Heartland Film Festival
October 5 - December 15
Heartland Film has hosted the annual Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana since 1992. We strive to be the preeminent destination for connecting audiences and filmmakers to experience the transformative power of film. This festival has grown from a four day event with fewer than 20 films to what is now an 11-day celebration that typically showcases 300+ feature film screenings and 200+ filmmakers.
Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization that runs the 11-day Heartland International Film Festival in October, the Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival in July, the Truly Moving Picture Award and other year-round programs.
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Heartland Film was founded in 1991 with the mission to curate, promote and celebrate thoughtful and engaging films from diverse perspectives. The films we select and exhibit – whether they inspire conversation, ignite imagination, or shift perspectives – all have one thing in common: they are entertaining films that do more than just entertain.
Over the years, we presented $3.5 million in cash prize – the largest total amount awarded by any film festival in North America – presented 200+ studio films with the Truly Moving Picture Award, and showcased more than 2,000 feature and short films, including eight Oscar®-winning titles. To view our past Festival guidebooks, pictures, films and more check out digital archives section here!
Vision: Heartland Film is the preeminent destination for connecting audiences and filmmakers to experience transformative film.
DEADLINES & FEES
|Feature Films||Feb 5 2023: $50 USD||May 21 2023: $65 USD||June 11 2023: $85 USD||July 09 2023: $105 USD|
|Horror Feature (Specialty showcase)||Feb 5 2023: Free||May 21 2023: $32.50 USD||June 11 2023: $42.50 USD||July 09 2023: $52.50 USD|
**Prices are for Standard Rates – Students receive discounts on these rates, for more details visit: https://filmfreeway.com/HeartlandFilmFestival**