BIFF Stew — June 2021

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.

Filming In Beloit

Beloit FilmWorks | Beloit’s New Film Location Services

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 | 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.

Joanna Kutter Fine Art | Beloit International Film Festival

Joanna Kutter Artwork

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.

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.

Kids @ BIFF 2018

News Release | BIFF Classroom Brings The Power of Film to Students

Since its inception, BIFF has been aware that the best way to thrive in any community is to give something back.

BIFF FestEve 2020

News Release | FestEve 2020

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.

BIFF 2020 Sponsors Team

News Release | The 2020 Sponsors Team Photo

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.

Beloit International Film Festival 2019

News Release | WTVO/WQRF Partner on Media Sponsorship

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.

BIFF Stew | January 2020

BIFF STEW for January 2020

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!

Stephanie Klett | Honorary Chair, BIFF 2020

News Release | Stephanie Klett, BIFF 2020 Honorary Chair

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

BIFFicates | The Beloit International Film Festival

News Release | BIFFicates Available for BIFF 2020

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.

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival