2013 Heartland Film Festival Concludes with Special Presentation of “The Book Thief,” Announces Audience Choice & Best Premiere Award Winners

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The 22nd Annual Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 17-26) capped off its tenth and final day on Saturday with a special presentation of 20th Century Fox’s “The Book Thief” (in theaters nationwide Nov. 27).

The 22nd Annual Heartland Film Festival hosted, from left, Actor Geoffrey Rush, Producer Karen Rosenfelt, Actor Sophie Nélisse and Director Brian Percival for its Closing Night Event presentation of “The Book Thief” (20th Century Fox).

After its presentation of the film, Heartland presented the Truly Moving Picture Award to Director Brian Percival, the Pioneering Spirit: Rising Star Award to Actor Sophie Nélisse and the Pioneering Spirit Award (the organization’s lifetime achievement award) to Actor Geoffrey Rush.

The 22nd Annual Heartland Film Festival Closing Night Event is introduced by, from left, COO Stuart Lowry, Festival Director Louise Henderson and Artistic Director Tim Irwin at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Toby Theatre.
The 22nd Annual Heartland Film Festival Closing Night Event is introduced by, from left, COO Stuart Lowry, Festival Director Louise Henderson and Artistic Director Tim Irwin at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Toby Theatre.

Also announced were Heartland’s 2013 Audience Choice Award Winners and its inaugural Best Premiere Award Winners across all categories:

Audience Choice Award Winners

Best Premiere Award Winners

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