Mark Your Calendars for Exciting Special Events at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival


The 25th annual Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 20-30, 2016) is just three months away!

Heartland Film has partnered with Simon Property Group to make AMC Castleton Square 14 the central hub of this year’s event. Last year’s wildly successful Premiere Pavilion party area will expand in size and be conveniently located across from the main entrance at AMC Castleton.

These major Festival events will be hosted at the expanded Premiere Pavilion:

25th Anniversary Celebration – Friday, Oct. 21

Celebrate Heartland’s silver anniversary in style at this signature red carpet event, where you’ll be greeted by paparazzi snapping photos before joining fellow fans for an evening of entertainment, drinks, food stations and a live auction filled with one-of-a-kind experiences, artwork and more. Individual tickets and tables on sale soon.

  • VIP Reception, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Tickets $250
    (included with Silver Screen Society membership)
  • 6:30 – 11 p.m. – Tickets $125

2016 Heartland Film Festival Awards Party – Saturday, Oct. 29
Sponsored by the David & Betty Klapper Family Foundation

Join Heartland Film for an exciting and intimate party honoring this year’s inspiring films and filmmakers! We’ll announce all of the 2016 winners, including grand prizes, best premieres, the High School Film Competition Summer White Lynch Memorial Award, the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award and more. Individual tickets on sale soon.

  • 7 – 10:30 p.m. – Tickets $20

Additional special events at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival:

Opening Night Screening & Party – Thursday, Oct. 20

Kick off the 25th Heartland Film Festival with a special event screening at The Scottish Rite Cathedral. Join fellow film lovers and filmmakers for the special presentation and Q&A and end the night at the after-party. Film TBA.

  • 7 p.m. – The Scottish Rite Cathedral

Filmmakers’ Brunch – Sunday, Oct. 30

Discover the inspiration behind some of your favorite Heartland Film Festival movies by joining the filmmakers for an informal brunch. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to speak one-on-one with fascinating storytellers and to hear different perspectives on all aspects of the filmmaking process.

  • 11 a.m. – Sheraton Hotel Indianapolis at Keystone at the Crossing

Closing Night Screening & Party – Sunday, Oct. 30

Cap off the 25th Heartland Film Festival with a special event screening at AMC Castleton Square 14. Join fellow cinephiles and attending filmmakers for the special presentation and Q&A, and end the night at the Premiere Pavilion after-party. Discuss favorite films, dance with filmmakers, and say goodbye to the 25th annual Heartland Film Festival. Film TBA.

  • 7 p.m. – AMC Castleton / Premiere Pavilion

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