BIFF for the Deaf


Posted - Feb. 11, 2012

In one of the first programs of its kind, the Beloit International Film Festival will present American Sign Language Films as part of the new BIFF for the Deaf program on BIFF Sunday, Feb. 19. Two family friendly films rated PG will feature actors using American Sign Language.

Kids First

Beloit Tweens Become Movie Critics

Posted - Feb. 5, 2012

Beloit International Film Festival offers 5th graders the chance to learn the art of movie critiquing.

BIFF, in partnership with Kid’s First, is presenting film-critiquing workshops with area 5th grade students. They will be held Tuesday, February 14th and Wednesday, February 15th at the Eclipse Center in Beloit. This program teaches students about reviewing films in an effort to develop more educated and discerning film viewers in area youth.

The Kid Brother | Harold Lloyd

Harold Lloyd 1927 Silent Film Classic with BJSO

Posted - Feb. 5, 2012

The Beloit International Film Festival signature event, the perennially sold-out M&I Bank and M&I Wealth Management Silent Film Showcase will once again demonstrate the staying power of film on Saturday of BIFF Week, Feb.18 at the Eclipse Center in Beloit. This year’s feature, accompanied by the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Tomaro, will be the 1927 Harold Lloyd film classic, The Kid Brother.

Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest

BIFF Closing Party | North By Northwest to Replace Casablanca

Posted - Feb. 5, 2012

A film that always makes it onto the lists of favorites, most suspenseful, and best Hitchcock and Gregory Peck films, will provide a memorable closing film experience for this year’s 2012 Beloit International Film Festival.


Joel Mark Harris

Joel Mark Harris | Book signing during BIFF

Posted - Jan 25, 2012

Joel Mark Harris is very excited to be returning to this year’s Beloit International Film Festival. Joel is an award-winning journalist, producer and novelist. His film Neutral Territory, which screened in last year’s festival, has been shown in 22 festivals, nominated for 21 awards and won 7 including best picture and best cinematography.

BIFF Volunteers Day of Film

A Day Of Film for BIFF Volunteers (time change)

Posted - Jan 25, 2012

(Note: Time Change: 9 am - 4 pm)
On Saturday, January 28
 we will be hosting a day of film for our volunteers at La Casa Grande from 9 am – 9 pm. We will be running ‘tastes’ of some of the films to be shown at BIFF. The ‘tastes’ are longer than a trailer, but short of showing the entire film. It’s a tease of what’s in store for festival attendees, as well as a way for volunteers to select volunteer slots that include a film they will enjoy seeing.

BIFF student filmmakers | photo credit - Hillary Gaving, Beloit Daily News

Film Fest adds showcase for students' work

Posted - Jan 21, 2012

by HILLARY GAVAN • JAN. 21, 2012
Beloit Daily News 

Students will launch basketballs off trampolines and drip ketchup from their vampire mouths during the upcoming Beloit International Film Festival's (BIFF) Student Filmmakers Showcase.

City of Beloit Logo

Proclamation for BIFF 2012

Posted - Jan 14, 2012

Whereas the Beloit International Film Festival will celebrate its seventh season of bringing great films, filmmakers, and visitors to our community, February 16-19; and...

Happy New Year from BIFF


Posted - Jan 1, 2012

It's a new year and we're proud to debut the new BIFF website for the 2012 season.
Welcome! C'mon in. Look around. Check us out. 

Here is where you'll find everything you need to know about this years Beloit International Film Festival.


It's a Wonderful Life at BIFF

Posted - Dec 21, 2011

Each year at the Beloit International Film Festival in February, you can spot Frank Capra’s characters transplanted to Beloit from their Wonderful Life in Bedford Falls. People rush along the snow covered sidewalks, greeting each other, welcoming visitors, cornering filmmakers. It is a film festival the way film festivals used to be. No cineplexes


BIFF 2012 Call for Volunteers

Posted - Dec 13, 2012

Now in its seventh year, the Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) will again bring high quality independent film to the area February 16-19, 2012.  Volunteer film venue hosts, box office workers, and film screening technicians are needed to make the festival a reality.

For details and how to participate check out the BIFF Volunteers Page.


Student Film Showcase | BIFF 2012

Posted - Dec 13, 2012

The Beloit International Film Festival is proud to announce the exciting new Student Filmmaker Showcase as part of the 2012 BIFF schedule. Presented in partnership with the Beloit Public Library, this is a unique and highly rewarding new film challenge for young adults, the results of which will be screened on the Saturday of BIFF at the Beloit Public Library, Feb. 18th.


Call For Volunteers | BIFF 2012

Posted – Oct 22, 2012

One of the things that visiting filmmakers talk about more than anything else is the great reception they receive when they get to Beloit and how the community turns out to support the Festival and the filmmakers. This is all due to the 300-400 volunteers that make the community look great.