Friday Feb. 19th – Sunday Feb. 28th.

A Ten-Day
Online Streaming & Drive-In
Virtual Film Festival

Friday Feb. 19th – Sunday Feb. 28th.

A Ten Day Online
Virtual & Drive-In
Film Festival

BIFF 2021 FAQ

Because you may have noticed, BIFF’s a little different this year. :-)

How To BIFF | 2021

NOTE:
All the regular BIFF films will be streamed on the BIFF Streaming Platform.
This will require an initial account set up on the platform to view films.

  • Individual film viewers/renters
  • Full-festival pass holders
  • BIFFicate holders

Everyone. Having a festival pass or BIFFicates is not the same thing as having an account on the BIFF Streaming Platform.

  1. Since films are streaming this year when can I watch them?
    You can watch them any time day or night for the full 10-day duration of the festival. Tickets will go live on Fri. Feb. 19th and terminate end-of-day on Sun. Feb. 28th.
    More on ticketing
  2. Then why the “Festival Schedule”?
    What makes a film festival a film festival is the opportunity to interact with the filmmakers. Filmmaker Q&A sessions ARE scheduled for specific days and times. Additionally there are other special event taking place including Drive-In screenings, Filmmaker Workshops that are open to the public, the Vintage Radio Play, Student Events etc.
    More on the Festival Schedule
  3. If I get interrupted or can’t complete the film can I finish later?
    Yes. If you stop the streaming of your film you have up to 48 hours to resume watching the film.
  4. I have lots of general questions about how to manage the technology to view the films online?
    You’re in luck!
    If you missed the “How To BIFF” presentation on the 17th we recorded it and you can VIEW IT HERE along with other helpful information.
  5. Can I watch the BIFF films on my TV?
    The answer to that one is… it depends. :-)
    For lots of folks in lots of situations the answer is yes. More on this on the “How To BIFF” page. The “BIFF Streaming Platform FAQ” goes into further detail.
  6. I’m used to having to purchase tickets in advance?
    Two things. One, there’s no need to rush as venues selling out is not a thing with streaming films. Nice? Two, tickets once purchased provide immediate access. The technology does not accommodate advance purchase for screening at a later date.
  7. BIFF is such a great event. Who do I thank?
    Thanks for asking. :-)  Here’s the team photo of our wonderful, community minded sponsors.
  8. I have a question not addressed here.
    New this year you’ll see an icon at the lower right of your browser window. We have volunteers available to help you in real time… most times. We’re still a volunteer dependant thing. :-)
    You’ll see the app prompts you for an email. That’s so if no one is on at that moment we can reply when a volunteer comes back on if we miss you.



Our print program book is roughly 11″x11″. As such while you can view it online it is NOT formatted for printing on 8.5×11 paper on your home printer.



City of Beloit

BELOIT
Aldrich Intermediate
Alongi/Santas Insurance
Applebee’s Beloit
Beloit Art Center
Beloit Clinic
Beloit College Presidents Office
Beloit College Wright Art Museum and Anthro Museum
Beloit DPW
Beloit Familty Eye Care
Beloit Family Restaurant
Beloit Memorial Hospital
Beloit Public Library
Beloit Regional Hospice
Black Hawk Bank – Main
Blackhawk Community Credit Union
BMHS
BMO – Main
Boundaries Bar & Grill
Buffalo Wild Wings
Carom Room
Casey’s General Store (Cranston)
Casey’s General Store (Inman Pkwy)
CCI Contractors, Inc.
Century 21
CheezHead Brewery
Converse Elem.
Cornelier Shell Station
Culvers
Cunningham Intermediate
Ditta’s
Domenicos
Educator’s Credit Union
Edward Jones (B. Theis)
Edwards Ice Arena
Fairbanks Morse
Finley Buick GMC
First National Bank (Inman Pkwy)
Flying Pig
Fruzen Intermediate
G5 Brewing Company
Gaston Elem.
Grand Ave. Pub
Grinell Hall
Hackett Elem.
Hampton Inn
Hanson’s Bar & Grill
Hotel Goodwin/Velvet Buffalo
Iron Works Hotel/Merrill & Houstons
Jersey’s Bar & Grill
Kerry Ingredients
Kolak District Offices
La Casa Grande
Life Circle
Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar
McNeal Intermediate
Merrill Elem.
Monahan & Johnson (State/Grand)
Northwoods Confectionary
OLA Church
Pilot
Pizazz
Robinson Elem.
SENB Banks
Siepert & Co
Super America
Teachers Credit Union
Tex’s Grocery
The Rock
The Villager
Tilley’s Pizza House
Tin Dog Records
Todd Elem.
Truk’t and Blue Collar Coffee
YMCA
Zen Sushi & Grill


