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Other Venice Film Festival Celebrates Local Artists and Films for Its 15th Season
Venice, CA, Oct 5th, 2018 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 15th season. The festival will run from Friday, October 5th, to Sunday, October 7th, with opening-night appearances "TBA"
The 2018 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 past 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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Other Venice Film Festival Scheduled For October 6th-8th 2017
The Other Venice Film Festival (OVFF) proudly returns, better than ever, for its 14th season this October 6th to 8th.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 descend 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. Sponsored by Venice Duck Brewery
The fourteenth season of events starts October 6th 6:pm with Opening Night red carpet,cocktail party ,art show feature film 8pm.A comedy romance "Limerence" directed by Tammy Minoff.Cast:Tammy Minoff, Matthew Del Nergo, Billy Aaron Brown & Jennifer Lafleur.
Synopsis: A free-spirited aspiring painter moves to Venice,CA where she falls for a charismatic gallery director and learns that commitment is a choice, love is not.
Live performance by John Juan before film screening 7pm - 8pm.
Screening indoor theatre & outdoor screening simultaneously in Beer Garden under the stars, sponsored by Venice Duck Beer.
After party special guest DJ's ( Army Of Two ) 10pm-12am Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd,Ca 90291 ]Sponsored by & Venice Duck Brewery
October 7th 11am-12noon Short Film Venice Series & Mobile Devices
Leap Director Debbie Foster
In this heartfelt dramedy, a young kiwi girl moves to Venice, California full of big aspirations but gets weighed down in the daily grind of survival until a chance meeting with a young writer forces her to confront her own fear of taking a risk on her original dreams.
The Charlie Orange Show Director:Charlie Gelbart
A hidden camera, man on the street short that exposes society's deepest flaws through the eyes of an innocent woman. We follow her as she faces pressure about acceptable public behavior and her struggle with finding connection in this mad world
The Musician of Venice Ca, The Story of Brad Kay Director:Alexander Tuschinski
This short film takes a look at his life, ideas and how Brad finds inspirations for his music - be it in his collection of vintage 78 records and piano rolls, or many other places•
Taped Up Director:Nate Noggle
A fitness trainer obsessed with used audio tapes is urged by his flirty therapist to quit when one more mysterious tape lands on his doorstep.
Liquid Gold Director: Sonic Barometer
A band of cutthroat pirates attempt to steal back treasure that they believe is rightfully theirs but others have their eyes on the 'liquid gold' too - including prisoner Bosun. Filmed at L'Etacquerel Fort, Jersey using an LG Nexus 4 mobile phone.
Doug's Wedding Director:Jeffrey Ashkin
A man gets stranded on a desert island and slowly loses his sanity. October 7th 12noon-1pm Short Film Series 1
Amber Director:Andi Osho
A teen fan fiction writer takes her boyband obsession too far in a twisted, late night confrontation with the object of her desires.
Don't Think About It Director:Niv Klainer
Ron and Casey are expecting a child, but things get out of hand when they both try to protect each other from an inevitable break-up.
Buttercup Director:Megan Brotherton
On days you just can't handle it helps to have a friend around. Maggie hasn't seen Janie in forever but with a hearty brownie breakfast and a boozy run they quickly make up for lost time. Still at the end of the day they both have to face some hard realities.
Four Of A Kind Director:Joe Raffa
Two couples at opposite ends of their relationship must overcome their differences in a stalled elevator.
Fashion Of The Wolf Director:Kevin Del Principe
A fashion designer who is convinced she's murdered her colleague must come clean in order for the show to go on.
FREE WORK SHOP October 7th, 2pm-4pm Upstairs Gallery Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd
Gerry Fiaka My Art Belongs to Venice
How does a beach town become a sacred ground? Gerry Fialka's interactive workshop probes the enduring existence of artists in an ever changing Venice, California. Exploring the intentional and random roles that creative artists play in the life of Venice and vice versa, the workshop asks: How can a place affect the art making and art viewing done there, and exert a hidden influence on the psyches of its creative people?
Fialka surveys the lively history of film artists nurtured in Venice, from the Beats to the Hipsters to the Millennials. This impressive legacy includes Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Agnes Varda, Andy Warhol, Oliver Stone, notable Boardwalk renegades, and many more.
Saturday October 7th 1pm-2pm International Short Film Block
Kim & Bill Canada Director:Kerry Johnston
A woman exacts her revenge by taking her husbands mistress out for a night on the town.
In Other Words Italy Director:Gianni Baha
An American boy and an Italian girl find themselves at a breaking point. Desperately searching for the right words they try to communicate and reconcile their disparate views of reality and responsibility.
The sun is rising late France Director:Arben Tom Ivanaj
Between Margot and Grace the friendship was perfect and unfailing. But everything collapsed on the day when Grace's future husband Paul raped Margot. Margot then lost everything, finding herself alone, waiting for the sun,her love Antoine.
Bus Trip Sweden Director:Sarah Gampel
Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.
October 7th 2pm-3pm Experimental Short Film Block
Corridory Director:Matt Meindl
If these walls could talk they'd ramble. Colors,textures and patterns of vintage wallpaper are used to create a meditation on space and time.
After the Storm Director:Felix Tobin
This is the story of a small group of raindrops, as we follow their adventures during and after the storm.
