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BIFF 2022 Film & Event Schedule

The BIFF 2022 Festival Schedule

IMPORTANT NOTE:
NOT ALL FILMS WILL BE INCLUDED IN “VIRTUAL” ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL. News reports otherwise are inaccurate. The subset of “Virtual” festival films are NOT YET released or available. We will announce which films will be available online by start of festival, Fri. Feb. 25th. All tickets shown at this time are all for live, in-person festival.

No Guarantees. Hard to project how long they’ll last.

WISCONSIN

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BELOITBELOITJANESVILLELAKE GENEVA
Alongi/Santis InsurranceHanson's TavernBasicsChamps Bar
Applesbee'sHatley's PubBodacious ShopsLake Geneva Lanes
Bagels & MoreHotel GoodwinBrennan Steil Law FirmLake Geneva Market
Beloit Art CenterIronworks Hotel, Merrill & H.Citrus CafeLake Aire Restaurant
Beloit ClubJersey's Bar & GrillConvention & Visitors Bur.Kwik Trip
Beloit College - Pres. Ofc.Life CircleCozy InnPop Eyes
Beloit College - Wright Mus.Lucy's #7 Burger BarDrafthouseStarbucks
Beloit DentalNorthwoods ConfectionaryForward JanesvilleVisitor Center
Beloit Family Eye CareOLA ChurchHedberg Library
Beloit Family RestaurantParkway Hair FashionJPACELKHORN
Beloit Public LibraryPilotKwik TripCasey's General Store
Beloit Travel Welcome Ctr.PizazzLark RestaurantFirst National Bank
Blackhawk Bank - MainSENB BankNowlan Mouat Law FirmKwik Trip
Blackhawk Bank - CranstonSiepert & Co.Rock County Brewing
Blackhawk Com. Credit Ctr.Sophia'sRock County CourthouseDELAVAN
BMO Harris Bank - MainStateline Comm. Found.Van Galder Bus Comp.Chili's
BoundariesStop N. GoWells FargoDuesterbeck Brewery
Buffalo Wild WingsSuper AmericaJonathons on Brick Street
Bushel & PecksTeachers Credit UnionTURTLE TAPKwik Trip
Carom RoomTex's GroceryBootleggersPanera Bread
Casey's Gen. Str - CranstonThe CastleButterfly ClubPublic Library
Casey's Gen. Str. - Inman PkThe RockShopiere TapWaterfront Pub & Grill
Century 21The Villager
CheezHead BreweryTilley's Pizza HouseBROADHEADDARIEN
CitgoTin Dog RecordsPublic LibraryDarien Corner Mart
Cornelier Shell StationTruk't, Blue Collar CoffeeKwik TripWest Wind Diner
CulversVelvet BuffaloMobile / Chesters
Ditta'sVisit BeloitMILTON
Downtown Beloit Assn.Walnut Creek Awards & ProMONROECommunity Bank
Educators Credit UnionWright and Wagner/PhoenixBaumgartner'sGathering Place
Edward Jones (B. theis)YMCABullquarian BreweryPublic Library
Edwards Ice ArenaZen Sushi & GrillFirst National Bank
Finley Buick GMCKwik TripORFORDVILLE
First National BankCLINTONMonroe Arts CenterPublic Library
First National Bank - MainBoxcarsPublic LibraryCitgo Station
First National Bank - InmanCougar LanesYMCA
Five BarCountry Pride MeatsCulvers
Flying PigFirst National BankNorth Side Pub
G5 Brewing CompanyVince's Pizza
Grand Ave. PubLuna Maya
Grinell HallLeisure Lanes
Hampton Inn, Home2 Suites

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

BELVIDEREROCKFORDROCKFORDROSCOE
Candlewick Lake Rec Ctr.Baker Street BurgersRockford Roasting Co.Culvers
Ida Public LibraryChili's Bar & GrillStone Eagle TavernFire House Tap
Don Carter LanesTavern on ClarkLouie's Tap House
DeKalbGarrett'sThe NorwegianMary's Market
Common GroundsHoffman HousePoison Ivy
DeKalb Public LibraryMary's Market - McFarlandROCKTONRoscoe Suburban Library
Egyptian TheaterMary's Market - East StateFibs
NIU Student CenterOld ChicagoFirst National BankSOUTH BELOIT
Olympic TavernNorthpointeArtisan Pub
GENOAPortillo'sRay's Family RestaurantNeli's Pub
BP Gas & ConveniencePrairie Street Brewing Co.Rookie's Pub & GrillPublic Library
Kelley's MobileRock Valley Col - LibraryTalcott Public Library
McDonaldsRock Valley Col - ERC Com
Rock Valley Col - Mass Com
Loves Park / Machesney Pk.Rockford Area Arts Council
AERO Ale HouseRockford City Hall
Pig MindsRockford Public Library

Narrative Features

Documentary Features

Short Films

Special Events

No Guarantees. Hard to project how long they’ll last.

Do you have an establishment in the region that’s open to the public and want program books?
We’ll accommodate if we can. 773-818-5010



Beloit Area


Applebee’s
Austin’s Barbershop
Bagels & More
Beloit Art Center
Beloit Auction
Beloit City Hall
Beloit Clinic
Beloit Club, The
Beloit Family Eyecr
Beloit Family Rest.
Beloit Hist. Soc.
Beloit Public Library
Beloit Rgnl Hospice
Bagels & More
Bessie’s
Blackhawk Bank
Blackhwk Com C.U.
Blue Collar Cafe
BMO Harris Bank
Boundaries B & G
Buffalo Wild Wings
Bushel & Peck’s
Carom Room
Casey’s General St.
CELEB
Century 21
CheezHead
Classic Cinemas
Cornelier Shell Stn
Culvers
Ditta’s
Domenicos
Educator’s C.U.
Edward’s Ice Arena
Finley Buick GMC
First National Bank
Flying Pig
G5 Brewing Co.
Grand Ave. Pub
Grinell Hall
Hanson’s Bar & Grill
Hotel Goodwin
Ironworks Hotel
Jersey’s Bar & Grill
La Casa Grande
Life Circle
Lucy’s #7 Burger B.
Northwoods Conf.
Medical Grd Aesth
Merrill & Houston’s
Pilot
Pizazz
Roadway Inn
Rock, The
SENB Bank
Super America
Teacher’s C.U.
Tex’s Grocery
Tilly’s Pizza House
Truk’t
Turtle Creek Bkstr
Velvet Buffalo
Villager, The
YMCA
Zen Sushi & Grill


Southern
Wisconsin


Beloit Township:
Beloit Dental
Benedetti’s
Parkway Hair Fashion
Sophia’s


Clinton:
Box Cars
Cougar Lanes
Country Pride Meats
First National Bank


Delavan:
Burger King
Chili’s
Culver’s
Lake Lawn Resort
Panera Bread


Delavan Lake:
Village Supper Club
Waterfront Pub & Grill


Edgerton:
Bank of Edgerton
Cafe on Main
Casey’s General Store
Kwik Trip


Elkhorn:
Calabria Cafe
Duesterbeck’s B.C.
Friends on Sqr.
Kwik Trip


Fontana:
Avani Spa (Abbey)
Chuck’s Lakeshore Inn
Coffee Mill
Gordy’s Boat House


Ft. Atkinson:
Fireside Dinner Thtr.
Johnson Bank
Mr. Brews Taphouse


Janesville:
Anne Rosa
Bessie’s Diner
Citrus Cafe
Drafthouse
Forward Jnsvl
Hedberg Library
Jnsvl Conv & Vis Ctr.
Jnsvl Perf Arts Ctr.
Kwik Trip
Lark Restaurant
Mocha Moments
Ravin’s Wish
Rock Cnty Brewing
Rock County Crths


Lake Geneva:
Chamber of Com.
Champs Sports Bar
Culver’s
Fat Cats
Flat Iron Tap
Hogs & Kisses
Paws for Treats
Popeye’s
Public Library
Speedo’s Hbrsd B&G
Starbucks (3)


Madison:
Harmony Bar
Main Depot (bar)
Mother Fool’s Cofhs
Next Door Brewing
Robin Room
Willy Steet Co Op


Milton:
Bank of Milton
Cafe 26
Community Bank
Gathering Place
Kwik Trip
Milton Public Lib.
Northleaf Winery


Monroe:
Baumgartner’s
Corner Cafe
First Natnl Bk
Kwik Trip
Monroe Arts Ctr
Monroe Pub Lib
Monroe Thtr Gld
Red Apple Rest.
YMCA


New Glarus:
Casey’s
Chalet Landhaus Rest.
Sugar River Pizza Co.


