BIFF 2013 Film Submission
You have two ways to submit your film for BIFF 2013.
Beloit International Film Festival prefers online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world.
Withoutabox’s internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions.
Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There’s no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you’ll join Withoutabox’s global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities. Click to submit your film today!
You can also download the PDF, print it out, fill it out and mail it in. The full instructions are on the PDF itself.
Download PDF here. (submissions closed for the 2013 season)
Location: Beloit Inn 500 Pleasant Street Beloit, WI 53511
Hours: Thur, Fri and Sat 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Sun. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The hospitality lounge is reserved for filmmakers and press.
BIFF Fund For Emerging Filmmakers
The BIFF Fund for Emerging Filmmakers was established in 2006 and is an indication of BIFF’s seriousness about film and about keeping creative juices flowing in this exciting art form. The Fund is designed to assist artists with equipment and resources to complete projects and launch new undertakings. For some, it will make participation in the Festival, the BIFF Film School, and other special Festival events, possible. For others, it will allow progress in their productions. For the independent film community around the country it sends a strong message that this community is committed to their work and the success of the Festival.
All Films Accepted into the 2012 BIFF Competition are Eligible for the following Awards:
- Ken Hendricks People’s Choice Award – $1,000
- The Josh Burton Award for Excellence – $1,000 – The Josh Burton award is given to a filmmaker who shows artistic integrity, intuition, and dedication.
- Power of Film Award – $1,000 A film that has the power to change our way of life. The Power of Film Award recognizes emotional, inspirational films that have the potential to change people’s life view.
Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) films are drawn from a variety of sources including Withoutabox, film competitions, other film festivals, staff research, the film selection committee, and suggestions to committee members and to the website. BIFF makes every effort to broadly announce the festival and submission guidelines and deadlines through film and festival media. Non-competition films are chosen in order to offer variety and opportunities to see international, vintage, classic, and unusual films otherwise unavailable in the region. Wherever possible, industry ratings of films are publicized as a guideline for viewers.
Selection and presentation of films are not representative of viewpoints or endorsements by sponsors, organizers, advertisers, volunteers or the owners of the venues in which they are presented. BIFF does not shy away from controversy and makes every effort to present a balanced program offering a broad variety of viewpoints. BIFF sincerely appreciates the support of all of its sponsors and underwriters, which allows the festival to maintain an independent selection process.
We’re working hard to make BIFF your favorite film festival. On this website this is expressed by being deliberate around sharing the love online. You’ll see on the page featuring your film two primary vehicles to do that, a link to your facebook page (if you have one) and a link to your website (if you have one).
We’ve tried to find the appropriate pages if they exist and link to them. If we’ve missed the spot please let us know and send us the link you’d prefer us to use. Additionally, if you have edits regarding the copy we’ve used introducing your film let us know about that too. Finally, if you have any suggestions on how we can make this website more beneficial for you and your audience please let us know. We’ll do our best to try and incorporate those ideas that we can.
Reach us here: service(at)beloitfilmfest(dot)org
Thanks for your participation. We look forward to meeting you!
Rick McGrath & Ana Kelly, BIFF webmasters
Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum
Meet representatives of the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum at the BIFF Hospitality Lounge… Please take time to visit their website and social networking sites.
Comments from film makers who have attended past BIFFs
My favorite memory of Beloit was getting the award from Steve McEveety for “Best Feature.” — Paul Hogseth Madison, WI, “Illegal Use of Joe Zopp“
My favorite memory was getting a chance of coming to Beloit, a city of lovely people. Also, my best memory was winning a prize and also meeting different people that I never knew. Thanks! –Moses Kabyoza, Uganda, “Abanunule“
I have been to quite a number of festivals and BIFF and the people of Beloit know how to run a damn good festival. It is the best that I have come across for many reasons. The main one is the respect that people have for themselves, the community and the visiting filmmakers. Thanks to everyone and a special thanks to the award that was presented to me. –Peter J. McCarthy, “Fight or Flight“
Only half an hour after landing, I knew this was a great festival. Great people, great filmmakers! Keep up the good work. We’d love to be back. –Nick Risinger and Bao Tran, “The Bookie” Persistance of Vision Films
We had such a great time in Beloit. Everyone has been very welcoming. Thank you for all your support. It’s great to see a town rally to help independent films. We look forward to coming back next year. –Brian McMahon and Danny Ascencin, “The Waitlist“
I have been in Beloit for 15 minutes and already I know I will never leave. You guys are the best! — Jon Voight
BIFF is BOFFO! I love the Ker-aszy selection of films, the wonderfully wacky staff and volunteers. And don’t get me started on those wild BAD parties! Stay spiffy BIFF! –Dave Hanagen, “A Fond Farewell” Dahlia Films
Lovin’ the Donuts at Mr.B’s, the drinks at the BOP and the good company. Oh yeah, and the festival! –Devin Andars, “A Fond Farewell” Dahlia Films
Everyone is totally insane. –Jack Bennett, “A Fond Farewell” Dahlia Films Jack used the BIFF “Emerging Filmmakers Grant” to produce a movie that was accepted by Sundance Film Festival
It’s been my first time in Beloit, but most of all it has been my first time selected into a festival. So as far as first times go… I think I’ve had the best expierence on both counts! But what makes it all better, it is the first time I’ve made so many friends in so little time, and I’m forever grateful for that. And more than that, whatever comes next for me, I can say proudly that IT ALL BEGAN IN BELOIT! So for all that: MERCI!!! –Cedric Jouaric, “Sans Nicolas/ Missing Nicky“
Beloit is about revisiting old friends! Your hospitality is second to none. It has been a joy to be here. Thank you 1000 times for everything! XO! –Stacy Harrisson, “Last Chance Romance”
Most well run and hospitable festival we’ve been to. Thanks! –Seth Hedrington, Chicago IL
I’ve been extremely impressed by the festival here in Beloit. Never at a festival have I been made to feel so welcome. I hope to return next year to view films and attend the BIFF events. –Dave Schlachtenhaufen