Fish Director:Gracie Bellissimo
An abstract non-narrative montage representing envy,fear, loneliness,and hope.
Dreams of Giverny Director:Alice Pennefather
A modern day ghost story told through the poetic use of classical ballet, set in the gardens and around the water lily pond of Claude Monet's home in Giverny, France.
Dhalang Director: Inaya Yusuf
A young woman confronts the blurred boundaries of art and performance in the everyday life by analyzing the conventional hybrid of her identity.Dhalang is a lyrical exploration of Indonesian social and cultural identity through the staging of everyday reality.
Home Movies Director:Mike Petrow
Through generations of family recordings that mimic his own, director Mike Petrow explores both the mundanes of suburban American life and his own maturation. October 7th 3pm-4:30pm Short Film Block Mash Up
Early Mourning Director:Ben Hartley
A successful photographer is living the life of her dreams with the love of her life in New York City. Their idyllic happiness is shattered unexpectedly and she struggles to accept the reality of her loss.
Chasing Titles Director:Ryan Egypt
Father, Joe can't get it together to provide for his family. Desperate for money, he runs a side hustle while working for an express mail company. His 12-year-old son, Caleb is fed up with the living standards in his dysfunctional family.
The Rubber Band Room Director:Devlin Borra
Two friends whose lives have become increasingly desperate hatch a plan for the perfect heist.
The Caregiver Director:Ally Downs
An elderly man who has lost the will to live hires a new caregiver who is down on her luck and together they help each other find hope and meaning in life.
Lemonade Director:Troy Price
When life hands you lemonade.
Blame Director:Bita Elahian
The Young man after seven marriage fights with his wife about having children, not realizing that their lives are about to change forever.
October 7th 4:30pm-5:30pm Feature Film Jill & Bobby
Jill and Bobby Director:Sokhan Kevin Sar
Detective Bobby Dagger (Sokhan Sar) is in a slump after failing his last assignment. Things change when the Captain partners him up with his daughter Detective Jill Moss (Alicia Brower) who & apos;s out to prove to her father she&apos,s good as any cop. Jill reopens Bobby's last case which he thought has gone cold. Jill turns up some leads that set these two unlikely pair of Detectives on a action packed comedy adventure!
October Saturday 7th 7:00pm Music Video Competition (Big Mess) Performing before Music Videos
Flame On Director:Benjamin Pollack
Like heavy metal rock, Goth rock legend Daniel Ash of Bauhaus, Tones On Tail, Love And Rockets, Poptone performs Flame On!
Where's My Home Director:Jonathan Stimac
A family of 3 struggle to navigate through the "everyday" of life, after the reality of the parents divorce sets in.
Hurt Myself Director: John Juan
Trying not to hurt himself playing at artist Kenny JR's Robolights Walk. Built on the vast recollection of used objects Kenny builds an new type of Watts Towers.
Burn The River Down Director:Shawn Engler
I Won't Take It Director: Chad Carrier & Tyler Smith
It's A Wondrous Life Director:Joseph Aniska
Joe Hardy Wiley Band Music video from the feature film. It's A Wondrous Life.
Eternally Director:Takahisa Shiraishi
A man appears at an old train station, escaping his life and to forget everything about his fiance who is gone forever in his life
Celia Johnson Music video for the song Celia Johnson by Winterpills
Our Love Is Beautiful Director:Ethan Gold
For the first music video from his upcoming follow up album,Ethan Gold circled the globe with only an iPhone 6 as his film crew filming people speaking the words of his evergreen romantic/political song "Our Love is Beautiful".
Saturday October 7th 9:30-12am Vortex Amazing Show From New York
Special Guest Thomas Simon Performing in the Garden After Music Video Competition!
Sunday October 8th Doors Open at 12:30pm
International Feature Film 12:30-2:00pm
Waking David (England) Director:Kevin Nash
During a lecture tour of England, Scarlett an American psychologist decides to look up Amy, her half-sister and find out about her father who died 10 years earlier. She is surprised to encounter a family that won't communicate with her or each other about the past.
October 8th 2:00pm-3:30pm Documentary Feature Film
Surviving Peace Director:Josef Avesar
The film asks why the Israelis and the Palestinians both extremely resourceful and innovative people in every other field of endeavor suffer from stagnation of thinking and lack of imagination and innovation when it comes to making peace.
October 8th 3:30pm-5:00pm Feature Film
I AM STILL HERE Director:Mischa Marcus
The story of 10 year old Layla who was stolen from her family and thrown into America's child sex industry. Stories of courage drawn from interviews with trafficking survivors are the foundation for the fictionalized account of Layla's journey as she confronts the monsters of her past and embraces the hope of her future.
October 8th 6pm-10pm Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,9029
Performing Before Awards In Garden 5pm Voodoo Daddyo Louisiana Blues October 8th 6pm-10pm Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291
The Cheesebergens Perform before Award Ceremonies.
Free To The Public
Tickets for opening night $30.00 online $35.00 at Door General Admission $10.00 Eventbite or othervenicefilmfestival.com/ticket
Reuben De La Casas Event Director 310.806.2181 firstname.lastname@example.org Other Venice Film Festival PO.Box 689 Venice Ca, 90294