Entries by Ana Kelly

Filmmaker Festival Reviews |BIFF 2015

Films are continually reviewed. It’s all part of the process. Film Festivals on the other hand… Films get reviewed for inclusion into a film festival after which the process simply continues as films get reviewed by both “official film reviewers” and festival attendees. Each screening of a film, particularly at a film festival results in some […]

Six Awesome Recommendations by Mel LeBaron

Throughout the movie-packed days of BIFF, (Feb. 20 through March 1), I am planning to devote my free evenings to a film-watching extravaganza. I feel like I am picking out delicious sushi bites from a rich, extensive menu. Therefore, I gotta make sure I select the best morsels! So, at first glance, to choose from […]

BIFF 2015 Music Videos

An outstanding and eclectic collection of 4 minute Music Video masterworks presented at the 10th Annual BIFF – Beloit International Film Festival.

Movietime MEMOries

Sip, Nosh, Chat, Read & Write! What’s almost as exciting as viewing a great independent film? Enjoying a delicious cup of specially prepared coffee, savoring a freshly baked pastry, and talking with friends and new acquaintances about that great independent film you were just blown away by! That’s what the staff at BIFF decided! And […]

Visit Beloit BIFF Weekend Getaway!

Enter to win! Package Includes: Weekend of Feb. 20-21st, 2015 Two BIFF GOLD Passes 2-night stay at the Ironworks Hotel $100 Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint Gift Card Entries will be accepted until February 11th, and we will be choosing our winner on the 13th. Sorry, the time to register has expired. Good luck to those that […]

Sing-a-Long “Sound of Music”

Nowlan & Mouat Sing-a-Long “Sound of Music”   Your chance to show-off your vocal range with a crowd of nuns, Von Trapp family members and Julie Andrews look-a-likes. DATE:  Friday Feb 21st, 2014 TIME:  7:30 pm LOCATION:  Eclipse Center PRICE:  $10 adults, $5 students Note: $5.00 Student Price tickets not available online. Availabe at Box Office or […]

Audience Choice Awards Party

Date:  Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 Time: 9:00 pm, 9:20 pm Awards Presentation Location: Bushel & Peck’s Local Market *$2  New Glarus Taps & $3 Glass of House Wine for all Filmmaker Pass Holders* Join us in the celebration of the audience-chosen award winners from the Wisconsin-Illinois Showdown! BIFF and Bushel & Peck’s provide local and […]

Making of “The Human War”

Sun, Feb 23, 2014 – 12:00 pm — La Casa Grande Tickets Filmmaker Spotlight: The Making of “The Human War” Pirooz Kalayeh, one of the directors of BIFF 2014′s official selection “The Human War,” presents a look into the benefits and challenges of independent film by discussing the making of some of his feature films. […]

Frederick & Friends Spotlight

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  2:00 pm — Bushel & Peck’s  Tickets Filmmaker Spotlight: Ericka Frederick & Friends This year BIFF is spotlighting award-winning and inspiring filmmakers in the area. With this Regional Filmmaker Spotlight, we honor the Academy Award nominated Chicago film producer Ericka Frederick and her peer, Iverson White, a filmmaking professor at UW-Milwaukee […]

Cowboy Christmas

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  2:00 pm — Domenico’s  Tickets Sun Feb 16, 2014 –  2:00 pm — Café Fromage #1  Tickets Community Partner:  Beloit Snappers Cowboy Christmas Category:  Documentary, Sport Country:  U.S. Language:  English Rating:  PG Runtime:  90 min. Director:  H.D. Motyl Producer:  H.D. Motyl   Website: n/a On IMDb On Facebook   Synopsis: “Cowboy Christmas” […]

Corey’s *asteRISKS

  Fri Feb 21, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Café Fromage #2  Tickets Sat Feb 22, 2014 –  2:00 pm — Bagels & More  Tickets Corey’s *asteRISKS     Category:  Documentary Country:  U.S. Language:  English Rating:  PG-13 Runtime:  70 min. Director:  Deborah J. McDonald Producer:  Deborah J. McDonald   Website: N/A On IMDb: N/A On Facebook: N/A   […]

La Casa Grande

Film Screening Venue 618 4th Street Beloit, WI 53511 608-361-0011 Website Presented by: Map

Drywater Productions Spotlight

Sun Feb 16, 2014 – 2:00 pm — Domenico’s  Tickets Filmmaker Spotlight: Drywater Productions This year, BIFF is spotlighting award-winning and inspiring filmmakers in the area. With this Regional Filmmaker Spotlight, we honor the award-winning Stateline filmmakers, Stephen and Cameron Pickering of Drywater Productions. Stephen and Cameron Pickering is a husband-wife team who started Drywater Productions […]

Flowers of Madison

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  5:00 pm — Domenico’s  Tickets Community Partners:  Beloit Rotary Club, GOGA | Beloit College Flowers of Madison Category: Documentary Country:  U.S. Language:  English Rating:  PG Runtime:  56 min. Director: Amelah Resnik Producer:  Dr. Paul Resnik     Synopsis: “The Flowers of Madison,” a heartwarming independent documentary film, shares the stories of three culturally diverse women […]

Hasta Nunca

Fri Feb 14, 2014 –  5:00 pm — My Apartment  Tickets Fri Feb 21, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Rotary River Center  Tickets (BIFF Latino Discount) Community Partner:  The Literacy Connection Hasta Nunca See you Never Category: Fiction, Hispanic Country:  U.S., Uruguay Language:  Spanish with Subtitles Rating:  R Runtime:  80 min. Director:  Mark Street Producer: Website On IMDb   Synopsis: “Hasta Nunca […]

Heavy Hands

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  5:00 pm — Hendricks Center for the Arts  Tickets Sun Feb 16, 2014 –  5:00 pm — My Apartment  Tickets Community Partner:  Beloit Independent Theatre Experience Heavy Hands “What’s did, is did.” in this country crime caper. Category: Drama, Crime Country:  U.S. Language:  English Rating:  R Runtime: 60 min. Director:  Sean Williamson Producer:  Sean Williamson, Kelly Cunningham, […]

Mediocracy 1-3

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  12:00 pm — Hendricks Center for the Arts  Tickets The cast and crew will hold a Q&A session to following the screening. Community Partner:  Beloit Noon Lion’s Club, UW Rock Theatre Club Mediocracy 1-3 Category: Comedy, Web Series Country:  U.S. Language:  English Rating:  PG-13 Runtime:  76 min. Director:  Nikolaus Aldrich Producer:  Nikolaus Aldrich, Brian […]

House of Thaddeus

Fri Feb 14, 2014 –  7:30 pm — My Apartment  Tickets House of Thaddeus Category: Drama Country:  U.S. Language:  English Rating:  R Runtime:  107 min. Director:  Michael Boedicker Producer:  Michael Boedicker, William Kephart Website On IMDb On Facebook   Synopsis: Tom and Claire Wilson, new to DeVille, Illinois, buy a beautiful old house for a suspiciously low price from […]

Mulligan

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Café Fromage #1  Tickets Sun Feb 16, 2014 –  5:00 pm — Café Fromage #1  Tickets Mulligan To find $500,000, they’ll give friendship a do-over   Category: Comedy, Adventure Country:  U.S. Language:  English Rating:  R Runtime:  82 min. Director:  Will Slocombe Producer:  Graham Ballou Website On IMDb On Facebook On Twitter […]

NightLights

NightLights Family is Forever Category: Romance, Drama Country:  U.S. Language:  English Rating:  PG Runtime:  98 min. Director:  David Midell Producer:  Adam Dick, Keaton Wooden Website On IMDb On Facebook On Twitter   Synopsis: “NightLights” is a loving depiction of the unbreakable bond between Erin Logan and her brother Jacob, who is severely affected by autism. They live together […]

Normal

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  7:30 pm — My Apartment  Tickets Sun Feb 16, 2014 – 2:00 pm — Café Fromage #2  Tickets Normal   Category: Comedy, Drama Country:  U.S. Language:  English Rating:  R Runtime:  76 min. Director:  Nicholas Richards Producer:  Nicholas Richards, Ben Mollin, Frank Brummett Website On IMDb On Facebook   Synopsis: Phin (Geno Rathbone), stuck […]

Oconomowoc

Fri Feb 14, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Hendricks Center for the Arts  Tickets Sun Feb 16, 2014 –  2:00 pm — My Apartment  Tickets Oconomowoc Some people are crazier than they think Category: Comedy Country:  U.S. Language:  English Rating:  R Runtime:  79 min. Director:  Andy Gillies Producer:  Andy Gillies, Joe Haas   Website On IMDb On Facebook   Synopsis: […]