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The Phoenix Film Festival came to a sparking end Sunday. Here's who won the Copper Wing Awards

The 23rd Phoenix Film Festival ended in sparkling fashion on Sunday.

Films included big names like Molly Ringwald, Anna Camp, and Steph Curry, and local directors and actors getting their name on the big screen. Hundreds of talented individuals were given praise for their films.

The 11-day Festival featured over 200 feature and short films. The Copper Wing Awards show on Sunday was the final event. A total of 29 awards were given out. Here are the winners.

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World Cinema Features

Short Film: Plus

Documentary: Go Through The Dark

Feature Film: Our Father, the Devil

Director: Yunhong Pu, Go Through The Dark

Community Spotlight Short Films

Native American Directed Short: Remember the Children

Asian American Pacific Islander Directed Short: The Last Thing Lost

African American Directed Short: Little Trumpet

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LatinX Directed Short: Keep/Delete

LGBTQIA+ Short: Sparkle

Documentary Short: Hope Breakfast Bar

World Cinema Short: Plus

Animated Short: Tomato Kitchen

College Short: The Tale of Captain Fortyhands

Live Action Short: The Breakthrough

Donor’s Choice

Short Film: Ingolstadt

Feature Film: Spellers

Showcase Film: Spinning Gold


Best Short: Madame Hattori’s Izakaya

Best Feature: Mind Body Spirit


Best Short: That’s Our Time

Best Feature: Once Upon a Time in the Future: 2121


Arizona Film

Best Short: Wake Up

Best Feature: The Last Movie Ever Made

Filmmaker of the Year: Nathan Blackwell, The Last Movie Ever Made

Feature Film

Community Spotlight: Junho

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Special Achievement in Acting: Vivian Kerr, Scrap

Best Ensemble: Brutal Season

Best Screenplay: The Duel

Best Director, Mike Cheslik, Hundreds of Beavers

Best US Feature: The Duel

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