CINE GEAR LA EXPO

2023

FILM SERIES COMPETITION WINNERS

Winners

Independent Short Films

King Me

Director: John Matysiak
Writer: David McKay
Producers:
David McKay, Marisa McKay
Director of Photography:
John Matysiak

Music Videos / Commercials

Mendirman! (I am the one!)

Directors: Sabirov Khurhid, Sabirov Nadir
Writers: Sabirov Khurhid, Sabirov Nadir
Producers: Sabirov Khurhid, Sabirov Nadir
Directors of Photography:
Rustam Muratov, Dilshod Ganiev

Student Films

A Roadside Banquet

Director: Peiqi Peng
Writer: Peiqi Peng
Producer:
Ziqi Gao
Director of Photography:
Tianyi Liu
School:
American Film Institute Conservatory

Audience Choice Awards

Independent Short Films

Jerome

Director: Gianfranco Fernández-Ruiz
Writer: Gianfranco Fernández-Ruiz
Producers:
Santi Naidoo, Gianfranco Fernández-Ruiz, Ben O’Keefe
Director of Photography:
Joewi Verhoeven

Music Videos / Commercials

Mendirman! (I am the one!)

Directors: Sabirov Khurhid, Sabirov Nadir
Writers: Sabirov Khurhid, Sabirov Nadir
Producers: Sabirov Khurhid, Sabirov Nadir
Directors of Photography:
Rustam Muratov, Dilshod Ganiev

Student Films

A Roadside Banquet

Director: Peiqi Peng
Writer: Peiqi Peng
Producer:
Ziqi Gao
Director of Photography:
Tianyi Liu
School:
American Film Institute Conservatory

Rising Star Awards Presented by GODOX

Independent Short Films

Now and Never

Director: Kymberly Harris
Writers: Story: Natalie NIcole Dressel, Screenplay: Kymberly Harris
Producers:
Anita Banerji, Kavi Ramachandran Ladnier, Rohi Mirza Pandya, Nick Rathod
Director of Photography: Leah Anova

Music Videos / Commercials

Valerine (The Elephant Man)

Director: VONJAKO
Writer: VONJAKO
Producer:
Andrea Giacomini (VONJAKO)
Director of Photography:
VONJAKO

Student Films

The Day, at the Beach

Director: Cindy Di Xin
Writer: Cindy Di Xin
Producers:
Maggie Mingqi Tao
Director of Photography:
Lance Haoyuan Li
School:
Chapman University

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.