COPA SHORTS FILM FEST just presented the talent of many filmmakers and screenwriters on February 17-19, 2017 at UltraStar Multi-tainment Cent at Ak-Chin Circle. Our first-time festival event excited people!
We heard comments like – “This is the best film festival I’ve EVER been to.”
We’re proud and pleased that many filmmakers and the 4 screenwriters were on site to see their shorts films and hear their screenplays voiced for the first time.
And, we know you’ve been waiting to hear the winners’ names – so without any further suspense – HERE THEY ARE:
Category winners –
Best in Animation – Stuck in Time
Best Comedy – Belly Flop
Best Documentary – Mother Tongue
Best Drama – Driver’s Ed
Best Foreign Film – Proverbial Luck
Best Horror – Chateau Sauvignon: terroir
Honorable Mention – Focus
A King’s Betrayal
Awarded Write Brothers’ Outline 4-D
Ak-Chin Indian Community award winners:
Student Showcase –
Winner – The Thunderbird Over the Whale
Wins an Ak-Chin Award plus Jungle Software’s Chimpanzee software
Screenplay Table Read –
Runner-up – Floating
Wins Write Brothers – Dramatica Pro or Dramatica Story screenwriting software
Winner – Kitsune Mask
Wins an Ak-Chin award plus Write Brothers’ Movie Magic Screenwriter screenplay software
Native American Film
Winner – Iroquois Creation Story
Wins an Ak-Chin award plus Jungle Software’s Chimpanzee film software
BEST OF THE FEST
An Ak-Chin Award, Jungle Software’s Gorilla Combo film scheduling and budgeting software, and complimentary consultation from Entertainment Attorney Stephen Wade Nebgen.
More announcements soon!
And, put Copa Shorts Film Fest on your calendar for next year – February 16-18th, 2018!
We’ll be accepting submissions for next year’s festival at filmfreeway.com starting in mid-May, 2017. Get your projects ready!!!
TO SEE WHAT THE SCHEDULE INCLUDED – CLICK HERE FOR OUR PROGRAM
The talented filmmakers and screenwriters shown at the festival on February 17-19, 2017 at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle in Maricopa, Arizona are in our program.
We chose films from the USA, Norway, Italy, China, France, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Spain, and even Papua New Guinea!
Click the icon above to see all of the great short films and screenplays that we could fit in two days!
Please consider donating to our film festival!
GO TO “Donate to Copa Shorts Film Fest” => on right.
It takes the support of many people to make a film festival run. And, what do you get for that generosity?
An opportunity to do good –
- Maybe give a troubled youth a productive new path
- Provide an inspired filmmaker a chance to be recognized and launch a career
- Give a forum for a fledging screenwriter to have his/her work seen and heard
- Draw a community together to develop…
- An Excellent Event
And a tax deduction because we’re a 501(c)(3) not-for -profit where your contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the IRS laws.
Please be generous! We need donations to provide the budget to allow us to continue our year round programming including workshops for community members and students.
Copa Shorts Film Fest, Inc. is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) organization.
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