January 28, 2023
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Brooks teams with film fest


Ojai’s film festival has not rested on the success of last year’s events but has instead spent time making friends with its neighbors in Ventura.

The newly named Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival recently announced its partnership with Brooks Institute in Ventura — a collaboration that organizers believe will create more space for moviegoers to watch independent films and listen to directors and screenwriters.

“We expect to serve a broader audience and attract more visitors from outside of the area,” said festival president David Shor. “We’ve set up a plan to develop a footprint beyond Ojai and Ventura and become a regional film festival with a destination aspect.” Still in the planning stages, the festival will run from Nov. 5 through Nov. 8.