Tommy Hankins, perennial BIFF booster and owner of Suds O’Hanahan’s will serve as BIFF’s Honorary Chair for the 2019 Beloit International Film Festival
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BIFF is proud to announce that it has engaged a regional brewer to create a specially made beer specifically for BIFF.
BIFF continues strong this week with films daily and a variety of popular special events that have been associated with BIFF for years.
New independent films set in the American Southwest, on battlefields abroad and in the local community will be part of this year’s Beloit Health System BIFF CARES series at the Beloit International Film Festival.
It’s like a scene out of a great movie. The hero sidles up to the bar at his or her favorite local watering hole and proudly announces, “I’ll have a BIFF PILS please, because I have great taste, in beer and in film.”
“Our fans, our supporters and our base is the people of Beloit,” says Beloit International Film Festival Executive Director Marty Densch. “Without them, BIFF would be challenged in its efforts to attract outstanding filmmakers and films from around the world.”
Ten days of amazing independent film and filmmakers starts with a single step and that step is the annual BIFF Reveal Party on Tuesday Feb. 5. The hot-off-the-press Beloit Daily News printed BIFF program will make its first appearance that evening at the event at the new Home2 Suites by Hilton Beloit at 2750 Cranston Road from 5-7 p.m.
Tickets for all events are now available and there are numerous ways to purchase tickets. Early purchase, through Feb. 21, comes with a special discount. By including the promo code PRE-FEST2019 when ordering, purchasers receive $1 off regular ticket prices.
Filmmakers will once again be celebrating the WI/Il Showdown on the opening weekend of the Beloit International Film festival, starting Feb. 22.
One of the most popular elements of the Beloit International Film Festival each year comes on the second weekend of the Festival with the BMO Harris Silent Film Showcase.
First National Bank to Present the Classic Family Film Mary Poppins at Free Closing Event of BIFF 2019
The BIFF Sing-A-Long has become one of the most popular BIFF events, featuring films like Sound of Music, Grease and Frozen. Getting dressed up is an option enjoyed by many in the audience. Sponsored by the law firm of Brennan Steil SC.
For many, the release of the official Beloit International Film Festival printed program at a big party is what really gets the season rolling. The time has come. This special Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce – Business After Hours party will feature the first appearance of the Beloit Daily News printed program.
It is the people of Beloit that make all the difference,” say the Beloit International Film Festival volunteer coordinators Jim and Nancy Heidt. “And this is the time of year when we are searching for about 300 of Beloit’s best to fill the volunteer ranks for BIFF2019.
With the opening night of the Beloit International Film Festival just a month and a half off, work is in high gear in the BIFF offices as staff and volunteers set travel and screening schedules and design programs for the 14 th season.
For the second year in a row, the Beloit International Film Festival has been recognized by the Wisconsin Arts Board with a prestigious Creation and Presentation Grant.
We invited the graphics arts student at Beloit Memorial High School to try their hand at coming up with a poster for the upcoming 2018 Film Festival. Well, look at what they’ve produced for us! Nicely done!
BIFF is pleased to announce that Kristin Peterson, creator of the Wisconsin/Illinois Showdown, will be returning as the director of the program for BIFF 2019!
Impressive turnout to the new season of BIFF Year ‘Round. Remember that Wednesday night films are being screened at Bushel and Peck’s Local Market for the next few weeks while the sound system is being repaired at the Hendricks Center.
Mothers and daughters attending BIFF together. It has become a tradition for a growing number of mothers and daughter’s for quality time together according to Festival staff and attendees.
Greg Gerard, Director of Programming unveiled his HOT LIST at our reveal party tonight. Looking for suggestions for what to see during BIFF 2018, here is his list broken out by category.
Ryan Churchill will return to his hometown of Beloit in February as BIFF2018 Honorary Chair. The actor, director and producer will be on hand to welcome filmmakers and audiences and participate in a number of programs during the ten-day festival.
The Beloit International Film Festival will celebrate the art of filmmaking and help inspire a new generation of artists this year with the establishment of the post of BIFF Artist-in-Residence.
This year, BIFF CARES, sponsored by the Beloit Health System, will present films that will examine current issues relating to families in this community that look at ADHD diagnoses in children and the concerns surrounding the lives and the care of our veterans.