Sedona AZ (February 27, 2016) – Despite the Falling Snow, a love story that brings a rare female perspective to the Cold War, received the Directors Choice Award for Best Feature Film – Drama; Landfill Harmonic, a film that follows a Paraguayan musical group playing instruments made entirely of garbage, was named the Best Documentary; and, Is That A Gun in Your Pocket, the story of women in a gun-loving Texas town who withhold sex until every gun is vanquished, was named Best Feature Film – Comedy at the 2016 Sedona International Film Festival.
Other 2016 Director Choice Awards winners are:
- Stink!, Best Environmental Film: Stink! lifts the veil of secrecy over the thousands of common chemicals linked to serious health issues used in everyday products.
- In Harmony (France), Best Foreign Film: based on a true story about courage, passion and tenacity in the wake of life-changing events.
- Flight of the Refugees, Best Short Documentary: documents the harrowing journey of families as they cross the Macedonian border from Greece to Germany.
- Winter Light, Best Short Film: an escalating battle between an aging college professor and two hunters that tests the professor’s faith in everything he holds dear.
- The Loyalist (South Korea), Best Student Short Film: A North Korean general checks on his daughter at a Swiss boarding school to test her loyalty to her motherland.
- The Present (Germany), Best Animated Film: a look at Jake, who spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mum decides to give him a present.
For more information about the Sedona International Film Festival, visit www.sedonafilmfestival.org.