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Film Submissions CLOSED for BIFF 2019

Our 14th Season!

Filmmakers, we’ll reopen film submissions for 2020 in April.

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BIFF 2019, OUR 14th SEASON Opens
Fri. Feb. 22nd.

Ten Days of Amazing Independent Film and Filmmakers!
Friday February 22nd through Sunday March 3rd.

Early Bird Discounted Tickets!  Promo Code: PRE-FEST2019   Good through Thu. Feb. 21st 

Stay in the loop on upcoming announcement! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, get the email. #beloitfilmfest

Moana

Presented by:
Beloit Parks & Leisure Services

Tuesday, July 3rd.
Riverside Park
1200 S. Riverside Dr.
Beloit, WI

Start: ~ 8:40 pm
Rain Date: Thursday, July 5th

The Greatest Showman

Presented by:
The Rock Bar & Grill

Friday July 20th
The Rock Bar & Grill
101 Maple Ave.
Beloit, WI

Start: ~ 8:30 pm
Rain Date: N/A

Coco

Presented by:
Beloit Daily News & McDonalds

Saturday, July 28th.
Beloit Daily News Parking Lot
Between BDN & McDonalds
State St., Beloit

Start: ~ 8:23 pm
Rain Date: Sunday, July 29th

Up

Presented by:
Glitz & Go

Saturday, Aug. 4th
Glitz & Go
3311 Prairie Avenue
Beloit, WI

Start: ~ 8:15 pm
Rain Date: Sunday, Aug. 5th

Wonder

Presented by:
First National Bank & Trust Company

Wednesday, Aug 8th.
Old Settlers Park
E. Harwick & S. Blackhawk Blvd.
Rockton IL

Start: ~ 8:09 pm
Rain Date: Wednesday, Aug. 15

The Beloit International Film Festival

Bringing The World To Beloit
&
Beloit To The World

Visit Beloit | BIFF 2016 Sponsor
First National Bank and Trust | BIFF 2016 Sponsor
BMO Harris Bank | BIFF Sponsor
Beloit Health System
BIFF 2019 WI / IL Filmmaker Showcase

WI / IL Showdown

See Event Page

Godspell | BIFF 2019 Sing-A-Long

Sing-A-Long

Saturday Feb. 23rd, 7:30 PM
Schubert’s Luxury 10 Theater

BIFF 2019 Silent Film | The Kid, Charlie Chaplin

Silent Film

The Kid

Staring Charlie Chaplin
Featuring: Beloit Memorial Jazz Orchestra

Saturday Mar. 2nd, 7:30 PM
BMHS Auditorium

Mary Poppins | BIFF 2019 Classic Film

Classic Film

Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke

Sunday March 3rd, 2:30 PM
Schubert’s Luxury 10 Theater

Tommy Hankins | BIFF 2019 Honorary Chair

Tommy Hankins | BIFF 2019 Honorary Chair

Tommy Hankins, perennial BIFF booster and owner of Suds O'Hanahan's will serve as BIFF's Honorary Chair for the 2019 Beloit International Film Festival
Godspell | David Green, Director

Godspell | BIFF2019 Sing-A-Long

The BIFF Sing-A-Long has become one of the most popular BIFF events, featuring films like Sound of Music, Grease and Frozen. Getting dressed up is an option enjoyed by many in the audience. Sponsored by the law firm of Brennan Steil SC.

Allow the creative magic of film and the spirited passion of our city illuminate your winter.
Welcome to the Beloit International Film Festival.

Celestino RuffiniExecutive Director, Visit Beloit

This community and this festival exude warmth, even in the dead of winter.
People come for the films, but they come back for the spectacle, the food, and the good company they find.

Scott BiermanPresident | Beloit College

The City of Beloit is proud to host the Beloit International Film Festival!
Bienvenue, Bienvenido, Willkommen, Yōkoso, Welcome!

Lori Curtis LutherCity Manager | City of Beloit

The Beloit International Film Festival is a place for dreamers.
Welcome to Beloit, Wisconsin –  where creativity is always in-style, the hospitality  genuine, and the power of film, undeniable.

Stephanie KlettSecretary of the WI Dept. of Tourism

BIFF is a wonderful and engaging event that brings together people from Beloit and around the world.
Take in a wide range of films, live music, and more, and be sure to check out Beloit’s great selection of local restaurants, shops, and other attractions!

Mark SpreitzerWisconsin State Assembly 45th District

Welcome to the Beloit International Film Festival and welcome to Downtown Beloit!
We are glad to see you.
We hope you enjoy your movies and the many shops and eateries in Downtown Beloit.

Shauna El-AminExecutive Director | Downtown Beloit Association

We hope to welcome you to the 12th annual Beloit International Film Festival
Come and enjoy a unique festival that embraces film, inspires audiences and excites our community

Jonathan WebsterGeronimo Hospitality Group | Vice President of Lodging

The Beloit International Film Festival welcomes guests from near and far, bringing our community together for two weeks of arts, food and engaging conversation.
We  will charm you from our small town with true community and culture.

