Indiana’s longest-running celebration of cinema, the 26th Heartland Film Festival, will kick off tomorrow, October 12th, with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rob Reiner, and run through Sunday, October 22nd. It was founded by a team headed by President Emeritus Jeff Sparks and was voted this year as one of the Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in Moviemaker Magazine. The nonprofit organization will award a total of $100,000 across multiple categories such as Grand Prizes, the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award, U.S. and World Premieres, High School Film Competition, and the Indiana Spotlight Program. RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert will speak after a special screening of “Life Itself,” Steve James’s acclaimed 2014 documentary about her late husband Roger, at 3:30pm on Friday, October 13th. Later that … Read entire story.
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