Film Competition Overview

Since 1996, Cine Gear Expo has served film and video industry professionals by providing them the opportunity to see the newest, cutting-edge equipment; to learn about new production services; and, network with peers all within a comfortable studio environment. Cine Gear Expo is an acclaimed and well attended occasion attracting over 16,000 professionals from more than 60 countries each year in Los Angeles, California.

As we prepare for our 2024 event, we welcome filmmakers to submit their projects to our Film Series. Categories include Commercials/Music Videos, Independent Short Films, and Student Films.

The Film Series at Cine Gear Expo is a great way to gain recognition and take home amazing prizes. In addition to two badges, good for all screenings, selected projects will receive tickets to the VIP Party and awards ceremony. For the chance to showcase your work to an audience of industry professionals, submit your film today.

Prize packages are granted to the winners of each category, featuring thousands in production prizes. 2023 prize sponsors include: AutoDCP, Creamsource, Aputure, Blackmagic Design, Hollyland Technology, Godox, Tilta, On Set Headsets, and more.

*Filmmakers must be present to collect prize package.

Deadlines —
  • Early: October 31, 2023
  • Regular: December 31, 2023
  • Late: February 22, 2024
  • Extended: March 20, 2024
Entry Fees —
Music Video / Commercial: $40 Early / $45 Regular / $50 Late / $75 Extended
Independent Short Film: $40 Early / $45 Regular / $50 Late / $75 Extended
Student Film: $35 Early / $40 Regular / $45 Late / $75 Extended

April 10th – Notification Date
April 15th – DCP Deadline

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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.