LAS VEGAS, Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OPTIMA® Batteries, the global leader in high-performance automotive and marine batteries and digital battery chargers, is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural OPTIMA Ultimate Film Festival. Bryant Lambert won the "Best Short Film" category, and Dom Tucci won "Best Action Cam." Matt Sanders is the runner-up for Short Film, and Ben Cissell for Action Cam.
Judges were inundated with entries for OPTIMA's first-ever Ultimate Film Festival, which challenged enthusiasts across the nation to submit their most exciting and powerful performance automotive content. Host David Freiburger of The Enthusiast Network's Roadkill announced the winners in front of a crowd of hundreds at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Attendees voted in real-time for their favorites among the 17 finalists; all the final films are now available on the OPTIMA Batteries YouTube channel.
"We created this initiative to celebrate and showcase performance enthusiasts' passion and individual stories; Dom and Bryant exemplify the storytelling, authenticity, creativity and tenacity of our industry," said Cam Douglass, director of marketing at OPTIMA Batteries.
Next year, three qualifying Film Festival events will be hosted across the country, with a finale event again taking place during the SEMA Show. The schedule and call for entries will be announced early next year on OPTIMAFilmFest.com.
The 2015 final screening event was presented by K&N Filters. Other sponsors included Holley Performance Products (Short Form category), Motoped (Action Cam category), Hawk Performance Brakes (voting) and Classics Culture (social media). For more information about the OPTIMA Ultimate Film Festival, visit OPTIMAFilmFest.com. Visit OPTIMA Batteries on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation.
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