Welcome to the 20th Annual Other Venice Film Festival (OVFF)!
We are thrilled to be returning for our 20th season on September 29th to the 30th. The OVFF is a nonprofit community event that celebrates the diverse and creative spirit of Venice, California through the screening of full-length, short, and animated films.
Since our humble beginnings in 2003, the OVFF has grown to become a major event on the international film festival circuit. Over two days, filmmakers from around the world will descend on Venice to showcase their work, engage in spirited Q&A sessions and panel discussions, and network with other creatives.
We are proud to present our best selection of films yet, covering a wide range of genres and styles. From thought-provoking dramas to heartwarming comedies, there is something for everyone at the OVFF. In addition to our film screenings, we will also be recognizing City Dignitaries with the Abbot Award for Community Service. We believe in giving back to our community and honoring those who have made a positive impact on the Venice area.
The OVFF has attracted some of the biggest names in the film industry over the years, including Roger Corman, Catherine Hardwicke, Werner Herzog, Tony Alva, Orson Bean, Tony Bill, Paul Chowder, Camryn Manheim, Gary Marcus, Stanley Mitchell, Chris Mulkey, Zak Penn, Stacey Peralta, Michael Pressman, Danny Trejo, and Oliver Stone, among many others.
Join us for two days of film, art, music, and celebration at the 20th Annual Other Venice Film Festival. Tickets are available now, so don't miss out on this exciting event!
BEYOND BAROQUE is one of the United States' leading independent Literary | Arts Centers and public spaces dedicated to expanding the public's knowledge of poetry, literature and art through cultural events and community interaction. Founded in 1968, Beyond Baroque is based out of the original City Hall building in Venice, California.
The Center offers a diverse variety of literary and arts programming including readings, workshops, new music and education. The building also houses a bookstore with the largest collection of new poetry books and CDs for sale and an archive that houses over 40,000 books, including small press and limited-edition publications, chronicling the history of poetry movements in Los Angeles and beyond.
Through the years, Beyond Baroque has played muse to the Venice Beats, the burgeoning Punk movement and visiting scholars. Many of the city's leading literary talents, including Dennis Cooper, Wanda Coleman, Tom Waits, Exene Cervenkova and Amy Gerstler, are alumni of the Wednesday night poetry workshop. Many of the worlds most well known independent artists, including Patti Smith, Michael McClure, Dana Gioia, and Viggo Mortensen have performed on its stage.
Founded in 1968
681 VENICE BLVD. Venice, CA 90291
BEYOND BAROQUE'S MISSION Beyond Baroque's mission is to advance the public awareness of and involvement in the literary arts; to provide a challenging program of events which promotes new work and diversity; to foster a place in the community for the exchange of challenging ideas and the nurturing of new work; to support writers through readings, workshops, books sales, publication, access to archived material and performance space; to encourage collaboration and cross-fertilization between writers and artists in multiple disciplines with the goal of producing mixed media art; to use the literary arts as a foundation for increasing education and literacy in our community.