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We honor select theatrically-released motion pictures with the Truly Moving Picture Award. These films offer more than entertainment: they inspire, educate and engage moviegoers of all ages.

  • The Wind Rises a Fitting Finale for Miyazaki
  • TMPA Winner The LEGO Movie Builds Great Message
  • Million Dollar Arm Pitches a Perfect TMPA
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman Excites & Educates
The Wind Rises a Fitting Finale for Miyazaki

“Beautifully realized, with evocative, gorgeous animation in every frame, ‘The Wind Rises’ manages to weave a complex and engaging story dealing with themes that are immediately intimate and sweeping."

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TMPA Winner The LEGO Movie Builds Great Message

In theaters Friday, Feb. 7,  The LEGO Movie “combines a unique premise with humor and an engaging cast of characters. The film presents a great message for its viewers.”

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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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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Excites & Educates

Featuring a superb voice cast and striking animation, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" weaves an educational and exciting story for moviegoers of all ages. The Truly Moving Picture Award winner is now in theaters.

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Award-Winning Motion Pictures

Filmmaker and Star Interviews

Discussion Guides

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Browse the many Truly Moving Picture Award-winning films to find the next film that moves you or share how your favorite films have impacted you.

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Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on Award-winning films and learn what truly moving pictures inspire Hollywood veterans!

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Planning a movie night with friends? Browse the films with Discussion Guides to keep the conversation rolling after the credits!

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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: