BIFF Sponsors | 2012

Our Wonderful Sponsors

We are delighted to applaud the following corporate citizens for their sponsorship of BIFF 2012…

All Over Media
Beloit College
Beloit Daily News
The Beloit Inn
Best Events Catering
Best Western Legacy Inn & Suites
Blackhawk Bank
BMO Harris Bank
Café Belwah
Fairbanks Morse
Finley Dencker
First National Bank & Trust
Hampton Inn – Janesville
Harris Ace Hardware – Broad St, Beloit
Hendricks Group
Holiday Inn Express
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Hourglass Media
Kerry Ingredients
Local Vision TV
Rasmussen College
Regal Beloit
Resonate Web Marketing
Rock Bar & Grill (The)
Rockford Register Star
Rock County Historical Society
Siepert & Co., LLP
Stateline Community Foundation
SWITS (Southern Wisconsin Interpreting and Translation)
Tallman Historic Campus
Terry Print Solutions
Visit Beloit
Voigt Music
Welcome Home Interiors
Yellow Express of Rock County
Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum

Media Kit | 2012

Official BIFF venues, sponsors and advertising partners are encouraged to host an ad-banner on your own site, media mention or eNewsletter distribution. We appreciate your help in making BIFF 2012 a wonderful event.

  • If you have specific dimension requirements we may be able to assist, with sufficient lead time. Just contact us.
  • If you are creating your own ad unit we ask that you use the correct, branded font (Huxlee Vertical) for our name, both “BIFF” and “Beloit”. Download it here.  White font on black background is preferred though you can do Black on White. Please, no color on our brand.
  • Among our first sponsored events are the “Sneak Peek” (correct spelling) events. Your spell checker will not catch the misspelled “Sneak Peak” (wrong spelling). Please watch for this.

Thank you!

Press Releases

  • Beloit International Film Festival Seeks Volunteer ‘Ambassadors’.

30 Sec. BIFF Promo Video. (2012)


67 Sec. BIFF Promo Video (2011)


60 Sec. Travel WI radio spot

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60 Sec. Radio Spot.

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Student Filmmaker Showcase | 2012

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Student Film Showcase | BIFF

Climbing is the only cure for gravity.

The Beloit International Film Festival is proud to announce the exciting new Student Filmmaker Showcase as part of the 2012 BIFF schedule. Presented in partnership with the Beloit Public Library, this is a unique and highly rewarding new film challenge for young adults, the results of which will be screened on the Saturday of BIFF at the Beloit Public Library, Feb. 18th.

This program is for 6th – 12th grade students. Entries can be of any genre, must be between three and five minutes long, and will be created by the students themselves. We will be having a prep day at the library on Saturday, January 21st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students can bring in their projects for feedback or help with technical issues in the film making process.

The Grand Prize winner will receive an award at the annual Launch and Laurels party on Thursday, February 16th at the Eclipse Center. All other filmmakers will receive awards on Saturday, February 18th at the Student Filmmaker Showcase which will be held at the Beloit Public Library.


Sat Jan. 21st |  “Prep Day” – 11:00-3:00pm, Beloit Public Library
Sat Jan. 28th | Submission Deadline
Thur Feb. 16th | Awards Presentation – Launch & Laurels Party, Eclipse Ctr
Sat Feb. 18th | Screening Date – Beloit Public Library


Participation:  FREE
Launch & Laurels Awards Presentation:  Each participating film gets two complementary tickets. All others, $10.00 adults / $5.00 students
Sat Feb. 18th Screening: FREE

Presented by:  Beloit Public Library & Fairbanks Morse Engine


Beloit Public LibraryFairbanks Morse Engine

Student Filmmakers ShowcaseStudent Filmmaker Showcase Submission Procedures:

  • Films must be directed, written, and/or produced by teens, ages 12-18. More than one teen can work on each film. Adult involvement must be pre-approved.
  • Films must be between 3 and 5 minutes long.
  • Teens may submit only one film.
  • Films may be of any genre.
  • Films must be G or PG rated in language and subject matter, or entry will be disqualified. Films will be previewed for content.
  • All editing must be done before entry is submitted.
  • Title pages and credits should be included in your film. The title is included in the 3 to 5 minutes, but end credits are not.
  • Entries submitted to festival will not be returned.
  • Your entry should be labeled with the following information: title, director, and running time.
  • Each submission should also include: entry form, synopsis, bio, and photo.
  • Complete care is given to every entry. The festival, however, cannot be responsible for damage to, or loss of, material submitted. Additionally, the festival is held harmless from damage to or loss of print en route to the festival.
  • You must send TWO DVD copies of the film by the deadline of January 28, 2012 and the films must be turned in to the Beloit Public Library (they can be given to the librarian at the Reference Desk).
  • Films will be shown during BIFF on Saturday, February 18th at the Beloit Public Library at 2 pm.

