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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.

2011 Heartland Film Festival: Calling All History Buffs!

The Past Comes Alive Through Film
A People Uncounted
A People Uncounted
Official Selection / Documentary Feature / Director: Aaron Yeger

This documentary tells the true story of the Roma, commonly referred to as Gypsies—a people who have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture. Read more about A People Uncounted.

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For Robbing the Dead

For Robbing the Dead
Official Selection / Narrative Feature / Director: Thomas Russell

In frontier Utah, a grieving sheriff is confronted with a grisly crime – an immigrant Frenchman has been robbing the dead of their clothing. Read more about For Robbing the Dead.

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The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History
Official Selection / Documentary Feature / Directors: Chad Freidrichs

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. Read more about The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History.

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Kinyarwanda

Kinyarwanda
Crystal Heart Award Winner / Narrative Feature / Director: Alrick Brown

During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, as the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect each other. Read more about Kinyarwanda.

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Kinyarwanda sponsored by: Covenant Productions WQME

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The Redemption of General Butt Naked

The Redemption of General Butt Naked
Official Selection / Documentary Feature / Directors: Eric Strauss, Daniele Anastasion

The Redemption of General Butt Naked tells the story of Joshua Milton Blahyi – aka General Butt Naked – a brutal warlord who murdered thousands during Liberia’s horrific 14-year civil war. Today, the General has renounced his violent past and reinvented himself as Evangelist Joshua Milton Blahyi. Read more about The Redemption of General Butt Naked.

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