“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”).
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- Pilot Team High School Film Competition Presented by Roberts Camera
- Filmmaking Workshop Archive!
The Heartland Institute provides innovative education and outreach programs that enrich the minds and lives of youth and aspiring filmmakers.Learn More
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.More Details
F.I.L.M. Project Curricula
High School Film Competition
Film and Acting Workshops
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.Browse Curricula
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.Learn More
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.Learn More