BIFF Advance Ticket Sales are Strong
The first film sell-outs are starting to show up on the BIFF2019 calendar and the printed program hasn’t even been distributed yet.
“It is reassuring to all of us at BIFF that the audience is already strong for this year’s offerings,” says BIFF president Ana Kelly McGrath. “We have left a few openings in the schedule so that we can accommodate additional showings of those films that sell out early.”
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.
The easiest and quickest way to purchase tickets is online at beloitfilmfest.org. By going to the website, one can get the full schedule and summaries of all the films. Click on the Tickets Box Office icon on the home page and make a selection. For the first time this year, BIFF will accept tickets on electronic devices at each venue.
For those who wish to talk to a real live person, the BIFF Advance Sale Box Office will open on Feb. 11 at Irontek at 635 third ave. It will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 20. The promotional discount will automatically be incorporated in purchases.
On Feb. 21, the BIFF downtown Festival Box Office will open at the Abba Gallery in CELEB at 439 East Grand Ave. and will be open throughout the Film Festival. Festival Box Office hours will vary but will be open at 11 a.m.
For those wishing to take a chance, ticket sales at the door begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the film if there are any seats available. Screenings regularly sell out however and it is strongly recommended that tickets be purchased and BIFFICATES redeemed in advance.
The regular adult ticket price for films is $10 and student tickets are $5. Check the BIFF website for ticket prices for special events. For more information, call 608-466-9693 during box office hours.
The Beloit International Film Festival this year marks its 14th season as the region’s major international cultural event. BIFF is sponsored by the Hendricks Family Foundation and Visit Beloit in association with Beloit College. Support for the Festival comes from area businesses and civic organizations, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Critical individual support for BIFF is provided through gifts and membership in the BIFF Founders and the Film Society of Beloit.