Sedona AZ (February 28, 2016) – Now More Than Ever: This History of Chicago was voted Best of Fest among audiences at the 22nd Annual Sedona International Film Festival. Honorees were announced at the Awards Brunch this morning.
The no-holds barred Peter Pardini directed look at the iconic rock band, which will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April of this year, had its world premiere at the 2016 Sedona Festival. The band opened the Festival with back-to-back sold out performances.
Other top honorees as determined by audience voting and revealed by SIFF Executive Director Patrick Schweiss are:
• Best Documentary Film: The Ataxian
• Best Documentary Short: First Degree
• Best Animated Film: The Present
• Best Environmental Film: When Giants Fall
• Best Student Short: Ocean Stories: Wyland
• Best Foreign Film: Marina
• Best Feature Film – Drama: Reparation
• Best Dramatic Short Film (tie): Almost Home, Stutterer
• Best Feature Film – Comedy (tie): Dating Daisy, Is That A Gun in Your Pocket
• Best Comedy Short Film: The Fake
In addition, Sedona International Film Festival Special Awards included:
• Best Independent Spirit Award – Narrative: Stevie D
• Best Independent Spirit Award – Documentary: The Student Body
• Best Independent Spirit Award- Shorts: Welcome
• Best Environmental: Oddball
• Bill Muller Excellence in Screenwriting Award: Adderall Diaries
• Humanitarian Award – Narrative Fiction: Mustang
• Humanitarian Award – Documentary: Omo Child: The River and the Bush
• Marion Herrman Excellence in Filmmaking Award (tie): Still Dreaming, Once Upon A Dream
Award winning films will be screened throughout the day today to officially close the Festival that featured 165 films and appearances by Elliott Gould, recipient of the SIFF Lifetime Achievement Award; Mike Farrell, Roslyn Kind, Patricia Ward Kelly, and, film critic Jeffrey Lyons.
Directors Choice Awards were announced on Saturday.
For complete information, visit www.sedonafilmfestival.com.