15th Annual

The Other Venice Film Festival

October 03, 2019 to October 05, 2019

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PO BOX 689
Venice CA 90294
Phone: 310.806-2181

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short Film Competition
We accept shorts of lengths, styles and genres, including documentary shorts and animated films. Films can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films shot by locals or shot around Venice is a plus, but not required.
Feature Film Competition
We are looking for dynamic, entertaining, creative, and unique features of any style and genre. Films shot in Venice or by locals is a plus, but not a requirement.
Experimental Short Section
We are looking for non-narrative or Avant Garde short films. These films can be any type of cinema, including new and old media, or fine art. We show local, as well as international experimental films.
Music Score Competition
Ballads,original music,overture ,sonata or entr'acte are excepted, please state the nature of the performance of the piece.
Action Sports Films
Action Sports Films
High-impact action sports films with a focus on Motorsports, Biking, Surfing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding and Adventure.
Mobile Devices
Film shot with mobile phone,iphones ,android,go pro, tablets & cams.


The Other Venice Film Festival (OVFF), is an International event dedicated to screening full-length, short, doc, experimental, music video, youth films and animated works that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice.


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.


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We try to have as few rules as possible. So many limits are placed on filmmakers, so many restrictions. We try to offer a category for all types of filmmakers.All short films, including docs,music video compete for two of our esteemed Abbot Awards, named after Venice founder, Abbot Kinney. The five awards are for Most Excellent Short, Best Music Video, Youth Film, Most Excellent Feature award and Our precisige which is based on ballots filled out after the screening. We have an awards ceremony and party at the end of the festival with food and live music free to the Public!Film Maker Must be present to excepted Abbot Award,as in competition if not present the Award goes to the next telly of votes!
Films & Videos that are shown before the festival on Youtube will be disqualify,Only Trailer prior to OVFF.


I am the owner and/or legal representative of this original work and am submitting same for review. While I understand that I retain all rights to ownership of the work, I hereby give The Other Venice Film Festival permission to feature, advertise, display, in whole or in part during and leading up to the Festival, the work titled and described above. I also understand that my entry is valid only upon completion of the following conditions: (1) receipt of a copy of the work and this completed signed form, (2) the processing of the entry fee (if applicable) by the festival organization, (3) the film synopsis, director's filmography and film production photos (if available) and (4) when the work is found to be original and owned by me or those I represent.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Other Venice Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.