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The 29th Annual Heartland International Film Festival ran October 8-18, 2020. This year’s Festival was unlike anything we have ever experienced before. Due to health concerns around COVID-19, we moved the Festival to a hybrid model with virtual and drive-in screening!


#HIFF29 included 29 screenings at Tibbs Drive-In Theatre, 18 live virtual Q&As with 111 filmmakers Zooming in from all over the world and 11-days of festival films on-demand. We even had a Drive-Thru Red “Car”pet which allowed people to safely be a part of the Festival activities. 


This year’s theme was the Full Spectrum of Film to celebrate the diverse genres, stories and perspectives showcased throughout the Festival! 


Heartland Film also presented a preview of Cultural Journey Israel during the Festival and the 3nd Annual Indy Shorts International Film Festival in the summer of 2020. 

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Film Lineup

Want a full rundown on the films from #HIFF29? 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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