Newville:
Anchor Inn
Lakeview Bar


Orfordville:
Citgo
Knute’s Bar


Turtle Township:
Butterfly Club
Shopiere Tap


Walworth:
Siemers Cruise-in
Sweeneys Pub


Whitewater:
Brew House
Casey’s Gen. Str
Cultrl Arts Ctr.
Second Salem Brw Co
UW-Whtwtr Ctr Fr Arts


Williams Bay:
Harpoon Willies
Public Library
Red Dog Sandwiches


Northern
Illinois


Machesney Park:
Chili’s
Pig Minds Brewing


Rockton:
Fibs
First National Bank
North Pointe Wellns
Ray’s Family Rest.
Rookie’s Pub & Grill
Talcott Public Library


Roscoe:
Fire House Pub
Jessica’s Restaurant
Mary’s Market
Sophia’s Restaurant


South Beloit:
Artisan Pub
Neli’s Restaurant
Nora’s Diner
South Beloit Pub Lib

Rockford Area


Chili’s
Franchesco’s
Fuzzy’s Bar & Grl
Garrett’s
Lexus of Rkfrd
Mary’s Market
Octane
Old Chicago
Portilo’s
Rockford City Hall
Rockford Public Lib.
Rock Pho’d
Rock Valley College
Stone Eagle
Tavern On Clark

WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN

BELOITBELOITJANESVILLELAKE GENEVA
Alongi/Santis InsurranceHanson's TavernBasicsChamps Bar
Applesbee'sHatley's PubBodacious ShopsLake Geneva Lanes
Bagels & MoreHotel GoodwinBrennan Steil Law FirmLake Geneva Market
Beloit Art CenterIronworks Hotel, Merrill & H.Citrus CafeLake Aire Restaurant
Beloit ClubJersey's Bar & GrillConvention & Visitors Bur.Kwik Trip
Beloit College - Pres. Ofc.Life CircleCozy InnPop Eyes
Beloit College - Wright Mus.Lucy's #7 Burger BarDrafthouseStarbucks
Beloit DentalNorthwoods ConfectionaryForward JanesvilleVisitor Center
Beloit Family Eye CareOLA ChurchHedberg Library
Beloit Family RestaurantParkway Hair FashionJPACELKHORN
Beloit Public LibraryPilotKwik TripCasey's General Store
Beloit Travel Welcome Ctr.PizazzLark RestaurantFirst National Bank
Blackhawk Bank - MainSENB BankNowlan Mouat Law FirmKwik Trip
Blackhawk Bank - CranstonSiepert & Co.Rock County Brewing
Blackhawk Com. Credit Ctr.Sophia'sRock County CourthouseDELAVAN
BMO Harris Bank - MainStateline Comm. Found.Van Galder Bus Comp.Chili's
BoundariesStop N. GoWells FargoDuesterbeck Brewery
Buffalo Wild WingsSuper AmericaJonathons on Brick Street
Bushel & PecksTeachers Credit UnionTURTLE TAPKwik Trip
Carom RoomTex's GroceryBootleggersPanera Bread
Casey's Gen. Str - CranstonThe CastleButterfly ClubPublic Library
Casey's Gen. Str. - Inman PkThe RockShopiere TapWaterfront Pub & Grill
Century 21The Villager
CheezHead BreweryTilley's Pizza HouseBROADHEADDARIEN
CitgoTin Dog RecordsPublic LibraryDarien Corner Mart
Cornelier Shell StationTruk't, Blue Collar CoffeeKwik TripWest Wind Diner
CulversVelvet BuffaloMobile / Chesters
Ditta'sVisit BeloitMILTON
Downtown Beloit Assn.Walnut Creek Awards & ProMONROECommunity Bank
Educators Credit UnionWright and Wagner/PhoenixBaumgartner'sGathering Place
Edward Jones (B. theis)YMCABullquarian BreweryPublic Library
Edwards Ice ArenaZen Sushi & GrillFirst National Bank
Finley Buick GMCKwik TripORFORDVILLE
First National BankCLINTONMonroe Arts CenterPublic Library
First National Bank - MainBoxcarsPublic LibraryCitgo Station
First National Bank - InmanCougar LanesYMCA
Five BarCountry Pride MeatsCulvers
Flying PigFirst National BankNorth Side Pub
G5 Brewing CompanyVince's Pizza
Grand Ave. PubLuna Maya
Grinell HallLeisure Lanes
Hampton Inn, Home2 Suites

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

BELVIDEREROCKFORDROCKFORDROSCOE
Candlewick Lake Rec Ctr.Baker Street BurgersRockford Roasting Co.Culvers
Ida Public LibraryChili's Bar & GrillStone Eagle TavernFire House Tap
Don Carter LanesTavern on ClarkLouie's Tap House
DeKalbGarrett'sThe NorwegianMary's Market
Common GroundsHoffman HousePoison Ivy
DeKalb Public LibraryMary's Market - McFarlandROCKTONRoscoe Suburban Library
Egyptian TheaterMary's Market - East StateFibs
NIU Student CenterOld ChicagoFirst National BankSOUTH BELOIT
Olympic TavernNorthpointeArtisan Pub
GENOAPortillo'sRay's Family RestaurantNeli's Pub
BP Gas & ConveniencePrairie Street Brewing Co.Rookie's Pub & GrillPublic Library
Kelley's MobileRock Valley Col - LibraryTalcott Public Library
McDonaldsRock Valley Col - ERC Com
Rock Valley Col - Mass Com
Loves Park / Machesney Pk.Rockford Area Arts Council
AERO Ale HouseRockford City Hall
Pig MindsRockford Public Library

Films & Events

Narrative Features

Documentary Features

Short Films

Special Events

Friday Feb 25th

 

Bagels & More

Domenicos #1

Domenicos #2

Downtown Beloit Assoc

Irontek

La Casa Grande

Visit Beloit

5:00

Scrum
5:00 pm




WI/IL SHORTS 1
5:00 pm




Shellfish
5:00 pm




Becoming Geppetto
5:00 pm




Amuka
5:00 pm




Chamber of Terror - The
&
She Picked Me
5:00 pm




Roman Candle
5:00 pm


 
 
 
6:00
 
 
 
7:00
 
 

WI/IL SHORTS 2
7:30 pm




Pompano Boy
7:30 pm





The Turkey

7:30 pm




Operation Wolf Patrol
7:30 pm




Americanish
7:30 pm




Yellow Wallpaper - The
7:30 pm




It's Just A Game
7:30 pm


 
8:00
 
 
 
9:00

Saturday Feb. 26th

The BIFF 2022 Sing-A-Long

Daydream Believers:
The Monkees’ Story



7:30 pm @ The Castle
501 Prospect St, Beloit (at Public Ave.)


