Turner Classic Movie: North by Northwest (Closing Event)

North by Northwest | Alfred Hitchcock presents

Alfred Hitchcock's North by NorthwestNorth by Northwest

The closing movie event of BIFF 2012 will be held at the Eclipse Center, featuring one of the greatest classics of American Film.

North by Northwest: Many consider it (at least from a plot standpoint) to be Hitchcock’s most accomplished effort. The screenplay, written by Ernest Lehman, keeps the viewer guessing but also provides answers in a timely fashion. Read more

Launch & Laurels

Launch & Laurels | BIFF 2012

Rub shoulders with filmmakers and aficionados from around the world at the BIFF Launch event. It’s the perfect way to kick off the festival. Help to congratulate our award winners as BIFF 2012 Filmmaker Award recipients will be announced.

*Shuttle service is available.
** Semi-formal dress


Date: Thursday Feb. 16th
– 5:00 pm, Event & Music begins
– 6:20 pm, Awards Ceremony begins

Location: Eclipse Center, 1701 Riverside Drive, Beloit
Musical Performance: San Juan Project
Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students (with ID) plus tax & service charges online

  • Josh Burton Award for Excellence
  • Power of Film Award
  • Ken Hendricks People’s Choice Award
  • Documentary
  • Feature
  • Short
  • Best of Wisconsin
  • Screenplay
  • Soundtrack
  • Animation
  • Student

San Juan Project

Originated in 2008 in Guadalajara, Mexico, The San Juan Project consists of 4 members- Isreal Ulloa, Arturo Lamadrid, Arturo De La Torre, and Mayer Rod. With each member bringing their own unique style, San Juan Project’s musical concept has been winning over the local scene of Guadalajara since their start, and through there explosive live shows they [/twocol_one_last] have been captivating audiences throughout the country.

With their roots based in jazz, they layer there sound with electronic, hip hop, soul and funk influences, creating a lively mix for almost any audience. And with their talent for freestyle improvisation, you’re almost always guaranteed to see a surprisingly unique live show, which connects the band with the audience in an unmistakable way.

Presented By:

Blackhawk BankWIFR Rockford 23

Cracked.com Comedy Event

In association with Beloit College

You too could be having this much fun

Cracked.comAmerica’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 to leave you laughing.

Friday, Feb. 17th 2012

(followed by filmmaker Q&A and live comedy skit)

Saturday, Feb. 18th 2012 

(no comedy routine following film screenings)

Kill Me Now | film by Travis LongKill Me Now
Even Serial Killers Have A Bad Day

Before heading off to college, Noah and Dennis attend an end-of-summer bash in a cabin in the middle of the woods. This turns out to be a prime target for a serial killer who preys on the teens in brutal fashion.

Drama QueenThe Drama Queen
Breaking up is hard to do… expecially when your girlfriend is the ultimate drama queen.

A man attempts to break up with his girlfriend, whose flair for the overly dramatic starts to have strange and sweeping repercussions in our world. He seems nonplussed by this turn of events, though chagrined. From there, things play out pretty much as you’d expect, except for the bit at the end about the pot farm. A Those Aren’t Muskets! sketch!

Sponsored by:
Beloit College