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.”
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 […]
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.
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.
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.