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© 2019 Venus Italian International Film Festival - All Rights Reserved


"Quando sei di fronte alla cinepresa, non fa differenza 

se il film ha un budget basso o alto"

"When you're in front of the camera, for a small budget or a big budget movie, there's no difference."

Monica Bellucci

Monday, July 29, 2019


Seminars   11 am - 12:30 pm                      Indie Film Factory


Film Screenings  2 pm - 12 pm                Brenden Theatres and IMAX at The Palms


After Party                                                           TGI Fridays at The Gold Coast


July 29, 11 AM-12:45 PM

Why Comedy Matters




AOF 1st Lady of Film and 20x Award-winning

Actress and Filmmaker Kathrina Miccio




NYU Professor of Acting, Award-winning

Actress Angela Pietropinto, (Goodfella’s




Award-winning Italian Filmmaker, Musician, 

Dancer and Actress Alessandra Guarino.



     Many people believe laughter is contagious, and one person laughing, can start others in a fit of laughter, which in turn releases endorphins, or neurotransmitters, which are responsible for feelings of euphoria. 
     Now, how do we apply comedy in acting and writing? 

     Kathrina Miccio and Angela Pietropinto will present how comedy is defined by its characters, which resonates what happens in our everyday life. Like life, the comedy continues in unending renovation and change.
      Kathrina and Angela will present the rules of comedy, and find where they exemplify these rules in actual scripts. 

    Then volunteer attendees will do some improvisations and theater games which implement the rules. 
      The Great Italian Comedies in History

      Alessandra Guarino will also introduce us to some Italian classic comedy, which inspires her to write, and will also compare them 
to present day comedy.


Tuesday, July 30,  2019


Seminars                                                             Indie Film Factory


Film Screenings    12 pm - 8 pm             Brenden Theatres and IMAX at The Palms


After Party                                                           TGI Fridays at The Gold Coast

Wednesday, July 31,  2019


Seminars                                                            Indie Film Factory 


Film Screenings       2 pm - 6 pm            Brenden Theatres and IMAX at The Palms


Black Tie Awards Dinner and Show   The Italian American Club

Angela Pietropinto
Kathrina Miccio
Alessandra Guarino


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4321 W Flamingo Rd

Las Vegas, NV 89103

Standard multi-screen movie theater offering reclining rocker seats & IMAX screen in nostalgic surrounds.

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2333 E Sahara Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89104

The Italian American Club of Southern Nevada is a non-profit social club that remains the hub of Italian-American community in Las Vegas for more than 50 years.  Newly remodeled restaurant with three dining rooms and bar.

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3111 S Valley View Blvd Bldg E-127 

Las Vegas, NV 89102

The Indie Film Factory is a green screen studio & video production company. 

We also host filmmaking workshops and lectures aimed at inspiring any creative to the next level.

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4000 West Flamingo Road

Las Vegas, NV 89103

TGI Fridays reputation as the best corner bar in town started in Manhattan in 1965, and it continues today right here in Las Vegas, where we’ve been serving up good times since 2008.