The 2020 edition of Indy Shorts International Film Festival, usually held in Indianapolis, USA, will be online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Presented by Heartland Film, Indy Shorts is an Academy Award qualifier for Live Action Short Film and for Documentary Short Subject.

Dates will be from 21st to 26th July.


  • Narrative Short (Oscar qualifying)
  • Documentary Short (Oscar qualifying)
  • Animated Short
  • High School Film Competition
  • Indiana Spotlight Competition
  • Jenni Berebitsky Legacy Award
  • Heartland Horror Award
  • Best Comedy Short
  • Best Directorial Debut
  • Best Student Film Award
  • Narrative, Documentary, Animated: Indiana
  • Audience Choice Awards for: Narrative, Documentary, Animated, Indiana Spotlight, Comedy, Heartland Horror