Heartland Film Festival
Submission Form

Are you already a Withoutabox member?

Save yourself some time by logging in here.


Email
Password
Forgot Password?

First time users

If you've never used Withoutabox before, please select a submission category and complete your registration details below.


SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.


- Dramatic or comedic narratives; animated or live-action. - Anything but a documentary qualifies for this category. - 50 minutes or longer. - Narr... More
- Dramatic or comedic narratives; animated or live-action. - Anything but a documentary qualifies for this category. - 50 minutes or longer. - Narrative Features receiving their U.S. or World premiere at Heartland may be eligible for “Best Premiere” awards. - Total of 5 Finalists will be chosen by our jury to compete for 1 Grand Prize - other Narrative Features will be featured as Official Selections. - One of the five Narrative Feature Finalists will receive the $25,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature, which will be announced at the Awards Party during the Festival. Other Finalists will receive a $1,000 cash prize each. Less

• Nonfiction films; animated or live-action. • 50 minutes or longer. • Documentary Features receiving their U.S. or World premiere a... More
• Nonfiction films; animated or live-action. • 50 minutes or longer. • Documentary Features receiving their U.S. or World premiere at Heartland may be eligible for “Best Premiere” awards. • Five Documentary Features will be named Heartland Film Festival Finalists. • One of the five Documentary Feature Finalists will receive the $25,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature, which will be announced at the Awards Party during the Festival. Other Finalists will each receive a $1,000 cash prize. Less

• Dramatic or comedic narratives; live-action. • Anything but a documentary qualifies for this category. • Under 50 minutes in length... More
• Dramatic or comedic narratives; live-action. • Anything but a documentary qualifies for this category. • Under 50 minutes in length. • Five Narrative Shorts will be named Heartland Film Festival Finalists. • One of the five Narrative Short Finalists will receive the $5,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short, which will be announced at the Awards Party during the Festival. Other Finalists will each receive a $500 cash prize. • The Grand Prize winner in this category will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. • Each short selected as a Finalist will be offered a broadcast deal by Shorts International®, which includes iTunes and Amazon Prime listings, in addition to broadcast on the ShortsHD cable channel. Less

• Nonfiction films; live-action. • Under 50 minutes in length. • Five Documentary Shorts will be named Heartland Film Festival Final... More
• Nonfiction films; live-action. • Under 50 minutes in length. • Five Documentary Shorts will be named Heartland Film Festival Finalists; one filmmaker from each film will receive a trip to Indianapolis for the Festival and a Heartland Film Festival Finalist statuette. • One of the five Documentary Short Finalists will receive the $5,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Short, which will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the Festival. • Each short selected as a Finalist will be offered a broadcast deal by Shorts International®, which includes iTunes and Amazon Prime listings, in addition to broadcast on the ShortsHD cable channel. Less

• Animated films; dramatic/comedic narratives or nonfiction. • Under 50 minutes in length. • Five Animated Shorts will be named Hear... More
• Animated films; dramatic/comedic narratives or nonfiction. • Under 50 minutes in length. • Five Animated Shorts will be named Heartland Film Festival Finalists; one filmmaker from each film will receive a trip to Indianapolis for the Festival and a Heartland Film Festival Finalist statuette. • One of the five Animated Short Finalists will receive the $5,000 Grand Prize for Best Animated Short, which will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the Festival. • Each short selected as a Finalist will be offered a broadcast deal by Shorts International®, which includes iTunes and Amazon Prime listings, in addition to broadcast on the ShortsHD cable channel. Less

• Short films under 12 minutes in length. • Narrative or documentary; live-action or animated. • The director must have been in high ... More
• Short films under 12 minutes in length. • Narrative or documentary; live-action or animated. • The director must have been in high school when the film was completed. • The director must not have graduated from high school any earlier than Spring/Summer, 2016. • Four High School Film Competition submissions will be chosen as Finalists. At the Awards Ceremony one of the four Finalists will be named as the Summer White Lynch Memorial Award Grand Prize winner, and will receive an additional $2,000 for a total prize of $2,500 o One narrative short will be chosen as the High School Film Competition Narrative Finalist, and will receive a $500 cash award in addition to travel expenses for the director and one guardian to attend the Festival. o One documentary short will be chosen as the High School Film Competition Documentary Finalist, and will receive a $500 cash award in addition to travel expenses for the director and one guardian to attend the Festival. o One narrative short meeting Indiana Spotlight requirements will be chosen as the High School Film Competition Indiana Spotlight Narrative Finalist, and will receive a $500 cash award in addition to travel expenses for the director and one guardian to attend the Festival. o One documentary short meeting Indiana Spotlight requirements will be chosen as the High School Film Competition Indiana Spotlight Documentary Finalist, and will receive a $500 cash award in addition to travel expenses for the director and one guardian to attend the Festival. Less


Create an account on Withoutabox

By registering you agree to the Withoutabox General Terms of Service, Refund Policy, Submitter Services Pricing Schedule, Video Terms of Service, Submission Protection Policy, and Privacy Policy.