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Connect with us through a shared love of film



Movies have the unique ability to inspire conversation, ignite imagination, and shift perspectives – film is universal. At Heartland Film, we love partnering with community organizations, businesses, and schools to showcase films that do more than entertain. We offer year-round opportunities to engage with new and beloved films through field trips, organizational screenings, and community events. Our festivals and events offer ways to take part in our thriving arts community.  

If you'd like to learn more about how you can partner with us on an event, screening or field trip, email our Community Outreach and Special Events Coordinator, Abi Lindstedt, at

Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

Career Pathways:

Bring your students to the Heartland Film Headquarters to learn about careers in the Programming, Operations, and Marketing Department through interactive activities.  

High School Film Competition (HSFC)

Learn about the HSFC by watching a selection of short films and hearing from the film programming team. Inspire your students to create their own film to submit – free submissions for high school students! 

Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) Screenings

Give your students the festival experience by coming to one of our festival locations during the day to watch a feature film, take photos on the red carpet, and have a filmmaker Q&A. This can be focused on a particular subject or language.  

Classroom Visits

View Heartland Film as a resource in the classroom. We are happy to speak with teachers, departments, and students to discuss the world of movies and film festivals, what local non-profits/ arts organizations do, screen a film in conjunction with curriculum, and more. 

Organizational Opportunities

Organizational Opportunities

Partner Events

Heartland Film is always looking for new organizations to partner with on events like Family Fun Day and Mimosa Mixer. The breadth of content in the films we program each year gives organizations chances to partner on individual screenings and share information about what they offer to the community.  

Event Space Networking

Heartland Film's new headquarters allows us the space to open our doors to organizations like Coffee with the Chamber.  

Private Screening

Host a private screening for your clients or staff during the Indy Shorts or Heartland International Film Festival. We can work with you to select a film, organize a reception, and invite filmmakers to connect with your attendees. 

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Community Partners

Community Partners

A Kid Again 


Arts Council of Indianapolis 

Arts for Lawrence 

Ball State University 

Bayonet Media 

Best Buddies 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America 

Butler University 

City of Lawrence 

Classical Music Indy 

Daniel’s Vineyard  

Downtown Indy 

DREAM Alive 

Easterseals Crossroads 

The Historic Artcraft Theatre 


Visit Indiana 

Indianapolis Art Center  

Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation 

Indiana Historical Society 

Indiana Humanities 

Indianapolis Indians 

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival 

Indy Chamber 



Indy Maven 

Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation 

Irvington Community Council 



Kan-Kan Cinema and Brasserie 

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful 

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce 

Living Room Theaters 

Mass Ave Merchants Association 


Park Tudor 

Radio One 

Songbook Foundation 

Teachers Treasures 

Visit Indy 

Zionsville High School 

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