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By sharing the power of great films, we can inspire, educate, captivate and encourage a whole new generation of movie lovers.

  • What is the Heartland Institute?
  • Learn More About the High School Film Competition
  • How To Train Your Dragon F.I.L.M. Curriculum Available
  • Pilot Team High School Film Competition Presented by Roberts Camera
  • Filmmaking Workshop Archive!
What is the Heartland Institute?

The Heartland Institute provides innovative education and outreach programs that enrich the minds and lives of youth and aspiring filmmakers.

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Learn More About the High School Film Competition

The competition represents another way that Heartland is inspiring positive development in the lives of today’s youth. Heartland’s High School Film Competition is open to all enrolled high school students nationwide.

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How To Train Your Dragon F.I.L.M. Curriculum Available

How To Train Your Dragon free downloadable F.I.L.M. curriculum geared towards children 8 and up, explores the friendship of the most unlikely duo, Hiccup Horrendus Haddock III, a young Viking, and Toothless, and misunderstood dragon.

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Pilot Team High School Film Competition Presented by Roberts Camera

Five schools. Six categories. One theme. The inaugural Team High School Film Competition challenged five teams of students from local high schools to create a three-minute film aligning with a theme. Sponsored by Roberts Camera.

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Filmmaking Workshop Archive!

Head to the archive! Check out past film & acting workshops to expand your filmmaking knowledge.

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F.I.L.M. Project Curricula

High School Film Competition

Film and Acting Workshops

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F.I.L.M. develops and distributes free curricula based on Truly Moving Picture Award-winning films to channel positive messages and life-affirming themes into the minds and lives of youth.

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Launched in 2010, the Heartland High School Film Competition encourages tomorrow’s filmmakers to create films that explore the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life.

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The Heartland Film Institute offers year-round programming to educate aspiring filmmakers in the art and craft of creating films that celebrate the best of the human spirit.

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2014 Heartland Film Festival Submission Period Now Open

Academy Award®-qualifying festival seeks independent film submissions from all over the world, will award more than $115,000 in cash prizes at 10-day event in October

Download Your 2014 Academy Awards® Ballot – Nine Nominations for TMPA Winners!

Download the 2014 Oscar ballot. Heartland is pleased to announce that four 2013 Truly Moving Picture Award winners have been nominated for Academy Awards® across nine categories: