Other Venice Film Festival

The Other Venice Film Festival


Opening Night Short Film

Director:Cole Pegula Weston Press
A short narrative following a teenage boy's encounter with an eccentric filmmaker, portrayed by Gary Ellenberg, who initially agrees to sell him a super 8 camera through Craigslist.

Short Film Block #1

October 6th 11:00am-12Noon
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd 90291



Phantom Of The Road

Family, Comedy, Drama, Thriller,Sport
Director:Charles Wall
In the 1950's, nine year old Bobby Reed is passionate about drag racing. He discovers that seventeen year old William Porter, who works as a gas station attendant, has discreetly built himself a hot rod from a 1930 Ford model A.


Director: Alex Lubin
This rock musical portrays the struggle of protesters at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, and the strain it puts on one couple's relationship. Commemorating the 50th anniversary.



African American,Women,Youth,Drama
Director:Elizabeth Yoder
A bereaved woman mourns a tremendous loss and struggles to accept redemption.

Creative Block

Director:Nicola Rose
A short bilingual (English-French) film weaving magical realism into everyday life, "Creative Block" introduces us to Claire, a young artist and puppet maker in New York. One day, she suffers a huge rupture in her creative thought, leading to depression.


Short Film Thriller Block

October 6th 12Noon-1:15pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291




Director:Gustavo Sampaio
A young woman has a dark past from being the victim of human trafficking. Now, she's become a vigilante helping an over ambitious FBI agent take down these criminals. But her dreams of her mother seem to imply a greater power coming to play. Can Gaia handle this destiny and confront the man who is responsible for her tragic life?


This Is Axion

Director:Alastair Clayton
Nozomi floats, alone in deep space, starting to believe that she will hear from anyone on earth again until one day, a glimmer of hope flickers through the radio.



Director:Clark Schaefer
A man tormented by his own thoughts turns to loud music to quite the voices, when his car radio's stolen he's pushed to a breaking point.


Director:Daniel Prince
On Christmas Eve, a small UFO struggling to fit in and find his place in the universe follows his two mischievous friend’s down to earth to work on their extraterrestrial skills, whilst trying to impress and gain acceptance he inadvertently changes Christmas forever.

Feature Film In Competition

The Ascent

October 6th 1:15pm-3:10pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291



The Ascent

Director:Tom Murtagh
Veteran LAPD Homicide Detective Henry Cardenas faces off against his toughest suspect yet in Vince Marins, a murder suspect claiming to be a fallen angel. During their roller coaster night together Henry will uncover truths both new, and long buried.

Short Film Series

October 6th 3:10pm - 4:15
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291


Heart of Paradise

Director:Dina Mande
Two winemaker bachelors collide with a mother daughter duo whose surprise arrival at Heart Hill Vineyard reveals more than they bargained for. A double romance blossoms in unexpected soil, warming a widower's heart and changing the course of a young bride's life forever.

Sweet Lies

Director:Pascal Lebegue
Seemingly happily married couple Jake and Emma,share a dark secret that neither is aware of. But the secret is about to come out.

Pretty Ugly Dreams

Director:Severn Lang
Pretty Ugly Dreams tells the story of Nora, a young, determined actress, who loses her Broadway dream and the ugly, dark sacrifices she will have to make if she wants to get it back.

Facebook Me

Director:Jemilah Findlay
Thanks to Facebook, Penny has 24/7 access to a perfect photo of the-one-that-got-away. Will her comedy fantasies make her dream lover unfriend her?

Short Punching Bag & Feature Film ONE,TWO,GUESS WHO'S WHO In Competition

October 6th 4:15pm-6:20pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291



Punching Bag

Director:Jamie Anderson
A dark comedy about a lonely romantic man who becomes a punching bag for disillusioned women to right the evils of all men.



In a rich Manhattan condo a billionaire lady is murdered. All the evidence leads the police to the conclusion of a suspect but they are wrong. A murder mystery in the style of Hitchcock that goes backwards.


Key Cast: Erika Robel Ben Robertson Victoria Guthrie Jessica Sherr System


Feature Film In Competition Proxy Kill

October 6th 6:20pm-7:45pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291



Proxy Kill

Director:Kyle Downes
A survivor of violent crime descends into a world of murder and lies when he partners with a woman claiming to be his confidant for her own nefarious gains.
Key Cast:Charlie Babcock,Mandy Amano

Music Video Competition

October 6th 8:00pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291m




Director:Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx
This animation made of 2500 paintings tells the story of a man who tries to run away from his fate. He is seeking for success, fame, happiness and love.

Be my Rebel

Nena & Dave Stewart
Director :Virgil Widrich
Children dream of what they will be as adults and adults dream about their childhood. But sometimes, when orderly life becomes paralyzed in routine, adults need the inner child to bring about change: "Be my rebel", the first collaboration of the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart.

Unhappy Holiday

Director:Anna Haas
Though we generally associate the holidays with merry and bright feelings, let's face it a Christmas of blue is certainly familiar to us all and singer/songwriter Katie Garibaldi does a masterful job conveying a tears in your beer holiday scenario with her new song and music video.


Director:Vanony Sacha,Clement Martyn
Music Video generated using Artificial Intelligence.

I Remember Frida(Hommage to Frida Kahlo)

Director:Alberto Nacci
The 9th short film of the Body & Sound series by Alberto Nacci on the relationship between musicians and their musical instruments.

