2016 Heartland Film Festival Sponsors

The Heartland Film Festival is made possible in part through the gracious support of an amazing core of sponsors. Interested in working with Heartland Film to promote your brand or organization? Contact VP of Development Michael Ault via email or by calling (317) 464-9405.

Executive Producer Sponsors - $51K & Above


Lilly Endowment Inc.

Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family -- J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli -- through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company.

In keeping with the wishes of the three founders, Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of religion, education and community development. The Endowment affords special emphasis to projects that benefit young people and promote leadership education and financial self-sufficiency in the nonprofit, charitable sector.

Lilly Endowment Inc. Website 

The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation

Thank you to the David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation, sponsors of Opening Night, Awards Party, and Closing Night!

Filmmaker's Circle Sponsors - $26-50K

Gary D. and Marlene Cohen

Underwriters of the Heartland Film Festival High School Film Competition Grand Prize - the Summer White Lynch Memorial Award.

Castleton Square - A Simon Mall

Castleton Square is the largest mall in the state of Indiana, serving the northern Indianapolis metro area, which includes the affluent communities of Carmel, Fishers, and Noblesville. This indoor climate controlled mall boasts four major department stores, a food court, play area, and specialty shops ranging from jewelry to women's fashions to sporting goods. Among the 130 stores, this shopping magnet features Macy's, Forever 21, H&M, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Fossil. Shoppers will also find exciting dining options from sit down restaurants such as McAlister's Deli and Houlihan's to grab and go choices such as Chick-fil-A. Top off your visit with a movie at our 14 screen AMC Theatre.

Castleton Square Website


Marketing is all about telling stories, and Innovative is unique because they can tell your stories across all media channels. Innovative has you covered on strategy, branding, print, video, digital, mobile, presentations and events. No really….they do all of that!

Innovative Website 

Printing Partners

The Official Printer of the Heartland Film Festival

Printing Partners’ mission is to combine technological innovation with traditional craftsmanship to produce effective marketing communications. While we embrace technology, we recognize that our greatest asset is our people, who are your partners in this process.

Printing Partners Website 

Sun King Brewing

The Official Beer of the Heartland Film Festival

Sun King Brewing is a brewer-owned and operated craft brewery with a focus on traditional seasonal and unique specialty beers. SKB is the first full-scale production brewery in Indianapolis since 1948. SKB distribute kegs and cans to bars, restaurants, and liquor stores around central Indiana and sell cans, flip-top bottles, 64-ounce growlers, and kegs out of their tasting room.

Sun King Brewing Website 

Visit Indy

As Visit Indy, it's our job to promote the city of Indianapolis. And that job has never been easier, more energizing or more rewarding than it is right now. As an unprecedented level of cooperation between business and government boosts Indianapolis to a completely new level, we're reveling in the opportunity to show our city off. 

Visit Indy Website 

Silver Screen Sponsors - $11-25K

Anderson University

Anderson University is a private Christian college in Anderson, Indiana. Founded in 1917 by the Church of God, the university remains affiliated with its founding church and values its heritage and history.

Anderson University Website

Business Furniture

Creating that perfect space is why Business Furniture exists. Business Furniture helps its customers create the culture they want, utilizing just the right amount of space and just the right blend of work environments. Business Furniture's broad portfolio includes many successful solutions for education, healthcare, bioscience, laboratories, professional services firms, corporations and government agencies across the Midwest.

Business Furniture Website 

DCG: Digital Color Graphics

Let DCG create imaginative products and perform services for your business, home or hobby.  Services include digital print, promotional, specialty, post card/mailing services and variable data printing.

DCG: Digital Color Graphics Website

National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. 

National Endowment for the Arts Website

Earshot Audio Post

Earshot is made up of engineers with creative streaks. Or artists who geek out on technology. Either way, their track record in the industry shows that we have the right combination of smarts, skill and flair to make sonic magic.

Earshot Audio Post Website

PNC Bank

PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we're sure to have the products, knowledge and resources necessary for financial success.

PNC Website 

Cinema Sponsors - $5-10K


Bazbeaux Pizza

National Wine and Spirits

Arts Council of Indianapolis

Eskenazi Health

Indianapolis Power & Light Company

MBP Catering

The Glick Fund


La Margarita


Bob & Alison Spoonmore


Sweet & Savory Catering

Reel Sponsors - Under $5K

Historic Artcraft Theatre

Bose Public Affairs Group

Huntington Bank

Arthur Jordan Foundation

Thirst Project

Sullivans Steakhouse


Indiana Arts Commission

Luna Language Services

Lumina Foundation

Indy Star


Macy's Foundation


Capitol City Ford

Penrod Society

Weather for All Hoosiers