(INDIANAPOLIS Sept. 19, 2012) Heartland Truly Moving Pictures announced the 118 films selected to be screened at this year’s Heartland Film Festival. The films once again demonstrate Heartland’s commitment to bring inspiring films – and filmmakers – to Indianapolis for its 10-day festival.
Heartland will award more than $135,000 in cash prizes to this year’s winners, including the $100,000 Grand Prize Award for Best Narrative Feature, the $25,000 Award for Best Documentary Feature, the $10,000 Vision Award for Best Short Film and cash prizes to the High School filmmakers.
The five Festival Award-winning films in the Narrative Feature category are: A Bottle in the Gaza Sea; Cairo 678; Future Weather; Starry, Starry Night; and Valley of Saints. These films will compete for the $100,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature, which will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on October 20.
The five Festival Award-winning films in the Documentary Feature category are: All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert; Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare; Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet; Rising from Ashes; and Trash Dance. These films will compete for the $25,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature.
In addition to the Narrative and Documentary Feature categories, Heartland will present the $10,000 Vision Award for Best Short to one of these seven Festival Award-winning short films: Buzkashi Boys; Dva; Inocente; It’s Such a Beautiful Day; Kipp Normand; Assemble; and Head Over Heels. Assemble and Head Over Heels are also recipients of the Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Awards, given each year to outstanding student films.
In addition to the films being screened during the 10-day Festival, Heartland will host several special events for film lovers of all ages and interests.
The complete 2012 Heartland Film Festival lineup and additional Festival Information can be found online at HeartlandFilmFestival.org.