Jackie GennettOwner | Bushel & Pecks - BIFF Venue

The Beloit International Film Festival is an important part of Beloit’s revival. ‘Bringing the world to Beloit and Beloit to the world’ is not just a slogan—it’s what we do.
As we enter our second decade, it’s the reputation we will build on. You need to be a part of it so please join us.

Marty DenschBIFF Board President
Damien Patrik | BIFF Artist in Residence

Saturday Feb. 24th, 2:30 pm
Friday March 2nd, 8:30 pm
Saturday March 3rd, 11:00 am

FREE but limited seating
R.S.V.P. First Come-First Served

Our two instructors, filmmaker Damien Patrik and the actor Bates Wilder.

And new this year BIFF will celebrate the art of filmmaking and help inspire a new generation of artists this year with the establishment of the post of BIFF Artist-in-Residence.

BIFF Cares 2018

An important dimension of the Beloit International Film Festival over the past six years is the annual grouping of films known as BIFF CARES. These are films that examine a broad range of critical health challenges to society at large and to our own community. The films offer new perspectives, and engage the audience in discussion. The BIFF CARES program is sponsored by Beloit Health System and includes panels of professionals, led by Beloit Health System staff to examine the issues and answer questions.

BIFF Awards Night

Honoring features, documentaries and short films and recognizing the Audience Choice selections for best films from Illinois and Wisconsin, 11 BIFFYs will be handed out at Saturday evening’s BIFFY Awards Ceremony at La Casa Grande Restaurant in Beloit. Many of the more than 123 filmmakers attending BIFF were on hand to receive the awards. The selection committee that viewed all 2500 submissions to BIFF this year.

BIFF After Dark

The Beloit International Film Festival means more than just ten days of great independent film. It means nine nights of live music in Downtown Beloit. It means it is Party Season.

Beloit After Dark—the BAD celebration of musical talent is something for everyone with nightly drink specials, no cover charges and BIFF’s official brew, Stella Artois.

BIFF Reveal Party

Back by popular demand! The BIFF / Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Reveal Party. We will be revealing the print program book and making first-time announcements about the upcoming festival.

Be among the first to be in the know about this season’s event. What’s all this excitement about BIFF? Well, join us and find out.

BIFF Classroom

Student Project Screening
Saturday March 3rd. 2:30 pm
Beloit Public Library
FREE, Open to the public

Some 850 students from Beloit and South Beloit will participate this year as they share their critiques and watch films in school and in a special program at Luxury 10 Cinema the week before BIFF. An addition to the BIFF Classroom program this year will be Help Yourself Films.  Help Yourself Films is a partnership with the Beloit College Help Yourself program

Discover Wisconsin Preview

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 pm
La Casa Grande
FREE Event

Discover Wisconsin is a TV show that features towns and cities throughout Wisconsin. Beloit has an entire episode that will air on March 17.

All About Eve | Stage One Theatre Company

Friday, Feb. 23, 5:30 pm
La Casa Grande
FREE Event

One of the most popular elements of BIFF in recent years has been a throwback to the past in content and technology. On opening night, leading off the festivities, vintage classic radio becomes the art form of the moment. The Janesville Radio Players for a hour-long performance of the radio drama, All About Eve.

Welcome to our Film Festival
&
Welcome to our Community

Allow the creative magic of film and the spirited passion of our city illuminate your winter.
Welcome to the Beloit International Film Festival.

Celestino RuffiniExecutive Director, Visit Beloit

This community and this festival exude warmth, even in the dead of winter.
People come for the films, but they come back for the spectacle, the food, and the good company they find.

Scott BiermanPresident | Beloit College

The City of Beloit is proud to host the Beloit International Film Festival!
Bienvenue, Bienvenido, Willkommen, Yōkoso, Welcome!

Lori Curtis LutherCity Manager | City of Beloit

The Beloit International Film Festival is a place for dreamers.
Welcome to Beloit, Wisconsin –  where creativity is always in-style, the hospitality  genuine, and the power of film, undeniable.

Stephanie KlettSecretary of the WI Dept. of Tourism

BIFF is a wonderful and engaging event that brings together people from Beloit and around the world.
Take in a wide range of films, live music, and more, and be sure to check out Beloit’s great selection of local restaurants, shops, and other attractions!

Mark SpreitzerWisconsin State Assembly 45th District

Welcome to the Beloit International Film Festival and welcome to Downtown Beloit!
We are glad to see you.
We hope you enjoy your movies and the many shops and eateries in Downtown Beloit.

Shauna El-AminExecutive Director | Downtown Beloit Association

The Beloit International Film Festival welcomes guests from near and far, bringing our community together for two weeks of arts, food and engaging conversation.
We  will charm you from our small town with true community and culture.

Jackie GennettOwner | Bushel & Pecks - BIFF Venue

The Beloit International Film Festival is an important part of Beloit’s revival. ‘Bringing the world to Beloit and Beloit to the world’ is not just a slogan—it’s what we do.
As we enter our second decade, it’s the reputation we will build on. You need to be a part of it so please join us.

Marty DenschBIFF Board President

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