Welcome to BIFF, the acclaimed International Film Festival that is hosted in of all places, the humble metropolis of Beloit Wisconsin.
Our board, our staff, our volunteers and the broader Beloit community together with our sponsors take a lot of pride in offering this film festival. Together we have worked very hard in developing a reputation among independent filmmakers for putting on a great event and providing even greater audiences that are knowledgeable, engaged and welcoming. Because of this built reputation each year we’ve been able to attract amazing filmmakers and exceptional films for our audiences.
Our filmmaker’s from across the country and around the world have lots of screening options. They truly appreciate engaged, inquisitive audiences and we provide that through you, our festival patrons.
Our audiences also have lots of entertainment options. They appreciate inspired, engaging, first-rate independent film that’s not generally available anywhere else and often times get a first look at films destined for the big screen and/or mass market distribution deals. The bonus is that often times you’ll have the opportunity to actually meet the filmmakers and inquire about their project. Participating in the shared experience and discussion with other audience members and the filmmakers is part of what sets apart a BIFF experience from often solitary and passive media consumption more generally available to us.
Our volunteers without whom BIFF would not exist. While some participate because of their enthusiasm for the art form the vast majority participate because they see BIFF as something good for the community we share together. It’s good for the Beloit community so they’re all in. And we appreciate that. Honestly, that’s a large part of why we do it as well, it’s good for Beloit.
Our sponsors make BIFF possible. Frankly, ticket sales don’t cover the overhead. Without the generosity and broad support of our sponsors BIFF would cease to exist. Please, take a moment and note who our sponsors are. We work hard to provide them all the visibility and appreciation we can. Like our volunteers though, I suspect there’s a fair amount of support because these community-minded and locally invested sponsors likewise recognize the benefit BIFF brings to the community. They want to be a part and we couldn’t be more appreciative of our association.
So join us for BIFF 2019. You will experience something uncommon, entertaining, often enlightening, inspiring or moving. The International Film Festival in of all places, Beloit Wisconsin welcomes you.