Please join us in celebrating our student’s thought-provoking work from First Vote, a series of youth-produced short films, still images and comics using the vehicle of storytelling to explore issues of importance to young people as they ready themselves to cast their first ballot in 2020.
Join filmmaker STEVEN ORITT for his documentary American Native, telling the story of the Ramapough Lenape Indians, a tribe shrouded in mystery and living just 30 minutes from New York City, as they fight for recognition as Native Americans.
PREMIERE: NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL, SHOWN in 13 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS, WON 3 BEST DOC AWARDS
Join filmmaker MATT OGENS and cinematographer JOHN TIPTON for their documentary Home + Away, following students who cross the border each day to commute from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to their school in El Paso, Texas.
PREMIERE: THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Join filmmaker NIJLA MU’MIN, for her feature Jinn, telling the story of Summer, a 17-year-old black girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother converts to Islam, prompting her to reevaluate her identity.
WINNER: SXSW SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR WRITING
Part of IDENTITIES: A FREE FILM SERIES
This fun community celebration showcases the best of our students' films, photographs, comics, animations, and mixed- and multi-media pieces from our award-winning Art Mentoring workshops. Join us for a family potluck, exhibition, and film screening.
Join us for a family Movie Night and "BBQ" and help support Venice Arts' Summer Media Arts Camp for low-income students! We're breaking out the grill, plus we'll have s'mores, popcorn, beverages, and a campy movie (the 1961 Parent Trap) inside for the kids; beer, wine, cocktails, and food in our outdoor patio for the adults; and fun for everyone! All proceeds support scholarships for low-income youth to attend Venice Arts' Summer Media Arts Camp.
Don't miss your last chance to see our Venice Stories exhibition, featuring youth-created photography, film, animation, and comics that capture the people, places, history, and current pulse of the Venice community. Film screening at 7:30pm.
Join us kicking off our 25th Anniversary celebrations and celebrating the rich tapestry that makes Venice vibrant and unique! Venice Stories is a body of youth-created work in photography, film, animation, and comics capturing the people, places, history, and current pulse of the Venice community. Film screening at 6:30pm.
Kicking off our 25th Anniversary celebrations, Venice Stories is an exhibition of youth-created photography, film, animation, and comics capturing the people, places, history, and current pulse of the Venice community. Together these works record the rich tapestry that makes Venice vibrant and unique.