BIFF IS LOOKING FOR A FEW HUNDRED GOOD VOLUNTEERS FOR BIFF 2016
Now that the holidays are in the rear view mirror, it is time to start thinking about the fun that awaits us in 2016.
High on that list is The Beloit International Film Festival, starting its ten-day run on Friday, Feb. 19
BIFF will start its search for 300-400 volunteers right after the first of the year. Karen McKee, BMO Harris branch manager and BiFF board member, is chairing the volunteer effort for BIFF2016. She is looking forward to hearing from the veterans who how number more than a thousand, and to welcoming a new group of volunteers who want to get involved in Beloit’s biggest event.
“Each year, BIFF changes just a bit which keeps it fresh,” says McKee. “But the one thing that remains the same and makes a marked impression on visitors and filmmakers from around the world is the warm welcome and great community involvement. Our volunteers are critical to the success of the Festival and they are great ambassadors for Beloit.”
There will also be registration and training sessions during January at Bushel and Peck’s Local Market.
There are a variety of ways to sign up.
Just visit the BIFF Volunteers Page for information and registration.
For the first time this year, the BIFF box office will open two weeks before BIFF at Gallery ABBA at 437 East Grand Ave. downtown and volunteers may register there Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We are looking for the full range of talent, including venue captains, filmmaker support, drivers, cashiers and more. And everybody gets rewarded with free tickets to films.”