About The Other Venice Film Festival
The Other Venice Film Festival celebrates the independent spirit of artists and filmmakers from Venice and around the world. Set in the heart of Venice, California, the festival bridges the local community with greater Los Angeles in a weekend of competitive, fun-filled movies and mayhem.
Our nonprofit organization is dedicated to discovering and developing independent artists and audiences. Through our programs, we aim to support and inspire filmmakers and theater artists, and introduce audiences to their new work.
Many historians suggest that film making in Los Angeles was born in Venice, with iconic film stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, The Keystone Cops, and the Little Rascals shooting in studios and locations here. The Other Venice Film Festival pays homage to this rich history, as well as local filmmaking greats like Roger Corman and James Cameron, who base their studios in Venice. Venice Beach is still home to many industry businesses, including production, casting, sound, special effects, and post houses.
The Other Venice Film Festival is named that way because there already is a Venice Film Festival - in Venice, Italy. Our festival is produced by a core team of professionals, awesome volunteers, and strong community support.
Join us as we celebrate independent cinema and the vibrant community of Venice and beyond.
Venue: Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291
Reuben De La Casas (Festival Founder)
I am passionate about giving back to my community through volunteer work and event organizing.
Over the years, I have been involved in a wide range of community service projects, from food drives and homeless shelter volunteer work to organizing charity events and fundraisers. I am proud to say that my efforts have made a positive impact in the lives of many people in the Venice community.
In addition to volunteering, I have also organized several events to raise funds for various charitable causes. One of the events that I am most proud of was a charity Haircut athon that raised money for MS research. With the help of volunteers and participants, we were able to raise a significant amount of money that was donated to a MS (Jerrys Kids)research organization.
Through my community service and event organizing, I have learned the importance of giving back to others and making a positive impact in the world. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to serve my film, art and music community, and I am committed to continuing to find ways to make a difference.
Thank you for taking the time to read my bio, and I look forward to meeting and working with other like minded individuals who share my passion for community service and event organizing.
Christopher D. Hall
Resident Artist | Graphic and Fine Artist
Christopher D. Hall is an esteemed resident artist renowned for his exceptional talent in the realms of graphic and fine art.
Throughout his professional career, Christopher has left an indelible mark with his remarkable contributions to various renowned brands. His expertise includes product illustration and creative layouts for esteemed companies such as Sears, May Company, Lucas Oil, McDonaldss, and Netflix.
Notably, Christopher also served as a consultant for Disney Entertainment Arts, lending his artistic vision and expertise to further enhance the magic of Disney captivating world. His collaboration with Disney stands as a testament to his skill and versatility as an artist.
Since 2007, Christopher has been the esteemed resident artist for the Other Venice Film Festival, cementing his status as a pivotal figure within the festivals creative community. His artistic flair and unique perspective have added depth and vibrancy to the festival, captivating audiences and creating a memorable visual experience.
With his innate talent, profound creativity, and extensive experience, Christopher continues to push the boundaries of artistic expression. His dedication to his craft and his ability to bring imagination to life through his art make him a true visionary.
Stay connected with Chris artistic journey on social media to witness his ongoing contributions to the world of graphic and fine art.
Angelyna De La Casas
Box Office Manager | Professional Chef | Photographer
Angelyna De La Casas is a multi-talented individual with a diverse background in the arts and culinary world. As the Box Office Manager for the past eight years, Angelyna has played a pivotal role in the success of the festival. Her commitment and dedication to the event have made her an integral part of the team for the past 19 years.
An alumna of Venice High School, Angelyna served as the Colorguard Captain, showcasing her leadership skills and passion for performance. During her time at Venice Arts, she further developed her artistic talents and studied photography, capturing the beauty of the world through her lens.
Building upon her artistic pursuits, Angelyna pursued her passion for culinary arts and became a professional chef. Graduating from the prestigious Montgomery County Culinary Arts Institute in Pennsylvania, she has honed her skills and expanded her culinary repertoire. Her creativity and attention to detail shine through in every dish she creates.
In addition to her work as a chef and Box Office Manager, Angelyna has embarked on a special project—an eagerly anticipated family recipe book. This project showcases her love for food, heritage, and the power of shared culinary traditions.
With her diverse skill set and unwavering commitment to excellence, Angelyna continues to inspire those around her. Follow her journey on social media to witness her artistic endeavors and culinary delights.
Dan McNay Projectionist | Visual Artist
Dan McNay is a talented projectionist and visual artist. With eight years of experience working with OVFF (Old Fox Theater Venice), Dan has honed his skills in the art of projection and captivated audiences with stunning visuals. His passion for bringing stories to life through the power of film has made him an integral part of the theater experience. Beyond his work as a projectionist, Dan is also an accomplished visual artist, creating thought-provoking and captivating pieces that blend various mediums. His artistic expressions are a testament to his unique perspective and creativity. Follow Dan on social media to explore his artistic journey.
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