2016 Award Winners Announced

On April 10th, the winners of the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival. We congratulate the winners as well as all of the filmmakers that have participated in this year's festival. Below you'll find the list of this year's event....   

Feature Film Awards


Best Picture

Coming Through the Rye


Cox Audience Award

No Greater Love


Best Documentary  

Rwanda and Juliet


Best Screenplay

Coming Through the Rye – James Sadwith


Best Director  

Operator – Logan Kibens


Best Acting Ensemble

Welcome to Happiness


Dr Sydney K Shapiro Humanitarian Award 

Rwanda and Juliet


Best Arizona Feature

Carry On: Finding Hope in the Canyon


Special Jury Prize for Acting

Stephen Lang – Beyond Glory



World Cinema Awards


World Cinema Short



World Cinema Director

Cody Campanale, Jackie Boy


World Cinema Best Picture

Home Care


World Cinema Audience Award Winner

Freedom or Death


Foundation Awards


Arizona Filmmaker of the Year

Colleen Hartnett


Volunteer of the Year

Aaron Kes



Short Film Awards


Best Student Short

The Bench


Best Arizona Short

Dino Park

Best Documentary

Keep it Grand


Best Animated Short



Best Live Action Short

A King’s Betrayal


International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Fest Awards


Best Sci-Fi  Short



Best Sci-Fi Feature



Best Horror Short

Night of the Slasher


Best Horror Feature

Night of Something Strange