Heartland International Film Festival
Indianapolis, Indiana / October 10-20, 2019 / heartlandfilm.org / A
This sprawling festival screens over 290 films from around the world. Generally, stipends are only offered to filmmakers who get into its Official Selection or are awards finalists. Festival staff ensure that filmmakers can navigate the festival, and enjoy their spare time. In addition, Heartland offers generous cash prizes, with top prizes of $25,000 for the Narrative Feature Grand Prize or the Documentary Feature Grand Prize.