The Ventura Film Society has been reborn. Founded by Ventura-based filmmaker Lorenzo DeStefano in 2008, the VFS brought over 400 films to discerning audiences in this California beach town before going on hiatus in 2016 so that Lorenzo could produce and direct his latest film, “Hearing is Believing”.
"It’s such a good feeling knowing that something created 10 years ago maintains its relevance in the community. Thanks to all of the previous supporters of the Ventura Film Society who have supported the VFS since 2018, and to those many new fans who continue to express your interest in innovative cinema and community engagement by connecting with the VFS again. Thanks also to our loyal allies - the City of Ventura, Bell Arts Factory, the Museum of Ventura County, Cinemark Corporation & Downtown Ventura Partners for continuing to believe in the new Ventura Film Society and helping to launch it into a prosperous and meaningful future."
-- VFS Founder, Lorenzo DeStano