The Dallas VideoFest marks its 29th year with nearly 125 screenings spanning Oct. 18-23. Over the years, the festival has grown from a strictly video celebration to one that lauds rare “independent, alternative and non-commercial media,” with a nod to progressing technologies and digital media. While most screenings for this season will take place at the Angelika Film Center, opening night (Oct. 18) proves to be quite special: At 8 p.m., Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora St.) hosts a screening of F.W. Murnau’s silent film Sunrise, while the Dallas Chamber Symphony performs a new score along with the movie. Tickets ($14.25 to $44) allow access to an after-party with composer Joe Kraemer. There will also be a free simulcast in Klyde Warren Park, if a picnic is more your style. For tickets and more on VideoFest 29, visit videofest.org.