23rd Annual

Cine Gear Expo Film Competition

May 31, 2018 to June 03, 2018

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P.O.Box 492296
Los Angeles CA 90049
Phone: 310-472-0809
Fax: 310-470-0873

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Student Shorts
Independent Shorts
Music Videos


A Tribute to the Visual Art of Filmmaking: we will pay special attention to the "Visual" elements, photography, production, art design, etc.


The Cine Gear Expo Film Competition
The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood, California

Call for Entries: Competition in Student Short, Independent Short, and Music Video categories with an emphasis on the visual art form.

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 professional and comfortable studio environment. Cine Gear Expo is an acclaimed and well attended occasion attracting over 16,000 professionals from more than 60 countries each June in Hollywood, California.

As we prepare for our 23rd year, we welcome filmmakers to submit their projects to our Film Series. Categories include Commercials/Music Videos, Independent Short Films, and Student Films.

This Film Series Competition is a great way to gain recognition and take home amazing prizes. All finalists will be invited to the VIP Party and awards ceremony. For the chance to showcase your work to an audience of industry professionals with finalists screened in a state of the art theater on the Paramount Studio Lot in Hollywood, California, submit your film today.

Email: filmseries@cinegearexpo.com / more info: www.cinegearexpo.com

Cine Gear Expo, in its 23rd year, is an industry trade show and seminar series with unique panel discussions, and master classes for the film making community.

Filmmakers are encouraged to visit the free event and participate in the exhibits and seminars. There are production equipment prize packages for the winners in each of the three categories: the Student Short Film, the Independent Short Film, and Music Video Film Competitions.


Juliane Grosso (VP)



For Student Competition Only:
• You must be a registered student in order to submit your film/video and you must send a copy of your current Student ID card or proof of current registration. No Exceptions.
• If you are recently graduated (i.e., you graduated 2 years or less prior to screening) you must have been a student when the film was made.
• Students who began their project in school and have graduated but have not completed their project, must have completed the film within 6 months of graduation. Proof of registration or student ID required.

For All Categories:
• The applicable entry fee is nonrefundable. We accept Visa, Master Card, money order, personal check. Make checks payable to Cine Gear Expo, Inc.
• Preview DVDs will not be returned. Do not send your master copy until you are notified.
• If your film is ACCEPTED to the festival and it is a DVD, the format must be NTSC.
• Preview cassettes should be labeled with the title, running-time, screening format, contact information (name, address and phone number), and competition category.
• Cine Gear Expo is permitted to retain DVD copies of each film selected as part of our festival library and for local media educational use only.
• More than one entry can be submitted. Each entry must have an Official Entry Form (photocopy accepted) and entry fee.
• The entrant will be responsible for ALL SHIPPING FEES.
• All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.
• If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide: B&W and color stills from the film; press materials; video trailer and digitized trailer for website (if available) posters and flyers.
• If your film is selected, original format prints or video format tape will be due at the Cine Gear offices no later than April 20, 2018.
• The filmmaker will assume shipping costs of materials and print to Film Series at Cine Gear Expo.
• Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.
• The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final.
• Title of work and name of entrant must be on all mailing labels. DVD boxes must be numbered (1 of 2, 2 of 2, etc,).
Cine Gear Expo, Inc. reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or Film Series scheduling.
Print out and complete the Official Entry Form for your competition category and enclose it with a labeled DVD copy of the film, press kit (optional) and the applicable entry fee.
MAIL ENTRY (CANNOT FEDEX OR UPS TO A PO BOX) postmarked by April 6, 2018 TO:
Film Series at Cine Gear Expo
PO Box 492296
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tel. 310.472.0809
Email: filmseries@cinegearexpo.com


Film Series at Cine Gear Expo is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Film Series at Cine Gear Expo from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.