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. From our humble beginnings in 2004. International film makers 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 DJs. br/br We are certain we have the best selection of films yet. We will also be recognizing City Dignitaries with an Abbot Award for Community Service. Some of the local film maker’s & artist’s who have participated in the festival: include Roger Corman, Catherine Hardwicke, Werner Herzog, Tony Alva, Orson Bean, Tony Bill, Paul Chowder, Camryn Manheim, Gary Marcus, Stanley Mitchell, Chris Mulkey, Zak Penn, Stacey Peralta, Michael Pressman, Danny Trejo, and Sean Welch, among many others.
Venice, CA has always been an epicenter for LA artists and filmmakers who continue to pave the way toward expanding the language of underground, alternative cinema. The Other Venice Film Festival bridges the community of Venice and that of greater Los Angeles together in a competitive, fun-filled weekend of movies and mayhem.
The Abbot Awards are given to filmmakers who exemplify maverick filmmaking, by creating stunning and poignant cinema. These films, often hilarious or tragically absurd, are made without the benefits of large budgets and technological wizardry. These filmmakers share the spirit and artistic energy of Venice’s founding father Abbot Kinney. In honoring these filmmakers who adhere to their singular vision, we honor our Venetian benefactor, Abbot Kinney.
All films that screen at the festival, with the exception of Spotlight Screenings, are in competition for an Abbot. Short films as well as features qualify for Audience Choice and Most Excellent Abbot Awards. The Local Maverick Spotlight Abbot Award is given to a local established filmmaker who creates unforgettable celluloid and kick ass flicks.
Best Short Film
Best Short International Film
Best Music Video Competition
Best Experimental Short Film
Life Time Achievement Award
Most Excellent Feature Film
Best Feature Film Actress
Best Feature Film Actor
Here are some of the 2017 OVFF Participants!
Feature Film Limerence
Special Guest DJ’s “Army Of Two”
Leap. Director:Debbie Foster
Free workshop by Gerry Fiaka on Oct. 7th. www.laughtears.com
The Musician of Venice Ca, The Story of Brad Kay
For additional festival info or to get tickets, visit www.OtherVeniceFilmFestival.com.
Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the 2016 Other Venice Film Festival’s Awards ceremony at Beyond Baroque. View event pics and video below.
In photo above: Left: Adam Sigal. Right: Arabella Oz
View video OVFF founder, Reuben De La Casas accepting his award.
Justin Sandler, Mary Lou Sandler & Other Venice Film Fest founder Reuben De La Casas
Ty Granderson Jones,Lee Arenberg and OVFF founder Reuben De La Casas
Abbot Awards Lee Arenberg
Live Music By Beauties & The Beast.
Best Experimental Short Film “The Grief Party” Amelia Mulkey
Best Short Film Abbot Award Winner Ty Granderson Jones
Best Music Video Competition “Dolce Ardor” Director: Andrea Saenz
Best Short International Film” Launda Naach” (India) Director: Shafaq Khan
Best Feature Film Actor Mickey Gooch
Best Feature Film Actress Arabella Oz
View slideshow for all 2016 event photos.
For additional festival info:
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