Stateline Region

Wisconsin

BELOIT TOWNSHIP
Beloit Dental
Benedetti’s
Boundaries
High School
Middle School
Parkway Hair Fashion
Play Monster
Powers
Sophia’s
Townview
Turner District Office

TURTLE TOWNSHIP
Butterfly Club
Shopiere Tap

JANESVILLE
329 South Café
Bodacious Shops
Brennan Steil Law Firm
Carousel Consignment
Citrus Cafe
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dean St. Mary Clinic and Hospital
Drafthouse
First Lutheran Church
Forward Janesville
Hedberg Library
Inspired Spaces
Jeff Navarro Coffee Shop
JPAC
Kwik Trip
Lark Restaurant
Looking Glass
Lured Outdoors
Nowlan Mouat Law Firm
Raven’s Wish
Rock County Brewing Co.
Rotary Gardens
Van Galder Bus Company
Wells Fargo

CLINTON
Boxcars
Clinton High School
Cougar Lanes
Country Pride Meats
Elementary School
First National Bank
Middle School
School Dist. Office


Stateline Region

Illinois

SOUTH BELOIT
American Extrusion
Artisan Pub
Axiom Foods
Electro Specialties Corp
Mid-States Concrete
Neli’s Restaurant
Nora’s Diner
North American Tool
Public Library
Regal Beloit

ROCKTON
Fibs
First National Bank
Hononegah High School
Northpointe
Ray’s Family Restaurant
Rockton Grade School
Rookie’s Pub & Grill
Siepert & Co., LLP
Stephen Mack Middle School
Talcott Public Library
Whitman Post Elem. School
Winn. Cnty Special Ed Coop

ROSCOE
Culvers
Kinnikinnick School
Ledgewood School
Louie’s Tap House
Mary’s Market
Roscoe Middle School

LOVES PARK
AERO Ale House

ROCKFORD
Rock Valley College Library/ERC Commons
Alchemy
Baker Street Burgers
Chili’s Bar & Grill
District Bar
Garrett’s
Hoffman House
Irish Rose Saloon
Mary’s Market
Mary’s Market
Mary’s Market
Old Chicago
Olympic Tavern
Portillo’s
Prairie Street Brewing Co.
Rock Valley College Mass Com Studio
Rockford Area Arts Council
Rockford Roasting Co.
Stone Eagle Tavern
Taco Betty’s
Tavern on Clark
The Norwegian
Wired Cafe

BELVIDERE
Candlewick Lake Rec Center
Ida Public Library
Belvidere School District

GENOA
Genoa School District
BP newsrack
Kelleys Mobile Newsrack
McDonald’s

DEKALB
Common Grounds
DeKalb Public Library
DeKalb School District
Egyptian Theater
NIU Student Center


Don’t See Your Community?

We’re always looking for volunteers and would appreciate your help.



Thank you to our book runners!

Schobinger
John Hoh
Fitzsimmons
Laura Doll
Sue Hess
John Kalkirtz
Dave. Luebke
Celestino Ruffini
Terry Meyers
Gary Meier

BIFF 2021 FAQ

Because you may have noticed, BIFF’s a little different this year. :-)

How To BIFF 2021

NOTE:
All the regular BIFF films will be streamed on the BIFF Streaming Platform.
This will require an initial account set up on the platform to view films.

  • Individual film viewers/renters
  • Full-festival pass holders
  • BIFFicate holders

Everyone. Having a festival pass or BIFFicates is not the same thing as having an account on the BIFF Streaming Platform.

  1. Since films are streaming this year when can I watch them?
    You can watch them any time day or night for the full 10-day duration of the festival. Tickets will go live on Fri. Feb. 19th and terminate end-of-day on Sun. Feb. 28th.
    More on ticketing
  2. Then why the “Festival Schedule”?
    What makes a film festival a film festival is the opportunity to interact with the filmmakers. Filmmaker Q&A sessions ARE scheduled for specific days and times. Additionally there are other special event taking place including Drive-In screenings, Filmmaker Workshops that are open to the public, the Vintage Radio Play, Student Events etc.
    More on the Festival Schedule
  3. If I get interrupted or can’t complete the film can I finish later?
    Yes. If you stop the streaming of your film you have up to 48 hours to resume watching the film.
  4. I have lots of general questions about how to manage the technology to view the films online?
    You’re in luck!
    If you missed the “How To BIFF” presentation on the 17 we recorded it and you can VIEW IT HERE along with other helpful information.
  5. Can I watch the BIFF films on my TV?
    The answer to that one is… it depends. :-)
    For lots of folks in lots of situations the answer is yes. More on this on the “How To BIFF” page. The “BIFF Streaming Platform FAQ” goes into further detail.
  6. I’m used to having to purchase tickets in advance?
    Two things. One, there’s no need to rush as venues selling out is not a thing with streaming films. Nice? Two, tickets once purchased provide immediate access. The technology does not accommodate advance purchase for screening at a later date.
  7. BIFF is such a great event. Who do I thank?
    Thanks for asking. :-)  Here’s the team photo of our wonderful, community minded sponsors.
  8. I have a question not addressed here.
    New this year you’ll see an icon at the lower right of your browser window. We have volunteers available to help you in real time… most times. We’re still a volunteer dependant thing. :-)
    You’ll see the app prompts you for an email. That’s so if no one is on at that moment we can reply when a volunteer comes back on if we miss you.



