Festival Education Opportunities  

The great thing about filmmakers is how incredibly enthusiastic they are about sharing their knowledge with others. Luckily we are able to harness their insights and creativity each year during the Heartland Film Festival and make sure our audiences get some valuable time with these individuals.

We are excited to announce our education opportunities during the 2011 Festival. They are not to be missed so be sure to reserve your free tickets today!

Watch Carefully! A panel of experts discusses the finer points of moviegoing.

Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
Clowes Auditorium

Wednesday, October 12
7:00 PM, Free

Join 2011 Crystal Heart Award-winning filmmakers David Holechek and Afarin Eghbal along with 2011 Heartland Film Festival Shorts Programmer Julie Landrum and WFYI Critic Matt Socey as they break down a series of clips, demonstrating the many different ways to see a film. After attending, who knows how many different perspectives you’ll be able to enjoy the 2011 Heartland Film Festival?

Discussions with Filmmakers, A Focus on Shorts Filmmaking

AMC Showplace 17
Monday, October 17
7:30 PM, Free

Short films are amazing for many reasons, but they don’t always get the platform for recognition that feature length films receive. We gathered a panel of filmmakers with experience in making short films so that our audiences can learn how they tell the stories that they tell so well.

Join Zaid Abu Hamdan, Director of 2011 Official Selection Bahiya & Mahmoud; Brad Barber, Director, Producer and Cinematographer of 2011 Official Selection Drum Beats; and David Ward, Editor, 2011 Official Selection The Man Who Never Cried as they share the art of making short films.

Discussions with Filmmakers, A Focus on Filmmaking in Indiana

AMC Castleton Square 14
Wednesday, October 19
7:00 PM, Free

At the Heartland Film Festival we honor films from all over the world, but we can’t deny the special place that Indiana films have in our heart. That’s why we are embracing our Indiana filmmakers and giving them a platform to discuss what they do and how they do it.

Learn from Indiana filmmakers Greg Oppman, Director, Sreenwriter, Cast and Producer of 2011 Official Selection Girlie Jar; Paul Symons, Director, Screenwriter, Producer of 2011 Official Selections Vibrations and Two Life; and Vincent Manganello, Director of 2011 Official Selection Take Two about what Indiana means to their filmmaking careers.

Our education opportunities are set. Our filmmakers are excited. We can’t wait to get our audiences and filmmakers talking about the importance of filmmaking and the power of film!