Indianapolis-based Heartland Film has released the lineup for the 31st annual of the Heartland International Film Festival. The event will feature more than 115 films, including 11 world premieres, three U.S. premieres, and 17 special presentations from major distributors, as well as 11 Indiana spotlight films.
The festival will run from October 6-16 and will feature in-person and virtual screenings. Screenings will take place at Newfields, Living Room Theaters, The Kan-Kan Cinema & Brasserie, Landmark Glendale 12, The Historic Artcraft Theatre and the Indianapolis Arts Center.
This year’s theme is centered around a maze, with attendees being invited to “Get lost in film.”
Some of the newly-announced, in-person films to be featured include:
- World Premiere Screening featuring Director Jeremy Schuetze’s “Anacoreta”
- Indiana Spotlight Screening featuring Director Becky Fisher’s “Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History”
- U.S. Premiere Screening featuring Director Aleksi Salmenperä’s “BUBBLE”
- U.S. Premiere Screening featuring Director Yaniv Raz’s “Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets”
- World Premiere Screening featuring Director Joanna Gleason’s “The Grotto”
- U.S. Premiere Screening featuring Directors Bram Endedijk and Eric van den Berg’s “Half an American”
- World Premiere Screening featuring Director Leah Bleich’s “The Moon & Back”
- Indiana Spotlight and World Premiere Screening featuring Director Rocky Walls’ “More Than Corn”
The festival will close with a special screening of “The Whale” from A24 and Darren Aronofsky on October 16, based on the play by Samuel Hunter starring Brendan Fraser.
You can connect to the full schedule of screenings by clicking here.