Indigenous Film Retreats Awards Unveiling

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. - Oct. 20, 2021 - PRLog -- During last week's Indigenous Peoples' Holiday at Latina run Residence Inn-Rancho Cucamonga USA, Walker Entertainer Academy bestowed 7th annual Indigenous Film Retreats (IFR) awards. LA's Vahan Bedelian won Grand Prize with "WineGame", San Bernardino's Travis Walker won Top Commercial for "Pandemic Prospering Part1", Top Poster category won by Petaluma-CA's Alicia D. Keshishian for "33rd Amendment".

Starring RC based IFR founder Phillip E. Walker-MFA, additionally "WineGame" one-man-movie won Top Short Film medallion. The also lead by San Francisco South Bay based Mike Williams', "Pandemic Prospering Part1" won the Holiday celebration's Top Web Series. And 1998 EMMY awardee Mark Adler directed, Billy Bramblett lead "33rd Amendment" won Best Music Video medallion. Souvenirs were purchased from Latina owned Trophy House.

Hosted by celebrated San Jose State University Professor Emeritus Dr. Ethel Pitts Walker, distinguished international, national and local based, culturally diverse judges panel selected above awardees. Although COVID-19 discouraged international travel into Southern California, international IFR judges did included Hyderabad, AP, India born engineer Raj Manchiraju who's now based in Fontana-CA and Orange County-CA's Jessica Nguyen who was raised in Viet Nam jungle. 48 Hour Film Project founding CEO Mark Ruppert celebrated that over 120 international locations organization's 20th anniversary by flying in from Washington-DC to not only judge IFR but also be the center of this year's Diversity Round Table. Newly appointed Indiana State University Accessibility and Inclusion Director, Hope D. Williams, flew into LAX to serve as only judge to vote at all three of the single day Retreats, including BlackMovieFest and Inland Empire Film Festival. SoCal based judges rounding out panel included: Hollywood casting director Paul Sinacore-CSA, DJ for the stars El Monte-CA based Q-Nice plus Independent-Empire region networking platform creator Pat Trimmer served as alternate judge.

Supporting petite film / video showcasing was PhilE's "Hollywood Actor Jobs" employment procuring advice presentation, DJ Nephew's Dance Party spinning and on the Holiday itself, new TechFlow Director of Business Development for Energy & E-Mobility, Travis D. Walker-JD, spoke for Realize Now about increasing underserved population's financial literacy.

But 2021 Holiday weekend's biggest winner was IFR sponsor Inland Empire Films unveiling what strives to become World's most independent artist friendly short film distribution platform. currently offers pre-launch 50% subscription discount of only $ 19.97 for the entire inaugural year's viewing.

All Worldwide independent video content creators are invited to register their under 16 minute length works for 2022's competition and short film marketing retreats' free submission throughout remainder of 2021 at Official selection requires screening film / video representative to in-person, physically attend their particular 2022 Retreat.

IFR will again be under Atlanta-GA area's African American owned Total Sanitizer Coronavirus protection.

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