Heartland Film Festival announces schedule for Indy Shorts, what you can expect

The Indy Shorts International Film Festival has announced the largest slate of short films showcased at Indoor and Outdoor virtual screenings. Jessica Chapman, marketing manager for Heartland Film joined us today to share more on what you can expect.

This Heartland Film’s 4th Annual Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival! This year’s festival is running July 20-25, and they’re offering indoor (Living Room Theaters), outdoor picnic-style (Indianapolis Arts Center & IndyFringe) and virtual screening options to meet everyone’s comfort level!

They received more film submissions than ever, 3,300 and have nearly doubled the number of films selected from last year!  

The festival’s theme is A Short Escape, and they’re inviting everyone to come away with us as we explore the wonderful world of 201 short films included in 33 themed programs. With short programs like Comedy, Sci-fi, Horror, Portraits, Indiana Spotlight, Animals and Sports, there truly is a short for everyone. Tickets and Fest Passes are now on sale at!   

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