Heartland Film at Home

Heartland Film at Home is an exciting new opportunity to watch the latest and best in independent cinema including past HIFF films from the comfort and safety of your home! This series of films will include films that you can watch at your leisure as well as special events with filmmaker Q&As! New films will be announced and made available every two weeks. Check back often for great independent cinema that supports Heartland Film!


A compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos and classic internet powerhouses.

You can stream this title for as low as 99 cents, but 75% of whatever you choose to pay goes directly back to Heartland Film - we greatly appreciate your support!

Suggested for All Audiences

Thank you: 75% of the rental price supports Heartland Film!


"Saint Frances"

Thirty-four-year-old aimless server Bridget hasn't yet achieved her goal of becoming a respected writer. When casual relations with a younger 'nice guy' leads to an unexpected confrontation with potential motherhood, she manifests a job nannying a pint-sized spirit guide disguised as an obstinate six-year-old.

Official Selection at the 28th Heartland International Film Festival and Winner of the SXSW Audience Award!

Suggested for Mature Audiences

Thank you: 50% of the rental price supports Heartland Film!

Rent for $7

"Spaceship Earth"

The true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem called Biosphere 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially re-imagine a new world.

Suggested for All Audiences

Thank you: 50% of the rental price supports Heartland Film!

Rent for $4

"Bathtubs Over Broadway" Q&A

We are excited to invite you to attend a live video Q&A with "Bathtubs Over Broadway" Director Dava Whisenant and Featured Subject Steve Young on Friday, May 8 at 9PM EST!

Can't make it to the live event? No worries - the video will be archived here after the fact to watch at your convenience!

Humor and Humanity Award Winner at the 27th Heartland International Film Festival!

Suggested for All Audiences

Registration is complimentary, but donations are encouraged!

Watch for Free

"And Then We Danced"

A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak.

Narrative Feature, Best International Feature Film Oscar® Contender at the 28th Heartland International Film Festival

Thank you: 50% of the rental price supports Heartland Film!

Rent for $12

"Runner" w/Q&A

When he was only eight, Guor Mading Maker (formally known as Guor Marial) ran from captivity in war-torn Sudan to eventually seek safety in the US. In his new life, Maker began running again, participating in high school track and field and eventually becoming a sensation and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. But because the newly formed South Sudan was not recognized by the International Olympic Committee, Maker had to fight to compete independently, refusing to run for Sudan and taking a stand against its oppression.

"Runner" depicts Maker’s difficult and triumphant journey from refugee to a world-renowned athlete, told in intimate interviews with gorgeously animated flashbacks of Guor’s upbringing, and culminating in a heart-wrenching reunion with his parents after a 20-year separation. His story is a distinctly inspirational one in which the indomitable human spirit emerges against all odds.

Available until July 24, 2020

Rent for $12