In 1986, the program Video As A Creative Medium was presented at the Dallas Museum of Art. That weekend of screenings quickly grew into what has become the Dallas VideoFest, now in its 27th year, and the Video Association of Dallas, an organization committed to the exhibition of independent, alternative, and non-commercial media. Since those early years, the association has worked hard to make a place for the hard to define field(s) of media art that go by many inadequate names: “video art”, “experimental film and video”, or “new media”. In January of 2015, the VAD will work with the McKinney Avenue Contemporary to present The Dallas Medianale, a group of exhibitions focused on presenting the various forms of moving image practice in a more ideal environment than the traditional “film festival” model can provide.
All exhibitions held as part of Dallas Medianale will be held at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas January 9th-11th 2015. There will be a month long exhibition of video installations in the two large gallery spaces of the MAC curated by writer and curator Dee Mitchell. Transcode Microcinema, programmed by artist and curator Michael A. Morris, will be a series of seated screenings held in the MAC’s black box theater.
Transcode Microcinema will exhibit works in the following formats:
- Digital Video (file based, SD/HD)
- Super 8
Submit your work for consideration via film freeway here: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/DallasMedianale
Deadlines for submission will be:
- Early Deadline - September 1st - $5
- Regular Deadline - September 22nd - $10
- Late Deadline - October 6th - $15