Entries by RicksterM

BIFF Pils Pleases the Film Lover’s Palette

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.”

BIFF Launches BE A BIFFSTER campaign for Sustained Support

“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.”

BIFF2019 Reveal Opening Event of Set for Feb. 5

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.

BIFF Advance Ticket Sales are Strong

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.

Godspell | BIFF2019 Sing-A-Long

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.

BIFF Reveal Party 2019

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.

Calling All BIFF Volunteers

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.

Curtain Up on BIFF 2019 | Lights, Camera, Action!

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.

BIFF 2019 Festival Posters

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 STEW – October 2018 Newsletter

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.

Ryan Churchill – BIFF Honorary Chair 2018

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.

BIFF Artist-in-Residence

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.

BIFF Cares – 2018

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.

BIFF Classroom – 2018

Since BIFF’s inception, KIDS@BIFF has brought thousands of elementary school-aged children to share their ideas about films and to learn how to look at media critically.