2015 Film Series Winners

The Film Series at Cine Gear Expo – A Tribute to the Visual Art of Filmmaking Salutes the Winners of its 2015 Film Series Competition.

Congratulations to all of the competitors of our Film Series at Cine Gear Expo 2015. Submissions came from far and wide as well as from our own backyard of Southern California.

In its 19th 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 Bob Primes - ASC, Tal Vigderson - PGA, and Amy Vincent, ASC for their time and thoughtful consideration as jury panelists for the Film Series this year. We value their contribution to awarding excellence in emerging film-making. It was wonderful working with them.

Special Thanks to our generous Film Series Prize Sponsors who contributed thousands in production prizes.

  • Black Magic Design
  • Birns and Sawyer
  • Mole-Richardson Company
  • CFG
  • Cush Light
  • LA 411
  • Script E Systems
  • Tiffen
  • Motion Control
  • Gantom
  • Akitio
  • Sony Creative Software
  • SKB
  • Light and Motion
  • AutoDCP


Student Short Film

Against Night – AFI Conservatory

  • Producer: Saba Zerehi
  • Director: Stefan Kubicki
  • DoP: Nico Navia;

Independent Short Film

Winter Light

  • Producer: Justin Allen, Josh Pence, Abigail Spencer
  • Dir: Julian Higgins
  • DoP: Andrew Wheeler

Commercial and Music Video

Nike 5.0 Determination

  • Exec. Prod.: Warren Skeels, Brenda Egedy Kolb
  • Producer: Thomas Renaud
  • Dir: Andrew Fallon
  • DoP: Gareth Paul Cox