Dallas VideoFest 31 presents the final series of films in its 31st season with Alternative Fiction Fest, or AltFiction for short. The festival will feature dozens of narrative features, TV-focused episodes and short films throughout four days, Feb. 7-10, 2019, at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.
AltFiction Fest highlights ways of telling stories on large screens and small — film, TV and web — mixing media and mediums.
“The line between fact and fiction in cinema and in life continues to blur,” Bart Weiss, founder and artistic director of Dallas VideoFest. “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 and those streaming services’ content being nominated for Oscars?”
The narratives that make up the majority of AltFiction Fest explore this moment in time at the intersection between media and how cinema artists can create original work in this new world. See unique stories and new works from local filmmakers and reflections on classic filmmakers. The festival will also highlight women filmmakers from the earliest days of cinema in the 1890s to the present. Women were among the first to run with film in all areas of filmmaking, not just acting. They wrote, directed, produced, and did just about everything, behind the scenes.
AltFiction Themes 2019
- North Texas Filmmakers and Films Made in North Texas like David Byrne’s TRUE STORIES
- Women Filmmakers from the earliest days of cinema like Ida Lupino and Alice Guy-Blache to works-in-progress by Dallas Filmmaker Jenni Tooley
- LIFE AND NOTHING MORE, which celebrates Black History Month
All-Festival Badges: $50 (Includes all film screenings and events)
Individual Film Block Tickets: $10
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