Other Venice Film Festival

Opening Night Feature Film

Mickey Ferrera recording producing career is going down the tubes, his estranged wife wants a divorce and his son is struggling with the reality that he is gay, but Mickey is a warrior, so he is about to get in the trenches and Trust in Love to keep his family together and maybe make one more good record


Opening Night Musical Guest

September 29th 6:30pm-8pm
For over a decade, Chad Carrier fronted SoCals Big Mess a popular punk-tinged rock & roll outfit that toured the western states throughout the year. Chad was also a founding member of Easter the popular 80s post punk band who had a #1 hit on The World Famous KROQ and three videos on MTV.

Short Film

Director:Ned Farr
A husband tries his best to follow the dictum, never wake a sleepwalker ,especially if she’s dancing.

Opening Night 2023 Friday September 29th

6pm: Doors Open
7pm Film Makers Lounge,Live Music By Chad Carrier
8pm Short Film Nightmoves & Feature Film Trust in Love
9:45 pm After Party Musicial Guest: John Juan
Outdoor Seating and Theatre Seating


Open Night After Party

September 29th 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Musical performance by John Juan
Song Writer/ Musicians

Short Film Block 1

September 30th 11am-12 Noon


(Subject to Change)


Director Alisha Banks
A group of actors show up to an audition only to find out they have been hoodwinked into being extras on a big budget film.


Trust Me

Director Anne Welles
A young woman trip to the park with her young child takes a dark turn when she finds they are alone with a stranger, whose motives are unknown. Could he simply be desperate to connect, or could he have ulterior motives? Caution is warranted, but is it taken?


Director Riccardo Berdini
A deaf woman seeks revenge for the murder of her brother by competing in an underground fighting ring.

Slut Chain

Director:Natalie Sarah Brown
After a date goes horribly wrong, a young woman and her best friend must figure out how to dispose of the dead body.


Cyber Date

Director:James Jeffery Caldwell
The relationship of a couple quarantined in their respective homes during the pandemic.

Short Documentary Films

September 30th 12Noon-1:30pm


Jaime and The Tamales

Director:Raissa Contreras
This silent ,16 mm, b&w cinema verity short shows Jaime selling his tamales on a sunny day in Baltimore.

Word of Mouth

Director:Mike Baro
This 6 part series goes inside the hidden gem restaurants that are mostly word of mouth with your favorite artists & celebrities. Sit down for conversations centered around food, life, music, and culture; each episode ends with a special performance from some of the most buzzed about artists.


California Locos Renaissance and Rebellion

Director:Dave Tourje
The members of the acclaimed art collective California Locos give their views on what makes post-modern Los Angeles tick. Chaz Bojorquez, Dave Tourje, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom and Gary Wong all share their assymetrical insights.

Living Years

Director: Brenda Gillis
Gale Williams had a happy, normal childhood in Santa Monica California. Then, in 1956, on the eve of his 18th birthday he crashed his car in a remote area of California and became a quadriplegic. In those days people with such severe injuries were only expected to live 10-15 years.


Skating with Bilbo

Director:Josh Polon
clown-skat·ing /klownˌskādiNG/ Noun: the sport or pastime of clowning while aboard a skateboard. e.g: "Billy loves to clown-skate."

Short Film & Mobile Device Block

September 30th 1:30pm-2:30 pm


(Subject to Change)

Escape Escape

Director - Miguel Lopez de Leon
A kidnapped man has to escape from his abductors.


All We Have to Do Is Kill One Guy

Director :Jason Dugre
Two stay-at-home dads who take on some side-hustle assassin work sit and wait for their first target to come home, debating about the best way to do the job.


Wilderness Retreat

Director:Colin Whitman
A business women is sent on a Wilderness Retreat that ends up being a lot less luxurious and much more rugged than she anticipated... despite the challenges, she learns a lot along the way and maybe it just what she needs.

Career Day

Director Jason Robinson, Chris Hooper
A once promising 90s pop star and his boy band reunite for his daughter elementary school Career Day and go viral.

Burger Bar

Directed Roman Koidl, Kevin Koidl
Cannibals meet Cannibal. Who eating who?

Feature Documentary

September 30th 2:30pm - 3:40pm
George Hobbs: Stick Figure Wisdom


George Hobbs: Stick Figure Wisdom

Director: Armin Nasseri
George Hobbs, a contemporary artist and patriot, rediscovers his love of art through stick figures.


Feature Film Musical

Burst the Silence

September 30th 3:40pm - 5:20pm



Burst the Silence

Director:Eric D. Schaeffer
A musical fable about a father and son and a gift that gives voice to a haunted past. Robbie is a precocious kid growing up with his father, Konnie. A charismatic and irrepressible storyteller, Konnie is also shadowed by a memory that has remained hidden in the woods of his childhood.

Feature Film Documentary & Short Films

Screening Simultaneously in Theatre and Garden
Circus of the Scars - The Rise and Fall of the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow
F**k Your Face Navajo
The End Of Me
September 30th 5:20pm-7:10pm


F**k Your Face Navajo

Director: Anne Welles
Simi travels through the desert, down the road of life, repeatedly meeting a masked man along the way, who insists they accept labels scribbled on pieces of wood from him, until near the end of life, when the character chooses to be free.

Circus of the Scars - The Rise and Fall of the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow

Director:Chicory Wees
A scrappy sensational sideshow revival act playing Seattle dive bars is suddenly propelled into the big time, riding the same wave that brought grunge rock crashing into mainstream culture.

The End Of Me

Director - Corbin Timbrook
A young man makes a mistake and his life changes forever.


Abbot Awards

Performing Musicai Guests before Abbot Awards and After Awards Celebration !
Saturday,September 30th
8pm Music by Movie Club
9pm Awards Ceremony
9:30pm Music by Skye Delamey
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice,90291
Free Event

Movie Club

Born of the bloodline connection between guitar and drums, Movie Club is an instrumental psych rock band like no other. Hailing from Venice Beach, the duo melts the focused rock drumming of Jessamyn Violet with the searing riffs of guitarist Vince Cuneo to create their own uniquely full sound.

Skye Delamey

Collection of albums reads like a diary of her artistic evolution. "Untamed Circus," "Songstress Secrets," "Confessions of the Soul," and "Skye Explosion" are chapters in a sonic journey that traverses a kaleidoscope of emotions. Each album reveals layers of her musical identity, inviting listeners to connect with her personal odyssey through melody and verse.

Abbot Awards Ceremony Saturday September 30th

Performing at Abbot Awards 8pm Movie Club and 9:30pm Skye Delamey
9pm ,Awards will be given for Most Excellent Short Film, Most Excellent Feature Film,Best Documentary Short Film , Best Feature Documentary ,Best Experimental Short Film.

"Free to the Public Event"

In memorial for the loss of our dear friend John Decindis, OVFF photographer for many years, he will be missed.