Australian film wins Heartland festival prize
Reported by: AP/UNBconnect
Reported on: Oct 17, 2011 11:29 am
Reported in: Entertainment
INDIANAPOLIS, OCT 17 (AP/UNB) - The Australian film "Red Dog" has won the $100,000 grand prize at the Heartland Film Festival.
The Indianapolis Star reports "Red Dog" was presented the prize at the festival's awards ceremony Saturday. The movie chronicles the true story of a dog who unites a community while roaming the Outback in search of its master. It features filmmaker Nelson Woss' own dog, Koko.
Heartland Truly Moving Pictures President Jeff Sparks says the grand prize goes each year to the film judged best to carry forward the festival's mission to promote positive change in people's lives through film.
The $25,000 award for best documentary went to "Crime After Crime" and the $10,000 award for best short film went to "Thief."