Downey filmmaker wins $10K prize

DOWNEY - Downey resident Miguel Mouchess won a $10,000 top prize at a film festival sponsored by Santa Anita Race Track and HRTV.The inaugural "A Day at the Races" film festival challenged aspiring and established film makers to produce short subject films of under five minutes that were shot entirely at Santa Anita. Mouchess won the Fan Favorite Award for his submission, "A Day at the Races with The Paddock Tree Gang." In all, 25 film submissions generated more than 77,000 online votes in the Fan Favorite Award category. All submissions can be viewed at

********** Published: April 26, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 02