Heartland Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Heartland Film Festival
SINCE: 1992
WHERE: Indianapolis, Indiana
WEBSITE: www.heartlandfilm.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Every October, the Heartland Film Festival gives its moviegoers access to more than 100 visiting independent filmmakers from all over the world, right in the heart of the Midwest. Heartland showcases more than 130 entertaining movies that do more than just entertain over 10 days of red carpet premieres and events, parties and hundreds of film screenings across Indianapolis.

THE JUDGEMENT Bulgarian Oscar Entry Wins Best Film at 2015 Heartland Film Festival

THE JUDGEMENT Bulgarian Oscar Entry Wins Best Film at 2015 Heartland Film Festival

The 2015 Heartland Film Festival which ran October 16 to 25, 2015, announced its full slate of winners. “The Judgment” (pictured above) Bulgarian entry in the foreign-language film category of the 2016 Academy Awards® wins $45,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature. “Romeo is Bleeding” wins $45,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature, “The Way of Tea” wins $5,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short and “The 100 Years Show” wins $5,000 Grand Prize for Best […]

2013 Heartland Film Festival Grand Prize Awards;

2013 Heartland Film Festival Grand Prize Awards;

2013 Heartland Film Festival Awards Winners2013 Heartland Film Festival Awards Winners

The 22nd annual Heartland Film Festival taking place October 17 to 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana, announced its four Grand Prize Awards.  HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES directed by Daniel Patrick Carbone received the award for Best Narrative Feature Film and THE NETWORK directed by Eva Orner received the award for Best Documentary Feature. In addition actress Vanessa Hudgens received the Pioneering Spirit: Rising Star Award for her role in GIMME SHELTER, the Festival’s Opening Night Event film that held its world premiere at the festival.

Heartland Unveils Film Festival Lineup; Opens With “GIMME SHELTER” Starring Vanessa Hudgens

Heartland Unveils Film Festival Lineup; Opens With “GIMME SHELTER” Starring Vanessa Hudgens

“GIMME SHELTER” starring Vanessa Hudgens“GIMME SHELTER” starring Vanessa Hudgens

The indie film “GIMME SHELTER” starring Vanessa Hudgens, will kick off the 22nd Heartland Film Festival which runs October 17 to October 26, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Centering on 16-year-old Agnes “Apple” Bailey, “GIMME SHELTER” uncovers the struggle for survival and the hope of redemption through the harsh realities of life on the streets of New Jersey. As a pregnant teenager, Apple’s journey plummets to perilous struggles until finding salvation in a suburban shelter for homeless pregnant teens. Based on the lives of actual homeless, pregnant young women, writer and director Ronald Krauss lived in the primary shelter one year prior to production writing the “Gimme Shelter” screenplay.  In addition to the opening film, the Academy Award-qualifying festival within the Short Films category will feature a lineup including 134 independent films from 76 countries.