Who will win the 2013 awards? Here’s who won last year.

Every year on Sunday night of the festival, awards are handed out for the competition features and shorts. The winners of the film awards are determined by members of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. With films now announced, we can start speculating on who is going to be this year’s winners. Here’s a look back at last year.


The 2012 Phoenix Film Festival Award Winners:

International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Fest Awards

Best Sci-Fi  Short Film – Secret Identity
Best Sci-Fi Feature Film – Pig
Best Horror Short Film – Brutal Relax
Best Horror Feature Film – It’s In The Blood

Short Film Awards

Best Grade/HS Short Film – Trolley
Best College Short Film – The Life Smugglers
Best Arizona Short Film – Parallax
Best Documentary Short Film – Sacred Poison
Best Live Action Short Film – Play By Play
Best Animated Short Film – Masks

World Cinema Awards

World Cinema Short Film – La Media Pena
World Cinema Documentary – Wolves Unleashed
World Cinema Director – Ruggero Dipaola, Apartment in Athens
World Cinema Best Picture – Apartment in Athens
World Cinema Audience Award Winner – Lidice

Foundation Awards

Arizona Filmmaker of the Year – Diane Dresback
Volunteer of the Year – Tiffany Hutson
Board Member of the Year – Lori AlderferFeature

Film Awards

Dan Harkins Breakthrough Filmmaker Award – Gary King, How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song
Best Documentary – We Run Sh*t
Best Ensemble – Searching for Sonny
Best Director – Kurt Kuenne, Shuffle
Best Screenwriting – Andrew Disney, Searching for Sonny
Cox Audience Award – How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song
Best Picture – Shuffle

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Arizona Lottery
City of Phoenix Arts & Culture
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