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CEO of Gina Carey Films, “Gina Carey” to Launch the 1st Annual Coachella Valley Independent Film Awa

International Soul Recording Artist and Indie Filmmaker, Gina Carey to honor filmmakers with micro budget films in a red carpet Oscar style fashion annually at the Camelot theatres , Palm Springs, CA.

The CV Indie Film Awards is an annual event that recognizes and provides awards of achievement to under exposed, unknown and unnoticed independent filmmakers, actors, actress, cinematographers, and screenwriters with or who are staring in films with micro production budgets. The demographic of submission acceptance is limited to filmmakers in California, Arizona and Nevada.

The targeted goal of the CVIFA is to provide an annual Academy Award Red Carpet style event that will give talented filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their unique artistry through filmmaking and to increase the level of awareness amongst their peers and community.

What makes the CVIFA so unique is that this particular awards primarily focuses on the acceptance of indie filmmakers who are sometimes passed over and not given the opportunity to showcase their due to low production budgets and unrecognizable actors.

Financial limitations can interfere with a film production quality, therefore the CVIFA will provide a venue for filmmakers with these types challenges to be recognized and awarded amongst other filmmakers with similar drawbacks.

While it is not our goal to encourage lack of drive or determination for reaching their fullest potential, it is our goal to offer support and encouragement through their growth process. We want to serve as cheerleaders, rooting them on and giving them the boost they need in the continuance of their film journeys.

The CV Indie Film Awards was started by Indie filmmaker Gina Carey, CEO of Gina Carey Films (Family Film Movie Production Company since 2015) and Gico Music (Indie Record Company since 1996).

Because Gina herself has experienced the highs and lows of the entertainment business, she is well aware how difficult it can be commanding notable industry attention, especially when there is a lack of monetary and congregational support, as it pertains to the pursuance of artistic dreams.

Gina Carey is an International Recording Artist, Songwriter, Music Producer, Author, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Movie Producer, Director, Cinematographer and Editor. To date, her filmography includes 4 films, “The Unexpected” (Feature Film, February 2016), “Aspire to Inspire” (Documentary, June 2016) and “The Assumptions” (Feature Film, February 27, 2017) and "The One Year Pact" feature family comedy due to premier at the Camelot Theaters on February 12, 2018. All of her films were written, produced, directed and edited by Gina Carey. She also the Executive producer of all projects.

​ Gina will kick off the CVIFA on Wednesday September 27, 2018 at 6pm with a small introductory awards to the actual 1st annual CV Indie Film Awards. This small prototype awards will exclusively honor the amazingly talented cast of “The One Year Pact” Movie. On that same night, Gina Carey films along with the Cast of “The One Year Pact” will celebrate the completion of filming with family, friends and community at Big Rock Pub in Indio, CA. 79940 Westward Ho Dr. Indio, CA. 92201CA .

The festivities will include a special awards ceremony, with special guest presenters, Manny the Movie Guy Film Critic for KMIR, MIX 100.5, The Filipino Channel, and The Critics’ Choice” Choice! Patrick Evens (Chief Meteorologist, Host: Eye on the Desert at CBS Local 2 , Radio Presenter CV 103.4 FM) Bianca Rae (Morning anchor for KESQ News Channel 3) Gary D. (Sr. Account Manager at Marker Broadcasting) Dave Acosta (Radio Presenter Morning Drive Jammin 99.5FM at Marker Broadcasting) , Andy Harmon (CV Rep Theatre) Leanna Bonamici (Founder, President, PSWIFT & Nadine Koehler Palm Springs Women in Film & Television) Tracy Dietlin & Phil Lacombe (Owner/Publisher at CV Weekly) Joshua Rushlow (Radio Presenter on Money Radio 1200am & 100.0FM Owner of Cookin w/Rush Pro Chef) Lisa Lynn, Horace Miller , Regina Robinson Kristin Johnson & Kelly Bias and special Music by the fantastic duel, John Carey & Theo Coackley (The Smooth Brothers) . A cake and toasting ceremony will follow the awards ceremony.

The CVIFA extends an open invitation to come out and greet the cast. This spectacular event is free to the public. Dinner is available for purchase at Big Rock Pub. For more information go to or call 760 678 5815 or email The CV Indie Film Awards will begin accepting film submissions, actors/actress demo reels and screenplays for the 2018 Indie Film Awards beginning October 1, 2017. All film submissions will only be accepted through Film Freeway. For more information, visit the CV Indie Film Awards official website

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