A Meet & Greet With This Year’s Filmmakers!  

On Wednesday night, Heartland staff, sponsors and volunteers helped welcome many of this year’s filmmakers at a reception at the Omni Severin Hotel! We shared in drinks, food and great conversations. As always, it was great to see the faces of the filmmakers we have been interacting so much with over the past few months! It was also so fun to catch up with some of our old filmmaker friends from years past. It’s to good to see them again in the Heartland!

Some of those who were in attendance were the folks from Paradise Recovered and Jeremy, Ken Ochiai from Frog in the Well, Gustavo Ron from Ways to Live Forever and some of our High School Film Competition winners! It was also surreal to see Beverly Mitchell from Snowmen (and of course, 7th Heaven!).

It was a perfect evening to kick-off the biggest Festival in Heartland Film Festival history. With more than 100 films and more than 150 filmmakers, it was just the beginning to a crazy fun week! Thanks to all that attended and a special thanks to the Omni who never fails to put on a classy event for us! See you at the movies!