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The 12th Annual Heartland Film Festival took place October 16-24, 2003, and hosted screenings at the AMC Theatres Castleton Square, AMC Theatres Greenwood Park, and the Indiana History Center. The theme for the festival was: What moves you?


Dick Cook, Chairman of Disney Studios, attended the Festival and was honored with the Pioneering Spirit Award Winner, and Don Hahn (Producer, Lion King) was presented with a special Crystal Heart Award. Other special guests included David Ogden Stiers (Actor), LeVar Burton (Director, Blizzard), Ralph Winter (Producer, Blizzard), Barbara Billingsley (Actor), Charlie Robinson (Actor), Beth Polson (Producer, Secret Santa), Jamie Redford (Director, Spin), Steve Rothenberg (President of Distribution, Lionsgate), Lee Hirsch (Filmmaker, TMPA Winner Amandla!), and Academy Award®-winning editor, Chuck Workman was a workshop partner.

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Film Lineup

Want a full rundown on the films from #HIFF12? You're in luck!


Thanks to our friends at Letterboxd, you can explore our entire lineup, add reviews, and find out which streaming platforms they are currently available on.

Make sure to follow us on Letterboxd @HeartlandFilm to keep up with all of our Festival lineups, filmmaker picks, and Truly Moving Picture Award winners! 

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