Students Screen Film as Part of Sundance Next Fest 2016

Venice Arts students Korey and Rise were given the opportunity of a lifetime when Venice Arts was invited to participate in a youth talent show hosted by actor Craig Robinson, prior to the screening of Morris From America at Sundance Next Fest 2016 on Saturday, August 13. The purpose of the talent show was to showcase the hard work and creative talent of L.A.'s youth, and also featured students from Inner-City Arts and 826LA. Korey and Rise introduced and screened their film in front of a massive, captive audience.

Watch their introduction from Saturday and the film below!

A very special thanks to Charlie Reff and to Moira Griffin at Sundance for their tremendous support in making this event so special for our youth!

Venice Arts & Women's Voices Now joined by actors and activists alike to talk about Syria


In honor of World Refugee Day, Venice Arts & Women's Voices Now monthly film screening series Women's Voices on Screen turned its focus towards Syria with the film The Light In Her Eyes. We were joined by Karam Foundation's Nada Hashem, Syrian actor Jay Abdo, and artist and activist Fadia Afashe for a community discussion on the war in Syria and the ongoing refugee crisis.

Coffee was graciously provided by our community partners at groundwork coffee co.!

For One Night Only: Venice Arts takes over Culver Studios for Student Screening


Last Thursday, May 19, we held a screening program showcasing student films from over the years. It also marked the debut of one of this year's Advanced Film projects, "Lotus," which documents a young ballerina's journey towards a life-changing dance competition in New York. Thanks to everyone in the Venice Arts community who could make it out.

Congratulations to all of our students, and to Lead Filmmaker and Mentor extraordinaire Christian!