Indy Shorts Int’l Film Festival Sponsors

The Indy Shorts International Film Festival is made possible in part through the gracious support of an amazing core of sponsors. Interested in working with Heartland Film to promote your brand or organization? Contact Vice President of Development Michael Ault via email or by calling (317) 464-9405.

Bohlsen Group

Telling your best stories in the right place at the right time is both art and science. Our process— discovery and planning that gives way to data-informed implementation and ongoing performance measurement— is designed to understand your audience and generate momentum in line with your goals. When you work with us, we identify your most compelling, newsworthy stories and the right mix of conventional and unconventional marketing tactics to share them.
Our intrepid street level approach takes your brand to the people through public relations, creative ideation, and grassroots tactics that think outside the typical agency toolbox. We’re not afraid to think big, be original, and ask, why not?

Bohlsen Group Website 

IndyStar - Premier Media Sponsor

Indiana's most trusted news source.
We're telling you the most important stories in Central Indiana, whether in the newspaper, online or live at the scene where those stories happen.

IndyStar Website 


As the Indianapolis Museum of Art has grown to become an internationally renowned museum, we now turn our attention toward increasing our emphasis on combining art with nature.

This combination of art and nature was always part of the original vision—and now we see a vision for the next fifty years. 

The galleries are surrounded by gardens, water features, over a hundred acres of woodland filled with surprise and beauty. The campus itself is ideal for performances, afternoon walks, kite-flying, cloud-gazing, memory-making, new-idea-having. There’s a mansion to stage unforgettable events, restaurants for relaxing, bars for microbrews and friendships.

Newfields is a setting where it’s easy to make connections of all sorts. Like no place else in Indianapolis.

Newfields Website 

Gary D. and Marlene Cohen

Underwriters of the Indy Shorts International Film Festival High School Film Competition Grand Prize - the Summer White Lynch Memorial Award.

Bob & Alison Spoonmore

Bob & Alison Spoonmore are the presenting sponsors and founders of the High School Film Competition.

Daniel's Vineyard

Daniel’s Vineyard is a full production winery and event venue offering a portfolio of 15 high-quality wines. Together alongside their five kids, the idea to plant a vineyard was sown in the Tuscan foothills over a bottle of wine by husband and wife, Daniel and Kimberly. Upon arrival back to the states, they began to put their dream into action. In 2010, over 14,000 grape vines were cultivated into the Indiana soil by family, friends, and neighbors. As the vines have flourished over the years, so has the Daniel’s Vineyard community.

Daniel's Vineyard Website 

Sweet and Savory

When Shawn and Melissa Mudd first came to Indianapolis, they wanted to make a big entrance and not only launched an offsite catering and event planning business but also started a small café where they could get to know the people of Indianapolis. 

Both the café and the catering business took off and quickly began earning loyal regulars. For more than a decade, the couple ran, grew and expanded both businesses. While the Mudds admit balancing both businesses with a growing family was challenging, they say it not only helped them flex their creative muscles but also helped them learn more about the unique needs and tastes of the Indiana communities.

After 12 years of running both businesses, the couple decided that they wanted to focus soley on their catering services—expanding and offering new options to clients. By shifting this focus, they were able to expand services to include a wide variety of events including weddings, private parties, corporate events and even private dining services.

Today, the company operates out of a new, renovated location off 96th street and feature a gourmet catering kitchen and beautiful consultation and tasting room.

Sweet and Savory Website 

HotBox Pizza

Saving the world from pizza mediocrity, one slice at a time.

HotBox Pizza Website 

Sun King Brewing

The Official Beer of the Heartland Film Festival

Sun King Brewing is a brewer-owned and operated craft brewery with a focus on traditional seasonal and unique specialty beers. SKB is the first full-scale production brewery in Indianapolis since 1948. SKB distribute kegs and cans to bars, restaurants, and liquor stores around central Indiana and sell cans, flip-top bottles, 64-ounce growlers, and kegs out of their tasting room.

Sun King Brewing Website 

Indianapolis Airport Authority

Established as a municipal corporation by the General Assembly in 1962, the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) owns, develops and operates six airports in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Indianapolis Airport Authority Website 

Indiana Members Credit Union

Indiana Members Credit Union encompasses 27 branches across Indiana, offering members a better financial alternative and full array of products & services.

Indiana Members Credit Union Website 

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Official Film Partners


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