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.
Upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios release “Frozen” has been recognized by nonprofit Heartland Truly Moving Pictures with the Truly Moving Picture Award.
In its twenty-second year, the 2013 Heartland Film Festival experienced growth across all areas, including a 13 percent rise in attendance compared to 2012 with 24,000 in screening attendance
2013 Heartland Film Festival Concludes with Special Presentation of “The Book Thief,” Announces Audience Choice & Best Premiere Award Winners
The 22nd Annual Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 17-26) capped off its tenth and final day…
Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 17-26) has announced its four 2013 Grand Prize Award Winners at its Awards Ceremony at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
The English language is vast and has a plethora of words. Yet I can’t think of two more somber words than “AIDS orphanage.” One young man named Rocky Braat decided to leave New York to work in such an orphanage in India. After he had spent some time there, his best friend Steve Hoover traveled to see him to see what his life is like. The results are astonishing.
We were so fortunate to talk to Steve about his friend Rocky, the joy he found there and what he was just doing in the Ukraine.
The story of how we got to the moon is well known to the point where those first men who walked on its surface are names remembered by everyone, young and old. Yet the methods that were used weren’t the first idea. In fact, years before any of that happened some of the most brilliant minds had set their sights on Mars and their methods included nuclear bombs.
Directors Derek Lartaud and Melanie Ruiz made a wonderful short film that talked about Project Orion and how those scientists remember their time together. We were happy to talk with Melanie to ask her how she first found this story, the impact of these men and what is her next project.