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2020 Heartland International Film Festival Call for Entries are Now Open!

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2020 Categories, Pricing & Deadlines for HIFF

Submission Deadlines – Narrative and Documentary Features

  • Early Bird Deadline, February 9, 2020 – $50 / $30 student
  • Regular Deadline, May 10, 2020 – $65 / $40 student
  • Late Deadline, June 7, 2020 – $85 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, July 5 – $105 / $75 student

Submission Deadlines – Indiana Spotlight Features and Heartland Horror Features

  • Early Bird Deadline, February 9, 2020 – FREE
  • Regular Deadline, May 10. 2020 – $32.50 / $20 student
  • Late Deadline, June 7, 2020 – $42.50/ $27.50 student
  • Extended Deadline, July 5, 2020 – $52.50/ $37.50 student

View the complete 2020 HIFF Rules & Regulations


Categories, Pricing & Deadlines for Indy Shorts

Submission Deadlines: Narrative, Documentary, and Animated Shorts

  • Early Bird Deadline, January 5, 2020 – $30 / $20 student
  • Regular Deadline, March 22, 2020 – $45 / $35 student
  • Late Deadline, April 19, 2020 – $65 / $55 student
  • Extended Deadline, May 3, 2020 – $85 / $75 student

Submission Deadlines: Indiana Spotlight Competition and Heartland Horror

  • Early Bird Deadline, January 5, 2020 – FREE
  • Regular Deadline, March 22, 2020 – $22.50/ $10 student
  • Late Deadline, April 19, 2020 – $32.50 / $17.50 student
  • Extended Deadline, May 3, 2020 – $42.50/ $37.50 student

Submission Deadlines: High School Film Competition

  • Early Bird Deadline, January 5, 2020 – FREE
  • Regular Deadline, March 22, 2020 – $10
  • Late Deadline, April 19, 2020 – $15
  • Extended Deadline, May 3, 2020 – $30

View the complete 2020 Indy Shorts Rules & Regulations