The Retrieval

The 13th Phoenix Film Festival, which ran from April 4-11, 2013, and screened more than 150 films, wrapped on Sunday night with the announcement of this year’s Copper Wing Award winners.

The Retrieval, a civil war drama, scored three awards including the Cox Audience Award. Best Picture, went to Putzel, a heartwarming and hilarious tale of a man who realizes that sometimes you have to leave home to find yourself and to find true love. Best Documentary went to Los Wild Ones, a music documentary about LA based indie record label, Wild Records, directed by Phoenix’s own, Elise Salomon.

2013 Phoenix Film Festival

Copper Wing Award Winners

International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Fest Awards

Best Sci-Fi Short: White Room: 02B3
Best Sci-Fi Feature: Channeling
Best Horror Short: Killer Kart
Best Horror Feature: Found.

Short Film Awards

Best Grade/HS: Alone Together
Best College Short: If You’re Serious
Best Arizona Short: Say What You Want
Best Documentary: Short:Ivan and Arnold: Day Laborers From Both Sides of the Border
Best Live Action Short: 6 Years, 4 Months & 23 Days
Best Animated Short: Head Over Heels

World Cinema Awards

Best World Cinema Short: Half Good Killer
World Cinema Best Documentary: Occupy The Movie
World Cinema Best Director: David Ondricek, In the Shadow
World Cinema Best Picture: Inch’Allah
World Cinema Audience Award Winner: Ninah’s Dowry

Foundation Awards

Arizona Filmmaker of the Year: Bob Marquis
Volunteer of the Year: Bill Mondy
Board Member of the Year: Chris LaMont

Feature Film Awards

Dan Harkins Breakthrough Filmmaker Award: Fredrik Stanton, Uprising
Special Jury Prize: Lou Taylor Pucci, The Story of Luke
Best Ensemble: The Retrieval
Best Director: Chris Eska, The Retrieval
Best Screenplay:Paul Osborne, Favor
Best Documentary: Los Wild Ones
Best Picture presented by FX Movie Channel: Putzel

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