Barton Weiss

Artistic Director

Bart Weiss is an award-winning independent film and video producer, director, editor, and educator who has lived in Dallas since 1981. Mr. Weiss has taught film and video production at Texas A&M’s Visualization Lab, Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Austin and Arlington, Dallas Community College District and West Virginia State College. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, serves on the Board of Directors of the University Film and Video Association, is a past Vice President of the Texas Association of Film and Tape Professionals, founder and past president of the West Virginia Filmmakers’ Guild, and co-founder of VideoFest and the Video Association of Dallas. He has been a video columnist for The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Times Herald, United Features Syndicate and KERA 90.1 FM Radio in Dallas. Mr. Weiss received an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University in 1978 and a B.A. from Temple University in 1975. In 2012 he was named a finalist in the Annual Art Awards by the Dallas Observer. Bart can be reached at bart (at)

Elijah Barron

Elijah Barron is a graduate of the UTA Cinematic Arts program where is studied under Bart. Currently, he takes care of all the behind-the-scenes aspects of the Video Association of Dallas, including running the website, ticketing, and event planning. When he’s not tweeting about film, his other thoughts about movies and the state of cinema can be found in the Post-Credits Scene section of the weekly VideoFest newsletter. Elijah can be reached at elijah (at)