Heartland Film Festival Included in MovieMaker Magazine’s
50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee 2016


MovieMaker Magazine Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry FeeWe are pleased to announce that the Heartland Film Festival has been named one of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine for the second year in a row. Heartland Film is honored to be recognized and featured alongside some of the best film festivals from all over the globe that are doing incredible work within the independent film industry.

“Seeing as Heartland Film is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, we could not be more thrilled about being recognized by an important voice in the film industry like MovieMaker Magazine,” said Heartland Film Artistic Director Tim Irwin. “Not only are we proud of Heartland Film’s growth and accomplishments over the last 25 years, but we also enjoy reading about innovative and creative experiences happening at other festivals within our industry.”

To read the entire feature on MovieMaker’s website, click here.

2016 Heartland Film Festival Call for Entries are Open!

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit feature length and short films in Narrative and Documentary categories to the 25th annual Heartland Film Festival. Student filmmakers are also encouraged to apply. High school filmmakers are encouraged to submit their entries to the 7th iteration of the Heartland High School Film Competition. Film submissions are judged on their overall artistic and technical quality, in addition to how they might promote positive change in people’s lives through the transformative power of film.

In addition, the Heartland Film Festival is a qualifying festival for the Annual Academy Awards® within the Short Films Category. This means that the winner of the Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short Film will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

Learn more and submit your film to the 2016 Heartland Film Festival here.



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