Wednesday, July 20

Heartland Film Festival 2011 Sneak Peek Fundraiser on August 25

Click here for 2011 schedule and info: Heartland Film Festival 2011Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS (July 12, 2011) – Heartland Truly Moving Pictures will kick off the 2011 Heartland Film Festival with its first public fundraiser in its 20-year history on August 25, at the Mavris Arts and Event Center in downtown Indianapolis (121 S. East St.).
Hoosiers and Rudy producer and writer Angelo Pizzo and director David Anspaugh are scheduled to attend the event along with many other local filmmakers with Heartland ties. The evening will include a first look at some of the 2011 Heartland Film Festival selections including a review screening of a 2011 Festival short film.

The event also includes a live auction featuring a 2011 Heartland Film Festival ticket package, an Indianapolis arts ticket package including tickets to:
and more, as well as vacation packages to Sun Valley, Idaho and Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

“We’re hoping that this fundraiser will be the first of many as we continue to build awareness of our ongoing
need for financial support,” said Jeffrey L. Sparks, President and CEO of Heartland Truly Moving Pictures.
“It’s an honor to have some of our past filmmakers back to help us raise funds and we’re especially excited to
have Angelo and David in attendance.”

Tickets for this event are on sale now for $95 per person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A limited quantity of
Entourage Packages are also available for $1,000 and include 10 tickets, reserved seating and Entourage
Lounge access. Tickets can be purchased at

One Film Can, the Campaign for Heartland Truly Moving Pictures was publically launched in August of
2010. The Campaign is designed to provide Heartland with the resources it needs to be a dynamic, effective
and nationally recognized catalyst for inspiring filmmaking, and to make a positive impact in people’s lives.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Campaign.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.
Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, a non-profit arts organization, seeks to promote positive change in people’s live through the transformative power of film. Its flagship event, the Heartland Film Festival®, launched in 1991 and runs each October in Indianapolis, screening independent films from around the world. Each year, the Festival awards more than $150,000 in cash prizes and presents its Crystal Heart Awards to the top-judged submissions. Heartland has awarded more than $2.3 million to support filmmakers during the last 19 years.
The organization’s Truly Moving Picture Award was created to honor films released theatrically that align with Heartland’s mission. By bestowing this award seal to honored films, the award allows studios and distributors to inform audiences of a film’s transformative power and appeal. Heartland is also dedicated to cultivating youth, and thus created the Heartland Institute to provide innovative educational and outreach programs that enrich the minds and lives of youth and aspiring filmmakers.
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Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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