The Ventura Film Festival, which was started in 2004 by
Jordan Older and his father, has recently concluded its
first event of 2009 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura,
California with the Ventura Film Festival "Fun Day"
on February 16, 2009 at 2pm.
The Ventura Film Festival is a combination online and traditional
film festival requiring all submissions to be
uploaded online and submitted via traditional means. The Ventura Film Festival
has maintained that one of it's main
goals is to give a large part of any proceeds to forest and ocean preservation
efforts. The Ventura Film Festival
features independent films from around the world
and from local film makers focusing on environmental issues such as
forest and ocean preservation, humanitarian issues, surf, skate, extreme/action
sports, sports, martial arts, and
The Ventura Film Festival opened it’s 2009 events on Monday February 16, 2009
at the Majestic Ventura Theater in
Ventura, California with a “fun day”. The event marked the 6th anniversary of
the Ventura Film Festival which was
started by Jordan Older and his father in 2004. The Ventura
Film Festival board of directors were present to show
their selection of currently received entries for the 2009 Ventura Film
Festival. The festival board includes
Hollywood film makers Dustin Dean and U.S. Olympian John Godina who is the most
decorated shot putter in U.S.
athletics history. Ventura Film Festival is a green organization and accepts
entries and submissions online at the
festival’s official web site, http://venturafilmfestival.org.
Part of the profits from the Ventura Film Festival
will go directly towards environmental issues such as forest and ocean
preservation. The “fun day” served as a warm
up for the main event of the 2009 Ventura Film Festival which takes place on July 5th.
The Ventura Film Festival gives out no awards. We prefer not to have
competition and to simply celibrate great
films as works of art and enjoy a fun event that provides support for
environmental issues such as forest and ocean
preservation. From time to time we may give notice of special recognition to
The Ventura Film Festival has become a partner with the world's biggest film festival marketing organization
Withoutabox. The partnership was on request of Withoutabox executive Sara
Nixon-Kershner on Feburary 18, 2008.
Withoutabox provides submission and marketing service to over 200,000
filmmakers in 200 countries as well as manage
submission receiving, judging, and notification, schedule publishing, and the
ability to sell tickets using targeted
ads on well known film site IMDB.
Submitting to the Ventura Film Festival is a two step process. BOTH STEPS ARE
1) upload your submission to http://venturafilmfestival.net
2) Submit via Withoutabox using this link: http://www.withoutabox.com/login/7761 (REQUIRED)
Submissions that are not uploaded to http://venturafilmfestival.net will not be considered.