Oct. 10-20, 2019 – 28th Annual Heartland International Film Festival
Indiana’s largest and longest-running film festival will celebrate its 28th anniversary this October across Indianapolis! Since the inaugural Festival in 1992, Heartland has grown from a 4-day event with less than 20 films to an 11-day celebration featuring more than 100 independent films, 200 visiting filmmakers and 300 film screenings.
Heartland International Film Festival Partners
Alliance of Women Directors (AWD)
Founded in 1997, Alliance of Women Directors is a collective of professional directors who have banded together to address film industry inequality and support one another’s career advancement. It is vital that stories are told from all perspectives, and AWD is dedicated to creating opportunity for women’s voices in our industry. The organization fosters a community that advances the art, craft, and visibility of women directors in all genres and mediums. Focused on providing education and professional support for members in the form of hands-on craft enrichment and mentorship, the AWD community is tireless in its advocacy efforts to increase opportunities for all.
The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge gives filmmakers—with and without disabilities—the opportunity to collaborate to tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms. The film challenge is a weekend-long filmmaking contest, open to all, that provides a platform for new voices in the entertainment industry. Each year, aspiring storytellers are prompted to creatively write, produce and complete a short film. Challenge winners receive invaluable access to entertainment professionals, opening the door to an industry notoriously difficult to enter.
Film Festival Alliance
Film Festival Alliance is a non-profit networking organization that develops and fosters collaboration among mission-driven film festivals across North America. FFA offers resources to strengthen the film festival industry, and advocates for a sustainable and inclusive environment for film festivals and the people who run them.