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The 18th Annual Heartland Film Festival took place October 15-24, 2009, and screened 64 films at the AMC Theaters Castleton Square and the AMC Theaters Greenwood. The theme for the festival was Escape to the Heartland Film Festival.  


Co-founder of Pixar and President of Disney Animation/Pixar, Ed Catmull, attended the Festival and was honored with the Pioneering Spirit Award. Other special guests include Michael Orin Scott (Filmmaker, The Horse Boy) and Vicki Wong (Filmmaker, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale).

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Film Lineup

Want a full rundown on the films from #HIFF18? 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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