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2018 Heartland Int’l Film Festival Call for Entries are Now Closed

MovieMaker Magazine Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry FeeSelections will be made by August, 2018.

Heartland Film has expanded to an all-new short film festival in addition to HIFF!

Feature films (41 minutes or longer): submit to Heartland Int’l Film Festival via FilmFreeway (event Oct. 11-21, 2018)

Short films (40 minutes or shorter): submit to Indy Shorts via FilmFreeway (event July 26-29, 2018)


Categories, Pricing & Deadlines for Heartland Int’l Film Festival

FilmFreeway Submission Deadlines – Narrative & Documentary Features

  • Early Bird Deadline, March 31 – $50 / $30 student
  • Regular Deadline, May 12 – $65 / $40 student
  • Late Deadline, June 2 – $85 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, June 16 – $105 / $75 student

Download the full 2018 Heartland International Film Festival rules and regulations.


Categories, Pricing & Deadlines for Indy Shorts

FilmFreeway Submission Deadlines: Narrative, Documentary & Animated Shorts

  • Early Bird Deadline, February 19 – $30 / $20 student
  • Regular Deadline, March 5 – $45 / $35 student
  • Late Deadline, March 16 – $65 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, April 27 – $85 / $75 student

FilmFreeway Submission Deadlines: High School Film Competition

  • Early Bird Deadline, February 19 – FREE
  • Regular Deadline, March 5 – $10
  • Late Deadline, March 16 – $15
  • Extended Deadline, April 27 – $30