Film Series at Cine Gear Expo announces its winners for 2017

Congratulations to all of the competitors of our Film Series at Cine Gear Expo 2017. Submissions came from far and wide as well as from our own backyard of Southern California.

In its 21st year, Cine Gear Expo has proudly awarded filmmakers of the Student Short Film, Independent Short Film, and Commercial and Music Video competitions some of the finest prize packages found in the film festival competition circuit.

We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to Amy Vincent, ASC, Robert Primes, ASC, and Nick Turturro for their time and thoughtful consideration as jury panelists for the Film Series this year. We value their contribution to awarding excellence in emerging filmmaking. It was wonderful working with them.


Student Short Film

The Fare -
School: American Film Institute Conservatory
Director: Santiago Paladines
Producer: Ken Morris
Writer: Santiago Paladines
Cinematographer: Rasa Partin

Independent Short Film

Director: Will Blank
Producer: Casey Fenton
Writer: Richard Kaponas
Cinematographer: Alejandro Wilkins

Commercial and Music Video

Cell Biology by MindMuzic -
Director: Kristopher L. Kaltenbach
Producer: Pascal Guyon
Writer: Kristopher L. Kaltenbach | Maurice Dow | Tyrone Stokes
Cinematographer: Kristopher L. Kaltenbach