Calling all Film Makers! Submissions are Now Open for the 2019 Other Venice Film Festival!

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 (OVFF)  bridges the community of Venice and that of greater Los Angeles together in a competitive, fun-filled weekend of movies and mayhem.

The Other Venice Film festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the OVFF seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from Venice and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.

Right:  OVFF’ s event producer Reuben De La Casas and family

Here is a quote from the event producer, Ruben De La Casas:

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.  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.

Festival Overview: 

Many historians suggest that film making in Los Angeles was born in Venice, with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, The Keystone Cops and the Little Rascals all shooting in studios and locations here. Join the festival that celebrates the original ‘Hollywood’ and local filmmaking greats like Roger Corman , James Cameron & Oliver Stone that base their studios in Venice. Venice Beach is still home to many industry businesses, including production, casting, sound, special effects and post houses.

The Other Venice Film Festival is named that way because there already is a Venice Film Festival – in Venice, Italy. Our festival is produced by a core team of professionals, awesome volunteers and strong community support.

Films* Art Shows* Live Music* Parties* Performers*   Like No Other.

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  • Submission Entry Discount! Deadline March 1,2019.
  • Special Discount Code! OVFF19

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