Copa Shorts Film Fest wrapped two days of short-film screenings Sunday with a wrap party and awards. Students from Maricopa Wells Middle School won the middle school category with “The Inverted,” directed by Kaden Rogers. They were the only winners present to accept their certificate.
The Audience Choice award went to the college film “The Chocolate Soldier,” directed by Jackson Smith. The Best of Fest, decided by judges, was the very brief military documentary “Lion in a Box,” directed by Melanie Brown.
Best Native American film: “Waabooz,” directed by Molly Katagiri
Best animated film: “Totem,” directed by Alex Cannon
Best drama: “Split Ticket,” directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo
Best documentary: “From the Shadows,” directed by Jacques de Vox
Best comedy: “Girl Meets Roach,” directed by Christopher Zatta
Best foreign film: “Freezer,” directed by Dimitris Nakos
Best after-hours film: “It’s Just a Gun,” directed by Brian Robau
Best horror film: “Mannequin,” directed by Dante Aubain and Danny Summonte
Best screenplay: “Privacy Please,” by Sheri Davenport