Dallas VideoFest brings Dallas’ documentary festival to its 32nd-anniversary Festival:Dallas VideoFest 32’s DocuFest Winners
DocuFest ended on Sunday, October 6 with these award-winning documentaries taking home the top prizes
“We had a great festival with great films with many of the filmmakers in attendance and inspired audiences. When looking at the program, we noticed that the majority of features were directed by women. VideoFest continues to strive for greater diversity. In order to change the world, we need to amplify the varied voices of many in our communities,” said Bart Weiss, founder, head programmer and artistic director of Dallas VideoFest’s DocuFest.
- Feature-length Documentary Film Award:
- BEYOND THE BOLEX directed by Alyssa Bolsey
- Honorable Mention for Feature-length Documentary Film Award:
- MR. TOILET: THE WORLD’S #2 MAN directed by Lily Zepeda
- Short Documentary Film Award:
- HOPE UNCLOAKED directed by Andrew Q Holzschuh
- Honorable Mention for Short Documentary:
- LILY directed by Adrienne Gruben
“Adrienne Gruben’s interview driven LILY appeals to a wide range of ages and interests, accomplishing something that not all biographical documentary films do. Lily Renée escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a teenager to later become one of the earliest female artists during the Golden Age of Comics. For historians, for women in the workforce reformers and for Comic-Con enthusiasts, LILY lets us know that trailblazers may not make the headlines but are legendary nonetheless,” concluded Davis.