BIFF 2016: Eleven Years and Counting

Now in its 11th year, BIFF es un niño de diez días tributo al poder del cine y la emoción del cine independiente de todo el mundo. Local residents and visitors from across the nation fill venues, que van desde 40 a 400 seats for more than 100 películas, and to meet scores of filmmakers who come from throughout the U.S. and as far away as Europe, Asia and Latin America.

BIFF celebrates filmmakers in all genres—features, documentales, shorts— who enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do. BIFF promises crowds of interested viewers filling venues, questioning them at the films, and stopping them on the street.

Diane Hendricks

Diane Hendricks

What is it that keeps bringing audiences and filmmakers back to BIFF

Desde su inicio, BIFF se ha comprometido a honrar a los cineastas. That artistic respect is carried on by the audiences that come to BIFF each year. From educations programs in partnership with the Beloit School system, that reach out to elementary school aged “audiences of the future” to Society for Learning Unlimited (SLU) courses, is association with Beloit College, for intellectually active seniors, BIFF has encouraged appreciative and knowledgeable filmgoers.

In addition to full venues, BIFF celebrates the filmmakers with a variety of amenities ranging from their own hospitality lounge, special evening parties, tickets to films and events, and the annual BIFFY Awards night.

Diane and the late Ken Hendricks inspired the creation of BIFF and encouraged community support of the program. Their active participation in the planning process and in helping to develop professional ties with the film industry has been invaluable. Diane continues the Hendricks Group’s support and involvement.

BIFF has received broad national attention and has been called the “next big thing” by Moviemaker Magazine and has been identified as one of a half dozen alternatives to “Sundance” by The New York Times.

BIFF is a unique celebration of this great American art form, designed for the film lover and the film maker

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Desde su inicio, BIFF se ha comprometido a honrar a los cineastas; de la Ceremonia de Premiación Clyro a las comodidades de cortesía bien surtidas y más. Aquí en BIFF, sean respetados y honrados cineastas por una comunidad de admiración a lo largo de los diez días.

BIFF fue inspirado por Diane y el fallecido Ken Hendricks que se acercó a los líderes culturales varias comunidades con la sugerencia de un festival como ellos mismos se involucraron en la producción cinematográfica. Diane Hendricks sigue siendo un activo defensor y asesor de la dirección del Festival.

BIFF ha recibido atención nacional amplio y ha sido llamado la "próxima gran cosa" por la revista cineasta y ha sido catalogado como una de las alternativas de media docena de "Sundance" por el New York Times.

Beloit Festival Internacional de Cine Inc.

Ken & Diane Hendricks

BIFF is organized exclusively for charitable purposes under section 501(c)(3) del Código de Rentas Internas, para crear y escenario económico sociales, educativo, y eventos de entretenimiento. Además, BIFF was created to harness the power of film to improve our community and ourselves.

El equipo de BIFF

Rod Beaudoin | Executive DirectorVarilla Beaudoin

Director Ejecutivo

A co-founder of BIFF, Rod is a veteran with over twenty years’ experience in entertainment, music and film festival promotion and management.

He began his career with a family heavy and highway construction firm based in Wisconsin where he rose to CEO before selling the company in the late 80’s before forming Gerard Entertainment.

Working directly with industry giants like Clive Davis and Ronnie Vance, Rod formed an artist development and publishing company he signed Midwest artists to multiple recording and songwriter contracts with Arista Records, RCA Records, Geffen Music and EMI Music.

He also formed a festival production division overseeing large and small events around the country and in 2005 Rod and several associates collaborated with industrialists Ken and Diane Hendricks to form the Beloit (Wisconsin) International Film Festival, now in its 11 temporada.

Adam Fogarty

Adam Fogarty

Programming Director
Max Maiken

Max Maiken

Development Director
Allyse Corbin

Allyse Corbin

Communications Manager
Brittany Bailey

Brittany Bailey

Director de Operaciones

Prescreeners

Matt Cipolla

Matt Cipolla

Phi Do

Phi Do

Chloe Emerson

Chloe Emerson

Paul Kramer

Paul Kramer

Celina La Glaca

Celina La Glaca

Kosa Seak

Kosa Seak

Brian Sebastian

Brian Sebastian

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

Stepnanie Chu
Paige Dahlke
Celina La Flaca
Lizzie Lindberg
Marissa Mindiola
Matthew Mittelsteadt
Ariana Refsdal
Katie Sponseller
Victoria Stock

2015/2016 Junta directiva

Biffy

Biffy

Terri Burdick

Terri Burdick

Marty Densch

Marty Densch

Presidente
Max Dodson

Max Dodson

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

John Kalkirtz

John Kalkirtz

Jennifer Livingston

Jennifer Livingston

Secretario
Rick McGrath

Rick McGrath

Karen McKee

Karen McKee

Therese Mueller McLain

Teresa Mueller McLain

Gary Meier

Gary Meier

Tesorero
Ron Nief

Ron Nief

Brian Ramsey

Brian Ramsey

Jonathan Webster

Jonathan Webster

BIFF Coordinadores

BIFF Aula:
Adam Fogarty
Sheri Drolshagen

BIFF Year ‘Round/Outdoors:
Adam Fogarty
Marty Densch
John Kalkirtz
Gary Meier

Caja de equipo de oficina:
Ana Kelly
Rick McGrath
Gary Meier
Paulette Christiansen
Elizabeth Kelly
Thomas Kelly
Sam Johnson
Max Maiken
Allyse Corbin

Los coordinadores de eventos:
Adam Fogarty
Taylor Ramsey
Theresa Wendhausen
Brian Ramsey
Becky Rogers

Cine de Selección / Comité de Premios:
Adam Fogarty
Varilla Beaudoin
Brian Sebastian
Max Maiken
Allyse Corbin
Marty Densch
Brian Ramsey

Sociedad de Cine de Beloit:
Max Maiken
Marty Densch

Fund Raising/Sponsors:
Max Maiken
Varilla Beaudoin
Becky Rogers
Ron Nief

Equipo de Marketing:
Varilla Beaudoin
Ana Kelly
Rick McGrath
Ron Nief
María Terry
Sabrina Krejci
Allyse Corbin
Max Maiken
Adam Fogarty

Mercancías / Concesiones:
Max Maiken
Allyse Corbin

Hospitalidad:
Allyse Corbin
Jonathan Webster
Don Reedy
Marcy Reedy
Jennifer Livingston
Sabrina Krejci

Programa del Libro:
María Terry
El Daily News Beloit
Jennifer Livingston
Allyse Corbin
Varilla Beaudoin

Coordinadores de Voluntarios:
Karen McKee
Terri Burdick

Sitio web:
Rick McGrath
Ana Kelly
Sabrina Krejci

Esta lista contiene los nombres de los involucrados en la planificación del festival antes de la impresión del libro del programa. Nuestras muchas gracias a los cientos de personas que hicieron que este festival suceda.

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BIFF - Beloit Festival Internacional de Cine
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival