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Heartland Community College

Heartland Film Festival

May 10-11, 2023

The Heartland Film Festival is back for another year to showcase the work of current and former students of HCC!


Join us for a free screening of the award-winning documentary With This Breath I Fly on Wednesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. in the Astroth Community Education Center (ACEC). 

Director/producer Sam French will be available after the screening via Zoom for a Q&A with attendees.

Shot over ten years, With This Breath I Fly follows two courageous women as they fight for their freedom against a patriarchal Afghan society determined to keep them bound to tribal culture, while exposing the complicity of the European Union in censoring their voices, and how the international press – and our documentary – forever alters the course of their lives.

Current and former HCC students' short films will be featured on May 11 at 6 p.m. in the ACEC. A panel of Heartland professors will review the submissions and assemble a program of finalists for the final screening to determine the top-ranking films. All genres of short films are accepted and prizes will be given out to filmmakers!

Students/Alumni to be Featured

Julie Bacon, Student Trevor Matteson, Student
D.L. Cope, Student Nathan Mischler, Student
Maya Davis, Student Alyssia Pace, Student
Atticus Georgas, Student Evan Pfeifer, Student
Massey Gerth, Student Jessica Steele, Student
Margaret Hoefer, Student Bradley Whitfield, Student
Danielle Jones, Student Joe Garcia, Alum
Judah Lopez, Student Anthony Pegg, Alum
A.J. Lyons, Student