The Cine Gear Technical Awards are the expo’s annual recognition of the products with the best of the industry’s technical advancements that have been introduced since the previous year’s Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles.

All exhibiting manufacturers (not distributors) may submit their products for awards considerations during Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles. Over the course of the expo, these submissions will be examined and evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of industry expert judges. Following the expo and upon the completion of the judges’ reviews, deliberations, and voting procedures, the 2019 CGE Technical Award Winners will be formally announced and honored.

Techical Awards press release


  • 2019 Technical Awards Chair: Peter Anderson ASC, VES
  • 2019 Technical Awards Coordinator: Karin Gumbinner

2019 Technical Awards Judges:

Joe Lewis, Thomas Popp, Manny Duran, Dwight Campbell, Dana Christiaansen, Peter Santoro, Erin Franklyn, Joe di Gennaro, Mark Weingartner, Sarah Priestnall, Josh Pines, Mehran Salamati, Bradley Stonesifer, Ted Hayash and Jeff Siljenberg

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.