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Heartland Film is an Indianapolis-based, nonprofit arts organization that runs the 11-day Heartland International Film Festival (October 6-16, 2022) and the Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival (July 19-24, 2022). Please contact Director of Marketing & Communications Jessica Chapman with any media inquiries. 

Industry Passes to the Indy Shorts International Film Festival are now available! Email Jessica Chapman at for more information on the In-Person Fest Pass, Hybrid 5-Pack, and Hybrid Fest Pass Options.

Media Contact:

Jessica Chapman

Director of Marketing & Communications | 317.750.3902


Press Releases


Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival Announces 2022 Lineup & Honors Colman Domingo with Pioneering Spirit Award

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Heartland Film has announced the lineup for the fifth annual Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival running July 19-24, 2022 ...


Heartland Film Alums Nominated for the Oscars®

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The 94th Academy Awards® Nominations include three short films from Indy Shorts and six feature films from the Heartland Film Festival that received a total of 33 nominations! The 2022 Oscars® will air on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Below ...

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Earned Media


MTV Documentary Films Buys ‘Krimes’ Ahead of Doc NYC Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Friday, November 12, 2021

“Krimes” had its world premiere at the Heartland Film Festival. It chronicles the story of a clandestine masterpiece by an incarcerated artist. Isolated in a segregated environment where personal expression is verboten, 26 year-old ...


Q&A: Heartland Film Festival Inc. president Michael Ault on connecting the community with film

Friday, October 22, 2021

Michael Ault was working at the Indiana University Health Foundation five years ago—overseeing events like the popular Rev fundraiser at the Indianapolis ... 

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