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Download the 2014 Oscar ballot. Heartland is pleased to announce that four 2013 Truly Moving Picture Award winners have been nominated for Academy Awards® across nine categories:
Each year nonprofit arts organization Heartland Truly Moving Pictures honors select theatrically-released films with its Truly Moving Picture Award, a seal that signifies a film’s transformative power and appeal.
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We’re pleased when any of the independent films showcased at the Heartland Film Festival get distribution, but today we’re elated. All six of these films are available to rent and own via VOD:
“Our jury unanimously voted ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ a Truly Moving Picture Award Winner,” said Tim Irwin, Heartland’s artistic director. “Jurors noted exceptional performances across the board, highlighted by Emma Thompson’s portrayal of P.L. Travers. Messages in the film were powerful, yet nuanced, and the story flowed well with the use of Travers’ flashbacks as a young child.”
“Our Truly Moving Picture Award jury found ‘Nebraska’ to be authentic and honest,” said Tim Irwin, Heartland’s artistic director. “Bruce Dern’s performance as Woody made a strong connection with our jurors, who could all relate to the character’s struggles and relationship with his family. The quality of the film’s writing and cinematography were also praised, as they lent credibility and truthfulness to the overall experience.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have released its shortlists across various categories for February’s 86th Annual Academy Awards®. Three films from the Heartland Film Festival have been shortlisted.