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Six Academy Award Wins for Heartland Film Titles - Heartland Film

Six Academy Award Wins for Heartland Film Titles


The 87th Annual Academy Awards® took place on Sunday, Feb. 22, and six films honored by Heartland Film through the Heartland Film Festival or Truly Moving Picture Award took home the gold. Winners include:

Short Film, Live Action

2014 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Narrative Short The Phone Call  won best live action short film! Director Mat Kirkby and Writer James Lucas accepted the award.

The Phone Call Wins Live Action Short Film

Actor in a Leading Role

Eddie Redmayne, who portrayed the brilliant Stephen Hawking in Truly Moving Picture Award winner The Theory of Everything, won best actor in a leading role.

Eddie Redmayne Leading Actor for The Theory of Everything

Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, who portrayed Olivia Evans in Truly Moving Picture Award winner Boyhood, won best actress in a supporting role.

Partricia Arquette in Boyhood

Adapted Screenplay

Graham Moore’s screenplay for Truly Moving Picture Award Winner / 2014 Heartland Film Festival Special Presentation The Imitation Game, won for best adapted screenplay.

Graham Moore Adapted Screenplay The Imitation Game

Sound Editing

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman’s sound editing in Truly Moving Picture Award winner American Sniper won for best sound editing.

American Sniper Wins Best Editing

Visual Effects

Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher’s effects in Truly Moving Picture Award winner Interstellar won for best visual effects.

Interstellar Wins Best Visual Effects

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Heartland Film Festival has earned the special designation of being a qualifying festival for the Annual Academy Awards® within the Short Films category. This means that the winner of the Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short Film will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.


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