(8th Annual Imperial Valley Film Festival and Artists Showcase)…It is now history.

The Festival was held Friday at the Ricochet Event Center in Imperial. Because of budget cuts, this year’s Festival was a one day event. Approximately 100 people attended the event to view short films submitted by 9 local filmmakers. Julius Oliva was judged Best of Festival. Other awards went to Axel Nunes for Best Documentary, Juan Salazar for best screenplay. Best representation of Valley Life went to Ryan Perez. Winners received a trophy and were encouraged to enter their work at other Film Festivals.