Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1991 with the mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Heartland Film is a curator and supporter of purposeful filmmaking, honoring a wide variety of cinema and awarding storytellers from all over the world. Every October, the Heartland International Film Festival showcases more than 200 independent films over 11 days of red carpet premieres and events, parties and hundreds of film screenings across Indianapolis. Recently, the Heartland International Film Festival expanded to an all-new shorts fest, Indy Shorts International Film Festival, which has earned the special designation of being a qualifying festival for the annual Academy Awards® within the Live Action and Documentary categories.
Beyond the Heartland International Film Festival, Heartland Film honors theatrically-released films that align with its mission via the Truly Moving Picture Award, inspires the next generation of filmmakers via the Heartland Film Institute, and exhibits films across Indiana all year long via the Heartland Film Roadshow. To learn more, visit our website or follow us on social media.