The 23rd Annual IMPA Awards Gala & Extravaganza was held

Friday and Saturday
March 28 & 29, 2014

Capitol Theatre
211 N. 3rd. St.
Burlington, Iowa

The Iowa Motion Picture Awards recognize outstanding creative and technical achievement in Iowa's moving image production industry, in all its forms.  There are two levels of recognition.  Nominees in each category receive an Award of Achievement.  The winner in each category receives the highest Award of Excellence.

Keynote Speaker -- Barry Morrow 

View a personal invitation from our keynote speaker in 2014 -- Oscar and Emmy award winning Screenwriter and Producer, Barry Morrow by clicking below.  


Barry Morrow's Emmy and Oscar winning screenwriting career began by being a remarkable human being.  When Barry was 26, he met Bill Sackter, a mentally disabled man, at a Minnesota Country Club where Bill worked as a handy man.  Eventually Barry became Bill’s guardian, moved him with his family to Iowa City and aided Bill in becoming sole proprietor of Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop. This experience inspired Barry’s Emmy award-winning script, "Bill" and the following one, “Bill: On His Own.”

Likewise, Barry’s relationship with Kim Peek inspired the character Raymond Babbit in his Oscar-winning screenplay, “Rain Man.”

A former Iowan, Barry is now a Producer and Screenwriter in Southern California.  His screenplay, “Remember Sunday,” premiered on The Hallmark Channel earlier this year.

This Year's Co-Hosts

Susan Wynne Lunning & Matt Wiggins!

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