HERE WE GO AGAIN….and It’s just what you’ve been waiting for. Thanks to all who have worn their masks and stayed physically (we hope not too socially) apart, IN-PERSON BIFF is back….big time. Audiences are already giving it a hearty two thumbs up. BIFF Year ’Round is up and running with films in the excellent new Downtown Beloit Association venue at 557 East Grand Ave.
In case you haven’t noticed…WOW, what a year this has been…and what an interesting and successful Beloit International Film Festival we have just completed. We learned new approaches (some of which may have a permanent place in the BIFF Bag o’ Tricks), we gained new and distant viewers, and we got high praise from the filmmakers. Most critically, we broke even and secured our future.
Location, location, location. It’s not just the mantra of real estate agents. It’s an essential and critical component to success in the worlds of filmmaking and commercial photography. Beloit FilmWorks plans to tell the world that Beloit is definitely ready to be considered.
Dave Lundahl was an original. He never stopped creating and sharing his complicated and provocative art with the public, whether over late-night animated conversations in town or at New Light Studios at his rebuilt Beloit farm where he died in January.
Snappy, beloved mascot of the Beloit Snappers for decades, will begin his “Farewell Tour” in February as Honorary Chair of BIFF2021. He will join a long and distinguished list of filmmakers and promoters in that hallowed post.
It is time to BIFF!
What a year it has been, and what a film festival we are going to enjoy. Feb. 19 is around the corner so reserve your seat (on the couch) and check the popcorn supply.
BIFF is playing in the big leagues this season. Our competition is international. From Cannes to Sundance, the world’s major film festivals are all virtual. We are proud to say that the same technology facilities that support those major festivals are also behind the production of BIFF. We are uploading films as we speak.
July is upon us and nothing says summer like a trip to the drive-in. BIFF never skips a beat, so see how the BIFF drive-in experience is coming to you.
For the eleventh straight year BIFF, in partnership with the School District of Beloit, presents its annual Kids@BIFF – BIFF Classroom.
The Beloit International Film Festival has grown and thrives through the combined efforts and contributions of many individuals. Joanna Kutter has been key to our establishment.
Leading up to and through the festival this season, attendees will likely notice a little additional Downtown Beloit BIFF Bling. Beloit BIFF Bling. Rolls off the tongue nicely, yes?
The BIFF Classic Film event annually closes BIFF on a high note. Made possible—and made free– by First National Bank and Trust Company, it is always a sellout.
BIFF 2020 Sing-A-Long | The Blues Brothers are back and BIFF is joining them on a mission from God.
BIFF CARES Film Series in Cooperation With Beloit Health System To Screen Inspiring Films .
Again this year, The Beloit International Film Festival will celebrate another form of media on its opening night when it goes on the radio.
Film trailers are the perfect vehicle for their intended purpose, introducing the film in as compelling means possible and to encourage attendance.
We invite our filmmakers to provide first-person Filmmaker Introductions. These are certainly intended to help encourage attendance as well however, we’re also trying to foster greater person-to-person connection between our guest filmmakers and our BIFF audiences.
We really appreciate getting to know the BIFF filmmakers. And we enjoy a little more insight into the the why of the film and the filmmaker’s intent and connection with their project. We find the Filmmaker Introductions particularly compelling and personable. We offer these to you in the hopes you might as well.
For fifteen years, one of the most popular special events at the Beloit International Film Festival has been the matching of musical and cinematic talent in the Silent Film Showcase.
Since its inception, BIFF has been aware that the best way to thrive in any community is to give something back.
BIFF FestEve 2020 | The party of the year—or in this case fifteen years—is set to launch the fifteenth anniversary season of the Beloit International Film Festival.
The BIFF 2020 Team Photo. We are exceedingly proud and appreciative of our festival sponsors supporting this International Film Festival, right here in Beloit Wisconsin.
BIFF is thrilled to announce their new media sponsor WTVO 17/WQRF 39 Television. This multi-station partnership is such a great fit for our festival.
Let us be the first to wish you a HAPPY BIFF YEAR. You can smell it in the air—Feb. 21 to March 1….wow, that’s like…tomorrow!
Each year, The Beloit International Film festival selects a supporter of film, filmmakers, and the Beloit community to serve in the role of Honorary Chair of BIFF. There is hardly a bigger fan of BIFF since its inception than Beloiter Stephanie Klett
May we be the first to wish you a Merry BIFFmas as you search for the perfect gift for the independent film lover, friend or staff member in your midst.
BIFFICATES give recipients the experience of watching great films of their choice during the fifteenth anniversary of the Beloit international Film Festival, Feb. 21-March 1, 2020.