Heartland Films nominated for Independent Spirit Awards!  

Beginners - Nominated for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Male Supporting Actor

It’s that time of year again. Awards season! We kick things off today with the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

“The Film Independent Spirit Awards recognize the finest artistic achievements across the broad spectrum of independent filmmaking—from emerging talent working on a shoestring budget to established auteurs,” said Film Independent Senior Director Sean Mc Manus.  “The 2012 nominees tell their stories in such an authentic way and reflect the inclusive nature of the independent filmmaking community.  We are delighted to support them and expand the audience for their work.”

Both Truly Moving Picture Award winners and Heartland Film Festival films felt the love today. Beginners received a total of four nominations including Best Feature and Best Director. The TMPA winner was also nominated for Best Screenplay alongside fellow award winner Win Win. 2011 HFF Official Selection The Redemption of General Butt Naked has been nominated for Best Documentary.

Special congrats to Heather Courtney, director of the 2011 Crystal Heart Award winner, Where Soliders Come From for her nomination for the Truer Than Fiction award!

Visit the Film Independent website for a complete list of nominees.