From the early frames of the movie, it is obvious that Life Inside Out is…
Yearly Archives: 2013
In one of our Festival Award winning films, The Forgotten Kingdom, an aimless boy from Johannesburg travels back to his village in Lesotho when his father passes away. His journey is an incredible cinematic experience as we explore who Atang is and the majesty of Lesotho.
With a film so warm and authentic, it may be surprising to hear that writer/director Andrew Mudge is not from Africa. Andrew talks to us about the first time he traveled to Lesotho, the importance of quiet intensity and the influence of David Lynch.
There is magic in music as it has the qualities to relax, inspire and sooth the soul. Music is in the heart of our Festival Award-winning narrative film, Life Inside Out, as a mother of three finds rebirth in her life when she picks up her old guitar and decides to try out songwriting at a local open-mic. When her emotionally frustrated son starts to join her, they experience a new bonding.
We were thrilled that director Jill D’Agnenica was able to talk with us about everyday inspiration of creativity, the power of Kickstarter and what it was like to work on the ABC show LOST.
Now more than ever, it feels we are surrounded by superheroes. They are always in the multiplex, comics are still popular and now they’re even on TV shows. “The Amber Amulet” is a Festival Award wining short film without any supernatural powers, but it has Liam, a young boy, who wants to be a hero in his own town. So he dons a thin mask and tries to help his neighbor from being so sad.
We were excited to be able to talk with Matthew Moore, the film’s director and co-writer, and ask him about this influence on the culture, the reality it is set in and how an acting background can help you as a director.
Upcoming 20th Century Fox release to conclude the 22nd annual Heartland Film Festival; Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush, lead actress Sophie Nélisse, and director Brian Percival to receive awards
Heartland Film Festival Announces 2013 Lineup, Special Premiere Titles and Talent for Opening and Closing Night Events
Academy Award®-qualifying festival to feature 134 independent films over 10 days with special event appearances by Vanessa Hudgens, Director Ronald Krauss, Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush, Director Brian Percival, and more
Heartland Film Festival receives over 1,500 submissions from nearly 80 countries, will have short films featured on cable/satellite TV network.
Director Destin Daniel Cretton is being honored once again by Heartland Truly Moving Pictures. Last year Cretton’s film I Am Not a Hipster was chosen as an Official Selection in the 2012 Heartland Film Festival. His latest directorial effort, Short Term 12, is now being recognized as a Truly Moving Picture Award (TMPA) winner.
Thank you, NUVO readers: The Heartland Film Festival has been voted the No. 1 “Best Local Film Festival” in NUVO’s 2013 Best of Indy survey!
Heartland Truly Moving Pictures is pleased to announce it has received a $75,000 grant from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation (AWCCF). Heartland will use this general operating award to support its expanded year round programming through the Heartland Roadshow, as well as sustain the high quality programming at the annual Heartland Film Festival.