Submit Your Film

2020 Heartland International Film Festival Call for Entries are Closed

Thank you for showing interest in submitting your film to the Heartland International Film Festival! Our call for entries for #HIFF30 will open up in November, 2020 – stay tuned to our social media accounts and website for updates!
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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

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

View the complete 2020 HIFF Rules & Regulations


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