Other Venice Film Festival

The Other Venice Film Festival

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Other Venice Film Festival Celebrates Local Artists and Films for Its 13th Season

Venice, CA, Oct 7th, 2016 The Other Venice Film Festival (OVFF), a community event dedicated to screening full-length, short and animated films that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice, returns for its 12th season. The festival will run from Friday, October 7th, to Sunday, October 9th, with opening-night appearances "TBA"

The 2016 OVFF, taking place at the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, will feature filmmakers, panel discussions, local artists, contests and parties. On Friday, there will be a screening of Film TBA with a Q-and-A with director TBA to follow. Friday will also open with the world premiere of the feature film TBA.

Saturday features include multiple screenings of documentaries, shorts and special screenings from The Youth Film Series. That evening at Beyond Baroque, there will be a world premiere screening of the music video TBA as well as a live performance by TBA. In addition,artist TBA will also have his work on display at the Beyond Baroque. The event closes on Sunday with a TBA beer garden and an awards ceremony.

The spirit of the festival is rooted in the Venice community and celebrates the passion of local artists while embracing the talent of international filmmakers, said Reuben De La Casas, founder of the festival. (The caliber of international filmmakers attending the festival this year is something not many other film festivals of our size can take pride in. I am excited to watch the festival as it continues to grow each year.)

Some of this year sponsors include Stella Artois, Yelp and Doritos, which is in its second year of sponsorship for its (Crash the Super Bowl) contest, which receives submissions from both professional and amateur filmmakers for the chance to win $1 million and have their commercial appear during the Super Bowl. More information can be found on doritos.com.

Tickets for the festival are $10.00 per screening and $30.00 for the Stella Artois sponsored beer garden. For a full schedule of film screenings, to get more information about each film or to purchase tickets, visit www.othervenicefilmfestival.com. ###

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The Other Venice Film Festival (OVFF) proudly returns, better than ever, for its 13th season this October 7th to 9th The OVFF is a nonprofit community event dedicated to screening full-length, short and animated films that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice, California. Filmmakers from the area and abroad - including Australia, England and Germany - descended on Venice for three days of film screenings, premieres, sell out crowds, spirited Q&A sessions, panel discussions, local art on display and parties with live music and Dj’s.
The Thirteenth season of events starts at 6:pm with Opening Night red carpet,cocktail party ,art show feature film "The Head Thieves"directed by Mike Hermosa Cast : Mikey Gooch, Dante Basco, Dion Basco & Daniel Baldwin
Art show by Paul Gromer ,live performance by Stone & Screening indoor theater & outdoor screening in Beer Garden sponsored by Venice Duck Beer.
####### More October 10th 11:am-12noon Short Film Series Welcome to Where You've Always Been Director:Justin Sandler,Mary Lou Sandler Is a story about a champion spoken word poet named Devyn Duncan who has everything, but is blind to the blessings around him. He must find a way to overcome his depression and demons before his overwhelming desire to end his life wins the battle. He turns to alcohol to cope with the pain while hiding his suicidal thoughts from his wife, but she has a secret of her own which could change everything.
Those Little Monsters Director:Kevin Del Principe A young woman and her partner are trapped in a home they built with lies when she meets another man who inspires her to change, but her partner will do anything to stop their truth.
Zaar Director:Ibrahim Nada A suicide bomber who enters a random diner to bomb himself in a terrorist attack but listening and interacting with the innocent people around him makes him question his intent. Will he be able to
####### More Till Death Do Us Part Director: A story of an absent minded and slightly clumsy bride on her wedding day. She is late for her wedding but determined not to leave her groom alone at the alter.
Short Film Series October 8th 12:00 Noon - 1pm Diamond Director:Ty Granderson Jones A young girl named Diamond is deceived, betrayed and programmed to become a most efficient, elite and disturbed assassin as she confronts her inner-struggle of good and evil.
Burned Director:Jaime Valdueza Jason (Beau Knapp) The Signal & Southpaw hides in a motel room afraid of coming out. The only person he trusts is his girlfriend Lila (Maika Monroe) The Guest & It Follows, who takes him to meet a friend in a remote house in the desert. At their arrival, an unexpected guest asks too many questions. Jason's trust for Lila begins to fade.
Overachiever Director:James Ferguson Will Ellison (Rhet Kidd)The Equalizer, Olive Kitteridge, a former high school football star, thought he did everything right. But after five long unemployed years out of college, he is realizing that his future isn't what he was guaranteed.
Saturday October 8th 1pm-2:30pm Feature Film "WHEN THE STARLIGHT ENDS" Arabella Oz,David Arquette, Sean Patrick Flanery Join Outlander's Sam Heughan in When the Starlight Ends (Exclusive) An eccentric writer must choose between his work and the love of his life. Looking back, he reflects on whether he has made the right decision.
Saturday October 8th 2:30pm-3:30pm International Short Film Series LAUNDA NAACH (India) Director:Shafaq Khan Bihar, the northern state of India is home to a folk dance called Launda Naach. This is an art form where men dress up as women and dance to entertain at social functions and festivals. This tradition of men performing as women is very old, as women were prohibited from public dancing.. Over the years this folk art has lost its sheen and has become a lowly and degrading line of work. The Laundas are cut off from society and are looked down upon, they live and socialise only amongst themselves. They are often not given any jobs and therefore are forced to live in poverty
3000 Greece) Director:Antonis Tsonis Athens Greece, An unemployed youth desperate to help his best friend fight cancer secretly decides to become a criminal to pay for the treatments.
.Music Video Competition Saturday October 8th 7pm--9m Psychedelicized Venice With R.I.A Cinema Perform before 7 pm & After Music Videos 9pm Gerry Fialka's & Will Erokan's :Psychedelic art happening with stellar live musicians, dancers, poets, and experimental films on three huge video projection screens exploring the history of Venice CA from the Beats to the hippies to the new revolutionaries. This never before experienced phantasmago RIA Resonant Interval Algorhythms delves deeply into the interconnections of place and the creative process in Venice's underbelly.
Lost Director:Thomas Simon Tells the age old story of a man wanting the woman he craves. Once he gets her,the question arises: Can he handle it without screwing it up? Shot during the Carnival in Brazil and intercut with the band rocking hard in the studio,the song will make you get up and dance inadvertently.
In the Morning Director:Yury Chernykh A biker falls in love with a girlfriend of a powerful businessman and becomes a tool of vengeance in her hands. She's planning a murder against her man with the help of a mysterious artifact. She drags her young lover into the love triangle and makes him solve her problem.
Swimming Into Darkness Director:Keith Boynton An orphaned astronaut goes on a journey to discover the true nature of the universe in this epic, evocative animated music video.
###### More Closing Saturday October 8th Evening Festivities & After Party ! October 8th Doors Open 9pm-2pm TIME WARP RECORDS 12204 Venice Blvd Mar Vista,Ca 90066
Sunday October 9th 1:30pm Thorough Hiking the Appalachian Director: Trail Generally hiked in approx six months, this couple took a year and 23 days thru all 4 seasons including winter to hike the 2,160 mile Appalachian Trail, the film was initially edited in Venice Ca at the LAFCO Powerhouse.
ALL FILMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE Abbot Awards ceremonies are “Free to the Public” and begin Sunday October 11th 6:00pm-8:00pm Starts with live music.
Tickets for Open Night 35.00 at Door / $30.00 Online General Admission $10.00 dollars per film screening series or block.
Tickets are available online http://othervenicefilmfestival.com & evenbrite.com or at the door. Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291
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