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  • Heartland Film Festival “Best of the Fest” in Bedford, Ind. – June 13-14, 2014
  • 2014 Heartland Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open!
  • As High as the Sky at the JCC of Indianapolis May 22
  • Million Dollar Arm Pitches a Perfect TMPA
Heartland Film Festival “Best of the Fest” in Bedford, Ind. – June 13-14, 2014

Experience six powerful indie films with five filmmakers in Bedford, IN - Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14! Presented by Duke Energy.

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2014 Heartland Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open!

Spread the word! The Call for Entries period for the 2014 Heartland Film Festival is NOW OPEN! Click the link to learn more and download the complete rules and regulations.

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As High as the Sky at the JCC of Indianapolis May 22

Heartland Film Festival favorite “As High as the Sky” to screen at JCC of Indianapolis on May 22, 2014, with Director Nikki Braendlin scheduled for a video chat Q-and-A.

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Million Dollar Arm Pitches a Perfect TMPA

"Disney delivers a fresh, 21st century take on the inspiring sports story genre with ‘Million Dollar Arm,’” said Tim Irwin, Heartland's artistic director. See Walt Disney Pictures' "Million Dollar Arm" in theaters everywhere May 16.

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Truly Moving Pictures Award-Winning Motion Pictures

Heartland Roadshow – Community Screening Series

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We screen, select and award theatrically-released motion pictures with our Truly Moving Picture Award.

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Heartland Roadshow

Join us for inspiring independent films & classic Truly Moving Picture Award winners all year-round!

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Education and Outreach

We develop education outreach programs for youths & adults to experience the power of film.

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“As High as the Sky,” Featuring All-Female Cast and Key Crew, to Screen at JCC of Indianapolis

“As High as the Sky” a first-time, independent feature from writer-director Nikki Braendlin, is a beautifully nuanced film that explores the fragile bonds between sisters. Made on a SAG Indie Ultra-Low budget, the film packs an emotional and memorable punch with notable performances by Caroline Fogarty (“Big Love” and “Desperate Housewives”) and Bonnie McNeil (“Sympathy for Delicious”).

Heartland Film Festival Takes “Best of the Fest” to Bedford, Ind., Presented by Duke Energy

Known for showcasing the best in independent, inspiring film from all over the world every October, the Heartland Film Festival—presented by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film—will offer moviegoers in Bedford, Ind. a chance to experience the festival atmosphere in their own backyard. Four indie filmmakers are scheduled to attend “Best of the Fest,” presented by Duke Energy, and will be available to mingle with attendees and provide insight on the filmmaking process.