Submission Form

Note: This is an editable PDF. You may

      • Fill it out online and submit to:
      • Print it out, fill it out and mail to:

Beloit Public Library
Student Filmmaker Showcase
c/o Melissa Hawks
605 Eclipse Blvd.
Beloit WI 53511

Download (PDF, 159KB)

Student Films | BIFFHelpful Links for Filmmakers

Elements of Filmmaking

Public Domain/License Free Music and Sound Effects

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

Internships 2012 Season

Intern with BIFF

Accepting College Interns for BIFF.
Apply today!

Contact Greg Gerard for more information by calling 608-313-1200 or emailing him at:

The Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) is offering internship opportunities for college students in a number of areas. Requires 8-12 hours per week including Summer, Spring and Fall internships, heaviest during the festival in February (flexible day, evening and weekend availability)

Operations Assistant

Assist operations director in coordinating event logistics, (projection, venue, decorations, signage, in-kind donations, entertainment etc.) Plan and update festival timeline Coordinate and assist in overseeing committees (e.g. film committee, development committee, and marketing committee) Create databases, work with Festival Directors on administration of festival programming and take part in small independent projects.

BIFF InternsDevelopment/Programming Intern

Assistant to the Development Director. Duties may include coordinating media sponsor correspondence inclusive of print and television; Assisting with on-site promotions; researching potential leads for sponsorships to include exploratory and prequalification calls. Be able to be involved with the community, attend Board meetings and assist with various independent projects.

Public Relations Intern

Preferably someone with Journalism or Communication major/minor. Duties include creating quarterly/monthly newsletters, creating ad campaign, being a liaison with press and the organization; assist is writing press releases, assist with film research on the Internet, the in-house database, national publications and other festival guides, assist with the layout and proofing of the Festival guide, compile Awards and Filmography information for selected films.

Web Assistant

Assist in creating and updating website regularly. Assist with online ticket sales, advance ticket sales for all events and films. Coordinate with Director of Public Affairs in uploading news and press releases. Create new web pages passes and tickets for the events as required, be familiar with web programming software and graphics design software.


  • Experience coordinating community events or fundraisers
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and be very flexible with a sense of humor. Weekend meetings may be required.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • A junior or senior undergraduate is preferred with a major in film, business administration, communications, journalism, public relations, marketing or entertainment field
  • Web designing and ability to make web site updates is a plus.


  • Able to compete for Stateline Festival Scholarship
  • Provides an expansive learning or career development experience
  • Eligible for college credit/unit depending on hours put in.
  • In depth experience working with the film industry and a unique cultural event
  • Tickets to festival screenings, parties and events
  • Opportunity to work in film industry
  • Excellent network opportunity within the Entertainment, Non-Profit and community sector.

Please send a brief cover letter outlining your interest and an attached resume to Melinda Schumacher Be sure to place the words: “BIFF INTERN” in the subject field of you email. Feel free to contact for any questions.

BIFF 2012 Film & Event Schedule



Thursday Feb. 16th, 2012

VenueNoon - 2:002:30 - 4:305:00 - 7:007:30 - 9:3010:00 - Mid10 pm - 2 am
BeloitAngel MuseumTipping Point
Bagels & MoreShort Slot 1Short Slot 4
Beloit LibraryShort Slot 2
Bushel & Peck'sLutefisk Wars (The)
Go West Happy Cow">
Domenico'sSixty in 60Hood to Coast
Eclipse Center

Short Slot 3
Hendricks Art CenterHamesima XWorks of Jonn Herschend
La Casa GrandeA. HitlerTriple Feature 1
Luxury 10 Theater
Nikki's CafeTriple Feature 2
Rotary CenterElevate
Wilson TheatreWill the Real Terrorist Please Stand UpDouble Feature 1