The Castle, Beloit


Sponsored By:


Beloit Health System

Saturday Feb. 26th

The BIFF 2022 Sing-A-Long

Daydream Believers Movie Poster

Sponsored By

Beloit Health System

7:30 pm @ The Castle
501 Prospect St, Beloit (at Public Ave.)

The Castle, Beloit

Sunday Feb. 27th

Puppets Puppets Puppets

Sunday Feb. 27th
3:00 pm
FREE For All Ages


Puppets Puppets Puppets | The Castle

The Castle, Beloit

Monday Feb. 28th


 

Domenicos #1

Downtown Beloit

5:30

No Visible Trauma
5:30 pm




Landlocked
5:30 pm


 
6:00
 
 
 
7:00
 
 

Lyla
7:30 pm




Variety
&
Tildypops
7:30 pm


 
8:00
 
 
 
9:00

Tuesday Mar. 1st


 

Domenicos #1

Domenicos #2r

5:30

Lonesome
&
Summerlight
5:30 pm




Fish And Puddle
5:30 pm


 
6:00
 
 
 
7:00
 
 

Empty America
7:30 pm




Here & After
&
The Night Passenger
7:30 pm


 
8:00
 
 
 
9:00

Wednesday Mar. 2nd


Thursday Mar. 3rd


 

Domenico's #1

Domenico's #2

5:30

Vortex
The Dawn of Sovereignty

5:30 pm




ForeverMoore
The Angelo Project

5:30 pm


 
6:00
 
 
 
7:00
 
 

Game Is Up - The
7:30 pm




Verona
7:30 pm


 
8:00
 
 
 
9:00

Sunday Mar. 6th

Gavin Michael Booth | Artist in Residence

FREE Filmmaker Workshops | Public Invited


Three workshops:

  • Sat. Feb. 26th, 10:30 am:
    Content “Creatability in the Multimedia-verse
    Brian Sebastian & Panel — Movie Reviews & More
  • Sat. Mar. 5th, 1:30 pm:
    Funding Your Dreams
    Stefan Agustsson — Reality Blu
  • Sun. Mar. 6th, 10:30 am:
    Movie Marketing with Zero Budget
    Gavin Michael Booth — Artist in Residence

Gavin Michael Booth | 2022 Artist in Residence

Gavin Michael Booth
Award Winning Filmmaker
BIFF 2022 Artist in Residence

E.T. | The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

FREE Classic Film Presentation

E.T. | 2022 Classic FilmDirected by
Steven Spielberg

Starring
Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote

The Eclipse Center
2:30 pm
FREE EVENT
NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Sponsored By:


First National Bank and Trust

 

Bagels & More

Domenico's #1

Domenico's #2r

Downtown Beloit Assoc

La Casa Grande

Visit Beloit

Eclipse Center

12:00

SHORT SLOT 4
12:00 pm




Lyla
12:00 pm




MUSIC VIDEOS
12:00 pm




Pompano Boy
12:00 pm




HARLEM VETS PROJECT
12:00 pm


 
 
 
1:00
 
 
 
2:00
 
 

Greyland
2:30 pm




Empty Seats Full Hearts
2:30 pm




Game Is Up - The
2:30 pm




Here & After
&
The Night Passenger
2:30 pm




The Six
2:30 pm




The Alternate
2:30 pm




ET - FNBT CLASSIC FILM
2:30 pm FREE

 
3:00
 
 
 
4:00
 
 
 
5:00

Pizza City You've
Never Heard Of

&
Clarisa
5:00 pm




Woodland Grey
&
Box Fort - The
5:00 pm




Farewell Darkness
5:00 pm




Scrum
5:00 pm




The Six
5:00 pm




It All Begins with a Song
5:00 pm


 
 
 
6:00
 
 
 
7:00
 
 
 

Website Photos

Peer Canvas Logo

Sunday Mar. 6th

Gavin Michael Booth | Artist in Residence

FREE Filmmaker Workshops | Public Invited

Three workshops:

  • Sat. Feb. 26th, 10:30 am:
    Content “Creatability in the Multimedia-verse
    Brian Sebastian & Panel — Movie Reviews & More
  • Sat. Mar. 5th, 1:30 pm:
    Funding Your Dreams
    Stefan Agustsson — Reality Blu
  • Sun. Mar. 6th, 10:30 am:
    Movie Marketing with Zero Budget
    Gavin Michael Booth — Artist in Residence

E.T. | The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

FREE Classic Film Presentation

E.T. | 2022 Classic FilmDirected by
Steven Spielberg

Starring
Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote

The Eclipse Center
2:30 pm
FREE EVENT
NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Sponsored by

First National Bank and Trust Company - Beloit WI

 

Bagels & More

Domenico's #1

Domenico's #2r

Downtown Beloit Assoc

La Casa Grande

Visit Beloit

Eclipse Center

12:00

SHORT SLOT 4
12:00 pm




Lyla
12:00 pm




MUSIC VIDEOS
12:00 pm




Pompano Boy
12:00 pm




HARLEM VETS PROJECT
12:00 pm


 
 
 
1:00
 
 
 
2:00
 
 

Greyland
2:30 pm




Empty Seats Full Hearts
2:30 pm




Game Is Up - The
2:30 pm




Here & After
&
The Night Passenger
2:30 pm




The Six
2:30 pm




The Alternate
2:30 pm




ET - FNBT CLASSIC FILM
2:30 pm FREE

 
3:00
 
 
 
4:00
 
 
 
5:00

Pizza City You've
Never Heard Of

&
Clarisa
5:00 pm




Woodland Grey
&
Box Fort - The
5:00 pm




Farewell Darkness
5:00 pm




Scrum
5:00 pm




The Six
5:00 pm




It All Begins with a Song
5:00 pm


 
 
 
6:00
 
 
 
7:00
 
 
 

Website Photos

Peer Canvas Photography and Video

Filmmaker Workshops 2021

BIFF 2021 Filmmaker Workshops

Free programs and open to the public.

BIFF 2021 Filmmaker Workshops

Free programs and open to the public.

Saturday, February 20th, 4:00 PM CST

The Yin & Yang of Writing and Directing



Any successful film requires a director and a writer who function with complete synchronicity – or one person willing to juggle everything. Join us to hear about the joys and frustrations of wearing many hats from director/writers who do it all.

Join us for a discussion with 2021 BIFF filmmakers who both wrote and directed their films.

Hosted by:

Parker Winship
Director, Writer – A Lark and a Swallow

Parker WinshipA Lark and a Swallow, poster | Parker Winship, Director



View Film Film Page


David Gutnik
Director, Writer, Lead Actor – Materna
David Gutnik IMDb

David Gutnik, Director | MaternaMaterna | David Gutnik, Director



View Film Film Page


Aleksandra Szczepanowska
Director, Writer – Touch
Aleksandra Szezepanowska IMDb

Touch - Aleksandra SzczepanowskaTouch Poster



View Film Film Page


Stephen Mills
Director, Writer, Lead Actor – Love Is Not Love
Stephen Mills IMDb

Love is Not Love - Stephen Keep MillsLove is Not Love - Poster



View Film Film Page

Saturday, February 20th, 4:00 PM CST

The Yin & Yang of Writing and Directing

Any successful film requires a director and a writer who function with complete synchronicity – or one person willing to juggle everything. Join us to hear about the joys and frustrations of wearing many hats from director/writers who do it all.

