Know All About The Sedona International Film Festival Of Arizona

Know All About The Sedona International Film Festival Of Arizona

The Sedona International Film Festival is an annual. It is also known as SIFF. It is an eight-day film festival It is held in Sedona, Arizona, the United States Of America which is why it is called the Sedona International Film Festival. The festival was founded in 1994. The feature films, documentary films, short films, animated films, and student films are screened during the Sedona Film Festival screenings. The whole festival is organized by Academy Award-winner Frank Warner and other award-winning industry professionals. 

The film festival organizes workshops during the festival to teach a new generation of filmmakers about filmmaking. These workshops are headed by award-winning industry professionals. Among the Academy Award nominees screened at the SIFF are Genghis Blues (1999), Spellbound, and Why Can’t We Be a Family Again? (2002). What the Bleep Do We Know!? It premiered during the 2004 Sedona International Film Festival. Inside Job, and Another Year is some of the other movies that are screened during the festival.  Classic movies like The Third Man (1949), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Some Like It Hot (1959), and North by Northwest (1959) is also part of the movie festival. These evergreen classics are made by Robert Osborn.   he has presented several film classics at the festival.

Honorees Of the Film Festival: The award show awarded many famous people in the world. They are well recognized in their craft. Also, this festival gives a chance to show the talent of small talented artists to the world. Their craft can reach the last boundary of the world with these kinds of festivals. Some of the most famous Honorees of The Sedona International Film Festival are Ed Asner, Rick Schroder, Andrew McCarthy, Donald O’Connor, Ann Miller, Sean Young, Dean Stockwell, Linda Gray, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Ladd, Amanda Plummer, Wendy Malick, Jane Powell, Nick Nolte, Scott Baio, Tony Curtis, Jonathan Winters, Nicolas Cage, Rip Torn, Rita Rudner, David Rasche, Phil Rosenthal, Jena Malone, and Michael Moore.

Award categories: The Sedona International Film Festival SIFF is one of the biggest film festivals that present the chance to win awards in many categories. All the awards have a huge significance and It is considered a prestigious moment to win at the film festival. There are two types of awards in this film festival one is the Directors’ Choice awards and the second is the Audience Choice awards. Both awards were declared after many rounds of voting. 

Directors’ Choice

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Humanitarian Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Foreign Language Short Film
  • Best Animated Film
  • Discovery Film Award
  • Outstanding Directing for “Local Color”

Audience Choice

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Student Short Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Animated Film

Latest Winner At The Sedona International Film Festival:

Director’s Choice Award:


Best Dramedy Short

  • WINNER- The Book of Ruth- Chen Drachman

Best Feature Drama 

  • WINNER- Peace by Chocolate- Jonathan Keijser

Best International Documentary

  • WINNER- A Crack in the Mountain- Alastair Evans

Best Short – Drama

  • WINNER- These Final Hours- Brian Flaccus, Lionel Coleman, Joseph David-Jones, Shan Harris, Benjamin Dunn

Feature Film Spirit Award


Best Indie Spirit (Narrative Feature)

  • WINNER- Albatross- Myles Yaksich

New Visions Award

  • WINNER- Portrayal- Roman Lapshin, Billie Mintz

Best Feature Film

  • WINNER- Implanted- Fabien Dufils

Related posts

Leave a Comment