BIFFy Award Winners 2022 | The Beloit International Film Festival

Another BIFF in the Books: The Box Office is Closed

Beloit was abustle and the weather once again cooperated as thousands of visitors attended more than 125 screenings in a dozen venues over ten days.

PBW Wisconsin to attend BIFF 2022

Wisconsin Public Television will be all over BIFF this year, and vice versa

A special relationship has been created between BIFF and Wisconsin Public Television that will bring PBS personalities to Beloit during the Beloit International Film Festival.

Seizure the Day

BIFF Cares 2022

BIFF CARES, a centerpiece of the Beloit International Film Festival for the past decade, will once again this year present a series of informative and compelling independent films that shed light on health and wellness issues.

Jeff Livingston | Grand Wizard of the BIFF Chauffeur Ambassadors

Jeff Livingston | BIFF 2022 Honorary Chair

It is with a great deal of pleasure that we announce that a very special friend of BIFF will serve as this year’s Honorary Chairperson.

BIFF Reveal Party 2020

On Feb. 8, BIFF Will All Be Revealed

Hot off the press, the Beloit International Film Festival 2022, 17th Season Program Book will be released Tue. Feb. 8th, 5PM @ Hampton Inn.

Movie Reviews & More

Worldwide Podcasts to Launch BIFF2022

Brian Sebastian, host of Movie Reviews & More with ten million views and counting, and two regularly scheduled shows will be visiting BIFF.

International Collaboration

Major New BIFF International Collaboration Launched

The 2022 Beloit International Film Festival will celebrate a significant new global outreach as it launches a new partnership with one of world’s emerging international festivals.

New Venues 2022

Better Believe It: BIFF Is Back!

The challenges of the past year have just made BIFF stronger, and the ten-day BIFF2022 festival is out to prove it when the curtain goes up on Feb. 25.

Halfway To BIFF | Downtown Beloit WI

Halfway To BIFF 2022

“Halfway to BIFF” To Be Part of Beloit’s Biggest Weekend. It’s been a strange year, so why not present BIFF in August? The Beloit International Film Festival is a year-round effort and August is about halfway to the BIFF 10-day winter festival. Sounds like a good excuse for a celebration.

Downtown Beloit Wisconsin

BIFF Stew — June 2021

It is time to wish Happy New Year to the Beloit International Film Festival. The Month of May annually marks the transition to planning for the coming year. The 17th season of BIFF will be all about the return to in-person screenings and new films, venues, and audiences.

Downtown Beloit Wisconsin

BIFF Stew — May 2021

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.

Downtown Beloit Wisconsin

BIFF Stew — April 2021

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.

Dave Lundahl | Lewis Koch photo

In Memory | Dave Lundahl

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 D. Turtle

News Release | Snappy! BIFF 2021 Honorary Chair

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.

Downtown Beloit Wisconsin

BIFF Stew — February/March 2021

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.

BIFF Outdoors 2020 | Beloit Public Library

BIFF Stew | July/Aug 2020

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.

BIFF Classroom 2020

Kids@BIFF 2020 Gallery

For the eleventh straight year BIFF, in partnership with the School District of Beloit, presents its annual Kids@BIFF – BIFF Classroom.

Light Pole Banners | The Beloit International Film Festival

Downtown Street Lamp Banners

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 Princess Bride

News Release | BIFF Classic Film – The Princess Bride

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.

Blues Brothers | Aretha Franklin

News Release | BIFF Sing-A-Long – Blues Brothers

BIFF 2020 Sing-A-Long | The Blues Brothers are back and BIFF is joining them on a mission from God.

Grizzlies | BIFF Cares 2020

New Release | BIFF Cares Inspiring Film Series 2020

BIFF CARES Film Series in Cooperation With Beloit Health System To Screen Inspiring Films .

Stage One Theatre Company | Beloit International Film Festival

News Release | Sunset Boulevard, Vintage Radio Play 2020

Again this year, The Beloit International Film Festival will celebrate another form of media on its opening night when it goes on the radio.

Candice Carella | Filmmaker Introduction

BIFF Filmmaker Introductions 2020

Filmmaker Introductions 2020


A Missed Connection

Directed by Matthew Weinstein




Around The Sun

Directed by Oliver Krimpas




Bullied

Directed by Thomas Keith




Faces That Never Fade, The

Directed by Chandlor Ralston




Farfalle Bianche

Directed by Neil Brookshire




From Seed To Seed

Directed by Katharina Stieffenhofer




Fuzzy Legs

Directed by Amber Eswani




Golden Voices

Directed by Layne Marie Williams




Hope Frozen

Directed by Pailin Wedel




In Bright Axiom

Directed by Spencer McCall




In Colors

Directed by Stephanie Willis




Jhalki

Directed by Brahmanand S. Siingh




Miss Man

Directed by Tathagata Ghosh




Mr. Clarance

Directed by Caleb Peavy




Orin & Kepa

Directed by Caleb Peavy




Speed of Life

Directed by Liz Manashil




Survival Guide

Directed by Fritzy




Sun King

Directed by Marcus Aubin




Unicorns

Directed by Candice Corella




Unprescribed

Directed by Steve Ellmore




Will

Directed by Rick Rose




Work Songs

Directed by Mark Street



Filmmaker Introductions 2020


A Missed Connection

Directed by Matthew Weinstein

Around The Sun

Directed by Oliver Krimpas

Bullied

Directed by Thomas Keith

Faces That Never Fade, The

Directed by Chandlor Ralston

Farfalle Bianche

Directed by Neil Brookshire

From Seed To Seed

Directed by Katharina Stieffenhofer

Fuzzy Legs

Directed by Amber Eswani

Golden Voices

Directed by Layne Marie Williams

Hope Frozen

Directed by Pailin Wedel

In Bright Axiom

Directed by Spencer McCall

In Colors

Directed by Stephanie Willis

Jhalki

Directed by Brahmanand S. Siingh

Miss Man

Directed by Tathagata Ghosh

Mr. Clarance

Directed by Caleb Peavy

Orin & Kepa

Directed by Caleb Peavy

Speed of Life

Directed by Liz Manashil

Survival Guide

Directed by Fritzy

Sun King

Directed by Marcus Aubin

Unicorns

Directed by Candice Corella

Unprescribed

Directed by Steve Ellmore

Will

Directed by Rick Rose

Work Songs

Directed by Mark Street

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.

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.

Steamboat Bill Jr. | Buster Keaton

News Release | Silent Film – Buster Keaton with BMHS Jazz Orchestra

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.

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