Join us for a discussion with 2021 BIFF filmmakers who both wrote and directed their films.

Hosted by:

Parker Winship
Director, Writer – A Lark and a Swallow

Parker WinshipA Lark and a Swallow, poster | Parker Winship, Director

View Film Film Page

David Gutnik
Director, Writer, Lead Actor – Materna
David Gutnik IMDb

David Gutnik, Director | MaternaMaterna | David Gutnik, Director

View Film Film Page

Aleksandra Szczepanowska
Director, Writer – Touch
Aleksandra Szezepanowska IMDb

Touch - Aleksandra SzczepanowskaTouch Poster

View Film Film Page

Stephen Mills
Director, Writer, Lead Actor – Love Is Not Love
Stephen Mills IMDb

Love is Not Love - Stephen Keep MillsLove is Not Love - Poster

View Film Film Page

Sunday, February 21st, 4:00 PM – 5:30 CST

The Best Laid Plans #1



Conversations with Independent Filmmakers

Join us for a free-wheeling story sharing session with BIFF alumni filmmakers as they regale us with their wildest stories from the set.

Audience members are encouraged to join in the conversation. Consider these our safely distanced happy hours during the festival – provide your own pajamas.

4:00 PM

Melody Gilbert
Director, Writer, Producer, BIFF Alum – 2021, 2020
Melody Gilbert IMDb
Stories I Didn't Know - Melody GilbertStories I Didn't Know - PosterSilicone Soul Movie Poster | Melody Gilbert, director



View | Stories I Didn’t Know Stories I Didn’t Know | BIFF 2021 Silicone Soul | BIFF 2020


4:30

James Choi
DePaul University Faculty, Director, Writer, BIFF Alum – 2020, 2019, 2018
James Choi IMDb

Engage Earth - James ChoiSun King - PosterEngage Earth - PosterBanana Season Movie Poster | James Choi, DirectorEmpty Space Film Poster



Sun King | BIFF 2020 Engage Earth | BIFF 2020 Banana Season | BIFF 2019 Empty Space | BIFF 2018


5:00 PM

Gavin Michael Booth
Director, Writer, BIFF Alum – 2020
Gavin Michael Booth IMDb

Gavin Michael Booth, Director Last CallRent Do - PosterIn These Parts - PosterYou Knew It Was Me | Gavin Michael Booth, DirectorLast Call | Gavin Michael Booth, Director



View | Rent Do View | In These Parts View | You Knew It Was Me

Rent Do | BIFF 2021 In These Parts | BIFF 2021 You Knew It Was Me | BIFF 2021 Last Call | BIFF 2020

Sunday, February 21st, 4:00 PM – 5:30 CST

The Best Laid Plans #1

Conversations with Independent Filmmakers

Join us for a free-wheeling story sharing session with BIFF alumni filmmakers as they regale us with their wildest stories from the set.

Audience members are encouraged to join in the conversation. Consider these our safely distanced happy hours during the festival – provide your own pajamas.

4:00 PM

Melody Gilbert
Director, Writer, Producer, BIFF Alum – 2021, 2020
Melody Gilbert IMDb
Stories I Didn't Know - Melody GilbertStories I Didn't Know - PosterSilicone Soul Movie Poster | Melody Gilbert, director

View | Stories I Didn’t Know Stories I Didn’t Know | BIFF 2021 Silicone Soul | BIFF 2020

4:30

James Choi
DePaul University Faculty, Director, Writer, BIFF Alum – 2020, 2019, 2018
James Choi IMDb

Engage Earth - James ChoiSun King - PosterEngage Earth - PosterBanana Season Movie Poster | James Choi, DirectorEmpty Space Film Poster

Sun King | BIFF 2020 Engage Earth | BIFF 2020 Banana Season | BIFF 2019 Empty Space | BIFF 2018

5:00 PM

Gavin Michael Booth
Director, Writer, BIFF Alum – 2020
Gavin Michael Booth IMDb

Gavin Michael Booth, Director Last CallRent Do - PosterIn These Parts - PosterYou Knew It Was Me | Gavin Michael Booth, DirectorLast Call | Gavin Michael Booth, Director

View | Rent Do View | In These Parts View | You Knew It Was Me
Rent Do | BIFF 2021 In These Parts | BIFF 2021 You Knew It Was Me | BIFF 2021 Last Call | BIFF 2020

Saturday, February 27th, 7:30 PM CST

Designing The World Of Film


A tete-a-tete between Independent Film Production Designers


Facebook Live

Long-time collaborators Kara Mulrooney and Amanda Tollefson share about their Work-In-Progress The Woman Inside Me (Working Title), a feature film with both historically-based and otherworldly design elements.

In this virtual event, the filmmakers will reveal their process in all things set dressing, costume designing, prop fashioning, and color palating.

Consider this an all-access peek into feature film production design – your chance to learn from our very own BIFF alumnae and darlings of Wisconsin filmmaking.


About The Film


The Woman Inside Me is a feature film directed by (and starring!) Kara Mulrooney + art directed by Amanda Tollefson.

Currently mid-production in Milwaukee, WI, the film alternates between present day and the WWII era, each period experiencing a strange emotional convergence until one character’s supplies in a concealed bunker go short, and the other character’s pregnancy goes long… The director, Kara Mulrooney, also featured her own pregnancy in this film – which might be considered the most dedicated a filmmaker can get.

Fun Fact #368: “The Woman Inside Me” is partially inspired by Tollefson’s real-life stint making mascot costumes.

Logline: A Japanese-American radio operator forced into hiding during WWII accidentally time travels into a contemporary American woman’s womb.

Hosted by:

Kristin Peterson Kaszubowski
Director, Writer, BIFF Alum – 2021, 2019
Kristin Peterson Kaszubowski IMDb

Kristin Peterson KaszubowskiRingolevio Movie Poster | Kristin Peterson, DirectorA Lark and a Swallow, poster | Parker Winship, Director

My First and Last Film | Tracey Thomas, Director

Little Boy Roy



View Film | Ringolevio Ringolevio | BIFF 2021 View Film | A Lark and a Swallow A Lark and a Swallow | BIFF 2021 My First and Last Film | BIFF 2019 Little Boy Roy | BIFF 2019


Kara Mulrooney
Director, Producer, Actor, BIFF Alum – 2019, 2015, 2014,

Kara Mulrooney

The Field Movie Poster | Tate Bunker, Director



Filmmaker, Actor, and Producer from Milwaukee, WI whose most recent feature The Field (Actor, Producer) earned international distribution (Gravitas Ventures), including theatrical and VOD, and recently completed a robust festival run.

Her newest short “jazzy@32 (a true story)” won the Golden Badger Award at its premiere, and her previous short “An Evening at Angelo’s” won the Cream City Cinema Special Jury Prize at its debut.



The Field | BIFF 2020 An Evening at Angelo’s | BIFF 2015 Studies in Space | BIFF 2014


Amanda Tollefson
Costume Designer, Seamstress, Prop Stylist

Amanda Tollefson



An Artist, Costume Designer, & Art Director living in Milwaukee, WI.

Highlights from her 10 years in the film industry include a fitness room makeover for a weight loss reality show in 2012, Costume Design for the VR short film “Ashe ‘68” which premiered at the US Open as well as Sundance in 2018, & Props for the 2nd season of Adult Swim show “Joe Pera Talks With You.”

She also makes ecologically minded quilts, clothing, & home goods out of thrifted/recycled fabric, & occasionally shows her work in galleries, most recently the Real Tinsel gallery in Milwaukee, WI. She is also a seamstress for hire who can make your wildest costume dreams come true.

Saturday, February 27th, 7:30 PM CST

Designing The World Of Film

A tete-a-tete between Independent Film Production Designers

Facebook Live

Long-time collaborators Kara Mulrooney and Amanda Tollefson share about their Work-In-Progress The Woman Inside Me (Working Title), a feature film with both historically-based and otherworldly design elements.

In this virtual event, the filmmakers will reveal their process in all things set dressing, costume designing, prop fashioning, and color palating.

Consider this an all-access peek into feature film production design – your chance to learn from our very own BIFF alumnae and darlings of Wisconsin filmmaking.

About The Film

The Woman Inside Me is a feature film directed by (and starring!) Kara Mulrooney + art directed by Amanda Tollefson.

Currently mid-production in Milwaukee, WI, the film alternates between present day and the WWII era, each period experiencing a strange emotional convergence until one character’s supplies in a concealed bunker go short, and the other character’s pregnancy goes long… The director, Kara Mulrooney, also featured her own pregnancy in this film – which might be considered the most dedicated a filmmaker can get.

Fun Fact #368: “The Woman Inside Me” is partially inspired by Tollefson’s real-life stint making mascot costumes.

Logline: A Japanese-American radio operator forced into hiding during WWII accidentally time travels into a contemporary American woman’s womb.

Hosted by:

Kristin Peterson Kaszubowski
Director, Writer, BIFF Alum – 2021, 2019
Kristin Peterson Kaszubowski

Kristin Peterson KaszubowskiRingolevio Movie Poster | Kristin Peterson, DirectorA Lark and a Swallow, poster | Parker Winship, Director

My First and Last Film | Tracey Thomas, Director

Little Boy Roy

View Film | Ringolevio Ringolevio | BIFF 2021 View Film | A Lark and a Swallow A Lark and a Swallow | BIFF 2021 My First and Last Film | BIFF 2019 Little Boy Roy | BIFF 2019

Kara Mulrooney
Director, Producer, Actor, BIFF Alum – 2019, 2015, 2014,

Kara Mulrooney

The Field Movie Poster | Tate Bunker, Director

Filmmaker, Actor, and Producer from Milwaukee, WI whose most recent feature The Field (Actor, Producer) earned international distribution (Gravitas Ventures), including theatrical and VOD, and recently completed a robust festival run.

Her newest short “jazzy@32 (a true story)” won the Golden Badger Award at its premiere, and her previous short “An Evening at Angelo’s” won the Cream City Cinema Special Jury Prize at its debut.

The Field | BIFF 2020 An Evening at Angelo’s | BIFF 2015 Studies in Space | BIFF 2014

Amanda Tollefson
Costume Designer, Seamstress, Prop Stylist

Amanda Tollefson

An Artist, Costume Designer, & Art Director living in Milwaukee, WI.

Highlights from her 10 years in the film industry include a fitness room makeover for a weight loss reality show in 2012, Costume Design for the VR short film “Ashe ‘68” which premiered at the US Open as well as Sundance in 2018, & Props for the 2nd season of Adult Swim show “Joe Pera Talks With You.”

She also makes ecologically minded quilts, clothing, & home goods out of thrifted/recycled fabric, & occasionally shows her work in galleries, most recently the Real Tinsel gallery in Milwaukee, WI. She is also a seamstress for hire who can make your wildest costume dreams come true.

Sunday, February 28th, 4:00 PM – 5:30 CST

The Best Laid Plans #2


BIFF ZOOM ROOM (SOON)

Conversations with Independent Filmmakers

Join us for a free-wheeling story sharing session with BIFF alumni filmmakers as they regale us with their wildest stories from the set.

Audience members are encouraged to join in the conversation. Consider these our safely distanced happy hours during the festival – provide your own pajamas.

4:00 PM

Joshua Koopman
Actor, Producer, BIFF Alum – 2021, 2014
Joshua Koopman IMDb

Joshua KoopmanRingolevio Movie Poster | Kristin Peterson, DirectorThe Golden Scallop 2013



View | Ringolevio Ringolevio | BIFF 2021 The Golden Scallop | BIFF 2014


4:30

Katherine Bourne Taylor
Director, Writer, Producer, BIFF Alum – 2021, 2019
Katherine Bourne Taylor IMDb

Ships in the Night - Katherine Bourne Taylor

Ships In The Night PosterCool for Five Seconds | Mary Tilden



View | Ships In The Night Ships In The Night | BIFF 2020 Cool For Five Seconds | BIFF 2019


5:00 PM

Cynthia Wade
Oscar-winning documentarian
Cynthia Wade IMDb

Cynthia WadeCynthia Wade | 2008 Oscar Winner

Sunday, February 28th, 4:00 PM – 5:30 CST

The Best Laid Plans #2

BIFF ZOOM ROOM (SOON)

Conversations with Independent Filmmakers

Join us for a free-wheeling story sharing session with BIFF alumni filmmakers as they regale us with their wildest stories from the set.

Audience members are encouraged to join in the conversation. Consider these our safely distanced happy hours during the festival – provide your own pajamas.

4:00 PM

Joshua Koopman
Actor, Producer, BIFF Alum – 2021, 2014
Joshua Koopman IMDb

Joshua KoopmanRingolevio Movie Poster | Kristin Peterson, DirectorThe Golden Scallop 2013

View | Ringolevio Ringolevio | BIFF 2021 The Golden Scallop | BIFF 2014

4:30

Katherine Bourne Taylor
Director, Writer, Producer, BIFF Alum – 2021, 2019
Katherine Bourne Taylor IMDb

Ships in the Night - Katherine Bourne Taylor

Ships In The Night PosterCool for Five Seconds | Mary Tilden

View | Ships In The Night Ships In The Night | BIFF 2020 Cool For Five Seconds | BIFF 2019

5:00 PM

Cynthia Wade
Oscar-winning documentarian
Cynthia Wade IMDb

Cynthia WadeCynthia Wade | 2008 Oscar Winner

Vintage Radio Play - Act One | Beloit International Film Festival

Vintage Radio Play | BIFF 2021

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Vintage Radio Play
Fri. Feb. 26, 5:30 pm
Tune In To WCLO 1230 AM
FREE!

Stage One Theatre Company

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Vintage Radio Play
Fri. Feb. 26, 5:30 pm
Tune In To WCLO 1230 AM
FREE!

Stage One Theatre Company

Sponsored By:

 

The Postman Always Rings Twice

FREE BIFF Performance



Multiple ways to enjoy the Stage One radio drama

Starts 5:30 PM Fri. Feb. 26th. 2021

  1. Live, good old fashioned radio:
    WCLO at 1230 AM on your dial, or 92.7 on the FM dial
  2. WCLO podcast:
    Click on Listen Live icon at top-right of screen
  3. Listen via the WCLO app:
  4. YouTube live video broadcast:
    It’s called: “Stage 1 Radio Play”

If you missed the live broadcast:
The WCLO podcast will often be posted within an hour or so and within 24 hours at the most.



Synopsis:

Drifter Frank Chambers arrives at a quiet California roadside restaurant where he meets and falls for drop-dead gorgeous Cora, the wife of restaurant owner Nick Smith.

After weaseling his way into a job, the two begin a deadly love affair and cook up plans to end her marriage and start a new life together. After a few botched attempts at a clean break, they are forced to put their honeymoon on hold after being rerouted into the arms of a D.A. hot to convict and a corrupt lawyer with designs on Cora.

