BIFF 2017: Our 12th Season
10 Days  –  Fri. Feb. 24 – Sun. March 5, 2017

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Film Submissions Closed for BIFF 2017


Festival Schedule
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Feature Narrative Category

BIFF provides a bridge between exceptional emerging cinematic storytellers and the Beloit community. This year’s Narrative Showcase continues our time-tested tradition.

Documentary Feature Category

This year’s BIFF is proud to showcase a slate of screenings that represent some of the best of today’s best independent documentary filmmaking.

BIFF Shorts 2017 | A Beautiful Day

The short film structure presents some of the greatest challenges in filmmaking. We believe creating a truly inspiring short film is among the single highest forms of the craft.

The Beloit International Film Festival

Bringing The World To Beloit
Beloit To The World

First National Bank and Trust | BIFF 2016 Sponsor
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Blackhawk Bank | BIFF 2016 Sponsor
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BIFF Silent Film Showcase Coming Soon!

Silent Film

Announcement Soon!

This signature BIFF event features an ensemble of elite regional musicians performing the accompaniment to one or more selected silent film classics. Since its inception the Silent Film Showcase has been a perennial favorite and ‘hot ticket’. So be sure to buy your tickets early.

Coming Soon! BIFF Classic Film

Classic Film

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Each year BIFF presents a FREE seminal classic film for festival attendees. These are motion pictures that have, over time, exemplified the true power of film. They are recognized for their societal impact and/or significance in advancing the art form. If you’ve never taken an opportunity to see these timeless movies, you owe it to yourself to experience them. And maybe even share them with a loved one.

BIFF Sing-a-Long Coming Soon


Announcement Soon!

Warm up your vocal cords and get ready to sing along with some of the film industry’s greatest hits! Each year BIFF features a movie musical that transcends the generations and leaves the audience humming melodies long after the film is over. No memorization required. Lyrics appear on the screen. And half of the fun is the BIFF audience, dressed and accessorized as favorite characters and competing on stage for prizes. Free pop and popcorn! And you can bet there will be dancing in the aisles!

BIFF Cares Coming Soon

BIFF Cares

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Another of our BIFF traditions, and a demonstration of one of our core beliefs, we celebrate the power of film and its ability to inform, educate, empower and move us. Each year, in association with area agencies that deal with health and human welfare, BIFF Cares focuses on special films that shed much-needed light on a wide variety of issues which, in one way or another, impact us all. From viral threats and teen homelessness to addiction and end-of-life issues, BIFF cares. And, hopefully, BIFF makes you care, too.

Wisconsin / Illinois Showdown | Beloit Film Festival

WI / IL Showdown

Announcement Soon!

The annual “Showdown” with its blend of Wisconsin and Illinois-grown indie fare, offers an opportunity for filmgoers to discover the Lucas or Scorcese of the future that’s lurking right here in our own back yard. Most of these features, docs and shorts come to us from Beloit and Janesville or the nearby cities of Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison and Rockford. But the showdown also attracts budding filmmakers from far away lands like Door County and Green Bay, WI, as well as Springfield and Champaign, IL.

52 Special | BIFF Block Party

Opening Event

Announcement Soon!

BIFF is taking over the downtown for 10 days of films, festivities and fun! Check out the wide array of activities available both before and after the daily screening schedule. Enjoy some of the finest entertainment in the region and show off your own skills during open-mic and karaoke nights. Trivia, wine and beer tasting, comedy, a vintage radio play…there’s something for everyone!

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 Ruffini
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 Bierman
Scott BiermanPresident | Beloit College

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

Lori Curtis Luther
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 Klett
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 Spreitzer
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-Amin
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 Webster
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 Gennett
Jackie GennettOwner | Bushel & Pecks - BIFF Venue

You are among friends as you experience the best of the midwest in Beloit and we engage in the magic of film together.

Sheila De Forest
Sheila De ForestBeloit City Council

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 Densch
Marty DenschBIFF Board President

To experience BIFF is to know the power of film.
The power to build up, promote, radiate and entertain audiences and the artists who create the films this festival celebrates.

Rod Beaudoin
Rod BeaudoinBeloit Film Festival Executive Director

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