The 4th Annual Indy Shorts International Film Festival ran as a hybrid model with virtual, outdoor, and indoor screenings at the Living Room Theaters, IndyFringe, and the Indianapolis Art Center, July 20-25,2021! This was a unique year for us, but we were still able to award more than $30,000 in cash prizes, present over 200 films on a secure virtual platform, and achieve the 5050X2020 Parity Pledge.


This was the second year that Indy Shorts was a three-category, Academy Award®-Qualifying film festival, with the three films qualified all directed by women.

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Film Lineup

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Want a full rundown on the films from #IndyShorts2021? You're in luck!


Thanks to our friends at Letterboxd, you can explore our entire lineup, add reviews, and find out which streaming platforms they are currently available on.

Make sure to follow us on Letterboxd @HeartlandFilm to keep up with all of our Festival lineups, filmmaker picks, and Truly Moving Picture Award winners! 



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