Other Venice Film Festival

The Other Venice Film Festival

Opening Night Feature Film

Director:Tammy Minoff 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.
Comedy, Romance
In Theater & Garden Screening under the stars! Simultaneously
Beyond Barque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291

OVFF Is Proud To Announce "John Juan"
Live Performance

Expresses Venice surf culture and do it for love of artist culture.
October 6th 6pm-8pm Before Feature Film

2017 Featured Artist T.B.A

October 6th-8th
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd 90291

Short Film Venice Series & Mobile Devices

October 7th 11am-12noon
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd


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...

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.

Orange Sky

Director:John Wilcox
After the death of his father, Michael Corvatto struggles to find his place in the world. A Coming of Age Experimental Short film shot on an iPhone 6 camera with all original music.

Doug's Wedding

Director:Jeffrey Ashkin
A man gets stranded on a desert island and slowly loses his sanity.

Short Film Series 1

October 7th 12noon-1pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291


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.


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.


October 7th, 2pm-4pm Upstairs Gallery Beyond Barque 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.

Feature Film TBA
October 7th 1pm-2:45pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291 Tickets At Eventbrite Coming Soon!

Feature Film TBA

International Short Film Block

Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd 90291
Saturday October 7th 2:45pm-3:45pm
Tickets At Eventbrite

Pollution of the Heart

United Kingdom
Director:Oliwia Siem
Torn between a high maintenance girlfriend and his emotionally unstable mother, David finds himself drawn to rituals of death. An old photo may hold the key to his vivid and inexplicable experiences. Is David's quest for the truth more urgent than the needs of the two women in his life? And what part does their sinister neighbor have to play?

In Other Words

Director:Kerry Johnston
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

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

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.

Experimental Short Film Block

October 7th 3:45-4:45
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Ca 90291

Tickets For The Other Venice Film Festival


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.


Director:Gracie Bellissimo
An abstract non-narrative montage representing envy,fear, loneliness,and hope.


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.



Performing before Music Videos! October Saturday 7th 7:00pm
The Music Videos start at 8pm-9pm
This is A Fun Event & After Party In Garden!


Thomas Simon Performing in the Garden After Music Video Competition!9:30-pm-12midnight

Tickets At Eventbrite

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.

Burn Down The House

Director:Shawn Engler

I Won't Take It (Big Mess)

Director: Chad Carrier

It's A Wondrous Life

Director:Joseph Aniska
Joe Hardy Wiley Band Music video from the feature film. It's A Wondrous 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".

Sunday October 8th

Doors Open at 12:30pm

International Feature Film


Waking David

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.

Documentary Feature Film


Surviving Peace

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.

Feature Film



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 8pm-10pm Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291
Live Music By T.B.A
Photo Art By T.B.A.

Free To The Public

Hosting Abbot Awards Lee Arenberg

Lee Arenberg is best known and loved for his roles as (Grumpy)Leroy on the ABC hit series Once Upon A Time and as Pintel the pirate in the multi-billion dollar Disney franchise The Pirates of the Caribbean. Lee has the remarkable ability to morph himself into frightening aliens, twisted psychotherapists lascivious entertainment executives and everything in between. Most frequently referred to as a character actor, Arenberg maintains a flourishing acting career almost 20 years spanning television, stage and film Arenberg has appeared in more than 30 movies.