Heartland Film Announces Latest Slate of Truly Moving Picture Award Winners


Heartland Film honors select theatrically-released films–entertaining movies that do more than just entertain–with the Truly Moving Picture Award.

The Award allows studios and distributors to inform potential audiences of a film’s transformative power, and serves as a curatorial standard to enable moviegoers to identify entertaining films that do much more than just entertain. Submissions are received directly from studios and producers for consideration. Films submitted to Heartland Film for Truly Moving Picture Award consideration are judged on their overall artistic and technical quality. Each film is screened by Truly Moving Picture Award jury members and Heartland Film staff. Although some Truly Moving Picture Award-winning films may be shown at the annual Heartland Film Festival, the Award is not tied to the event; Heartland Film bestows the Award on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Heartland Film is pleased to announce the latest slate of films earning the Truly Moving Picture Award honor:

  • “Coco” – Disney Presents a Pixar Animation Studios Film, Directed by Lee Unkrich and Co-Directed by Adrian Molina
    • In theaters everywhere November 22, 2017
  • “Darkest Hour” – Focus Features, Directed by Joe Wright
    • In New York and LA November 22, 2017, everywhere December 22, 2017
  • “Goodbye Christopher Robin” – Fox Searchlight Pictures, Directed by Simon Curtis
    • In theaters now
  • “The Man Who Invented Christmas” – Bleecker Street Media, Directed by Charat Nalluri
    • In theaters everywhere November 22, 2017
  • “Mudbound” – Netflix, Directed by Dee Rees
    • Available now on Netflix
  • “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” – Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures, Directed by Dan Gilroy
    • In theaters everywhere November 22, 2017
  • “The Shape of Water” – Fox Searchlight Pictures, Directed by Guillermo del Toro
    • In theaters everywhere December 8, 2017
  • “The Star” – Sony Pictures Animation/Columbia Pictures, Directed by Timothy Reckart
    • Director Tim Reckart won the 2012 Heartland Film Festival Grand Prize for Best Short Film (“Head Over Heels”)
    • In theaters now
  • “The Upside” – The Weinstein Company, Directed by Neil Burger
    • In theaters everywhere March 9, 2018
  • “Wonder” – Lionsgate, Directed by Stephen Chbosky
    • In theaters now






















Check out the full list of 2017’s Truly Moving Picture Award winners.


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