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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Kid Again
Arts Council of Indianapolis
Arts for Lawrence
Ball State University
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
City of Lawrence
Classical Music Indy
The Historic Artcraft Theatre
Indianapolis Art Center
Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation
Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival
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
Zionsville High School