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The Indy Shorts Film Festival is less than two weeks away, and we want to help you prepare! Patty Spitler of Reel Life TV joined us with Julia Ricci, senior programmer for Heartland Film, to give share a preview of what to expect at the festival. Here’s more from them:

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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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Patty Spitler of Great Day TV joined us today with the “long and short of it,” specifically, the Shorts of it as the Indy Shorts International Film Festival begins next week!

It’s the Midwest’s largest short film festival, running from July 21 to the 26.

Indy Shorts International Film Festival, presented by Heartland Film and the organizers of the Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF), is an Academy Award®-qualifying fest dedicated to the art of short film! Indy Shorts showcases storytelling from around the world in Indianapolis.

Indy Shorts expanded as its own separate event from HIFF in summer 2018 and all winners (Grand Prize and Audience Choice Awards) play encore screenings at the Heartland International Film Festival in October.

For more information about the festival, visit their website.