BIFF CARES Presents

Four Feature Films
American Street Kid, Screenagers, Because You Care & The Bear and The Owl

Sponsored by:

Beloit Health System

About BIFF CARES

This outreach and educational concept was developed by the Beloit International Film Festival several years ago to promote and present films dealing with significant issues touching us as a community and as individuals.

“Life-changing” and “inspiring” are words that have been used to describe BIFF’s annual tribute to the human spirit. Encouraging change through the BIFF CARES series is BIFF’s way of recognizing the influence that film can have to move us.

Films, engaged filmmakers and local experts have dealt with topics ranging from teen homelessness and child abuse to end of life issues. One of the festival’s most successful programs, BIFF CARES films are presented multiple times in different venues, reaching thousands in the process.

This year’s BIFF CARES program will include a variety of films with a focus on mental health challenges and issues, from childhood to mature years. Films will examine the developmental repercussions of homelessness and the vulnerability of adolescents’ mental health created by electronic devices, to issues relating to post traumatic stress disorder, and one man’s effort to buoy the spirits of a sick child far from home.

American Street Kid

Directed by Michael Leoni
USA | 1 hr. 44 min. | 2016

Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 7:30 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
Fri Mar 3, 2017 – 7:30 pm | Domenico’s
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 7:30 pm | La Casa Grande

American Street Kid Poster

American Street Kid - Michael Leoni

Michael Leoni
Director, Producer, Writer, Editor

The Monster Within

Directed by Grant Hume, Emily Guske, Nick Talan, Nicholas Stange
United States | 1 hr. 40 min. | 2016

Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 2:30 pm | La Casa

The Monster Within Poster

The Monster Within - Nick Talan

Nick Talan
Director, Writer

The Monster Within - Emily Guske

Emily Guske
Director, Writer

The Monster Within - Nicholas Stange thin

Nicholas Stange
Director, Producer, Writer

Grant Hume | The Monster Within

Grant Hume
Director, Cinematographer, Writer, Screenplay

The Bear and The Owl

Directed by Mark Allen Davis
United States | 46 min. | 2016

Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 7:30 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
Fri Mar 3, 2017 – 7:30 pm | Bushel & Peck’s

The Bear and the Owl Poster

The Bear and the Owl - Mark Davis, Director

Mark Davis
Director, Editor

Screenagers

Directed by Delaney Ruston
United States | 1 hr. 8 min. | 2016

Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 7:30 pm | Bagels & More
Fri Mar 3, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Domenico’s

Screenagers Poster

Screenagers Delaney Ruston

Delaney Ruston
Director, Producer

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