CineGear Goes Virtual for 2020 Film Series Competition

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Cine Gear Expo announces a rousing virtual lineup for their much-anticipated annual Film Series Competition to be held at 12 noon, Saturday, October 3, 2020.

Like the Expo’s successful in-person events, online guests will be treated to a full schedule of curated finalist films including Independent Shorts, Music Video/Commercials and Student Shorts with submissions from AFI, USC, & London Film Schools. Following the screenings, CineGear guest host, Jay Holben, will moderate a spirited online networking event, complete with trivia questions, prize give-aways, lively chat and more. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite film in each category that will be tallied with the selections of CineGear’s independent team of industry judges. Next comes the Award Presentation when winners will receive filmmaking prizes generously donated by top industry tech and services companies.

Independent Short Film finalists:
• Swimming, Director: Anna Chi
• Sound, Director/Writer: Tawan Bazemore
• Second Team, Director: Ria Pavia
• Stevie, Director/Writer: Eric L. Thompson
• Godspeed MC/For God and Country, Director: R.J. Hall
• Stormchaser, Director: Gretl Claggett
• Waves, Director: Jane Hae Kim
• The Entity, Director/Writer: Chi K. In

• Music Video / Commercial Finalists:
• Nice Shoes, Director/Writer: Jonathan Lawrence
• Hey, Beautiful!, Director: Kenneth Ferrone
• Chasing the Horizon, Director: Sasha A. Logov
• Alive, Director/Writer: Carissa Dorson
• Oo La La, Director/Writer/Producer: Frank Rogala
• James Arthur feat. Travis Barker – You, Director/Producer: Timon Birkhofer
• Stellar Moto Brand Commercial, Director/Writer: Iggi Ogard
• About the Girl in the Trunk, Director/Writer: Lindsay Clift
• Slant – With or Without You, Director: Vez Visuals

• Student Short Film Finalists:
• Día de Las Carpas- AFI Conservatory, Director: Joao Dall’Stella
• They Won’t Last- AFI Conservatory, Director: Portlynn Tagavi
• Natives- The Peter Stark Producing Program, Director: Ramon Farrier
• Tree #3- AFI Conservatory, Director: Omer Ben-Shachar
• Our Home Here- AFI Conservatory, Director: Angela Chen
• GROK SEE BLUE- AFI Conservatory, Director/Producer: Quinn Else
• A Guide to Being Herman- USC Film School, Director: Sergio Zaciu
• Furthest From- AFI Conservatory, Director: Kyung Sok Kim
• Time Difference- London College of Communications, Director: Xuqin Sun
• Pumpkin- CAL State LA, Television, Film & Media Studies, Director: Chris Collins


Join CineGear Film Series Competition October 3, 2020 Screenings: Noon – 5:17 pm PDT
After-Party: 5:20 pm – 6:20 pm

Free Registration and schedule: virtual-event/

Registrants will receive detailed instructions and online links to enjoy full participation in the CineGear 2020 Film Series Competition.

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