Heartland Directed by Women Lineup

Heartland Film has officially signed on to the Parity Pledge. The Festival’s lineup will be 50% directed by women for the 2020 edition.


Drive in to see THE SINNERS at the 29th Annual Heartland International Film Festival Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1991 with the mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film.

heartland film festival the sinners the color rose hanna griffiths
29th Heartland International Film Festival 'THE SINNERS' Screening

Since the inaugural Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) in 1992, the fest has grown from a 5-day event with less than 20 films to an 11-day celebration featuring 200+ visiting filmmakers and 300+ film screenings. HIFF has built a reputation on its impactful movies, the connections audiences make with visiting filmmakers, the overall hospitality and intimacy of the experience, and bringing big Hollywood names – like Robert Downey Jr., Jessica Biel, Rob Reiner, and Oscar® winner Geoffrey Rush – to the Hoosier state.


Indiana’s largest and longest-running film festival will celebrate its 29th anniversary October 8-18 with virtual and drive-in screenings! You can attend HIFF via a fest pass, ticket package, or individual screening purchase. Beginning October 8, you will have the opportunity to “unlock” films to view during the festival dates of October 8-18.


The Q&As and panels will have a scheduled live stream, with the recordings available on-demand until October 18.

“Seven girls from a religious town start a cult that embodies the seven deadly sins. Grace Carver, the pastor's daughter and cult leader, takes action against one of the betraying members. The group dwindles one by one, each girl is capable of being a suspect, or worse, a victim.”

LIVE VIRTUAL Q&A with the filmmakers on October 10 at 8:00 pm CLICK HERE to register


THE SINNERS - Official Selection Heartland

Runtime: 98 minutes

Language: English

Country: Canada

Rating: Mature Themes, Violence, Sexual Content

Director: Courtney Paige

Screenwriter: Courtney Paige, Erin Hazlehurst, Madison Smith

Cinematographer: Stirling Bancroft

Producers: Siena Oberman, Hanna Griffiths, Alan MacFarlane

Executive Producers: Heliya Alam, Suzann Toni, Courtenay Semel, Nicholas Adam Clark, Gil Demeter, Kyler Steven Fisher, Aaron Sacks, Alex Safdie & more

Cast: Kaitlyn Bernard, Brenna Coates, Brenna Llewellyn, Aleks Paunovic, Lochlyn Munro

For a full list of credits click HERE Like THE SINNERS on Facebook



Blinded by Rainbows® promotes filmmakers, to learn more visit our website


TAGS: #womeninfilm #femaledirectors #hiff #thesinners #thecolorrose