Other Venice Film Festival

The Other Venice Film Festival

Can't Move

Director:Acim Vasic
Reflection on entire life on an instagram page of a woman with an eating disorder.

Opening Night Feature Film

October 5th 2018 (In Theater)

The Guest House

Director:Maria Garguilo
When a single dad rents the GUEST HOUSE of a wealthy bachelor, he soon discovers his new landlord's generosity comes with a price.
Key Cast: Tom Alper Daniel Baldwin Eileen Davidson Jason Stuart Vincent Van Patten Lisa Roumain Savannah Lathem Sal Velez Jr.




Opening Night Short Film

Director:Cole Pegula
A short narrative following a teenage boy's encounter with an eccentric filmmaker, portrayed by Gary Ellenberg, who initially agrees to sell him a super 8 camera through Craigslist.

Short Film Block #1

October 6th 11:00am-12Noon
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd 90291



Phantom Of The Road

Family, Comedy, Drama, Thriller,Sport
Director:Charles Wall
In the 1950's, nine year old Bobby Reed is passionate about drag racing. He discovers that seventeen year old William Porter, who works as a gas station attendant, has discreetly built himself a hot rod from a 1930 Ford model A. Though Bobby is too young to drive, he sees an opportunity to live vicariously through William because of his superior knowledge to build a fast hot rod as well as his ability to drive very fast. The catch is that William, a minority of African decent, is unwelcome in the predominately white drag racing scene


Director: Alex Lubin
This rock musical portrays the struggle of protesters at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, and the strain it puts on one couple's relationship. The couple exemplifies society's divisions with one of them continuing to preach a hopeful message of peace and love while the other craves vengeance, vulnerable to going down an angry violent path. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of this historical event the film not only reflects our past, but also our current divided political climate. It proves that we must all come together to better our country no matter who's running the government.


African American,Women,Youth,Drama
Director:Elizabeth Yoder
A bereaved woman mourns a tremendous loss and struggles to accept redemption.

Creative Block

Director:Nicola Rose
A short bilingual (English-French) film weaving magical realism into everyday life, "Creative Block" introduces us to Claire, a young artist and puppet maker in New York. One day, she suffers a huge rupture in her creative thought, leading to depression. She soon becomes convinced the only cure is the art of another:Thibaut' a figure skater in Paris. Spellbound by the artistry of this athlete she only knows from TV, Claire impulsively goes to Paris herself.

Short Film Thriller Block

October 6th 12Noon-1:15pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291




Director:Gustavo Sampaio
A young woman has a dark past from being the victim of human trafficking. Now, she's become a vigilante helping an over ambitious FBI agent take down these criminals. But her dreams of her mother seem to imply a greater power coming to play. Can Gaia handle this destiny and confront the man who is responsible for her tragic life?

This Is Axion

Director:Alastair Clayton
Nozomi floats, alone in deep space, starting to believe that she will hear from anyone on earth again until one day, a glimmer of hope flickers through the radio.


Director:Clark Schaefer
A man tormented by his own thoughts turns to loud music to quite the voices, when his car radio's stolen he's pushed to a breaking point.


Director:Daniel Prince
On Christmas Eve, a small UFO struggling to fit in and find his place in the universe follows his two mischievous friend’s down to earth to work on their extraterrestrial skills, whilst trying to impress and gain acceptance he inadvertently changes Christmas forever.

Feature Film In Competition

The Ascent

October 6th 1:15pm-3:10pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291



The Ascent

Director:Tom Murtagh
Veteran LAPD Homicide Detective Henry Cardenas faces off against his toughest suspect yet in Vince Marins, a murder suspect claiming to be a fallen angel. During their roller coaster night together Henry will uncover truths both new, and long buried.

Short Film Series

October 6th 3:10pm - 4:15
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291


Heart of Paradise

Director:Dina Mande
Two winemaker bachelors collide with a mother daughter duo whose surprise arrival at Heart Hill Vineyard reveals more than they bargained for. A double romance blossoms in unexpected soil, warming a widower's heart and changing the course of a young bride's life forever.

Sweet Lies

Director:Pascal Lebegue
Seemingly happily married couple Jake and Emma,share a dark secret that neither is aware of. But the secret is about to come out.

Pretty Ugly Dreams

Director:Severn Lang
Pretty Ugly Dreams tells the story of Nora, a young, determined actress, who loses her Broadway dream and the ugly, dark sacrifices she will have to make if she wants to get it back.

Facebook Me

Director:Jemilah Findlay
Thanks to Facebook, Penny has 24/7 access to a perfect photo of the-one-that-got-away. Will her comedy fantasies make her dream lover unfriend her?

Short & Feature Film In Competition

October 6th 4:15pm-6:20pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291



Punching Bag

Director:Jamie Anderson
A dark comedy about a lonely romantic man who becomes a punching bag for disillusioned women to right the evils of all men.


In a rich Manhattan condo a billionaire lady is murdered. All the evidence leads the police to the conclusion of a suspect but they are wrong. A murder mystery in the style of Hitchcock that goes backwards.
Key Cast: Erika Robel Ben Robertson Victoria Guthrie Jessica Sherr System

Feature Film In Competition

October 6th 6:20pm-7:45pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291



Proxy Kill

Director:Kyle Downes
A survivor of violent crime descends into a world of murder and lies when he partners with a woman claiming to be his confidant for her own nefarious gains.
Key Cast:Charlie Babcock,Mandy Amano

Music Video Competition

October 6th 8:00pm
Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice Ca,90291
Live Music T.B.A 8:00pm
Music Videos Screening 9:00pm
After Party 10:00pm
Tickets $10.00


Director:Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx
This animation made of 2500 paintings tells the story of a man who tries to run away from his fate. He is seeking for success, fame, happiness and love.

Be my Rebel

Nena & Dave Stewart
Director :Virgil Widrich
Children dream of what they will be as adults and adults dream about their childhood. But sometimes, when orderly life becomes paralyzed in routine, adults need the inner child to bring about change: "Be my rebel", the first collaboration of the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart.

Unhappy Holiday

Director:Anna Haas
Though we generally associate the holidays with merry and bright feelings, let's face it a Christmas of blue is certainly familiar to us all and singer/songwriter Katie Garibaldi does a masterful job conveying a tears in your beer holiday scenario with her new song and music video.


Director:Vanony Sacha,Clément Martyn
Music Vidéo generated using Artificial Intelligence.

I Remember Frida(Hommage to Frida Kahlo)

Director:Alberto Nacci
The 9th short film of the Body & Sound series by Alberto Nacci on the relationship between musicians and their musical instruments. A b/w film on the relationship between body, piano, voice and drums with Israel Varela one of the most interesting Texan multi-instrumentalist.

Can't Move

Director:Acim Vasic Reflection on entire life on an instagram page of a woman with an eating disorder.

Lost Track

Director:Sage Christian Drake
A short silent film about a mother who accidentally loses her small daughter in a shopping mall during the Christmas holiday season.


Director:Chance Foreman
Henry Pope releases Sapiosexual, a heartfelt video and single which explores the depths of human connection.

Ansel's Elgar by Lynn Harrell

Director:Alexander Craven
A mesmerizing dance performance video for a four minute adaptation of Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Opus 85