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    iW NEWS | "Abu Raed," "Devil" Win At Heartland Fest

    The Heartland Film Festival concluded with the 17th annual Crystal Heart Awards Gala in Indianapolis. Awards and $200,000 in cash prizes were presented to 17 films. Among them, "Captain Abu Raed" by Amin Matalqa won the $100,000 Grand Prize Award Winner for Best Dramatic Feature, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" by Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker won the $25,000 Award for Best Documentary Feature, and "Victoria" by Charles Sommer won the $10,000 Vision Award for Best Short Film. Heartland also recognized the 15 films selected from November 2007 to date as recipients of the Truly Moving Picture Award, including: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,"...

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    iW NEWS | Snag Makes Paley Partnership

    The Paley Center for Media (formerly known as Museum of Television & Radio) is deepening its relationship with SnagFilms. The union will give Snag a presence at the organization's DocFest and Paley's other events and initiatives and will also include outreach to the film community. Both sides emphasized that it would bolster the doc community by providing more outlets and opportunies for films and filmmakers. "As our organization continues to expand our role as a 'media connector', we are pleased to be able to help filmmakers better understand and become familiar with options for reaching ever larger audiences," said Paley president and CEO P...

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    AWARDS WATCH '08 | "Ballast" Leads Gotham Awards With Four Nominations

    Lance Hammer's "Ballast" led the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Award nominations, which were announced this morning by IFP. "Ballast" garnered four nods, including Best Feature, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Breakthrough Director, and Best Breakthrough Actor. The other films feted for Best ...

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    iW NEWS | "Tomorrow" Leads imagineNATIVE Winners

    The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival came to a close in Toronto last night, handing out their annual awards. Marie Helene-Cousineau and Madelaine Piujuq Ivalu's "Before Tomorrow" won the award for dramatic feature, the Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award went to "March Point," a collaboration by Cody Cayou, Nick Clark, Tracy Rector, Annie Silverstein and Travis Tom, and the Best Canadian Short Drama was Adam Garnet Jones' "A Small Thing." "The ninth year was an incredible success," says imagineNATIVE's Festival Director Rebeka Tabobondung in a statement. "We couldn't have imagined a better lead-up to the festival's tenth annivers...

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    iW ROUND UP | Monday, October 20th

    indieWIRE's snapshot of news and views from around the web on Wednesday.

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    Wanna Watch A Charming Election Unfold?

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    REVIEW | Crash Landing: Gonzalo Arijon's "Stranded: I Have Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mou

    In his 1993 review of "Alive," a film based on the infamous 1972 true story of the survivors of a Uruguay rugby team that crashed in the Andes on their plane ride to a tournament, Roger Ebert wrote, "We care about the characters while we watch the movie. But at the end it all seems elusive. The movi...

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    Palin as President

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    Seven Days in Montreal

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    DISPATCH FROM THE HAMPTONS | "Troubled Water," "Herb and Dorothy" Dominate at 16th Hamptons Fest

    Norwegian director Erik Poppe's "Troubled Water" and Japanese director Megumi Sasaki's "Herb and Dorothy" won big at the Hamptons International Film Festival this afternoon, with both features winning jury and audience prizes in their categories. "Water" took the festival's Golden Starfish for Best ...

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