Heartland International Film Festival

08-Oct-2020 To 18-Oct-2020

Indianapolis , United States


To be eligible for Heartland International Film Festival, films must comply with the following:
- The film must have been completed on or after January 1, 2019 and be longer than 40:00:00 minutes in length.
- The film must be available for up to four screenings during the Festival, October 8-18, 2020.
- There must not be a screening fee attached to the film.
- Heartland requires a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) for every film in addition to a high-quality digital backup file. No Blu-rays, DVDs or 35mm prints will be screened at the Festival.
- Premiere status has no bearing on whether a film is selected. Heartland Film does not encourage your film being available on YouTube, Vimeo, theatrical release, etc. prior to the event, but that does not have any bearing on eligibility. Any film invited to play at the Festival MUST communicate to the director of film programming if release plans change once the film is programmed. Failure to communicate may result in the film being pulled from the lineup.
- The film cannot require dual projection (interlock) or separate soundtracks.
- Non-English films must be subtitled.

In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, filmmakers must comply with the following submission rules to be considered as a Finalist in their respective category:
The submitting filmmaker must be either the producer or director of the film.
- A completed official entry via this site.
- Payment of the non-refundable entry fee must accompany the submission.
- Multiple submissions must be provided as individual submissions.
- If submitting a film that is not yet complete, place "WORK IN PROGRESS" in the submission.
- Films submitted in the wrong categories to save on submission costs will be disqualified and fees will be kept by Heartland Film, Inc. (example: filmmaker submits to High School Film Competition but was not a student at the time the film was made) - this includes filmmaker claims of being a student when they are not indeed students. Student filmmakers must provide a scan of their current student identification card.