Entries by RicksterM


Consider the Conversation A documentary on a taboo subject. Friday: 6:30 pm  – Eclipse Center Sunday: 2:00 pm  –  The Armory  Category: Feature Country: USA Language: English Rating: Runtime: Director: Terry Kaldhusdal, Michael Bernhagen Producer: Burning Hay Wagon Productions Website: Consider The Conversation Facebook:  Consider The Conversation This Years Event A panel of filmmakers and community leaders concerned with end-of-life issues will […]

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Posted – Feb. 11, 2012

In one of the first programs of its kind, the Beloit International Film Festival will present American Sign Language Films as part of the new BIFF for the Deaf program on BIFF Sunday, Feb. 19. Two family friendly films rated PG will feature actors using American Sign Language.

Martian Child

Friday: 7:30 pm – Rotary River CenterBuy Tickets
Saturday: 5:00 pm – Hendricks Art CenterBuy Tickets


Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Rating: PG
Runtime:  106 minutes
Director: Menno Meyjes
Produced By: New Line Cinema
Stars: Bobby Coleman (BIFF 2012 Honorary Chair), John Cusack, Amanda Peet

The Last Song

Friday: 5:00 pm – Eclipse CenterBuy Tickets
Saturday: 7:30 pm – Rotary River CenterBuy Tickets


Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Rating: PG
Runtime:  107 minutes
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Produced By: Walt Disney Studios
Stars: Bobby Coleman (BIFF 2012 Honorary Chair), Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, and Greg Kinnear

Beloit Tweens Become Movie Critics

Posted – Feb. 5, 2012

Beloit International Film Festival offers 5th graders the chance to learn the art of movie critiquing.

BIFF, in partnership with Kid’s First, is presenting film-critiquing workshops with area 5th grade students. They will be held Tuesday, February 14th and Wednesday, February 15th at the Eclipse Center in Beloit. This program teaches students about reviewing films in an effort to develop more educated and discerning film viewers in area youth.

Harold Lloyd 1927 Silent Film Classic with BJSO

Posted – Feb. 5, 2012

The Beloit International Film Festival signature event, the perennially sold-out M&I Bank and M&I Wealth Management Silent Film Showcase will once again demonstrate the staying power of film on Saturday of BIFF Week, Feb.18 at the Eclipse Center in Beloit. This year’s feature, accompanied by the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Tomaro, will be the 1927 Harold Lloyd film classic, The Kid Brother.


Posted – Jan 1, 2012

It’s a new year and we’re proud to debut the new BIFF website for the 2012 season.
Welcome! C’mon in. Look around. Check us out. 

Here is where you’ll find everything you need to know about this years Beloit International Film Festival.

Cracked.com Comedy Event

In association with Beloit College America’s only humor site since 1958 is coming to Beloit! The Comedians from Cracked.com are bringing a feature film called “Kill Me Now” and a short film called “Drama Queen” to BIFF! After their screenings on Friday the comedic troupe will perform an hour of sketch comedy that is sure […]

It’s a Wonderful Life at BIFF

Posted – Dec 21, 2011

Each year at the Beloit International Film Festival in February, you can spot Frank Capra’s characters transplanted to Beloit from their Wonderful Life in Bedford Falls. People rush along the snow covered sidewalks, greeting each other, welcoming visitors, cornering filmmakers. It is a film festival the way film festivals used to be. No cineplexes

Beloit Film Festival Getaway Weekend for Two

Two Night Getaway for as little as $300 See Movies Meet Filmmakers Over 20 Bands Late Night Return to the spirit of film festivals’ golden era, when guests watched and talked film with directors, writers and other students and lovers of cinema, all day and into the night. Enter Beloit, Wisconsin, and enter a Capraesque […]