Friday Feb. 17th, 2012

VenueNoon - 2:002:30 - 4:305:00 - 7:007:30 - 9:3010:00 - Mid10 pm - 2 am
BeloitAngel MuseumWorks of Jonn HerschendBarkleys of Broadway (The)BIFF after Dark
Bagels & MoreShort Slot 1Hood to CoastShort Slot 5Postales / Postcards
Beloit LibraryLiving River: The GangesInukTriple Feature 3
Bushel & Peck'sShort Slot 6Life! Camera ActionWisconsin Supper ClubsIrvine Welsh's EcstasyA. Hitler
Domenico'sDefining BeautyTriple Feature 2Cafeteria ManDeath by MedicineGo West Happy Cow
Eclipse CenterWatch this space for special showingLast Song6 MillionWatch this space for special showing
Hendricks Art CenterHitler Stones (The)Desert RidersPrice of Sex (The)
La Casa GrandeShort Slot 2Africa United
New this YearKill Me Now Comedy
Short Slot 7
Luxury 10 TheaterMachine Gun Preacher
Nikki's CafeSixty in 60Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
Rotary CenterDouble Feature 3Trinity GoodheartMartian Child
Wilson TheatreDouble Feature 2Cultures of ResistanceShort Slot 8Triple Feature 1


Speakeasy 1Patriot Guard RidersJohnny's Gone
Speakeasy 2Score: A Hockey MusicalGo West Happy Cow
Woman's ClubForgotten SoldiersMan of Deeds


New this YearLutefisk Wars
Dinner & Movie
Sullivan TheatreLost BohemiaDouble Feature 1

Saturday Feb. 18th, 2012

VenueNoon - 2:002:30 - 4:305:00 - 7:007:30 - 9:3010:00 - Mid10 pm - 2 am
Bagels & MoreShort Slot 5Cultures of ResistancePatriot Guard RidersLife! Camera ActionWill the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up
Beloit LibraryFamily Day @BIFF
(starts at 9:00)
Video StorytellingScore: A Hockey Musical
filmmaker on siteDefining Beauty
Bushel & Peck'sShort Slot 7Cafeteria Man
New this YearKill Me Now Comedy
Lutefisk Wars (The)
Johnny's Gone
Domenico'sTriple Feature 3Man of DeedsWisconsin Supper ClubsLost BohemiaDesert Riders
Eclipse CenterBeloit Janesville Symphony | Silent Film Showcase
Hendricks Art CenterDouble Feature 2Death by MedicineTBDZeitgeist: Moving Forward
La Casa Grande
New this YearBIFF Latino Kids
New this YearLa Teta Asustada
BIFF Latino

New this YearPostales / Postcards
BIFF Latino
New this YearNo eres tu', soy yo
BIFF Latino

Luxury 10 Theater
Nikki's CafeSOLD OUT
Lutefisk Wars (The)
Short Slot 6
Rotary CenterLiving River: The GangesElevateAfrica UnitedTBD
Wilson TheatreLutefisk Wars (The)
Sceening Added


Speakeasy 1Short Slot 3Hamesima X
Speakeasy 2Short Slot 4Price of Sex (The)
Woman's ClubInukTipping Point


New this YearTrinity Goodheart
Dinner & Movie
Sullivan Theatre
filmmaker on siteShort Slot 8
Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Sunday Feb. 19th, 2012

Additional Sunday screenings of BIFF award winning films will be added following Thursday night “Launch & Laurels”.

VenueNoon - 2:002:30 - 4:305:00 - 7:007:30 - 9:3010:00 - Mid10 pm - 2 am
BeloitAngel MuseumWinners of...
Best Short Film
Best Animation
Best of Wisconsin
Best Student Film
"Bundled Bests"

Thanks for coming!

Watch for upcoming BIFF events throughout the year

See you next year!

Bagels & MoreWinner | Best Screenplay
Lutefisk Wars (The)
Winner | Power Of Film Award
Forgotten Soldiers
Beloit LibraryThe Ken Hendricks
Peoples Choice Award Winner

Cafeteria Man
Winner | Best Soundtrack
Johnny's Gone
Score: A Hockey Musical
Winner | Best Feature Film
Lutefisk Wars (The)

The Lutefisk Wars
The Encore 5:00 Screening
Then we're all going home.
:-)  See you next year!

Domenico'sWinner | Best Feature Film Award
Lutefisk Wars (The)
Winner | Best Documentary Film
Cafeteria Man
Eclipse CenterNorth By Northwest | Alfred Hitchcock | 1st National
Hendricks Art Center
New this YearLegend of the Mountain Man

BIFF for the Deaf
New this YearGerald

BIFF for the Deaf
La Casa GrandeWinner | Power Of Film Award
Forgotten Soldiers
Winners of...
Best Short Film
Best Animation
Best of Wisconsin
Best Student Film
"Bundled Bests"
Nikki's CafeWinner | Josh Burton Award
Works of Jonn Herschend
Winner | Best Documentary Film
Man of Deeds
Wisconsin Supper Clubs
Wilson Theatre

Bobby Coleman | Honorary Chair, BIFF 2012

Bobby Coleman & Josh Flitter at BIFF 2011


He may not be very tall yet but he was by far the biggest celebrity at last year’s Beloit International Film Festival and by popular demand, he is coming back, this time as honorary chair of BIFF 2012.

