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Indy Shorts International Film Festival
July 18, 2023 - July 23, 2023
Nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film, Inc. will host the Indy Shorts International Film Fest (Indy Shorts) to exclusively showcase short films (under 40 minutes in length) in July in Indianapolis. All winners will play encore screenings at the Heartland International Film Festival in the following October. An Academy Award®-qualifying film festival in all three categories (Live Action, Documentary, and Animation short film categories), the winner of the Narrative, Documentary, and Animated Grand Prizes will qualify for Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, granted they meet all the other requirements needed to qualify. Short films featured at Indy Shorts/Heartland over the years have gone on to be short-listed, nominated, and winners of Academy Awards®. In the past 10 years, 29 films have been nominated with 9 going on to win Oscars®.