Heartland Film, Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, is expanding to bring a new festival to Indianapolis in support of the annual Heartland International Film Festival. Indy Shorts International Film Fest (Indy Shorts), will exclusively feature films less than 40 minutes in length July 26 to 29 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.
“In 2017, our film submissions grew by more than 1,000 submissions from around the world,” Heartland Film President Craig Prater stated. “The majority of these were short films, and we are thrilled to dedicate an all-new festival to this exciting medium of independent film. Heartland Film is devoted to growing the film community in Indianapolis and beyond, and Indy Shorts is an exciting way to expand on what we’ve accomplished over the past 26 years.”
Sponsored by ShortsTV, Indy Shorts is expected to be one of the largest short- film festivals in the Midwest, featuring films that will eventually qualify for the Academy Awards. All short film categories and prizes associated with the Heartland International Film Festival will move to Indy Shorts, with winners to show encore screenings at HIFF Oct. 11 to 21.
Indy Shorts will award more than $25,000 in cash prizes in multiple categories. The complete unveiling of films to be featured will be announced June 28 at the Indy Shorts Reveal Party.
For more, visit indyshorts.org.