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2022

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Heartland Film Presents New Mini-Movie Series, Merry Movie Nights

Thursday, November 10, 2022

This December, Heartland Film is proud to introduce a new mini-movie series, Merry Movie Nights. Over six days, eight classic holiday films will be showcased at the movie series that will take place at the Basile Theatre at the Historic ...

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31st Heartland International Film Festival Announces Award Winners and

Additional Screenings

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The 31st Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) the 2022 award winners and presented more than $60,000 in cash prizes to the recipients at the Award ...

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The 31st Heartland International Film Festival Announces Lineup

Monday, September 12, 2022

Heartland Film has announced the lineup for the 31st Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) taking place October 6-16, which will showcase more than 115 feature films - 11 World Premieres, 3 U.S. Premieres, 17 Special Presentations ... 

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Indy Shorts International Film Festival Announces Academy Award®-

Qualifying Winners

Saturday, July 23, 2022

The 2022 Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Indy Shorts) presented by Heartland Film announced its award winners and presented more than $30,000 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

 

2021

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Heartland Film Announces Kim Dollin as Board Chair and Six New Board Members

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Non-profit arts organization Heartland Film, Inc. has announced Kim Dollin as its new Board Chair, as well as the addition of six new board members. These changes follow the successful conclusion of the 30th Heartland International Film ...

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"King Richard" Wins Overall Audience Choice Award; 30th Heartland International Film Festival Announces Audience Choice and IFJA Award Winners

Sunday, October 18, 2021

The 30th Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) concluded yesterday and has announced its final awards, including the full list of Audience Choice Award ...

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30th Heartland International Film Festival Announces Award Winners And Additional Screenings

Friday, October 15, 2021

The 30th Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) announced its 2021 award winners and recipients of more than $60,000 in cash prizes via its Virtual ...

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Heartland Film Announces Michael Ault as President in Celebration of the 30th Heartland International Film Festival

Friday, October 8, 2021

Non-profit arts organization Heartland Film, Inc. has announced Vice President Michael Ault as the new President of Heartland Film. Michael joined the ... 

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Heartland International Film Festival to Honor Ann Dowd with Lifetime Achievement, Woody Norman with Rising Star Awards at 30th Anniversary Event 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Heartland Film has announced the first two honorees to be presented with its Pioneering Spirit Awards at the 30th Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) ...

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Heartland International Film Festival Announces Full Lineup for 30th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Heartland Film has announced a star-studded lineup of Event titles and 128 feature films – 10 World Premieres and 9 U.S, Premieres – for the 30th Anniversary of the Heartland Film International Film Festival (HIFF), running October 7-17 ...

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Heartland International Film Festival Announces First Slate Of Star-studded Event Films For 30th Anniversary Edition

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

“We are incredibly fortunate to be returning to theaters with such an amazing selection of award contenders to celebrate 30 years of the Heartland ...

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Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival Announces Audience Winners

Monday, July 26, 2021

The 2021 Indy Shorts International Film Festival, presented by Heartland Film (Indy Shorts), successfully concluded its six-day run on Sunday, July 25. The festival ...

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Female Filmmakers Sweep Academy Award®-Qualifying Grand Prizes At Indy Shorts International Film Festival

Friday, July 23, 2021

The 2021 Indy Shorts International Film presented by Heartland Film (Indy Shorts) has announced its list of award winners and more than $31,000 in cash ...

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Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival Announces Largest Slate of Short Films Showcased at Indoor, Outdoor and Virtual Screenings

Thursday, June 28, 2021

Heartland Film announced the lineup of 201 independent short films – 22 World Premieres and 19 U.S. Premieres – included in the 4th Indy Shorts International ...

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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...