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Three Sneak Peeks | First Look at 2013 BIFF Program

Sneak Peek – Beloit WI, Rockford IL, Janesville WI

Hundreds of films have been submitted, reviewed and scheduled. Filmmakers from around the world are making travel plans to be in Beloit. Viewing venues are upgrading, and the dates are set for hundreds of volunteer Ambassadors to get their assignments.

BIFF Program Debut

And in just a few weeks, film fans throughout the region will have the chance to find out what’s showing at BIFF 2013.

Three “Sneak Peeks,” highlighted by the release of the complete printed program for the Feb. 14-17 BIFF, will take place this year in Beloit, Rockford and Janesville during the last week of January. These “Sneak Peek” parties will offer a chance to see the trailers for some of the top films in this year’s Festival and start to make film selections in anticipation of the opening of the BIFF Online Box Office on Jan. 31.

Schedule & Location:

Growing Reputation — Greater Access to Films

“This year, we will have more features than ever and several additional venues. We are offering our Sneak Peeks a week later than in past years and we think that should help to provide an accurate final list for BIFF patrons,”, executive director of BIFF. “Once again, our growing reputation and affiliation with a number of nationally recognized festivals, has given us access to features, documentaries and shorts that are generally seen only at the leading festivals in North America and provided us with great connections to leading filmmakers, a number of whom are planning to be here.”

Great Venues for Sneak Peeks

Tue. Jan 29th, 2013

The Sneak Peeks provide the flavor of what is to come, both in the films and in the fun. All three restaurant hosts will be putting out an impressive spread of hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar. The Beloit Inn will host the hospitality center for the visiting artists and sponsors during BIFF.

Franchesco's Ristorante

Wed. Jan 30th, 2013

Rockford’s Franchesco’s – the first venue to sell out last year— will offer “Dinner and a Movie” specials on Friday and Saturday evenings of BIFF.



Thu Jan 31st, 2013

The Speakeasy on Rt. 51 in Janesville will offer films in two function rooms each night of BIFF while food and drink are available at the bar and in the dining room.

The 2012 Beloit International Film Festival is sponsored by the Hendricks Group in association with Beloit College and with funding from Visit Beloit. It is supported and underwritten by many local businesses, organizations and individuals.