Winners of the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival

Listed here are the Phoenix Film Festival Winners for 2016. 

Congratulations to all of them and to all of the filmmakers who entered and to all of you for coming out and making and event such as this possible!!


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



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




About Shari K. Green

Shari became fascinated by films when at the age of seven she saw a movie being made in front of her house. As a teenager she immersed herself in the culture of film working on stage and then became a cinephile, working in a video store. Since then she expanded into film criticism writing for the last eight years and she has now written, directed and produced several short films and is currently working on a feature film project with her production company, Good Stew Productions, which she created with a few of her friends. Her favorite movies are “The Big Chill” and “Lonely Boy” and she enjoys watching Woody Allen films above all others.

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