The Beloit International Film Festival
Welcome to the Ten Days of BIFF 2015:
Once again, the Hendricks Group is proud to be the official sponsor of the Beloit International Film Festival. We welcome old friends and first-time visitors, filmmakers and fans of all ages, to ten days celebrating the Power of Film.
From the outreach educational programs of BIFF, which brings thousands of students together to create films and develop critical viewing skills, to the Silent Film Showcase, and more than 180 films and artists from 30 countries, we have watched BIFF grow in its international reputation. I am honored to be a sponsor.
Enjoy the films and savor all that Beloit has to offer.
Diane HendricksBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Ten Years Of BIFF
Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world. Local residents and visitors from across the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to 400 seats for about 140 films, and to meet more than 100 filmmakers who come from as far away as Europe, Asia and South America.
Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.
Beloit International Film Festival
444 East Grand Ave.
Beloit WI, 53511
Phone: 608- 312-4256
What You Will Find
Since its start, BIFF has been committed to honoring filmmakers; from the BIFFY Awards Ceremony to well-stocked hospitality accommodations and more. Here at BIFF, filmmakers are respected and honored by an admiring community throughout the ten days.
BIFF was inspired by Diane and the late Ken Hendricks who approached several community cultural leaders with the suggestion of a festival as they themselves became involved in film production. Diane Hendricks remains an active supporter and advisor to the Festival leadership.
BIFF has received broad national attention and has been called the “next big thing” by Moviemaker Magazine and has been listed as one of a half dozen alternatives to “Sundance” by the New York Times.
Beloit International Film Festival Inc.
Organized exclusively for charitable purposes under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to create and stage affordable social, educational, and entertaining events. The Beloit International Film Festival offers entertainment and education opportunities.
In addition, BIFF is designed to serve all sectors of the Greater Beloit community, using film as a vehicle for increasing cultural awareness and for providing an opportunity to become better informed about events, history, politics, and social conditions in this nation and beyond our borders.
The BIFF Team
Adam FogartyBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Curran Murphy —BIFF Operations Coordinator
Taylor Ramsey — Special Events Producer & Kids @ BIFF Coordinator
Jake Hamil — BIFF Operations
Brittney Gage — BIFF @ Janesville Coordinator
2014/2015 Board of Directors
Chuck BenedictBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BiffyBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Marty DenschBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Max DodsonBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Nancy HeidtBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Sam JohnsonBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
John KalkirtzBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Rick McGrathBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Therese Mueller McLainBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Gary MeierBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Brian RamseyBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Judy RobsonBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
Jonathan WebsterBIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF Year ‘Round:
Box Office Team:
Film Selection/Awards Committee:
Film Society of Beloit:
Merchandise / Concessions:
The Beloit Daily News
This short list contains the names of those involved in the festival planning prior to the printing of the program book. Our many thanks to the hundreds of people that made this festival happen.