Submit Your Film

2021 Heartland International Film Festival Call for Entries Now OpenMM-50-Fest-Laurels20203.jpg


2021 Categories, Pricing & Deadlines for HIFF (October 7-17, 2021)

Submission Deadlines – Narrative and Documentary Features

  • Early Bird Deadline, February 7, 2021 – $50 / $30 student
  • Regular Deadline, May 23, 2021 – $65 / $40 student
  • Late Deadline, June 13, 2021 – $85 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, July 4, 2021 – $105 / $75 student

Submission Deadlines – Indiana Spotlight Features and Heartland Horror Features

  • Early Bird Deadline, February 7, 2021 – FREE
  • Regular Deadline, May 23. 2021 – $32.50 / $20 student
  • Late Deadline, June 13, 2021 – $42.50 / $27.50 student
  • Extended Deadline, July 4, 2021 – $52.50 / $37.50 student

For questions regarding festival submissions, please email submissions@heartlandfilm.org!


Categories, Pricing & Deadlines for the 4th Annual Indy Shorts International Film Festival (July 20-25, 2021)

Submission Deadlines: Narrative, Documentary, and Animated Shorts

  • Early Bird Deadline, December 20, 2020 – $30 / $20 student
  • Regular Deadline, March 7, 2021 – $45 / $35 student
  • Late Deadline, March 28, 2021 – $65 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, April 18, 2021 – $85 / $75 student

Submission Deadlines: Indiana Spotlight Competition and Heartland Horror

  • Early Bird Deadline, December 20, 2020 – FREE
  • Regular Deadline, March 7, 2021 – $22.50 / $10 student
  • Late Deadline, March 28, 2021 – $32.50 / $17.50 student
  • Extended Deadline, April 18, 2021 – $42.50 / $37.50 student

Submission Deadlines: High School Film Competition

  • Early Bird Deadline, December 20, 2020 – FREE
  • Regular Deadline, March 7, 2021 – $10
  • Late Deadline, March 28, 2021 – $15
  • Extended Deadline, April 18, 2021 – $30