Check Out The Winners From This Year's 24-Hour Video Race.

It might not get the shine of some other goings-on in the region, but the 24-Hour Video Race is almost certainly one of the cooler, slightly subversive, arts-related annual traditions here in Dallas. For 12 years now, the event's asked entrants to do all that its name implies: create a single, cohesive, under-five-minute video over the course of a 24-hour period — with each entry uniformly incorporating various annual themes, lines of dialogue and shooting locations into their submissions.

Time and technology has been good to this affair, too. Cameras weren't as good — nor nearly as cheap — during the event's inaugural year as they are today, obviously. Hell, at the time of the 24-Hour Video Race's launch, YouTube was still a few years off from getting off the ground.

So it's not a huge leap then to say that, as the 24-Hour Video Race has aged, the quality of its submissions have undoubtedly improved. And this year's winner's — revealed just this past Monday night at the Angelika — seem to prove as much, too.

In fact, most of the entries are pretty solid. All shot back on May 10, this year's entrants were asked to include in their clips a phone book, those “B_G” signs that have been erected throughout town, the line “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,” and some sort of recycling theme.

You can watch the best of this year's entries — as determined by the race's panel of judges — right here. Below, however, you can check out our two favorites from that crop.

The first comes from the solo team member category, and the second — our favorite of all of the submissions — comes from the high school.

“Alfie” by Knockaround Guy (Directed by Ryan Robins).

“Cycle, Recycle” by Space Team (Directed by Chase Anderson).

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