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#HIFF31 Tickets


Get lost in film at the 31st Heartland International Film Festival this October 6-16!


The festival films, schedule, tickets and Fest Passes are available to purchase! Don't miss your chance to experience 10 World Premieres, 18 Special Presentations,  100+ independent films, red-carpet events and more!


See you at #HIFF31! It's going to be A-MAZING!

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Festival Guidebook

NOTE: Schedule in the guidebook subject to change - refer to our festival site for our most up-to-date schedule.


#HIFF31 Event Titles



Heartland Film has hosted the annual Heartland International Film Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana since 1992. We strive to be the preeminent destination for connecting audiences and filmmakers to experience the transformative power of film. This festival has grown from a four day event with fewer than 20 films to what is now an 11-day celebration that typically showcases 300+ feature film screenings and 200+ filmmakers.


Experience the transformative power of film.

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Submissions for #HIFF31 are closed! 

Stay tuned for Call for Entries for #HIFF32 later this year.

Submit Your Film



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Over 30 Years

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$3.5 Million Awarded to Filmmakers since 1992

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MovieMaker's Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee

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#HIFF30 Awards

Narrative Feature Grand Prize

$20,000 Grand Prize


Documentary Feature Grand Prize

$20,000 Grand Prize

Indiana Spotlight Award

$2,000 cash prize

Heartland Horror Award

$2,000 cash prize

Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards

(Narrative, Documentary)

$2,000 cash prizes

Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award

$5,000 cash prize

Humor & Humanity Award

$2,000 cash prize

Best Premiere Awards

(Narrative, Documentary)

$2,000 cash prizes

FIPRESCI Best US Directorial Debut for USA Narrative Feature

Indiana Film Journalists Association Best Directorial Debut for an International Narrative Feature

Audience Choice Winners

(Overall, Narrative Special Presentation, Documentary Special Presentation, Narrative Official Selection, Documentary Official Selection, Indiana Spotlight, and Heartland Horror)

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Rewinding three decades of Heartland Film history.