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Heartland Film Festival

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Short Films Get Their Own Festival At Heartland

“The winning short films for Best Documentary and Best Narrative will automatically qualify for the Academy Awards.”

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The Heartland Film Festival Returns To Its Sentimental Days

“I was never in full agreement with decisions that were made by the staff after I left, and there were some bumps in the road,” says the Heartland founder.

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Speed Read: Hooray For Bollywood!

First, that name. Bollywood. It may seem like a no-brainer mashup—Bombay and Hollywood—to those of us of, um, a certain age. But for a younger generation that knows India’s biggest city as Mumbai, the portmanteau might not be as obvious.We’re putting the “Indian” in Indianapolis. The city is a target market for Bollywood films and […]

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What We’re Really Doing This Weekend: Halloween Pre-Game, Heartland, and More

An Indiana-set Heartland movie, a bestselling author reading, and spooky music.

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Indianapolis Monthly Podcast: Film in Indy

Episode 5 of the Talking IN Circles podcast from Indianapolis Monthly features a conversation with Heartland Film Festival’s Greg Sorvig. Heartland is celebrating its 25th year with a record number of films and entries. We chat Hoosier filmmaking, Star Wars, and celebrity sightings with the Director of Programming and Marketing.

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Home Ties: Five Movies Filmed in Indiana

How many of these locally filmed movies have you seen?

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Unspoken Rules: Heartland Film Festival

Ask filmmakers what movies they want to see. Go watch those.

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Festival of Film: Indy Rediscovers the Joys of Going to the Movies

In the age of Netflix, Hulu, and HBONow, where a movie night usually means sitting on your couch with a remote in hand, film-going is a becoming a lost art. But thanks to a growing number of film festivals and a dedicated group of local cinephiles, Indianapolis has been finding its joys all over again.

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How to Do the Heartland Film Festival

Now an Academy Award–qualifying festival within the Short Film category, Heartland has had two Oscar-winning short films over the past five years—meaning you may meet tomorrow’s Oscar nominees and winners.

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New Jewish Film Festival Debuts May 3

About a year ago, Indy lawyer Bob Epstein looked around the country and realized there are about 60 Jewish film festivals—even one in South Bend—but that Indianapolis had never had one.
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The New Indy Must-Do List: Attend These Events

Eleven parties, festivals, and games you won’t want to miss in 2014.

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Mastering The Heartland Film Festival

Coming soon: Indy’s most prestigious movie festival and more than 100 films that probably won’t return to local theaters. Here’s a cheat sheet for taking it all in.

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Weekend Pick: Free Heartland Movie Screenings

Going to the movies is one of the best things you can do on a Friday night. Not paying for the movie would only make the night that much better. As part of downtown’s First Friday art walk every month, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures shows uplifting independent films—for free! The next event, tonight from 6 to 10 p.m., is even more special: The lineup will preview this month’s Heartland Film Festival with a screening of an entire short film and select trailers from the upcoming competition.