THE FULL-LENGTH FILM “TrailerParkJesus,” directed by Sean Gerowin, is among the films featured at the Other Venice Film Festival and will screen at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

The Other Venice Film Festival will return for its ninth season with three days of film screenings, panel discussions, local artists, parties and live music from Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12 through 14.
The festival is a community event dedicated to screening full-length, short and animated films that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice, according to event producers.
More than 50 filmmakers, including some international directors, will have their films screened — more than double the number of filmmakers at last year’s festival.
“We’re extremely excited about the ninth season of Other Venice Film Festival, which offers something for everyone – from films, to hot topic discussions, local art and live music performances,” said Reuben De La Casas, festival founder and director. “We are especially proud to spotlight some amazing, home-grown talent of filmmakers, whose work displays the creativity and intensity that the world associates with Venice, California.”
Opening night, Friday, Oct. 12 celebrates with the world premiere of the short film, “Ballad of Danko Jones,” starring Elijah Wood, Ralph Macchio, Jane Malone and Selma Blair, and directed by the Diamond Brothers.
The feature film “Underbelly Blues,” directed by Phil Messer and produced by Tarantino Productions, will follow. A question and answer session with the filmmakers will take place after the movie, followed by an after-party with DJ Michael Stackhouse.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Other Venice Film Festival celebrates its first “Spirit & Diversity” alternative film series with a screening of “Troy, Naked Boy’s Dance Behind Bars,” animation, “Chick Flick” and “No Body Child,” at 2 p.m.
The festival’s music video competition series follows at 9 p.m., including the world premiere of “Skateboard Shoes,” by C. Smooth, a new video shot entirely in Venice, and the debut of the popular local band Stevie Starlight’s music video and live performance. Tickets are $15.
In addition to the music video series, Brandon Benson LA Concert Film will be screening during the after-party, beginning at 10 p.m. at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice.
On Oct. 14, beginning at 1 p.m., the Short Film Sci-Fi Series, “The Venice Zone,” will take place, as well as Warren Steven’s last film, “The Predators Return.” A screening of the full-length film “TrailerParkJesus,” directed by Sean Gerowin, is scheduled at 6 p.m.
A ceremony for the Abbot Award, named after Venice founding father Abbot Kinney, begins at 9 p.m. Oct. 14, featuring music by Ship of Rising Sun. The ceremony is free to the public and will be followed by a closing night party.
Festival tickets are available through the Other Venice Film Festival website. Information, (310) 463-0275. Single event tickets are $10. Tickets for the opening night screening and party are $35.
Information, including full screening schedule and synopsis of films,
http://othervenicefilmfestival.com.

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