The Heartland Film Festival will offer, for the first time ever, an educational series consisting of free, intensive workshops for aspiring filmmakers in the art and craft of film criticism, video/film production, and story/script development. The seminar at Anderson University will feature Mr. Angelo Pizzo, Writer and Producer for the motion pictures "Hoosiers," and "Rudy." The seminar at AU will be conducted Thursday, October 18, at 3 p.m., in Hartung Hall, room 101. The AU seminar will be entitled, "Video/TV Production: Every Picture Tells a Story." The Heartland Film Festival series of education seminars will be conducted at Franklin College, Anderson University and Butler University, respectively.
The first seminar, hosted by Franklin College, will join local and national film critics and aspiring filmmakers to learn about the process of film criticism. Discussions will focus on how to write film critiques as well as how critiques affect the film industry. Aspiring film critics will have an opportunity to utilize the information as they view a short film and create their own film critique.
Anderson University will host the second seminar where aspiring filmmakers will learn about the latest methods in video/film pre-production, production, and post-production. Local and national industry professionals will discuss the production process for creating corporate videos, documentary films, feature films, and TV/cable/satellite broadcasts.
The Festival series will conclude at Butler University with an in-depth discussion on story and script development. Experienced filmmakers will discuss how to develop an idea into a story, the structure of a screenplay, and working as a professional screenwriter at a small production company.
Heartland Film Festival was established in 1991 to recognize and honor filmmakers whose works explore the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life. Each year Heartland screens films from around the world, ranging from dramas to documentaries to animation.
Heartland awards $100,000 in Crystal Heart Awards to the Festival's top entries, including a $50,000 Grand Prize for best Dramatic Feature. The Jimmy Stewart Memorial Award for the best student film and the Crystal Heart Award winners share the remaining $50,000. Heartland is one of the few festivals in the world that awards cash prizes to filmmakers. Heartland will celebrate 10 years of honoring truly moving pictures at this year?s Festival, October 17-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Advance tickets are available by calling toll-free 1.866.HFF.1010 or by visiting any Indianapolis area Marsh Supermarket.
Anderson University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in business, education and theology.