Dallas VideoFest 30 presents DocFest, featuring dozens of documentary features and also shorts, during four days, Oct. 5-8, 2017, on one screen at one theater, Studio Movie Grill on Northwest Hwy. in Dallas.
Documentaries explore nonfiction investigations of topics or events deemed worthy of further insight. Its specific storytelling techniques are flourishing like never before – encompassing reportage, memoir, history, and humor. Documentaries have always been an integral part of the Dallas VideoFest experience.
“Sophisticated technology that lives in the palm of our hand has made shooting high-quality documentaries easier so filmmakers can follow people, movements and injustices in a dynamic, powerful and poetic manner,” said Bart Weiss, founder and artistic director of Dallas VideoFest.
Over the course of four days, DocFest showcases several themes with different approaches, and shows how we experience real life in new ways.
There are several threads running through many of the films in #DocFest:
Films about films, filmmakers and actors
Lots of Green Cinema (environmental-focused films)
Films about the Holocaust and Humanity
“This has been a very challenging year in programming. Since we are going from nearly 150 films over a week at VideoFest down to a couple of dozen, I have had to say no to a lot of really great films – films I would normally say a resounding ‘Yes!’ to,” said Weiss. “As a result, this is going to be one of the highest quality years in films that VideoFest has presented. And everyone will have the opportunity to see all of them they desire to see since we won’t have 2 or 3 auditoriums with films competing for audience members.”