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.

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

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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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“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.