Select the right films, and attending a film festival is a terrific opportunity to explore worlds of excellence and interest beyond the standard multiplex offerings.
IBJ interviewed Heartland Film Inc. President Craig Prater about the new event—and his tenure so far at Heartland, which he joined in 2016.
The Indy Shorts International Film Fest is scheduled for late July at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. It will exclusively feature films shorter than 40 minutes, including films that will be eligible for Academy Awards.
Real-life stories outshine fiction films at the Oct. 20-30 cinematic soiree.
Craig Prater has run film festivals around the globe and brings expertise in fundraising, sponsorships and tourism. Heartland’s 25th annual festival is scheduled for October.
The organization that puts on the annual Heartland Film Festival has named Frank Basile interim president after the unexpected resignation of Stuart Lowry, the not-for-profit announced Wednesday.
The model for how to blend the two to create event magic is Bloomington’s Lotus Festival, a world-class world music festival held in late September.
Highlights include a documentary about debunking magician James Randi and a must-see-for-actors profile of Hal Holbrook.
Jeffrey Sparks, 63, has joined Indianapolis-based not-for-profit and public policy research group Sagamore Institute as a senior fellow. He stepped down from Heartland Truly Moving Pictures in 2013.
There are big things in the wings for Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, which this month elevated COO Stuart Lowry from supporting player to headliner. Coming attractions include new sponsor deals, expanded programming and, potentially, a bigger staff.
Jeffrey L. Sparks, who has led the Heartland Film Festival since he founded the internationally known movie event more than two decades ago, is bowing out of his leadership role, he confirmed Tuesday morning.
What "Twilight Zone"-ish connection does the founder of Heartland Truly Moving Pictures have to its new HQ? What tearjerking moment did he share with a major donor? How did he calm an infuriated Hollywood director? Jeffrey Sparks is ready for his closeup.
An intense documentary, a romantic comedy, and even a horror film for your consideration.
The Heartland Film Festival entry looks at the life of the late Ken Olsen, who founded Massachusetts-based Digital Equipment Corp.
As Heartland’s branding agency, the agency will lead efforts to increase awareness of Heartland events, as well as its overall mission.