In honor of National Volunteer Week the staff of Heartland Film would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the volunteer team. Thank you for helping us create an amazing and unforgettable experience for audiences and filmmakers both year round and during the 11-day Heartland Film Festival. We couldn’t do it without you!
Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the Heartland Film Festival and year-round programs, including the planning of events, working at the theaters and providing hospitality for filmmakers and guests. Volunteers also provide valuable assistance in our year-round programming, educational, marketing and fundraising efforts.
All of our volunteers receive mailings, news and other information about Heartland Film. We’d love to have you get involved!
- New Volunteers
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- Current Heartland Film Volunteers
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If you are already a registered Heartland volunteer, click here to sign-on to the Heartland Shiftboard Site (online scheduling and people management system).
- 2016 Heartland Film Festival Volunteers of the Year
Committee of the Year
The Committee of the Year Award honors a volunteer committee that exhibited endless enthusiasm and tireless effort in support of the 2016 Heartland Film Festival.
The winner of the 2016 Committee of the Year Award is the WELCOME BAG committee, which includes Barbara Jablonski, Jan Taylor, Sydney Powell, Oren Cooley, Pam Greene, Linda Rosenberg, Robyn McMahon, Ellen Smith, Barbara Tegarden, Peggy Nommay and Ellen Smith.
Paul and Marie Sparks Award (previously known as the Hours Award)
The Paul and Marie Sparks Award honors an individual whose service went above and beyond the expectations of volunteering. This volunteer displayed high levels of passion and enthusiasm and greatly improved the success of the 2016 Heartland Film Festival.
The President’s Award honors an individual who has exemplified outstanding leadership and dedication in helping Heartland Film continue implementing our mission of inspiring filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film.
Bob Dietrich Award
RUSS & MICHELE LUZETSKI
The Bob Dietrich Award honors volunteers who contributed ample amounts of time, effort and enthusiasm to ensure the success of the 2016 Heartland Film Festival with boundless energy. Bob Dietrich was a dedicated Heartland Film volunteer for many years before eventually transitioning into a staff member. Bob was always there to help Heartland succeed and he will always hold a special place in our hearts. Bob passed away in 2011, but his love of film and Heartland continues to live on.
Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award honors a new volunteer who has impressed the Heartland Film staff with his/her dedication, passion and willingness to help the 2016 Heartland Film Festival in a profound way.
Fast and Furious Award
DAN LARUE, MAX PITCHKITES and BERNARD “BARNEY” HAYES
Wonder Woman Award
MEGAN MCPHAIL, JULIE EASTON and AMY PAUSZEK
127 Hours Award