Frank and Cora thought they packed just enough luck to avoid what should be unavoidable but the duo failed to account for the possible intervention of a formidable force that doesn’t need a badge.

Written by Mae Moreno


The Postman Always Rings Twice | Stage One

Cast:

CORA: Amanda Rodriguez
FRANK: Shelton Tripp
NICK: Mitch Kopnick
SACKETT: Matt Johnson
LADY ESTHER: Melanie Morgan
MUSICIANS: Ben Johnston Urey, Jacob Kopnick, Mitch Kopnick
SOUND EFFECTS: Justin Tillet

Directed by: Edie Baran
Produced by: Stage One
Producer: Mike Stalsberg


The Postman Always Rings Twice

Sponsored By:

 

The Postman Always Rings Twice

FREE BIFF Performance

Drifter Frank Chambers arrives at a quiet California roadside restaurant where he meets and falls for drop-dead gorgeous Cora, the wife of restaurant owner Nick Smith.

After weaseling his way into a job, the two begin a deadly love affair and cook up plans to end her marriage and start a new life together. After a few botched attempts at a clean break, they are forced to put their honeymoon on hold after being rerouted into the arms of a D.A. hot to convict and a corrupt lawyer with designs on Cora.

Frank and Cora thought they packed just enough luck to avoid what should be unavoidable but the duo failed to account for the possible intervention of a formidable force that doesn’t need a badge.

Written by Mae Moreno

Cast:

CORA: Amanda Rodriguez
FRANK: Shelton Tripp
NICK: Mitch Kopnick
SACKETT: Matt Johnson
LADY ESTHER: Melanie Morgan
MUSICIANS: Ben Johnston Urey, Jacob Kopnick, Mitch Kopnick
SOUND EFFECTS: Justin Tillet

Directed by: Edie Baran
Produced by: Stage One
Producer: Mike Stalsberg

The Postman Always Rings Twice

BIFF Pilsner Beer

The Beloit International Film Festival means more than just ten days of great independent film. It means nine nights of live music in Downtown Beloit. It means it is Party Season.

BIFF After Dark—the B.A.D. celebration of musical talent is something for everyone with nightly drink specials, no cover charges and BIFF PILS!

BIFF PILS – The Official Brew of the Beloit International Film Festival

Nowlan & Mouat LLP | BIFF SponsorGrand Avenue Pub | BIFF Sponsor

Friday, Feb 21st. 8pm

Rainbow Bridge


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue


Kick off the festival with a band that’s been playing in this area since 1976. They’ve compiled a repertoire of hundreds of songs including a wide variety of classic rock and country. And best of all, they promise to have you dancing! Nightly drink specials and no cover charge.

Saturday, Feb 22nd. 9pm

Switchtrack Alley


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue

Classic and southern rock, R&B and traditional blues from this band of local musicians featuring dynamic frontman, Joel Brockwell. Every performance is a party!! Nightly drink specials and no cover charge!

Switchtrack Alley BandFacebook

Sunday, Feb 23rd. 3pm

The Doiels


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue

The local band of brothers delivers classic rock on the acoustic side, from a very impressive repertoire of songs. Nightly drink specials and no cover charge.

Monday, Feb 24th. 6:30pm

The Dave Potter Trio


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue

Every Monday night a Blues Jam breaks out at the GAP, hosted by area guitarist Dave Potter and his crew. Sit back or sit in! Nightly drink specials and no cover charge!

Dave Potter MusicFacebook

Tuesday, Feb 25th. 6:30pm

Chris Behren’s Jazz Quartet


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue

The name says it all. It’s jazz at it’s finest. Nightly drink specials and no cover charge

Wednesday, Feb 26th. 7pm

Open Mic w/ Steve & Russ Doiel


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue

Join Steve, Russ and their cohorts as they entertain you… and possibly accompany you… when you visit the GAP for Open Mic night! You can go solo, if you like. Or you can invite the band to back you up (they know a ton of songs). You might even get to see a few of the BIFF staff and management onstage making fools of themselves! Nightly drink specials and no cover charge!

Grand Avenue PubFacebook

Thursday, Feb 27th. 7pm

Magpie Twitch


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue

Mike McKearn and Kyle Marx take the stage with their amazing acoustic catalog of originals and classics. Just good, solid playing. Nightly drink specials and no cover charge.

Friday, Feb. 28th. 8pm

William Purvis Band


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue

When musicians are truly having fun and enjoying what they’re playing it’s impossible to hide it. Being first-rate players to boot creates a perfect package. The William Purvis Band delivers a thoroughly pleasing and enjoyable musical experience. Nightly drink specials, no cover charge.

Saturday, Feb 29th. 9pm

Top Flight


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue

A high energy band bringing you Pop, Funk, R&B, and more! A bunch of musicians who got together to make good music, they say they want to make the crowd dance, drink, and have an excellent time. So come on out and help them do it. Nightly drink specials and no cover charge.

Sunday, Mar 1st. 3pm

Jack Farina Band


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue

Close out BIFF 2020 appropriately with the local big band of fine musicians, presenting dance music and big band sound – at it’s very best. Nightly drink specials and no cover change.

Monday, Mar. 2nd. 6:30pm

The Dave Potter Trio feat. Mel Ford


Grand Avenue Pub | Music Venue

BIFF Volunteers’ Night Out

James Choi | 2020 Filmmaker Workshop – Financing & More

Movie Marketing With A MICRO Budget

Financing, pre-production through post, marketing, navigating the festival circuit, and more.

A FREE BIFF program open to the public

Sat. Feb. 22nd. 10am
CareerTek

A BIFF 2020 Filmmaker Workshop


With the advent of digital technologies, this truly is the era of DIY filmmaking. If you write the script, why not make the movie? For those interested in creating short films or micro-budget features this panel will cover keys to financing, pre-production through post, marketing, navigating the festival circuit, and more.

The workshop is intended for all ages and will appeal to novices and experienced filmmakers alike. Reservations are not required but seating is on a first-come basis. This workshop is free and open to the public.


James Choi
Artist In Residence

Award Winning Director
Producer, Educator


James Choi | Filmmaker Workshop, BIFF 2019James Choi is a prolific, award-winning filmmaker with over a decade of film industry experience in Los Angeles having worked in representation (Innovative Artists and The Firm), production (Sarkissian Productions, Rush Hour) and digital media (Ifilm.com/MTV Networks).

As an independent producer, James has produced two feature films from first time directors that have premiered at SXSW — “Made in China” which won the Grand Jury Prize and distributed by IFC Films and “Saint Frances” which will make it’s world premiere at SXSW in 2019.

James was selected as one of Newcity’s Film 50 Leaders of Chicago’s film culture of 2018. Having been in the forefront of the micro independent film movement in the last decade, James has produced and directed numerous films that have screened widely all around the world, winning awards and receiving distribution.

Mr. Choi is based out of Chicago and  teaches film at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts.


Workshop Location


Hendricks CareerTek

625 3rd Street, Suite 200
Ironworks Campus, Downtown Beloit
262-203-3942



Gavin Michael Booth, Director Last Call

Gavin Booth | Movie Marketing with Zero Budget

Movie Marketing With ZERO Budget

How to Promote Your Movies & Your Filmmaker Career
After You’ve Exhausted Your Film Budget

A FREE BIFF program open to the public

Saturday February 29th. 1pm
irontek

A BIFF 2020 Filmmaker Workshop


You made your movie. You’ve spent your budget. Now you have to market your film to festivals, distributors and/or the public at large. This workshop is intended for film directors and producers looking for ways to grow an audience, learn from a filmmaker who has “been there done that” and found great success thinking outside of the box when it comes to movie marketing without a budget. If you’ve made or are about to make a movie, your film deserves to be seen. Take some of the mystery out of how to stand out in a crowded indie film marketplace.

