This year, with a record-breaking 1,240 film submissions, the 21st Annual Heartland Film Festival will feature more movie choices than ever before. The selection committee reviewed each film and has selected the “best of the best” in new, independent films from all over the world that will move and inspire people, and change the way they look at the world.
“Looking at everything that was submitted this year, and making some very difficult decisions, I can honestly say that we have the best line-up of films in our history,” said Tim Irwin, Artistic Director for Heartland Truly Moving Pictures. “This year, our film selections exhibit the creativity, passion and imagination of filmmakers from around the world.”
After hosting the Heartland Film Festival on the south and north sides of Indianapolis for several years, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures announced today that it will move from the south side to the northwest side for the 21st Annual Heartland Film Festival. Films will continue to be shown at AMC Castleton Square 14 and now in its new location, AMC Traders Point 12. The 10-day festival will take place October 18-27. The decision, which organizers believe will increase opportunities for festival-goers, was made after the organization struggled to increase ticket sales and revenue in its south side venue, making it impossible to financially sustain a south side presence.
“Leaving the south side was an extremely difficult decision for us, but we needed to choose a location that could be financially sustainable and easily accessible off the highway from all parts of town.,” said Louise Henderson, Vice President of Operations for Heartland Truly Moving Pictures. “We hope that both new audiences and existing fans of the Festival will find both locations to be attractive and convenient options.”
Film enthusiasts who can’t wait until the October Festival can attend the August 23 Sneak Peek fundraising event. The event will feature several previews of this year’s films, a live auction and an opportunity for donors to become a part of the Festival’s success. All proceeds from the evening benefit Heartland Truly Moving Pictures.
What: Heartland Festival Film Sneak Peek
When: Thursday, August 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Old National Centre, Corinthian Room, 502 N. New Jersey St.
Cost: Tickets $85 per person; VIP Tickets $750 for a group of six (Limited to 10 Packages)
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Thanks to Lou Harry for posting the news at the IBJ A&E blog.