Gabe Connell, Kristi Lee, DJ Lockstar, Karen Mangia, Amy Pauszek and Susie Townsend join Heartland Film Board
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(December 7, 2022) Non-profit arts organization Heartland Film, Inc. welcomed six new board members on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. These additions follow the successful conclusion of the 31st Heartland International Film Festival (October 6-16, 2022) and the start of Heartland Film's new mini-movie series, Merry Movie Nights.
"As Heartland Film continues to grow in programming and outreach, expanding our network of local leaders is a top priority," said Michael Ault, President. "I know each of these individuals will take our organization to new heights as they help us engage with our community."
Heartland Film welcomes first time Board Members:
The Heartland Film Board Officers include Kim Dollin as Board Chair, Turner John (TJ) Woodard as Vice Chair, David Wong as Secretary, and John Dewey as Treasurer.
"I couldn't be more excited to welcome our new Board Members to the team," said Kim Dollin, Board Chair. "Their dedication to the organization has not gone unnoticed, and I'm looking forward to working with them to further Heartland Film's mission."
2023 Heartland Film Board Officers
Kim Dollin, Somerset CPAs and Advisors
Turner John (TJ) Woodard, Turner John Management
David Wong, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
John Dewey, Edward Jones
Betty Stilwell, Retired
2023 Heartland Film Board of Directors
2023 Heartland Film Advisory Council
The 2023 Heartland Film Advisory Council Members are Mary Azar Callahan, Brooke Barnett, Alpha Blackburn, Lisa Breall, Mika Brown, Andrea Brummet, Ellen Butz, Sandra Daly, Claudia Dille, Leslie Donchetz, LeeAnn Edmonston, Jenny Godby, Lynda Goeke, Arlene Grande, Tom Grande, Nikki Gray, Ted Green, Amy Howell, David Klapper, Cori Korn, Larry Landis, Lisa LeCrone, Katie Lory, Charlie Morgan, Liza Najem, Alexis Odle, Sam Odle, Ken Pack, Heather Richmund, Michelle Roberts, Suzanne Rothenberg, Susan Salsbery, Todd Shock, Bob Schultz, Brian Southard, David Spencer, Chantel Stone, Roberta Walton, Dave Windish and Amy Wright.
Heartland Film was founded in 1991 with the mission to curate, promote and celebrate thoughtful and engaging films from diverse perspectives. In 2022, Heartland Film hosted the 5th Indy Shorts International Film Festival and the 31st Heartland International Film Festival. Both festivals this year were honored by MovieMaker Magazine. Indy Shorts made MovieMaker's top 20 Best Short Film Festivals in the World for 2022 and both festivals made their 2022 list of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee. Dates for the 2023 festivals have already been set:
6th Indy Shorts International Film Festival | July 18-23, 2023
32nd Heartland International Film Festival | October 5-15, 2023
Heartland Film is hosting a new mini-movie series, Merry Movie Nights at the Arts for Lawrence's Theater at the Fort on December 15, 16, 17 & 18. Attendees will receive hot chocolate as they experience their favorite holiday films on the big screening. There are lots of festive activities before or after the screening, with the City of Lawrence's Winterfest just down the street. Winterfest is home to outdoor ice skating, music and market.
Merry Movie Nights Schedule
About Heartland Film, Inc.
Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization that runs the 11-day Heartland International Film Festival in October, the Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival in July, the Truly Moving Picture Award and other year-round programs. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Heartland Film was founded in 1991 with the mission to curate, promote and celebrate thoughtful and engaging films from diverse perspectives. Over the years, Heartland Film has presented $3.5 million in cash prizes – the largest total amount awarded by any film festival in North America – presented 200+ studio films with the Truly Moving Picture Award, and showcased more than 2,000 feature and short films, including eight Oscar®-winning titles. The 31st Heartland International Film Festival took place October 6-16, 2022, and the 5th Indy Shorts International Film Festival was held July 19-24, 2022. For more information, visit www.HeartlandFilm.org.