Heartland Film Festival. October 16-25.

The Heartland Film Festival has earned the special designation of being 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.Heartland FF-702x336Last year the 22nd Annual Heartland Film Festival broke records across all categories, including:

  • Screening Attendance: 24,000
  • Screening Attendance Growth: 13 percent
  • Total Film Submissions: 1,521
  • Submitting Countries: 76
  • Films Programmed: 134
  • U.S. and/or World Premiere Titles: 27

For more information on the 23rd Annual Heartland Film Festival, including screening dates, times and locations, visit their website.