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The 8th Annual Heartland Film Festival took place October 20-28, 1999 and screened 12 films at the IMAX Theatre, Indiana Historical Society, and Franklin College. More than $100,000 was awarded at the Crystal Heart Awards Gala to the filmmakers behind the film screened at the Festival. 


John Dye was the Festival Gala MC. Other special guests include Ellen Burstyn (Actor, Walking Across Egypt), Judge Reinhold (Actor, Walking Across Egypt), and Judy Stewart-Merill (Jimmy Stewart’s daughter).

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Film Lineup

Want a full rundown on the films from #HIFF8? 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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