'Cairo 678' Wins Big at Heartland Film Festival

'Cairo 678' Wins Big at Heartland Film Festival

The emotional tale of three women battling sexual harassment in Egypt won the big prize during the 21st Annual Heartland Film Festival Awards Ceremony last night.

“Cairo 678,” directed by Mohamed Diab, earned the Best Narrative Feature honor at the annual festival held in Indianapolis.

Special guest presenters included Greg Paul (President, Castle Rock Entertainment and Trustee of the Stewart Foundation), screenwriter Angelo Pizzo (“Rudy,” “Hoosiers”) and Corbin Bernsen.

“Rising from Ashes” earned the Best Documentary Feature award. The film follows famed cyclist Jock Bower as he helps the Rwandan National Cycling Team train for the Olympic Games in London earlier this year.

Famed animal expert Jack Hanna,along with some of his furry pals, will introduce a special screening of “Ashes” at 7 p.m. tonight at the Pike Performing Art Center in Indianapolis.

The 2012 Heartland Film Festival, dedicated to films which “celebrate the positive aspects of life,” runs through Oct. 27.