The 24-Hour Video Race: A Rush of Creativity

Posted by    |    May 9th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Warning: this is not a story about a colorfully themed 5K. Honestly, the 24-Hour Video Race is probably considerably more 24-hour film race - dallas - video association of dallasstrenuous. Presented by The Video Association of Dallas, the 12th annual 24-Hour Video Race, will commence and the Angelika Film Center at 11: 59 p.m. on Friday, May 10 and will end exactly 24 hours later at the same location on Saturday, May 11. Teams are given 4 elements (A prop, a theme, a line of dialog, and a location that will be revealed at the start of the race) and 24 hours to complete their film.

Dallas filmmakers of all levels and experience are invited to participate (past teams have included elementary school students to professional filmmakers), but teams must make it to the finish line by midnight to be eligible for judging. Student teams compete against other student teams and adult teams are categorized by team size rather than skill level.

Race teams are divided into 5 categories:

Pixelvision       K-12 Teams

Futurevision     Current College/University students and recent graduates

Auteur               Professional or amateur teams of a single member

Guerilla            Professional or Amateur teams of 2 to 5 members

Hollywood       Professional or Amateur teams of 6 or more members

Teams can STILL register online at until 5 p.m. Friday, May 10!

Follow the link to some fantastic 24-Hour winners from years past.


Caitlin Clark is the Arts & Entertainment and Style Writer and Social Media Director for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @caitlinclark

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  1. That was a cool glimpse behind-the-scenes of one of my favorite winners of the past 12 years. SUCH a solid film…