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WFYI Presents Heartland Film: Strength

Friday, July 23, 2021 | WFYI

Enjoy two short films about young women overcoming the odds and reaching peak performance in their sport. Knocking Down the Fences follows AJ Andrews, the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove, and her struggle to make it as one of...


What's Poppin' This Weekend?

Thursday, July 22, 2021 | DO317

The weekend is right around the corner and we're buzzin' with excitement! If you're in need of some assistance planning out your weekend, you've come to the right place. Here are a few of our top picks: Indy Shorts International Film Festival...


Heartland Film At Indy Style

Thursday, July 22, 2021 | WISH


The Weekend 5 Newsletter

Thursday, July 22, 2021 | Visit Indy 

Escape to a world of short films through Sunday with 201 offerings from animated to horror, comedy to documentary. This is a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards® you can watch at home, outdoors at Indianapolis Art Center or Play Ground at IndyFringe...


Who Gets What?

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | Podcast


Terry Marsh wrote and directed "Rosie's Rescue," an official selection of the Heartland International Shorts Film Festival. It is a poignant story of crisis and redemption. Among many subjects is a comparison between television production and filmmaking...


Downtown Indy Events to Enjoy this Weekend

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | Arts Council of Indianapolis

Heartland Film presents six days of celebrating short films from around the world. This festival will run virtually and with in-person screenings at Living Room Theaters, the Indianapolis Arts Center, and IndyFringe Theatre.


2021 film festivals and markets: latest dates, postponements and cancellations

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | Screen Daily

Festivals taking place online or as hybrid events due to Covid-19 are noted. If not specified, the festival is currently set as a physical event. To submit details of a change to your festival dates/status, please contact us here with the name, dates, and website...

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The Oscars and Movie Culture in Indiana

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | WFYI

The 93rd annual Academy Awards aired over the weekend, giving out awards to movies released in 2020. But what movies came out last year? And do people still care about the Oscars? Today we talk to local film critics and film enthusiasts to get their thoughts on...

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7 Films Shown at Heartland Film Festival up for 12 Academy Awards

Friday, April 23, 2021 | WTHR

Seven films that have passed through Heartland Film Festival this past year are up for 12 Oscars this weekend. Heartland Film Festival is one of 34 film festivals in the world that qualify in all three categories for the Oscars: live-action, documentary and animated...



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Heartland Film Festival Wraps Up Weekend with Big Winners

Monday, October 19, 2020 | CBS 4

The Heartland Film Festival wraps up this weekend with some big winners.

The festival announced the grand prizes tonight, at Tibbs Drive-In Theatre on the near west side.“ 76 Days” about the COVID-19 outbreak in China won $20,000 for Best...

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Documentary Changing the Way Children Think About Food

Monday, October 12, 2020 | FOX 59

The Heartland Film Festival is taking place this week. One of the documentaries being shown focuses on health and education in low-income areas across the nation. It’s called “Generation Growth. An Indianapolis school is featured in the...

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Check Out "76 Days" about the First Days of COVID-19 in Wuhan

Friday, October 9, 2020 | NBC Palm Springs


“76 Days” is a documentary about the first days of the Coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, China.  Director Hao Wu captures the chaos in the beginning and a hopeful sentiment in the end.  I talked to the filmmaker about the making of the riveting...

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Heartland Film Film Brings Dozens of Independent Films to Indy

Friday, October 9, 2020 | WISH Indy Style

Now until October 18th, you have the chance to see dozens of films both virtually and in-person at the 29th Heartland International Film Festival! Today Christopher Lloyd of The Film Yap and Greg Sorvig of the Heartland Film Festival joined us to share more about...

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Heartland International Film Festival coming to drive-in near you

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | WTHR

The Heartland International Film Festival opened its 29th year in Indianapolis Thursday. But you can't watch inside a theater. The festival is taking the movies outside and into your home. "Everything is completely different,” said Heartland...

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Downtown Indy Events to Enjoy this Weekend

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | WISH Indy Style

The Heartland International Film Festival will feature 76 films, 23 premieres, live virtual filmmaker Q&As and special events Oct. 8 – 18. The theme is The Full Spectrum of Film to celebrate the diverse film genres, stories and perspectives...

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Heartland Film Festival makes some changes due to Coronavirus

Monday, October 5, 2020 | FOX 59

The Heartland International Film Festival starts this Thursday. This year’s festival has a twist. You will be able to watch the movies virtually and in-person at two different drive-ins. The festival lasts eleven days and features dozens of films...

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29th Annual Heartland International Film Festival Taking Place Oct 8-18, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | Nicholas Snow 

So, how does one attend virtually? Or at a drive-in? Where do people find tickets and the festival lineup? And what films can we expect? In the season premiere of PromoHomo.TV’s Notes From Hollywood, Producer/Host Nicholas Snow welcomes...

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