Bobby Coleman | BIFF 2012 honorary chairBobby Coleman, one of the stars of the Diane Hendricks MPower Pictures production of Snowmen, which received one of its first screenings in the U.S. last year at BIFF, is returning to Beloit for this year’s Festival. He will bring along with him his latest film in which he plays the brother of Miley Cyrus and appears with Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear, The Last Song, and the movie which made him a star, Martian Child.

As honorary chair of BIFF and will be on hand to greet guests and will speak at a number of functions. He also serves as an ambassador for BIFF to help to spread the word about BIFF and its dedication to filmmakers. He is by far the youngest honorary chair BIFF has had and the first actor to serve in that capacity.

The 15 year old actor has 18 films and TV series to his credit including the soon to be released Robosapien: Rebooted. He has been acting since he was six and appeared in the TV series L.A. Dragnet.

“Bobby had such a great time and got such a great reception from audiences at BIFF last year that he really wanted to come back again…and we wanted to have him,”, “People have been asking about him all year and I know that people of all ages are going to love his new film which he will introduce at several screenings during the four days.”

The Last Song | Staring Bobby Coleman, Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear

The Last Song | Staring Bobby Coleman, Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear

The Last Song is a story about family, first loves, second chances and the moments of life that lead you back home. It is a drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Martian Child starring Bobby Coleman, John Cusack and Amanda Peet

Martian Child starring Bobby Coleman, John Cusack and Amanda Peet

Martian Child is a story of a science-fiction writer (Played by John Cusack), recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he’s really from Mars.

The 2012 Beloit International Film Festival is sponsored by the Hendricks Group in association with Beloit College and with funding from Visit Beloit. It is supported and underwritten by many local businesses, organizations and individuals.

BIFF Latino – 2012

BIFF Latino, a program initiated two years ago at the Beloit International Film Festival will present a series of highly praised Spanish language films. With the support of the Southern Wisconsin Interpreting and Translation Service (SWITS) the films will be available at reduced prices for all.

DATE: Friday, Feb 21st , 2012 ONLY (films screened other days & times not discounted)
LOCATION: Rotary River Center
REDUCED PRICE:  $2.00 discount (thanks to SWITS sponsorship)

Musgo/Moss  |  Ugry Night  Tickets   (Friday Feb. 21, 5:00)
Hasta Nunca  Tickets  (Friday Feb. 21 2012, 7:30)

Our Sponsor

SWITS founder and BIFF board member Saul Arteaga has underwritten a program that makes all tickets for the BIFF Latino films $2 off plus fees.

Presented by:

SWITS | Southern Wisconsin Interpreting Translation Services     La Voz LatinaLa Movida Radio

BIFF Latino, un programa iniciado el año pasado en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Beloit presentará una serie de películas muy elogiadas en idioma español. Con el apoyo de Southern Wisconsin Interpreting and Translation Service (SWITS) las películas estarán disponibles a precios reducidos para todos.

FECHA: Viernes, Febrero 21  Descuento solo se aplicara a esta proyección.
LUGAR: Rotary River Center
PRECIO REDUCIDO: $2.00 descuento (gracias al auspicio de SWITS)

Musgo/Moss  |  Ugry Night  Entradas   (Viernes Feb. 21 5:00)
Hasta Nunca  Entradas  (Viernes Feb. 21 7:30)

Todos son bienvenidos

BIFF ha tratado de llegar a todos los miembros de la comunidad con películas que tendrán un atractivo especial para diversos grupos. Las películas están dirigidas a aquellos interesados en el español y que deseen mejorar tanto sus habilidades con el idioma como su entendimiento de la cultura latinoamericana. Las películas son de cineastas de América del Sur y Central.

Nuestro Auspiciante

El fundador de SWITS y miembro de la junta directiva de BIFF, Saúl Arteaga, ha avalado un programa que hace que todas las entradas para las películas de BIFF Latino estén a un descuento de $2 más tarifas.

NOTA: Estas películas tendra embajadores bilingües para su conveniencia.

Presentado por:

SWITS | Southern Wisconsin Interpreting Translation Services     La Voz LatinaLa Movida Radio