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Inocente won best short documentary awards from both Heartland and the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences.
  • 'Inocente' won best short documentary awards from both Heartland and the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences.
Big news out of the Heartland Truly Moving Pictures camp, which announced today that it's partnering with the channel ShortsHD to offer Heartland short film winners the opportunity to be featured in "blocks of festival-themed programming" on the channel. ShortsHD, which is headquartered in London, is part of movie packages on DirectTV and U-Verse. Its chief executive, Carter Pilcher, has this to say in a Heartland press release: "As a kid who grew up in Terre Haute, there couldn't be a film festival I am more excited for ShortsHD to partner with than the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis."

Heartland also disclosed its submission totals for the 2013 festival: 1,521 total submissions (up from 1,292 in 2012) from 79 countries (up from 63 in 2012).

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