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Upcoming Events

Our full list of screenings, festivals, and one-off events

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Upcoming Events



Best of the Fest 2024

Presented by Edward Jones

March 1-2, 2024

The Historic Artcraft Theatre (57 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131) 

See four fan-favorite films from the 32nd Heartland International Film Festival at The Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana!

Become a Donor

While the film industry is usually associated with unlimited budgets, the reality is that as a non-profit arts organization devoted to independent film, Heartland Film depends on donations to carry out our mission to curate, promote and celebrate thoughtful and engaging films from diverse perspectives. Consider making a donation to support the future of our organization and independent film in Indianapolis. You can give online here!

If you represent a business or organization and are interested in becoming a Festival Sponsor, click here to learn more.


Your donation may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law; please consult your tax adviser. Heartland Film, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (Federal Tax ID #35-1832797).

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Fort Shorts: Oscar® Shorts

Presented by Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plumber

March 7, 2024

Heartland Film Headquarters​ (8950 Otis Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46216)

Fort Shorts presented by Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plumber is a new short film series that will take place at the Heartland Film HQ on March 7, May 15 and June 1. You can catch Oscar®-worthy shorts on March 7!

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Science on Screen

March 21, 23, & 26, 2024

Heartland Film Headquarters​ (8950 Otis Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46216)

This March, watch three science-focused films paired with an expert-led discussion of scientific topics! Films and tickets will be launched in February.

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Presented by F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co.

Friday, April 19, 2024

The Crane Bay Event Center​ (551 W Merrill St, Indianapolis, IN 46225)

Heartland Film's new signature fundraising event debuting on April 19, 2024! Immerse yourself in a whimsical world of yellow submarines, strawberry fields and diamond skies with the inaugural theme of A Tribute to The Beatles in Film.

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Indy Shorts International Film Festival

July 23-28, 2024

Venues TBD

The Academy Award®-qualifying short film festival is returning for its seventh year from July 23-28!

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Heartland International Film Festival

October 10-20, 2024

Venues TBD

The 33rd Heartland International Film Festival will take place October 10-20 at theaters around the Indianapolis area!

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