Saturday, June 6, 2015

With eye on growth, Heartland film festival alters format

By David Lindquist
The packed Toby Theatre at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in October 2014
INDIANA---The 24th annual Heartland Film Festival will shake up its traditions, including now giving out awards later in the event's 10-day run and hosting a new hospitality tent at a screening venue. Scheduled Oct. 16 through 25, Heartland shifts from a Thursday-through-second-Saturday format to a Friday start and Sunday conclusion. The awards gala at Old National Centre will move from the festival's first Saturday to its second. More than 23,000 seats were filled during Heartland screenings in 2014, a new record, while film submissions doubled from 800 to more than 1,600 between 2011 and 2014. [link]