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Heartland International Film Festival

Indianapolis, IN


The 29th Heartland International Film Festival is running virtually and with in-person screenings at Tibbs Drive-In Theatre and a new Conner Prairie Pop-Up Drive-In.

The 11-day festival includes 65 virtual films, 9 World Premieres, 14 U.S. Premieres, 29 drive-in screenings, live virtual filmmaker Q&A’s, special events, and even a “Drive-Thru Red-Carpet” at Tibbs! This year's theme is The Full Spectrum of Film to celebrate the diverse film genres, stories, and perspectives showcased throughout the Festival. Whether you're looking for an investigative documentary, a quirky comedy, a frightening horror, or even a toe-tapping musical, you can be sure to find the perfect film among the 75 independent films featured throughout the Festival.

All of the event details, film descriptions, drive-in schedules, filmmaker Q&As, Fest Passes, tickets and more can be found online.

Tibbs Drive-In Special Events with Drive-Thru Red-Carpet

  • Opening Night | Oct. 8 | “Eat Wheaties!” | 7:15 pm

  • Centerpiece | Oct. 15 | “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” | 7:15 pm

  • Closing Night | Oct. 18 | “Blithe Spirit” from IFC Films 7:15 pm
Virtual Special Event

  • Virtual Closing Night | Oct. 18 | “MLK/FBI” from IFC Films | Available all day for one day
Conner Prairie Special Event

  • Hitchcock Night | Oct. 14 | 7:15 pm | 9:15 pm

*Heartland Film members receive a 15% discount on all Fest Passes and tickets.

*Please note, tickets are sold by individual, not car for drive-in screenings. Each screening requires a ticket. VIP Passholders must reserve drive-in tickets on line in advance. There's one ticket per pass per screening.