Family Day @ BIFF | 2012

Family Day @ BIFF | 2012

Family Day @ BIFF

The Beloit International Film Festival is excited to present a brand new event for families at the 2012 festival.

Date:  Saturday, Feb. 18th 2012
– 9:00 am Program Begins
– 1:00 pm co-operative learning documentary
– 2:00 pm Student Filmmaker Showcase
Location: Beloit Public Library
Price:  FREE

Family Day @ BIFF is a free event that will be held on Saturday, February 18th for parents and children. Kid friendly films will be screened at the Beloit Public Library from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kid Space | Beloit

The day will kick-off with short films for toddlers and younger children with snacks being provided and served by KidSpace.

The rest of the day will showcase a combination of Kid First! approved short films and feature length films. The two feature length films are A Mile in His Shoes and Spy Kids:  All the Time in the World which are both now available on dvd.At 1:00 p.m. we will be showing a 2012 entry to the festival entitled Community. This is a short documentary about co-operative learning in and beyond a diverse third grade Wisconsin classroom. The film features narration by students explaining what they think of their work as they jump rope together, sing, solve math problems, read to kindergartners, learn about Martin Luther King with senior citizens and persevere on a six-mile round-trip hike to their state capitol. As the children reveal the importance of forging positive relationships, they are wise, charming and a pleasure to watch.The director, Marc Kornblatt, and several of the cast will be joining us for the screening and a short question and answer session afterwards.Student Filmmaker Showcase 2012At 2:00 p.m. the Student Filmmaker Showcase begins and the entries to this event will be screened.All of the films in this presentation are rated for family friendly viewing.

Video Storytelling

Video Storytelling @ BIFFBeloit International Film Festival is proud to be supporting R.E. Burgos, the director of last year’s 1649 (Sixteen Forty-Nine), in his new short film, Video Storytelling, that focuses on the dreams and goals of three middle school girls.

These students, from Aldrich Middle School in Beloit, Wisconsin, will be introduced to the art and process of filmmaking as well as participating in the creation of the film from scriptwriting to production. In the film, they will be sharing their plans for future careers and interacting on camera with people who currently hold their dream jobs.

This project gives students the opportunity to showcase their professional ambitions, while growing their creative and journalistic skills.

Come join us for this much anticipated premier!

Date:  Saturday Feb. 18th
Time:  5:00 pm
Location:  Beloit Public Library
Price:  $8 plus taxes and service charges