Congratulations to this year’s Other Venice Film Festival winners!

It was a star studded, red carpet extravaganza at the 15th Annual Other Venice Film Festival.  

The Other Venice Film Festival (OVFF) proudly returned, better than ever, for its 15th season October 5th – 7th, 2018   International film makers  descended on Venice for three days of film screenings, premieres, sell out crowds, spirited Q&A sessions, panel discussions, local art, live music and more.

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.

Congratulations to this year’s 2018 OVFF Winners!

Most Excellent Feature Film:  The Guest House, produced by Steve Alper
Best Music Score: Mark Koval
Best Youth Film:  The Phantom  of Rebel Road.  Director Charles Wall
Best Experimental Film: Fighter.  Director Dhriti Borah
Best Short Film Mobile Device:  Chip McDougal Neighbor Watch.  Director Vince Arrigo
Most Excellence Short Film:  Sweet Lies. Pascal Lebegue
Most Excellence International Short:  SuperHillCool.  Director Sergio Barbasso
Best Lead Actor in Feature Film The Guest House:  Tim Robbinson
Most Excellence Feature Documentary:  American Relapse.  Director Pat McGee Adam Linkenhelt

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View OVFF’s opening night red carpet photos  by Venice Paparazzi!

Opening night included red carpet appearances from Tom Alper, Tim Robinson, and various cast members of the feature film Guest House,  as well as the featured short film of the night, Jaglom.  Live music was performed by Thomas Simon as well as the Puscie Jones Review.  Local favorites  Surfside Venice brought the food with Venice Duck Brewery  providing the brewskis .  It was a fantastic night of community, celebration,  and film.

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