SUGGESTION FOR THE WEEKEND: 5th Annual Hearts and Minds Film Festival


WHAT: 5th Annual Hearts and Minds Film Festival – Featuring 2 days of creative and sociallyfocused films from all over the country and the world.


•Friday, April 9th, 2010; 11am to 10pm. Various locations on Delaware State University campus; 1200 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901•

Saturday, April 10th, 9am to 6pm; Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover, Delaware; 226 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901

TICKETING: All-Festival Film Pass $8; Advance, Student & Bulk Discounts available, call 302421-9936 for information or visit @link href=’ ‘target=”_blank”> /link

BACKGROUND: Hearts and Minds Film is a non-profit media initiative based in Wilmington, Delaware. Since 2006, the group has hosted the Hearts and Minds Film Festival at the Schwartz Center for the Arts.

The festival is unique, as it showcases “super-independent” films from around the world, – movies you won’t see screening at just any movie theater or on television. Each entry is selected not only for excellence, but for its focus on social issues and the human condition: from faith to homelessness to race and identity to disability culture. In an era of increasing social and economic challenges, we feel these films herald a timely call to awareness and service in enlightening, exciting and entertaining ways. There are films geared towards families as well as adults. We host spotlight events for local and younger talent to show their media-making skills, and present panels to discuss media production. There will be something for everyone and we expect our programming to inspire attendees and our intent is to motivate diverse audiences to get involved in discussion and creative action themselves.


•Friday Afternoon – Special Presentation [DSU campus]

•Friday Evening – Visiting Filmmaker Panels [DSU campus]

•Saturday All-Day – Slate of Film Selections w/visiting filmmakers [Schwartz Main]

•Sat. Morning – Family Fare film block [Schwartz Main]

•Sat. Afternoon – “Speak Your Peace” youth media showcase [Schwartz Ballroom] • Sat. Afternoon – “Delaware Made” local filmmaker showcase [Schwartz Ballroom]

•Sat. Evening – Receptions & Awards Ceremony [State House]