Chalk up another win for Heartland Film Festival, an annual showcase for uplifting films that awards some of the biggest prizes in the world and makes a point of treating filmmakers with style and projecting their work in the best possible conditions. Last year's winners were Cairo 678, a drama about sexual harassment in Egypt that took home $100,000; biking documentary Rising from Ashes ($25,000); and the animated short film Head over Heels ($10,000), which was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award. This year's festival runs Oct. 17-26, and keep an eye on Heartland's website for programs throughout the rest of the year, including First Friday screenings in its Fountain Square headquarters.
2nd: Indy Film Fest
3rd: Indy LGBT Film Fest