Our print program book is roughly 11″x11″. As such while you can view it online it is NOT formatted for printing on 8.5×11 paper on your home printer.



City of Beloit

BELOIT
Aldrich Intermediate
Alongi/Santas Insurance
Applebee’s Beloit
Beloit Art Center
Beloit Clinic
Beloit College Presidents Office
Beloit College Wright Art Museum and Anthro Museum
Beloit DPW
Beloit Familty Eye Care
Beloit Family Restaurant
Beloit Memorial Hospital
Beloit Public Library
Beloit Regional Hospice
Black Hawk Bank – Main
Blackhawk Community Credit Union
BMHS
BMO – Main
Boundaries Bar & Grill
Buffalo Wild Wings
Carom Room
Casey’s General Store (Cranston)
Casey’s General Store (Inman Pkwy)
CCI Contractors, Inc.
Century 21
CheezHead Brewery
Converse Elem.
Cornelier Shell Station
Culvers
Cunningham Intermediate
Ditta’s
Domenicos
Educator’s Credit Union
Edward Jones (B. Theis)
Edwards Ice Arena
Fairbanks Morse
Finley Buick GMC
First National Bank (Inman Pkwy)
Flying Pig
Fruzen Intermediate
G5 Brewing Company
Gaston Elem.
Grand Ave. Pub
Grinell Hall
Hackett Elem.
Hampton Inn
Hanson’s Bar & Grill
Hotel Goodwin/Velvet Buffalo
Iron Works Hotel/Merrill & Houstons
Jersey’s Bar & Grill
Kerry Ingredients
Kolak District Offices
La Casa Grande
Life Circle
Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar
McNeal Intermediate
Merrill Elem.
Monahan & Johnson (State/Grand)
Northwoods Confectionary
OLA Church
Pilot
Pizazz
Robinson Elem.
SENB Banks
Siepert & Co
Super America
Teachers Credit Union
Tex’s Grocery
The Rock
The Villager
Tilley’s Pizza House
Tin Dog Records
Todd Elem.
Truk’t and Blue Collar Coffee
YMCA
Zen Sushi & Grill


Stateline Region

Wisconsin

BELOIT TOWNSHIP
Beloit Dental
Benedetti’s
Boundaries
High School
Middle School
Parkway Hair Fashion
Play Monster
Powers
Sophia’s
Townview
Turner District Office

TURTLE TOWNSHIP
Butterfly Club
Shopiere Tap

JANESVILLE
329 South Café
Bodacious Shops
Brennan Steil Law Firm
Carousel Consignment
Citrus Cafe
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dean St. Mary Clinic and Hospital
Drafthouse
First Lutheran Church
Forward Janesville
Hedberg Library
Inspired Spaces
Jeff Navarro Coffee Shop
JPAC
Kwik Trip
Lark Restaurant
Looking Glass
Lured Outdoors
Nowlan Mouat Law Firm
Raven’s Wish
Rock County Brewing Co.
Rotary Gardens
Van Galder Bus Company
Wells Fargo

CLINTON
Boxcars
Clinton High School
Cougar Lanes
Country Pride Meats
Elementary School
First National Bank
Middle School
School Dist. Office


Stateline Region

Illinois

SOUTH BELOIT
American Extrusion
Artisan Pub
Axiom Foods
Electro Specialties Corp
Mid-States Concrete
Neli’s Restaurant
Nora’s Diner
North American Tool
Public Library
Regal Beloit

ROCKTON
Fibs
First National Bank
Hononegah High School
Northpointe
Ray’s Family Restaurant
Rockton Grade School
Rookie’s Pub & Grill
Siepert & Co., LLP
Stephen Mack Middle School
Talcott Public Library
Whitman Post Elem. School
Winn. Cnty Special Ed Coop

ROSCOE
Culvers
Kinnikinnick School
Ledgewood School
Louie’s Tap House
Mary’s Market
Roscoe Middle School

