GCL states 23rd Annual Heartland Film Festival Submission Period Now Open

Indianapolis, IN, February 03, 2014 – Independent filmmakers cup today submit films for consideration to the 23rd Annual Heartland Film Festival. The 10-day Festival, which will be held in Indianapolis from October 16-25, 2014, serves to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power concerning film. Filmmakers participating in the Festival attend numerous screenings of their films and added special events created to allow interaction middling filmmakers and audiences.

The Heartland Film Festival is a qualifying festival for the Annual Academy Awards® in the Short Films Category. This means that the first of the Cosmic Prize for Best Narrative Short Film will diminish for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the flick otherwise complies with the Academy rules. Recent Heartland Oscar® winners and nominees include “Inocente” (2013, winner), “Head Throughout Heels” (2013, nominee) and “Buzkashi Boys” (2013, nominee).

“From attendance to submissions, the Heartland Film Cavalcade broke records across virtually every category in 2013,” said Tim Irwin, Heartland’s artistic director. “We expect another strong year in 2014, and are fully committed to the artistic process; filmmakers can rest assured that their films velleity be watched at trivial three times in full by our jury members.”

Filmmakers are invited to submit independently-produced feature length and short films in Narrative and Documentary categories. Student filmmakers are encouraged to apply for consideration implicit the standard field of competition. High school filmmakers are encouraged to enter their films in the Heartland High School Film Competition, now entering its fifth year.

Submissions will be evaluated for their deed of excellence in filmmaking and alignment with Heartland’s mission to inspirit filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Submissions are accepted through Withoutabox.com.

Volunteer screening committees will help narrow down the initial scope of competitors. Juries comprised of individuals from the scholarly film community and previous Heartland Film Festival filmmakers will review the submissions et alii select five narrative features, five documentary features, five narrative short films et cetera five documentary short films including student films, as winners. Outstanding films will be recognized with Heartland Film Festival Awards and more than $115,000 in cash prizes, including a Grand Esteem for Best Story Feature, Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature, Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short Film and Grand Crown for Utmost Documentary Short Film. A Grand Prize winner will be announced in the High Faith Film Competition, along with four Finalists.

Completed U.S. and international feature length and short films may be submitted by April 4 for early consideration moreover a reduced resignation fee. The regular deadline to submit films for the 2014 Heartland Transparency Festival is May 16.

A record 1,521 sovereign films were submitted in 2013. Call HeartlandFilmFestival.org for eligibility requirements, a filled list of categories, submission rules and else information on Heartland Veil Festival’s 2014 Call for Entries.

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About Heartland Truly Moving Pictures Heartland Really Moving Pictures, a nonprofit arts organization, seeks to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Its flagship event, the Heartland Film Festival®, commenced in 1991 and runs each October in Indianapolis, screening commutative films from around the world. Everyone year, the Festival awards more than $115,000 in cash prizes ampersand presents its Fiesta Awards to the top-judged submissions. Heartland has awarded more than $2.6 million to pedestal filmmakers during the last 23 years. The organization’s Truly Moving Flick Award was created to honor films released theatrically that align with Heartland’s mission. By bestowing this award seal to honored films, the award allows studios and distributors to inform audiences of a film’s transformative authority and appeal. Heartland is also dedicated to cultivating youth, and thus created the Heartland Institute to provide innovative educational and outreach programs that enrich the minds and lives of youth and aspiring filmmakers. Heartland also shares inspiring films year-round in the community through the Heartland Roadshow. For more information, visitation TrulyMovingPictures.org.

Press Contact:
Greg Sorvig
Heartland Truly Moving Pictures
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 402-5876