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2017 Heartland Film Festival Call for Entries Are Now Open!

Selections will be made by August, 2017.

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Heartland Film Festival alumni receive submission waivers – please email submissions@heartlandfilm.org.


Categories, Pricing & Deadlines

Narrative Features
  • Early Bird Deadline, April 1 – $50 / $30 student
  • Regular Deadline, May 13 – $65 / $40 student
  • Late Deadline, May 23 – $85 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, June 3- $105 / $75 student
Documentary Features
  • Early Bird Deadline, April 1 – $50 / $30 student
  • Regular Deadline, May 13 – $65 / $40 student
  • Late Deadline, May 23 – $85 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, June 3- $105 / $75 student
Narrative Shorts
  • Early Bird Deadline, April 1 – $30 / $20 student
  • Regular Deadline, May 13 – $45 / $35 student
  • Late Deadline, May 23 – $65 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, June 3- $85 / $75 student
Documentary Shorts
  • Early Bird Deadline, April 1 – $30 / $20 student
  • Regular Deadline, May 13 – $45 / $35 student
  • Late Deadline, May 23 – $65 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, June 3- $85 / $75 student
Animated Shorts
  • Early Bird Deadline, April 1 – $30 / $20 student
  • Regular Deadline, May 13 – $45 / $35 student
  • Late Deadline, May 23 – $65 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, June 3- $85 / $75 student
High School Film Competition
  • Early Bird Deadline, April 1 – FREE
  • Regular Deadline, May 13 – $10
  • Late Deadline, May 23 – $15
  • Extended Deadline, June 3- $30

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