“The Women On The 6th Floor” Wins Directors’ Choice As Top Feature, Audience Choice Award For Best Of The Fest At 2012 Sedona International Film Festival
“More Than Frybread” Voted Best Made-In-Arizona Film; ”Being Elmo” Is Top Documentary
Sedona AZ (February 27, 2012) – “The Women on the 6th Floor” took top honors for feature films among both audiences and directors at the 18th annual Sedona International Film Festival which ended its eight-day run on Sunday.
The charming French comedy, set in 1960s Paris, was named Directors’ Choice for Best Feature – Comedy and grabbed the Audience Choice as Best of the Festival. “Elena” was Directors’ Choice for Best Feature – Drama.
More than 40,000 tickets were sold over the course of the Festival to an estimated 10,000-plus filmgoers.
“Being Elmo,” the documentary about the beloved Sesame Street character created by Kevin Clash and narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, was the Audience Choice for Best Documentary Feature while “Wolves Unleashed” took the honor from Festival directors.
“More Than Frybread,” by Flagstaff independent filmmaker Holt Hamilton Productions, was voted Directors’ Choice for Best Made-In-Arizona Film.
Award winners at the 2012 Sedona International Film Festival were:
- Best Arts Film: The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz
- Best Made-in-Arizona Film: More Than Frybread
- Best Environmental Film: You’ve Been Trumped
- Best Documentary Short: The Mono Lake Story
- Best Documentary Feature: Wolves Unleashed
- Best Student Short Film: Thief
- Best Short Film: Sailcloth
- International Spirit Award: Acquainted With the Night
- Best Independent Spirit Award: Cellmates
- Best Humanitarian Film: Close to Me
- Bridging Cultures Award: Jun-Ai
- Best Foreign Film: Happy, Happy
- Best Feature – Drama: Elena
- Best Feature – Comedy: The Women on the 6th Floor
- Bill Muller Excellence in Screenwriting Award: Digital Dharma
- BEST OF FEST OVERALL – The Women on the 6th Floor
- Jun-Ai (Best Feature Film)
- Shuffle (Best Feature Film – Runner Up)
- Being Elmo (Best Documentary Feature)
- Nicky’s Family (Best Documentary Feature Film – Runner Up)
- So Right So Smart (Best Documentary Feature – Runner Up)
- In Times Of War: Ray Parker’s Story (Best Documentary Short – Tie)
- From The Ground Up (Best Documentary Short – Tie)
- Cataplexy (Best Short Film)
- Good Luck, Mr. Gorski (Best Short Film – Runner Up)
- Play By Play (Best Short Film – Runner Up)
- Homecoming (Best Student Short)
- Grandmothers (Best Animated Film)
SPECIAL FESTIVAL AWARDS:
- Lifetime Achievement: Peter Bogdanovich
- Lifetime Achievement: Paul Sorvino
- Lifetime Achievement: Don Black
- Humanitarian Award: Kevin Clash
- Outstanding Actress: Lea Thompson
- Lifetime Achievement – Screenwriting Award: Bobby Moresco
- Lifetime Achievement and Festival Dedication: Frank Warner
For more information, visit www.sedonafilmfestival.com.