Three Academy Award® Wins for Heartland Film Titles


The 88th Annual Academy Awards® took place on Sunday, Feb. 28, and three films honored by Heartland Film through the Heartland Film Festival or Truly Moving Picture Award took home the gold. Winners include:

Short Film, Live Action

2015 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Narrative Short Stutterer won best live action short film! Director Benjamin Cleary accepted the award.

Stutterer Wins Best Live Action Short!

Actress in a Leading Role

Brie Larson, who portrayed Ma in Truly Moving Picture Award winner and 2015 Heartland Film Festival Opening Night film Room, won best actress in a leading role.

Brie Larson Wins Best Actress for Room!

Actor in a Supporting Role

Mark Rylance, who portrayed Rudolf Abel in Truly Moving Picture Award winner Bridge of Spieswon best actor in a supporting role.

Mark Rylance Wins Best Supporting Actress for Bridge of Spies!

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Heartland Film Festival has earned the special designation of being a qualifying festival for the Annual Academy Awards® within the Short Films category. This means that the winner of the Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short Film will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.


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