Can't Move

Director:Acim Vasic
Reflection on entire life on an instagram page of a woman with an eating disorder.

Lost Track

Director:Sage Christian Drake
A short silent film about a mother who accidentally loses her small daughter in a shopping mall during the Christmas holiday season.


Director Chance Foreman
Henry Pope releases Sapiosexual, a heartfelt video and single which explores the depths of human connection. Watching the video for Sapiosexual makes you want to get lost and found in your lovers eyes and blossom from an unconscious vulnerability.


Director:Antonio La Camera
A girl decides to face her father, determined to put an end to the abuses that she is forced to suffer from him.


Enclosed in her reflections, Emma is in the center of a circle of stone columns and fire. Suddenly awake, she tries in vain to get out. Sabina then arrives and shows her the way. By removing one of the candles, she breaks the spell that locked Emma out.


Director:Fridman Sisters
Portrays the story of a girl dealing with her memories and the way she is able to free herself of her past. In a playful and metaphorical manner, we are taken through her memories, which are represented by objects and settings/ambients. Her relation to time is constructed as her past is left behind.

Breaking Minds

Director:Alexander Kuribayashi
Recently blinded man, plagued by guilt and jealousy, is tormented by malevolent hallucinations.
Official music video for Breaking Minds by BBC featured artist Ryan Vail. Commissioned by Brendan Canty of FeelGoodLost.

I'll be fine

Director:Troy Faruk
Music video filled with drama action and plot twist

Wrong Turn

Director:Derrek Horn
A woman must decide whether she wants to continue on her current path of destruction, or take a chance and create a new life of opportunity.

A Little too Obtuse

United Kingdom
Director:Deborah Espect
Music video from Indie band Useless Cities.


Feature Documentary In Competition
October 6th 9:10pm-10:50pm
Director:Pat McGee Adam Linkenhelt
This, on-the-ground documentary follows the day-to-day struggle of recovering addicts Allie and Frankie attempting to place addicts in treatment.



Music Score & Short Film Series

October 7th 1:00pm-2:00pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291




Director:Angie Su
When master cellist Ansel Evans discovers he has ALS, he decides to host one last concert for his friends and family, but his decision won't be an easy one to explain to his granddaughter Olivia.

Queen Jane and the Wizard

Director:Louise Deschamps
In this absurdist tale, a depressed housewife and her equally hopeless brother-in-law help each other get unstuck in their lives.


Director:Sergio Barbasso
The most badass and crazy underdog rock band in town.


Short Film Mash Up Block

Experimental, Mobile Device,Shorts, Doc's
October 7th 2:00pm -3:00pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Ca,90291


Lion in a Box

Director:Melanie Brown
An experimental film that elucidates the margins of sacrifice and combat.

Chip McDougal Neighborhood Watch

Mobile Devices
Director:Vince Arrigo
The leader and sole member of the Neighborhood Watch. He's here to keep the neighborhood safe, happy and secure.. Even if no one wants him to.

That's Why I Like It

Experimental Short
Director:Sydney Southam
A culmination of my work as an artist, filmmaker, professional pole dancer and stripper. Using my own complicated experiences and insights into the labour conditions as inspiration for my line of questioning, I began interviewing and filming dancers.

The Lion and His Wall

Short Documentary
Director:Raphael Krigel
Film follows the self-proclaimed most prolific artist of LA as he attempts to paint the largest mural in the world by a single artist. But this artist's aspirations extend far beyond this one wall and he's not afraid to prove it.


Director:Richard Gerst
A visual sonata of French choreographer Brice Mousset using urban sounds as inspiration to express his balance between the stress of city living with his inner peace through dance

Short Film Series 2

October 7th 3:00pm-4:25pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291


Jacob's Honor

Director:Jay Woelfel
Three Veterans return from multiple tours to Afghanistan and Iraq. They find challenges from symptoms of PTSD and returning to life in the USA lead them to seek Wellness and alternative therapies.


Director:Dhriti Borah
The boxer who has a pitiable background dedicated to everything he has for his dream.


Director:Sydney Southam This video essay is a response to the artist's experience working as a stripper. What began as a beautiful and exciting adventure quickly turned dark as the artist was criticized and ultimately fired for not having an augmented body.

Intrusive Thoughts

Director: Daniel Ruczko
A young woman tortured by jealousy is waiting for her husband to return from work, while holding on to her last bit of sanity.

Beyond The Rainbow

Director:Jazeel Gayle
Behind all the glamour, light and color exists a world of childhood pain. For the select few that pain is minor. For the majority that pain is everlasting. The LGBTQ community has survived a battle you can't comprehend. But you can if you look Beyond The Rainbow.

Grateful Warrior Series

Director:Angela Palmieri
Real life chronicles of a woman's treatment and recovery from Breast Cancer using the power of her mindset, to embrace her diagnosis, focus on a deeper healing and self-acceptance. Coming through it grateful and better than before.

Skye Delamey

Free To The Public

Special Awards Night Performance October 7th 6pm Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd
Singer, songwriter, actress, writer, and print model. She is a native of Los Angeles/Santa Monica/Venice. This performance at the Other Venice Film Festival is a rare singer-songwriter performance.
Skye Delamey has 4 albums in genres ranging from singer-songwriter to heavy rock, which her rock stage shows consist of,Enjoy!