The Heartland Film Festival chose Stephan Komandarev’s The Judgment as Best Narrative Feature last night during ceremonies at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Romeo Is Bleeding, directed by Jason Zeldes, took the prize for Best Documentary Feature.

Nods for The Judgment, which is Bulgaria’s entry for the Foreign Language Film category of the Academy Awards, and Romeo Is Bleeding, each come with $45,000 prizes.

Best Narrative Short award went to The Way of Tea directed by Marc Fouchard of France. The 100 Years Show was named Best Documentary Short. Both of those honors also come with $5,000.

Winner of the Heartland short film category also qualify for consideration in the Live Action Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards without a standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with Oscar rules.

This year’s festival handed out more than $120,000 in cash awards to its winners. Heartland has now given more than $3 million to independent filmmakers since 1992. The festival is presented by The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation.

2015 Heartland Film Festival winners include:

$45,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature
The Judgment, directed by Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria)

$45,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature
Romeo is Bleeding, directed by Jason Zeldes (USA)

$5,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short
Underwritten by Heartland Film Endowment’s Sparks Vision Award
The Way of Tea, directed by Marc Fouchard (France)

$5,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Short
Underwritten by Heartland Film Endowment’s Sparks Vision Award
The 100 Years Show, directed by Alison Klayman (USA)

$5,000 Best Premiere for Narrative Feature
Borderless, directed by Amir Hossein Asgari (Iran)

$5,000 Best Premiere for Documentary Feature
Big Voice, directed by Varda Bar-Kar (USA)

$5,000 Indiana Spotlight Winner
Citizen Teklit, directed by Tim Taylor (USA)

$3,000 Summer White Lynch Memorial Award Winner – High School Film Competition Grand Prize
Underwritten by Gary D. & Marlene Cohen
This Home Is Not Empty, directed by Carol Nguyen (Canada)

$2,000 prizes for the Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Awards
The Heart Thief, directed by Ella Rubeli (Australia)
Leidi, directed by Simon Mesa Soto (Columbia, UK)

Audience Choice Award Winner, Narrative Feature
Marie’s Story, directed by Jean-Pierre Améris (France)

Audience Choice Award Winner, Documentary Feature
dream/killer, directed by Andrew Jenks (USA)

Audience Choice Award Winner, Narrative Short
Moving On, directed by Marcia Fields and Mike Spear (USA)

Audience Choice Award Winner, Documentary Short
Teen Press, directed by T.C. Johnstone (USA)

Submissions for the 25th annual Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 21-30, 2016) will open in February.