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"Bella" and "Hear and Now" Take Top Heartland Fest Prizes

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 21, 2007 at 7:24AM

Alejandro Monteverde's "Bella" won the best dramatic feature award at the Heartland Film Festival, and Irene Taylor took the Indianapolis-based fest's best doc feature award for "Hear and Now." The prizes include $100,000 and $25,000 cash awards respectively. Also taking home cash was Kurt Kuenne's "Validation" ($10,000) for best short. During the program, Heartland honored 16 dramatic and documentary short and feature-length films. Four student films received Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart awards and 12 films were honored with Crystal Heart awards. For more information, visit the festival's website. [Brian Brooks]
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Alejandro Monteverde's "Bella" won the best dramatic feature award at the Heartland Film Festival, and Irene Taylor took the Indianapolis-based fest's best doc feature award for "Hear and Now." The prizes include $100,000 and $25,000 cash awards respectively. Also taking home cash was Kurt Kuenne's "Validation" ($10,000) for best short. During the program, Heartland honored 16 dramatic and documentary short and feature-length films. Four student films received Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart awards and 12 films were honored with Crystal Heart awards. For more information, visit the festival's website. [Brian Brooks]





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