The workshop is intended for all ages and will appeal to novices and experienced filmmakers alike. Reservations are not required but seating is on a first-come basis. This workshop is free and open to the public.


Gavin Booth

Award Winning Director, Writer, Producer


Gavin Michael Booth, Director Last CallGavin Michael Booth is an award winning filmmaker from Windsor, Ontario. He works as a writer, director, producer and editor.

Booth broke new filmmaking ground teaming up with producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Get Out) to create “Fifteen”, the world’s first movie broadcast live. The film was a success with worldwide media coverage. He also directed “The Scarehouse” (NBC/Universal) The Scarehouse is available on streaming everywhere and was funded in part by Telefilm Canada.

Booth’s latest, “Last Call”, is a split screen real-time feature film. No hidden cuts as the film plays out with two camera crews in different parts of a city, showing two sides of a story unfold in real-time. Last Call is currently receiving outstanding praise on the festival circuit.

Booth has worked with some of the top entertainers in the music industry including music videos and documentary projects including Youtube star Todrick Hall, SYML and Third Eye Blind.

Gavin has single handedly been responsible for the marketing and viral-marketing promotions for his projects.



Workshop Location


irontek

635 3rd Street
Ironworks Campus, Downtown Beloit
608-312-4333



BIFF Old Time Radio Show | Stage One

Vintage Radio Play | BIFF 2020

The Vintage Radio Play

Stage One presents this live performance
Fri. Feb. 21, 5:30 pm, LaCasa Grande
FREE!

Stage One Theatre Company

The Vintage Radio Play

Stage One presents this live performance
Fri. Feb. 21, 5:30 pm, LaCasa Grande
FREE!

Stage One Theatre Company

Sponsored By:

 

Sunset Boulevard

FREE BIFF Performance



The Stage One Radio Players presents a radio adaptation of the 1950 film classic Sunset Blvd. This Film Noir black comedy is the portrait of a forgotten silent film star who lives in exile in her grotesque LA mansion dreaming of a comeback. A struggling screenwriter half her age stumbles onto the scene to become her “kept” boyfriend. Bitter, funny, and fascinating, the film is considered the best drama ever made about the movies. The radio production includes live music and sound effects and is directed by Pat Thom.


Tickets: FREE


Cast:

      • Announcer — Stacy Bodner
      • Joe Gillis — Kirk Leach
      • Betty — Bernice White
      • Norma — Edie Baran
      • Max  — Michael Mugnani
      • Mr. Sheldrake — Jack McPherson
      • Old Guard — Jack McPherson
      • Head of Homicide — Jack McPherson
      • Artie — Aaron Aegerter
      • Guard — Aaron Aegerter
      • Lieutenant  — Aaron Aegerter
      • Holmby Hills Capt. — Stacy Bodner

Sunset Boulevard | Vintage Radio Play

Sponsored By:

 

Sunset Boulevard

FREE BIFF Performance

The Stage One Radio Players presents a radio adaptation of the 1950 film classic Sunset Blvd. This Film Noir black comedy is the portrait of a forgotten silent film star who lives in exile in her grotesque LA mansion dreaming of a comeback. A struggling screenwriter half her age stumbles onto the scene to become her “kept” boyfriend. Bitter, funny, and fascinating, the film is considered the best drama ever made about the movies. The radio production includes live music and sound effects and is directed by Pat Thom.


Tickets: FREE

Cast:

  • Announcer — Stacy Bodner
  • Joe Gillis — Kirk Leach
  • Betty — Bernice White
  • Norma — Edie Baran
  • Max  — Michael Mugnani
  • Mr. Sheldrake — Jack McPherson
  • Old Guard — Jack McPherson
  • Head of Homicide — Jack McPherson
  • Artie — Aaron Aegerter
  • Guard — Aaron Aegerter
  • Lieutenant  — Aaron Aegerter
  • Holmby Hills Capt. — Stacy Bodner
Sunset Boulevard | Vintage Radio Play

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.

Festival Schedule | BIFF 2020 - Joanna Kutter

BIFF 2020 Film & Event Schedule

The BIFF 2020 Festival Schedule

No Guarantees. Hard to project how long they’ll last.

Do you have an establishment in the region that’s open to the public and want program books?
We’ll accommodate if we can. 773-818-5010



Beloit Area


Applebee’s
Austin’s Barbershop
Bagels & More
Beloit Art Center
Beloit Auction
Beloit City Hall
Beloit Clinic
Beloit Club, The
Beloit Family Eyecr
Beloit Family Rest.
Beloit Hist. Soc.
Beloit Public Library
Beloit Rgnl Hospice
Bagels & More
Bessie’s
Blackhawk Bank
Blackhwk Com C.U.
Blue Collar Cafe
BMO Harris Bank
Boundaries B & G
Buffalo Wild Wings
Bushel & Peck’s
Carom Room
Casey’s General St.
CELEB
Century 21
CheezHead
Classic Cinemas
Cornelier Shell Stn
Culvers
Ditta’s
Domenicos
Educator’s C.U.
Edward’s Ice Arena
Finley Buick GMC
First National Bank
Flying Pig
G5 Brewing Co.
Grand Ave. Pub
Grinell Hall
Hanson’s Bar & Grill
Hotel Goodwin
Ironworks Hotel
Jersey’s Bar & Grill
La Casa Grande
Life Circle
Lucy’s #7 Burger B.
Northwoods Conf.
Medical Grd Aesth
Merrill & Houston’s
Pilot
Pizazz
Roadway Inn
Rock, The
SENB Bank
Super America
Teacher’s C.U.
Tex’s Grocery
Tilly’s Pizza House
Truk’t
Turtle Creek Bkstr
Velvet Buffalo
Villager, The
YMCA
Zen Sushi & Grill


Southern
Wisconsin


Beloit Township:
Beloit Dental
Benedetti’s
Parkway Hair Fashion
Sophia’s


Clinton:
Box Cars
Cougar Lanes
Country Pride Meats
First National Bank


Delavan:
Burger King
Chili’s
Culver’s
Lake Lawn Resort
Panera Bread


Delavan Lake:
Village Supper Club
Waterfront Pub & Grill


Edgerton:
Bank of Edgerton
Cafe on Main
Casey’s General Store
Kwik Trip


Elkhorn:
Calabria Cafe
Duesterbeck’s B.C.
Friends on Sqr.
Kwik Trip


Fontana:
Avani Spa (Abbey)
Chuck’s Lakeshore Inn
Coffee Mill
Gordy’s Boat House


Ft. Atkinson:
Fireside Dinner Thtr.
Johnson Bank
Mr. Brews Taphouse


Janesville:
Anne Rosa
Bessie’s Diner
Citrus Cafe
Drafthouse
Forward Jnsvl
Hedberg Library
Jnsvl Conv & Vis Ctr.
Jnsvl Perf Arts Ctr.
Kwik Trip
Lark Restaurant
Mocha Moments
Ravin’s Wish
Rock Cnty Brewing
Rock County Crths


Lake Geneva:
Chamber of Com.
Champs Sports Bar
Culver’s
Fat Cats
Flat Iron Tap
Hogs & Kisses
Paws for Treats
Popeye’s
Public Library
Speedo’s Hbrsd B&G
Starbucks (3)


Madison:
Harmony Bar
Main Depot (bar)
Mother Fool’s Cofhs
Next Door Brewing
Robin Room
Willy Steet Co Op


Milton:
Bank of Milton
Cafe 26
Community Bank
Gathering Place
Kwik Trip
Milton Public Lib.
Northleaf Winery


Monroe:
Baumgartner’s
Corner Cafe
First Natnl Bk
Kwik Trip
Monroe Arts Ctr
Monroe Pub Lib
Monroe Thtr Gld
Red Apple Rest.
YMCA


New Glarus:
Casey’s
Chalet Landhaus Rest.
Sugar River Pizza Co.


