Rod, Greg & Travis

Top Flick Picks | BIFF 2013

Rod Beaudoin

Rod Beaudoin

Executive Director

I’m the executive director of the festival and have had a long history in the music industry. I search for films that are innovative and combine great cinematography with great music. I love films that capture everyday life and help the audience experience and empathize with a view and way of life otherwise unknown.

Top 10 Features or Documentaries

  1. Little Red – Feature
  2. Last Stop Salvation – Feature
  3. The Duck Hunter – Feature
  4. DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till – Feature
  5. Azooma – Feature
  6. Salay – Feature
  7. SUFFERING GRASSES – Documentary
  8. QWERTY – Feature
  9. Consider the Conversation – Documentary
  10. Glitter Dust – Documentary

Top Ten Short Films

  1. The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill – Short
  2. A House, A Home – Short
  3. Milo – Short
  4. Brightwood – Short
  5. Wait for Rain – Short
  6. World for Raul – Short
  7. Man with All the Marbles – Short
  8. The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula – Short
  9. Just Like Me – Short
  10. Shoot the Moon – Short

Travis Stowers

Travis Stowers

Selection Committee

I’m a world-traveler born and raised in Beloit. When I’m at my best I love features and shorts that effectively use the camera as a creative tool. At my worst I enjoy comedies filled with filthy jokes and non sequiturs. My favorite documentaries are more thought-provoking than informative and usually center around international or humanistic themes.


Top 10 Features or Documentaries

  1. Fuzz Track CityFeature
  2. Last Stop SalvationFeature
  3. On the VergeFeature
  4. Fambul TokDocumentary
  5. End Of The RoadDocumentary
  6. SalayFeature
  7. QWERTY –  Feature
  8. Congratulations –  Feature
  9. Beneath the BlindfoldDocumentary
  10. Deserved LessonFeature

Top Ten Short Films

  1. TxikiShort
  2. Pauline, EtienneShort
  3. Wait for RainShort
  4. BottleShort
  5. A House, A HomeShort
  6. Goodbye, Cruel WorldShort
  7. Why Do Hyenas Laugh?Short
  8. LuminarisShort
  9. The Vampire Formerly Known As DraculaShort
  10. BrightwoodShort

Greg GerardGreg Gerard

Selection Committee

I’m the Operations Director for  BIFF, a singer/songwriter and an avid Packers fan. When screening a film I ask these questions:  Is this a worthy story? Is it being told effectively? Are the actors believable? Does the technical quality support the action? Will this film appeal to the BIFF audience? As a creative artist I appreciate that each submission is someone’s labor of love and deserves respect and fairness in analysis.

Top 10 Features or Documentaries

  1. QWERTYFeature
  2. The Duck HunterFeature
  3. End Of The RoadDocumentary
  4. AzoomaFeature
  5. Little RedFeature
  6. On The VergeFeature
  7. Glitter Dust: Finding Art In DubaiDocumentary
  8. Code Of The WestDocumentary
  9. Last Stop SalvationFeature
  10. CongratulationsFeature

Top Ten Short Films

  1. A House, A HomeShort
  2. Bona NoxShort
  3. LuminarisShort
  4. Old AngelShort
  5. The Miracles on Honey Bee HillShort
  6. World For RaulShort
  7. SweatshopShort
  8. Wait For RainShort
  9. Cherry WavesShort
  10. LiftedShort