LOVES PARK
AERO Ale House

ROCKFORD
Rock Valley College Library/ERC Commons
Alchemy
Baker Street Burgers
Chili’s Bar & Grill
District Bar
Garrett’s
Hoffman House
Irish Rose Saloon
Mary’s Market
Mary’s Market
Mary’s Market
Old Chicago
Olympic Tavern
Portillo’s
Prairie Street Brewing Co.
Rock Valley College Mass Com Studio
Rockford Area Arts Council
Rockford Roasting Co.
Stone Eagle Tavern
Taco Betty’s
Tavern on Clark
The Norwegian
Wired Cafe

BELVIDERE
Candlewick Lake Rec Center
Ida Public Library
Belvidere School District

GENOA
Genoa School District
BP newsrack
Kelleys Mobile Newsrack
McDonald’s

DEKALB
Common Grounds
DeKalb Public Library
DeKalb School District
Egyptian Theater
NIU Student Center


Don’t See Your Community?

We’re always looking for volunteers and would appreciate your help.



Thank you to our book runners!

Schobinger
John Hoh
Fitzsimmons
Laura Doll
Sue Hess
John Kalkirtz
Dave. Luebke
Celestino Ruffini
Terry Meyers
Gary Meier

2021 Film Festival
Friday Feb. 19th – Sunday Feb. 28th.

10 Days of BIFF | Our 16th Season

Film Submissions CLOSED for BIFF 2021!

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Over 7,000 filmmaker rated
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Drive-In Movies | Beloit International Film Festival 2021

BIFF 2021 Special Events

BIFF Reveal Party 2021

The Reveal Party

A COVID Save Drive-Through Event

TUE, FEB 9th, 6:00 PM

1c

Rachel Portman

Composing for Film

FRI, FEB 19th, 1:00 PM

BIFF Filmmaker Workshops 2021

Filmmaker Workshops

Four additional workshops and panel discussions.

SAT, FEB 20th, 4:00 PM
SUN, FEB 21st, 4:00 PM
SAT, FEB 27th, 7:30 PM
SUN, FEB 28th, 4:00 PM

Postman Always Rings Twice | Stage One

Vintage Radio Play

Performed by:
Stage One

FRI, FEB 26th, 5:30 PM

Student Filmmaker Showcase

Student Filmmaker Showcase

Introduction to Filmmaking

FRI, JAN 29th, 4:00 PM

The International Film Festival
in Beloit Wisconsin

Films At Your Fingertips

Visit Beloit | BIFF 2016 Sponsor
Hendricks Family Foundation
Beloit College
Discover Mediaworks

Donate Today To Be Part Of Ensuring BIFF’s Future

Filming In Beloit

Beloit FilmWorks | Beloit’s New Film Location Services

Location, location, location. It’s not just the mantra of real estate agents. It’s an essential and critical component to success in the worlds of filmmaking and commercial photography. Beloit FilmWorks plans to tell the world that Beloit is definitely ready to be considered.
Dave Lundahl | Lewis Koch photo

In Memory | Dave Lundahl

Dave Lundahl was an original. He never stopped creating and sharing his complicated and provocative art with the public, whether over late-night animated conversations in town or at New Light Studios at his rebuilt Beloit farm where he died in January.
Snappy D. Turtle

News Release | Snappy! BIFF 2021 Honorary Chair

Snappy, beloved mascot of the Beloit Snappers for decades, will begin his “Farewell Tour” in February as Honorary Chair of BIFF2021. He will join a long and distinguished list of filmmakers and promoters in that hallowed post.

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

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.

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

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.

BIFF is so much more than an international film showcase. It is a world-class cultural experience in a beautiful city with many wonderful dining, entertainment and lodging options.  Two thumbs up!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

BIFF is so much more than an international film showcase. It is a world-class cultural experience in a beautiful city with many wonderful dining, entertainment and lodging options.  Two thumbs up!

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.

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!

Help Keep BIFF Going & Growing

Film Society Membership
&
BIFF Sponsorship

BIFF Film Society Membership

You a film fan? A seeker of celluloid sensations? A “BIFF Buff”? Then consider joining the Beloit International Film Society. 

BIFF Sponsorship

It’s actively involved community partners like these that make it happen for all of us. Huge Thank You! Considering BIFF Sponsorship?

Help Keep BIFF Going & Growing

Film Society Membership
&
BIFF Sponsorship

BIFF Film Society Membership

You a film fan? A seeker of celluloid sensations? A “BIFF Buff”? Then consider joining the Beloit International Film Society. 

BIFF Sponsorship

It’s actively involved community partners like these that make it happen for all of us. Huge Thank You! Considering BIFF Sponsorship?

Join The Conversation?

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