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Press Releases

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2021

 
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Manny the Movie Guy Joins "Reel Life TV" Premiering Sunday, March 7

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sunday, March 7, 2021, multiple Emmy-winning entertainment reporter and film critic, Manny the Movie Guy, will be joining Emmy-winner and IndyStar’s 2020 “Best Things” Best TV Personality in Indianapolis, Patty Spitler, and president...

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The 93rd Academy Awards Shortlist Nominations Include 15 Films Showcased by Heartland Film's Festivals

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Despite the pandemic shifting their Festivals to a hybrid model of virtual and drive-in screenings, 15 films from the Heartland International Film Festival and the Indy...

2020

 
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New Netflix Film, "The Prom," Received Heartland Film's Truly Moving Picture Award and Hosts Live Q&A with High School Students

Friday, December 11, 2020

 

The new Netflix film releasing today, “The Prom,” from Director Ryan Murphy and starring Meryl Streep, James Cordon, Nicole Kidman, Jo Ellen Pellman, Ariana...

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29th Heartland International Film Festival Announces Award Winners Including Two Honors For MTV Documentary Films Acquisition “76 Days”

Saturday, October 17, 2020

 

The 29th Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) has announced its list of award winners and more than $60,000 in cash prizes via its virtual Awards...

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MTV Documentary Films Acquires “76 Days” At The 29th Heartland International Film Festival
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

MTV Documentary Films, a division of MTV Studios, has acquired the North American rights to documentary “76 Days,” directed by Hao Wu, Weixi Chen...

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Heartland Film Announces HIFF29 Lineup Headlined By Drive-In Event Titles “Eat Wheaties!,” “The Killing Of Kenneth Chamberlain,” And “Blithe Spirit,” In Addition To Virtual Event Titles “Minari” And “MLK/FBI”

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Heartland Film announced the lineup of the 75 independent feature films – eight...

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Heartland Film Announces Partnership with Conner Prairie for a Pop-Up Drive-In Theatre experience during the HIFF29 this October
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Heartland Film has announced the exciting addition of a Conner Prairie Pop-Up Drive-In Theatre to its list of drive-in events scheduled for the 2020 Heartland...

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The third annual Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival presented by Heartland Film announces Award Winners
Sunday, July 26, 2020

After 10,000 streams equaling 4 months and 11 days of film watching, 850 in attendance at the five Tibbs Drive-In Theatre screenings, and 180 filmmakers...

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Indy Shorts International Film Festival begins today and runs virtually on-demand and at Tibbs Drive-In through Sunday, July 26
Thursday, July 21, 2020

Despite pandemic challenges, the third annual Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival presented by Heartland Film begins today! ...

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Indy Shorts International Film Festival moves to drive-in and virtual format, running July 21–26, at Tibbs Drive-In and your home
Sunday, June 26, 2020

COVID-19 has hit the arts industry hard, but it’s not stopping the third annual Indy Shorts International Film Festival presented by Heartland Film from showcasing...