Newville:
Anchor Inn
Lakeview Bar


Orfordville:
Citgo
Knute’s Bar


Turtle Township:
Butterfly Club
Shopiere Tap


Walworth:
Siemers Cruise-in
Sweeneys Pub


Whitewater:
Brew House
Casey’s Gen. Str
Cultrl Arts Ctr.
Second Salem Brw Co
UW-Whtwtr Ctr Fr Arts


Williams Bay:
Harpoon Willies
Public Library
Red Dog Sandwiches


Northern
Illinois


Machesney Park:
Chili’s
Pig Minds Brewing


Rockton:
Fibs
First National Bank
North Pointe Wellns
Ray’s Family Rest.
Rookie’s Pub & Grill
Talcott Public Library


Roscoe:
Fire House Pub
Jessica’s Restaurant
Mary’s Market
Sophia’s Restaurant


South Beloit:
Artisan Pub
Neli’s Restaurant
Nora’s Diner
South Beloit Pub Lib

Rockford Area


Chili’s
Franchesco’s
Fuzzy’s Bar & Grl
Garrett’s
Lexus of Rkfrd
Mary’s Market
Octane
Old Chicago
Portilo’s
Rockford City Hall
Rockford Public Lib.
Rock Pho’d
Rock Valley College
Stone Eagle
Tavern On Clark


2020 BIFFy Award Winners | Beloit International Film Festival, Peer Canvas pic





Basic, Printable Festival Schedule

Not to be confused with the printed festival schedule available for pickup throughout the area.


Films & Events


Narrative Features


Documentary Features


Short Films


Special Events

Filmmaker Introductions 2020

No Guarantees. Hard to project how long they’ll last.

Do you have an establishment in the region that’s open to the public and want program books?
We’ll accommodate if we can. 773-818-5010



Beloit Area


Applebee’s
Austin’s Barbershop
Bagels & More
Beloit Art Center
Beloit Auction
Beloit City Hall
Beloit Clinic
Beloit Club, The
Beloit Family Eyecr
Beloit Family Rest.
Beloit Hist. Soc.
Beloit Public Library
Beloit Rgnl Hospice
Bagels & More
Bessie’s
Blackhawk Bank
Blackhwk Com C.U.
Blue Collar Cafe
BMO Harris Bank
Boundaries B & G
Buffalo Wild Wings
Bushel & Peck’s
Carom Room
Casey’s General St.
CELEB
Century 21
CheezHead
Classic Cinemas
Cornelier Shell Stn
Culvers
Ditta’s
Domenicos
Educator’s C.U.
Edward’s Ice Arena
Finley Buick GMC
First National Bank
Flying Pig
G5 Brewing Co.
Grand Ave. Pub
Grinell Hall
Hanson’s Bar & Grill
Hotel Goodwin
Ironworks Hotel
Jersey’s Bar & Grill
La Casa Grande
Life Circle
Lucy’s #7 Burger B.
Northwoods Conf.
Medical Grd Aesth
Merrill & Houston’s
Pilot
Pizazz
Roadway Inn
Rock, The
SENB Bank
Super America
Teacher’s C.U.
Tex’s Grocery
Tilly’s Pizza House
Truk’t
Turtle Creek Bkstr
Velvet Buffalo
Villager, The
YMCA
Zen Sushi & Grill


Southern
Wisconsin


Beloit Township:
Beloit Dental
Benedetti’s
Parkway Hair Fashion
Sophia’s


Clinton:
Box Cars
Cougar Lanes
Country Pride Meats
First National Bank


Delavan:
Burger King
Chili’s
Culver’s
Lake Lawn Resort
Panera Bread


Delavan Lake:
Village Supper Club
Waterfront Pub & Grill


Edgerton:
Bank of Edgerton
Cafe on Main
Casey’s General Store
Kwik Trip


Elkhorn:
Calabria Cafe
Duesterbeck’s B.C.
Friends on Sqr.
Kwik Trip


Fontana:
Avani Spa (Abbey)
Chuck’s Lakeshore Inn
Coffee Mill
Gordy’s Boat House


Ft. Atkinson:
Fireside Dinner Thtr.
Johnson Bank
Mr. Brews Taphouse


Janesville:
Anne Rosa
Bessie’s Diner
Citrus Cafe
Drafthouse
Forward Jnsvl
Hedberg Library
Jnsvl Conv & Vis Ctr.
Jnsvl Perf Arts Ctr.
Kwik Trip
Lark Restaurant
Mocha Moments
Ravin’s Wish
Rock Cnty Brewing
Rock County Crths


Lake Geneva:
Chamber of Com.
Champs Sports Bar
Culver’s
Fat Cats
Flat Iron Tap
Hogs & Kisses
Paws for Treats
Popeye’s
Public Library
Speedo’s Hbrsd B&G
Starbucks (3)


Madison:
Harmony Bar
Main Depot (bar)
Mother Fool’s Cofhs
Next Door Brewing
Robin Room
Willy Steet Co Op


Milton:
Bank of Milton
Cafe 26
Community Bank
Gathering Place
Kwik Trip
Milton Public Lib.
Northleaf Winery


Monroe:
Baumgartner’s
Corner Cafe
First Natnl Bk
Kwik Trip
Monroe Arts Ctr
Monroe Pub Lib
Monroe Thtr Gld
Red Apple Rest.
YMCA


New Glarus:
Casey’s
Chalet Landhaus Rest.
Sugar River Pizza Co.


Newville:
Anchor Inn
Lakeview Bar


Orfordville:
Citgo
Knute’s Bar


Turtle Township:
Butterfly Club
Shopiere Tap


Walworth:
Siemers Cruise-in
Sweeneys Pub


Whitewater:
Brew House
Casey’s Gen. Str
Cultrl Arts Ctr.
Second Salem Brw Co
UW-Whtwtr Ctr Fr Arts


Williams Bay:
Harpoon Willies
Public Library
Red Dog Sandwiches


Northern
Illinois


Machesney Park:
Chili’s
Pig Minds Brewing


Rockton:
Fibs
First National Bank
North Pointe Wellns
Ray’s Family Rest.
Rookie’s Pub & Grill
Talcott Public Library


Roscoe:
Fire House Pub
Jessica’s Restaurant
Mary’s Market
Sophia’s Restaurant


South Beloit:
Artisan Pub
Neli’s Restaurant
Nora’s Diner
South Beloit Pub Lib

Rockford Area


Chili’s
Franchesco’s
Fuzzy’s Bar & Grl
Garrett’s
Lexus of Rkfrd
Mary’s Market
Octane
Old Chicago
Portilo’s
Rockford City Hall
Rockford Public Lib.
Rock Pho’d
Rock Valley College
Stone Eagle
Tavern On Clark

Basic, Printable Festival Schedule

Not to be confused with the printed festival schedule available for pickup throughout the area.

Films & Events

Narrative Features

Documentary Features