The US premiere of MichaelApted's slavery abolition drama Amazing Grace starring Ioan Gruffudd, and Stephen Frears' TheQueen starring Helen Mirren bookendthe 2006 Heartland Film Festival.

The festival, which is setto run from Oct 19-27 in Indianapolis, will also present the world premiere ofthe CGI animated children's feature Air Buddies.

Festival organisers havedoubled the prize money for the Best Dramatic Feature Grand Prize winner to$100,000, and introduced a $25,000 award for Best Documentary Feature and a$10,000 prize for best short film. For more details visit the official websiteat