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Posted: Nov 03, 2016

OPTIMA Announces Winners of Second-Annual OPTIMA Ultimate Film Festival

November 3, 2016 (LAS VEGAS) – Last night, OPTIMA® Batteries named the winners of the OPTIMA Ultimate Film Festival at the SLS Las Vegas during the SEMA Show. Eric White won the Best Short Film category for his film, “Just Koz,” House of Kolor is a legendary name in the world of custom cars and this film shares how icon Jon Kosmoski built his legendary brand. The Best Action Cam award went to Andrew Laputka for his film, “Drift Van,” A Nissan cargo van. An empty parking lot. And one question. Will it Drift?

The winning films can be found here:

Dozens of films entered the second-annual film festival, which challenged enthusiasts across the nation to submit their most exciting and powerful performance automotive content. The winners were announced at the finale event hosted by Roadkill’s David Freiburger, during which more than 500 attendees voted for their favorite film in each category using text-to-vote technology. Each winner received a trophy, a prize pack and a leather jacket, plus their films will be featured in a one-hour special broadcast on MAVTV in 2017.

A compilation of the finalist films can be found here. All the films are available on the OPTIMA Batteries YouTube channel.

“We created the OPTIMA Ultimate Film Festival to celebrate enthusiasts’ stories and passion for the industry; in our second year, we’re thrilled to have seen an even wider variety of films, and look forward to continuing to evolve the Film Festival and our other branded entertainment initiatives,” said Cam Douglass, director of marketing at OPTIMA Batteries, Johnson Controls.

The 2016 Film Festival sponsors included Detroit Speed, Falken Tires, HP Tuners, K&N Filters, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Lucas Oil, Magnaflow, Powerstop Brakes and Spectre Performance. For more information about the OPTIMA Film Festival, and announcement of future events, visit optimafilmfest.com.

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