actor Paul Reubens.

More information about eligibility and how to submit on the VideoFest Withoutabox page.