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Save the Date: 23rd Annual Heartland Film Festival - October 16-25, 2014.

  • 2014 Festival Call for Entries Now Open!
  • Heartland Film Festival “Best of the Fest” in Bedford, Ind. – June 13-14, 2014
  • Heartland Film Festival Breaks Records
  • 2013 Heartland Film Festival Audience Choice Winners
  • 2013 Heartland Film Festival Grand Prize Winners
2014 Festival Call for Entries Now Open!

Spread the word! The Call for Entries period for the 2014 Heartland Film Festival is NOW OPEN! Click the link to learn more and download the complete rules and regulations.

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Heartland Film Festival “Best of the Fest” in Bedford, Ind. – June 13-14, 2014

Experience six powerful indie films with five filmmakers in Bedford, IN - Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14! Presented by Duke Energy.

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Heartland Film Festival Breaks Records

From all-time screening attendance to submissions, the 22nd Annual Heartland Film Festival was one for the record books.

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2013 Heartland Film Festival Audience Choice Winners

"23 Blast," "Life According to Sam," "Blood Brother," "Running Blind" & "The Amber Amulet" win Audience Choice Awards within their respective categories.

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2013 Heartland Film Festival Grand Prize Winners

“Hide Your Smiling Faces,” “The Network,” “The Amber Amulet” & “Wrinkles of the City – La Havana” take home top prizes within their respective categories.

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2014 Submission Info

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Past Festival Films

2013 Submission Info

The 2014 Call for Entries period opens Feb. 1 - selections will be made in August.

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Heartland Film Festival Tickets

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This Year's Films

View our complete listing of past Festival films.

Festival Films

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“As High as the Sky,” Featuring All-Female Cast and Key Crew, to Screen at JCC of Indianapolis

“As High as the Sky” a first-time, independent feature from writer-director Nikki Braendlin, is a beautifully nuanced film that explores the fragile bonds between sisters. Made on a SAG Indie Ultra-Low budget, the film packs an emotional and memorable punch with notable performances by Caroline Fogarty (“Big Love” and “Desperate Housewives”) and Bonnie McNeil (“Sympathy for Delicious”).

Heartland Film Festival Takes “Best of the Fest” to Bedford, Ind., Presented by Duke Energy

Known for showcasing the best in independent, inspiring film from all over the world every October, the Heartland Film Festival—presented by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film—will offer moviegoers in Bedford, Ind. a chance to experience the festival atmosphere in their own backyard. Four indie filmmakers are scheduled to attend “Best of the Fest,” presented by Duke Energy, and will be available to mingle with attendees and provide insight on the filmmaking process.