By Indiewire | Indiewire September 10, 2005 at 5:26AM
In the Indianapolis Business Journal, Scott Olson examines the state of the Heartland Film Festival, recent recipient of a $3.7 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The grant is earmarked to bolster the event, expand its programs and create local and national partnerships:
Independent filmmakers visiting Indianapolis for the Heartland Film Festival often give the event glowing reviews. But after 14 years of screening and honoring such inspiring movies as "Remember the Titans," "The Rookie" and "Because of Winn-Dixie," organizers no longer want to rely simply on word of mouth to build a national reputation for the festival, which this year runs Oct. 13-21.