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October 19, 2011

Heartland Film Fest Announces Winners

Australian film 'Red Dog' wins $100,000 top prize as Best Narrative Feature

The Heartland Film Festival, held annually in Indianapolis, announced its 2011 award winners recently, with Red Dog, made in Australia, winning the top prize of $100,000 as Best Narrative Feature.

The film's synopsis: "It’s night in the Western Australian outback, a dying dog lies in the backroom of the town's only pub. Slowly, as word spreads, the local community gathers at the pub. Part vigil, part wake, part celebration, they swap stories of Red Dog’s epic life, travels and his rise to fame."

Meanwhile, Crime After Crime won the $25,000 Best Documentary Feature Award, and Thief received the $10,000 Vision Award for Best Short Film.

Here's the trailer for Red Dog: