BIFF Venues | Downtown Beloit WI

Venues

BIFF Film & Events Venues

Downtown Venues All Within Easy Walking Distance

House Rules

  • Please silence all electronic devices.
  • Each venue must be cleared after each show.  Saving seats between shows is not permitted.
  • Some films may not be suitable for those under 18.  Parental discretion is advised.  Each of the films have been rated.
  • Camera and recording devices are not permitted.

BIFF Film & Events Venues

Downtown Venues All Within Easy Walking Distance

House Rules


  • Please silence all electronic devices.
  • Each venue must be cleared after each show.  Saving seats between shows is not permitted.
  • Some films may not be suitable for those under 18.  Parental discretion is advised.  Each of the films have been rated.
  • Camera and recording devices are not permitted.

Center for Entrepreneurship | CELEB - Beloit College

BIFF Box Office | CELEB

Brian Morello
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
Beloit College

Brian Morelle | Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship - Beloit College

Gallery ABBA / CELEB

Brian Morello
Director
The Center for Entrepreneurship


439 E. Grand Ave.
608-466-9693
website
BOX OFFICE



Bagels & More Exterior

Bagels & More | Interior

Dave Siekierski
Owner, Bagels & More

Dave Siekierski | Bagels & More

Bagels & More

Dave Siekierski
Owner


324 State Street
608-363-1850
website
Screening Venue



Hendricks Careertek | BIFF Event Location

CareerTek Interior

Derick Carter
Director

Derrick Carter | CareerTek - BIFF Venue

CareerTek

Derick Carter
Director


625 Third St.
608-312-4770
website
Student Filmmaker Showcase



The Castle

The Castle | Interior for BIFF

Jody Wittnebel
With husband John, Owners,
The Castle

Jody Wittnebel | The Castle - BIFF Venue

The Castle

Jody Wittnebel
Co-owner with husband John


501 Prospect St.
608-362-1583
website
BIFF Sing-A-Long Event



Domenico's | Exterior

Domenicos | Interior

Peter Gabriel
Owner, Domenicos

Peter Gabriel | Domenico's

Domenico’s

Peter Gabriel
Owner


547 East Grand Ave.
608-365-9489
website
Screening Venue



Downtown Beloit Offices Exterior

Downtown Beloit Offices Interior

Shauna El Amin
Executive Director
Downtown Beloit Assn.

Shauna El Amin | Downtown Beloit Assn.

Downtown Beloit Assn. Bldg.

Shauna El-Amin
Executive Director


557 E. Grand Ave.
608-365-0150
website
Screening Venue



Eclipse Center

Eclipse Center

Eclipse Center


3 Eclipse Ctr.
608-363-5500
website
BIFF Classic Film Event



Irontek Exterior

Irontek Main Room | BIFF Venue

Erin Clausen
Community Manager

Erin Clausen | Irontek - BIFF Venue

IronTek

Erin Clausen
Community Manager


635 3rd. Street
608-312-4333
website
BIFF FestEve
Volunteer Training
Filmmaker Workshops



Ironworks Hotel Exterior

Ironworks Hotel Interior

Ironworks Hotel


500 Pleasant St.
608-361-0011
website
Filmmaker Hospitality



La Casa Grande | Exterior

La Casa Grande | Interior

Peter Gabriel
Owner, LaCasa Grande

Peter Gabriel | La Casa Grande

La Casa Grande

Peter Gabriel
Owner


618 Fourth St.
608-361-0011
website
Screening Venue



The Rooftop | Exterior, Peer Canvas Photographers

The Rooftop | Interior, Peer Canvas Photographers

Rocky Kitzman
General Manager

Rocky Kitzman | The Rooftop - Peer Canvas Photographers

The Rooftop

At Hotel Goodwin
Rocky Kitzman
General Manager


500 Public Ave.
608-473-1400
website
BIFFy Awards Presentation



Visit Beloit Offices | Pleasant Street

Visit Beloit | Interior

Celestino Ruffini
Executive Director, Visit Beloit

Celestino Ruffini | Visit Beloit

Visit Beloit Building

Celestino Ruffini
Executive Director


656 Pleasant St.
608-365-4838
website
Screening Venue



Working Draft 2022 Volunteers Page

DRAFT
Volunteers Page

Details will be updated here once we have announced the 2022 festival.

Jim & Nancy Heidt | Volunteer CoordinatorsOne of the things that visiting filmmakers talk about more than anything else is the great reception they receive when they get to Beloit and how the community turns out to support the Festival and the filmmakers. This is all due to literally hundreds of volunteers who come together each year to make sure our guests, both attendees and filmmakers have a great experience in our community.

Nancy & Jim Heidt
BIFF Ambassadors Coordinators



Jeff Livingston
Filmmakers Chauffeurs SWAT team coordinator:

Jeff Livingston | Beloit International Film Festival



Gary Meier & Terry Meyers
BIFF Program Book Distribution Volunteers Coordinators:

Gary Meier | BIFF Board MemberTerry Meyers | BIFF Board Member

…and if you’re enjoying the BIFF Pills beer, you can thank these guys for that too. :-)

Volunteer Sign Up:

In person assistance
stop by BIFF office
635 3rd. St. Beloit
Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm
(before or after call ahead)

or phone assistance any time
…within reason ;-)
773-818-5010

Available volunteer dates/times/locations – See below



Ambassador Training:

Details and dates pending

New this year.No BIFF Skaters
Ambassadors will sign up for which training they’ll be attending.
Ambassador slots are not confirmed until training has been attended.
Sorry, no skaters. :-)



Signup and Training Location:

At the BIFF Office
(in IronTek)
635 3rd. Street, Beloit



More information:
773-818-5010
ana@beloitfilmfest.org

Volunteer Benefits


Volunteers receive free entrance to 4 films (non-transferable)  as our thank you for volunteering.


Smart Phone Requirement


At least one person per venue/shift team will need to have a smartphone or web enabled tablet for scanning in tickets. It is simple to scan. It does require downloading the app though. We’ll show you how to scan tickets at training.

What You Can Expect


Volunteers commit to serving a minimum of two shifts. Shifts need not be consecutive. Volunteer shifts are 2 – 3 hours depending upon duties.

It is a great way to have fun, connect with people and help the community at the same time. Service clubs and organizations that would like to volunteer as a group are particularly appreciated.


Volunteer Badge Pick Up


Volunteer badges will be available for pick up at the box office starting with the first day of the festival and during posted box office hours.


Volunteer Positions

– Venue Ambassadors
– Film Technician

NEW Positions:
– Program Book Drivers
– Box Office


Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator
Location: Film Venues

JOB SUMMARY:

The Volunteer Ambassador is the ‘face’ of BIFF to film attendees. They greet film-goers, introduce films, support filmmaker participation, manage venue ticket sales/collection, reconcile cashbox and insure venue comfort.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Positively represent the Beloit International Film Festival.

Venue Services:

  • Arrive on time for venue shift
  • Greet film attendees to make them feel welcome and sincerely thank them for attending.
  • Insure quality of venue environment – clean, tidy, comfortable temperature
  • Transition necessary communication and all materials to next ambassador team or to Board Member at end of evening

Film/Filmmaker Support:

  • Greet filmmakers and manage expectations for audience interaction
  • Introduce filmmaker to audience in advance of film showing
  • Introduce or arrange for introduction of film to audience using template introduction format
  • Instruct volunteer film technician to start film

Cash Management:

  • Collect pre-sold tickets from or sell tickets to those in attendance.
  • Sell venue merchandise as appropriate
  • Balance and reconcile cash consistent with film showing transactions
  • Secure cash box and release only to authorized BIFF representatives as appropriate
  • Miscellaneous

Project a positive image of the Beloit International Film Festival
Be knowledgeable about the Festival schedule, box office location, award winning films, added shows, venue locations, local area dining and retail opportunities, trolley schedules, ATM locations
Attend ambassador training and other meetings as scheduled

Reports to: Technical Expert
Location: Film Venues

JOB SUMMARY:

The Film Technician Ambassador insures film projection and sound excellence for each film showing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Positively represent the Beloit International Film Festival.

Venue Services:

  • Arrive on time for venue shift
  • Introduce self to Venue Captain and Venue Ambassador
  • Transition necessary communication and all materials to next film technician ambassador

Film Support:

  • Insure equipment set-up to best showcase film and allow for maximum viewing and listening pleasure
  • Trouble-shoot film quality concerns that may arise
  • Start film as directed by Venue Ambassador or Venue Captain
  • Miscellaneous

Project a positive image of the Beloit International Film Festival. Be knowledgeable about the Festival schedule, box office location, award winning films, added shows, venue locations, local area dining and retail opportunities, trolley schedules, ATM locations. Attend film technician training and other meetings as scheduled

This is a new volunteer position for BIFF and we could use your help.

We would love to get the printed BIFF Program Book and festival posters out to other communities where we know we get festival attendees from.

If you’re generally available to help deliver program books around the broader stateline area we’ll provide the program books and coordinate with you where we need some delivered. Typically these are area restaurants, bars, coffee shops, libraries, sponsor locations etc. Ideally we would like to post or leave a festival poster also when applicable.

If you already commute or travel to some regional areas anyway that would be ideal. Perhaps you could help us out by taking some along with since you’re going that way anyway and drop some off in that area.

We have seen that program book placements bring in festival attendees from targeted areas. And your contribution would be a big help.

Volunteers will receive the same four BIFFicates thank you as all our other volunteers.
Thanks for helping to get the word out on BIFF.
Gary Meier & Terry Meyers

Gary Meier | BIFF Board MemberTerry Meyers | BIFF Board Member


Program Book Drivers

    We'd really like to find some individuals who travel to these communities anyway.

If you’re comfortable working with a computer and learning our ticketing system we could use a few more box office team members.
Not a big trick for generally savvy computer users but must be willing to learn.

Box Office Volunteer

Volunteer Calendar

Venue Ambassadors & Technicians Only


The tables below indicate by the check mark what volunteer slots are taken. They’re broken out by date, time & location.

Once a film screening has all the volunteer slots taken it is hidden.
(if you’re looking for something but not finding it)

Please review the available open slots and email or call your preference. We will try to accommodate on a first come first serve basis.

773-818-5010
ana@beloitfilmfest.org

BIFF Tech Overview


Introduction


Hendricks Center for the Arts venue


All Other Venues

(not Hendricks Center for the Arts)


General info for all BIFF Venues

Thank You BIFF Volunteers 2019

We’re not able to capture everyone that’s given of their time and talents, many of whom work behind the scenes. BIFF depends on you and we thank you. Please know we truly appreciate you and the entire community of volunteers that come together each year to make BIFF a wonderful event for everyone that comes to experience it.
Thank you.

BIFF Classroom 2015

Providing educational experiences for all ages



BIFF offers a wealth of resources at the elementary, high school and college levels.
Courses for adults, retirees and seniors who are interested in a unique look at the world of filmmaking are offered as well.


Kids @ BIFF


Kids FirstThe Beloit International Film Festival, in partnership with KIDS FIRST! (a program from CQCM that rates children’s films) and local school district representatives, presents film-critiquing workshops for area 5th grade students each year immediately before the opening of the film festival.

Students travel to the Eclipse Center in Beloit to learn about reviewing films from a team comprised of professional educators and BIFF facilitators. The goal is to create more educated and discerning film viewers, to enhance students’ enjoyment and understanding of film media, and to give them a critical thinking skill that they can use not only in film reviews, but in every other area of their daily lives.

When the students arrive at the Eclipse Center, the educators and facilitators, trained by KIDS FIRST!, begin by reviewing the major components of a film. Topics such as character development, sets, music, costumes and much more are discussed to help prepare the students for their reviews. The
importance of why films are reviewed and how filmmakers use this information are also discussed.

Students are then asked to watch a selection of short films that provide a variety of styles and content so they can see how the different components are used in the making of a film. The films are most likely productions the students will not have seen before. After the viewing is completed, the students pick the film they want to review most and complete a worksheet review. After the reviews are completed, there will be discussion about the
films as well as group participation activities to allow the students to interact and share their reviews with others.

In School Screenings


During the 2015 Beloit International Film Festival season, festival organizers and area educators will present exceptional educational films in the schools in Beloit, Wisconsin. The 2015 festival has a wealth of enlightening documentaries. Screening these films will show area youth new parts of the world while exposing them to great independent cinema.

Along with these screenings, the Beloit International Film Festival will provide an engaging “talk-back” about the films by way of supporting curriculum packets which students can take home for further research.



For More Information

If you are an educator and would like to participate in this program.
Adam Fogarty | Assistant Director - The Beloit International Film FestivalAdam Fogarty
Assistant Festival Director
The Beloit International Film Festival
608-312-4256

BIFF Film Club


This fall the Beloit International Film Festival, in cooperation with Beloit Memorial High School, has launched a new after-school program called Film Club.

Working with teachers, professionals in the field of film and representatives from BIFF, the club offers students insights and experiences in filmmaking, film criticism, history, analysis, and film festival mechanics. They will also gain practical experience through hands-on interaction with the film festival itself. As part of the filmmaking experience, students are tasked with writing, shooting and editing public service videos for a variety of topics (such as tardiness, school spirit, anti-bullying, etc.) which will be shown on the BMHS electronic billboards or online at the BMHS website.

The concept of Film Club was realized by BMHS Principal, Tina Salzman prior to the start of the 2014 fall semester. BMHS teacher Fernando Buendia serves as the advisor to the Film Club students, and working with him is Corrine Wiesner, a BIFF intern and Beloit College graduate. Film Club meets every week and is open to all BMHS students. Buendia and Wiesner made the following comments defining their experiences thus far:

“The Film Club has been working because it is having students using knowledge gained from various classes to interpret film. The students that have been involved have seen this as a fun way to add depth to a medium that has become commonplace for them.” (Fernando Buendia, BMHS Teacher)

“Film Club is allowing BMHS students to interact with their peers, teachers and people involved in BIFF to learn about film, express themselves, and make valuable connections to people in their high school and larger community. And I think that’s just great!” (Corrine Wiesner, BIFF Intern)

The new program is the latest in BIFF’s outreach effort to create discerning and critical film viewers, working with students at all levels to enhance their enjoyment and understanding of film media.



For More Information

If you are affiliated with an area high school and would like to learn more about how to start a BIFF Film Club at your school please contact:
Adam Fogarty | Assistant Director - The Beloit International Film FestivalAdam Fogarty
Assistant Festival Director
The Beloit International Film Festival
608-312-4256

BIFF Adult Education


SLU | Society for Learning UnlimitedFor the past several years BIFF has been developing a program in cooperation with the Society For Learning Unlimited (SLU), a Beloit area service to adults who are looking for a wide variety of new educational experiences. During the fall and spring terms BIFF provides a four-week mini-course that introduces attendees to the world of BIFF.

Students get an overview of BIFF including the creation of the festival, its nearly 10 year history, an inside look at operational procedures and a demonstration of some of the online sites and applications the staff uses to curate, collect and rate film content.

The class will also be exposed to early submissions for BIFF 2016, and given the opportunity to choose at least one film that will then be included in the film-screening program for the 2016 festival.

These sessions feature engaging information, entertainment and lively discussion.

BIFF will soon be offering this same SLU program at the New Zion Baptist Church in Beloit and plans for expansion throughout the region are in the works.



For More Information

Adam Fogarty | BIFF Assistant DirectorPersons interested in bringing the BIFF Adult Education program to their area please contact:
Adam Fogarty
Assistant Festival Director
The Beloit International Film Festival
608-312-4256

BIFFy Award Winners 2022 | The Beloit International Film Festival

Filmmakers

Film Submission are OPEN
for BIFF 2023!

Our 18th Season
Date to be confirmed and announced.
Traditionally BIFF is held the last week in Feb.



Film Freeway

Submit Your Film 2022 BIFFY Winners!

Film Freeway Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals

Over 7,000 filmmaker rated
festivals worldwide!

2021 – HIDDEN

Really, it’s the most involvement I’ve had with any festival and it really made me appreciate both your support of my film and the lively minds that I was able to engage with. Keep up the great work. I know it’s endless but it is loaded with meaning for the filmmakers. You brought out our voice and allowed us the energy of our work.
Stephen Keep Mills
Love Is Not Love


What our 2019 guest filmmakers had to say



The festival was far above my expectations. I was able to attend the festival from start to finish and can say, without question, that the hospitality that the Beloit festival staff and volunteers show their filmmakers is greatest I’ve experienced. The city is lovely to explore and the restaurants are fantastic (shout out to Bushel & Peck’s). The selection of films I was able to see were very enjoyable and represented a broad range of subject matter, filmmaking style and filmmakers. I really enjoyed connecting with other filmmakers and the networking events and workshops. Would definitely return even if not screening at Beloit.

This festival was absolutely fantastic. I attended as an international filmmaker and was looked after so well by the whole team. Everyone involved in the festival is passionate and really invested in making it an event to be proud of and really excellently run… I loved the city, so many places to enjoy good food and great cocktails. The ‘after dark’ parties were great fun and so much to do. I cannot express enough how well looked after we felt and all round what a fantastic festival this was to be a part of… I recommend to everyone thinking about it, to submit and attend as the whole event, the audiences, the engaging QandA’s, the whole team’s hospitality and fun you will have here is second to none. Thanks to all… Hope to be back soon!

The staff of BIFF is exceptionally accommodating! Immediately upon arriving in the town, my lead actors and I were given a tour of the historic downtown area. Our first screening was held in a banquet-type room of an Italian restaurant and I would estimate that over 100 people were there. They actually had to bring in more chairs to accommodate everyone! This was a refreshing change of pace from most fests – where screenings are often attended only by a few other festival filmmakers. The citizens of Beloit really seem to appreciate the fact that something cool is happening in there town and come out for it in force. The Beloit International Film Fest rocks!

BIFF made me proud to be from Wisconsin. Fantastic festival from communication with filmmakers to screening. Had a chance to do some networking. The entire BIFF team, volunteers, and Beloit community make this festival top tier. The community gets behind this festival 100%. The best I’ve attended. Hope to be back next year.

Beloit International is a great little festival with a dedicated audience. The community really shows up in force to support the films and pack the venues. The folks running the fest couldn’t be nicer and the communication is top notch. They know how to support indie film!

Surprised and delighted by the quality of programming and hospitality here! Beloit’s a great place to check out for a few days, and the volunteers are the most above-and-beyond I’ve experienced. I saw about 6 features and they were all excellent

BIFF is a fantastic festival. They program great films, are very hospitable with filmmakers and the people in Beloit really come out to support independent film and buy tickets. I’ve met amazing filmmakers each time I’ve come, and hope to return in the future.

#Whatcanwesayyesto – The phrase that defines an exceptional film festival and the staff/volunteers who work tirelessly to turn moments into memories that live on long after the festival ends. AND… SEEN is thrilled to be part of the BIFF family and we highly recommend you submit your films!!

An absolutely fantastic festival and a very fine time. I loved it. Big festival in a small town — first rate, first class!

Excellent communication and hospitality. What a great festival, we had a blast!

Great festival, super friendly and organized. Sorry we were unable to make the super-long trip. Thank you for screening our film!


Terry Meyers photo

What our 2019 guest filmmakers had to say

The festival was far above my expectations. I was able to attend the festival from start to finish and can say, without question, that the hospitality that the Beloit festival staff and volunteers show their filmmakers is greatest I’ve experienced. The city is lovely to explore and the restaurants are fantastic (shout out to Bushel & Peck’s). The selection of films I was able to see were very enjoyable and represented a broad range of subject matter, filmmaking style and filmmakers. I really enjoyed connecting with other filmmakers and the networking events and workshops. Would definitely return even if not screening at Beloit.

This festival was absolutely fantastic. I attended as an international filmmaker and was looked after so well by the whole team. Everyone involved in the festival is passionate and really invested in making it an event to be proud of and really excellently run… I loved the city, so many places to enjoy good food and great cocktails. The ‘after dark’ parties were great fun and so much to do. I cannot express enough how well looked after we felt and all round what a fantastic festival this was to be a part of… I recommend to everyone thinking about it, to submit and attend as the whole event, the audiences, the engaging QandA’s, the whole team’s hospitality and fun you will have here is second to none. Thanks to all… Hope to be back soon!

The staff of BIFF is exceptionally accommodating! Immediately upon arriving in the town, my lead actors and I were given a tour of the historic downtown area. Our first screening was held in a banquet-type room of an Italian restaurant and I would estimate that over 100 people were there. They actually had to bring in more chairs to accommodate everyone! This was a refreshing change of pace from most fests – where screenings are often attended only by a few other festival filmmakers. The citizens of Beloit really seem to appreciate the fact that something cool is happening in there town and come out for it in force. The Beloit International Film Fest rocks!

BIFF made me proud to be from Wisconsin. Fantastic festival from communication with filmmakers to screening. Had a chance to do some networking. The entire BIFF team, volunteers, and Beloit community make this festival top tier. The community gets behind this festival 100%. The best I’ve attended. Hope to be back next year.

Beloit International is a great little festival with a dedicated audience. The community really shows up in force to support the films and pack the venues. The folks running the fest couldn’t be nicer and the communication is top notch. They know how to support indie film!

Surprised and delighted by the quality of programming and hospitality here! Beloit’s a great place to check out for a few days, and the volunteers are the most above-and-beyond I’ve experienced. I saw about 6 features and they were all excellent

BIFF is a fantastic festival. They program great films, are very hospitable with filmmakers and the people in Beloit really come out to support independent film and buy tickets. I’ve met amazing filmmakers each time I’ve come, and hope to return in the future.

#Whatcanwesayyesto – The phrase that defines an exceptional film festival and the staff/volunteers who work tirelessly to turn moments into memories that live on long after the festival ends. AND… SEEN is thrilled to be part of the BIFF family and we highly recommend you submit your films!!

An absolutely fantastic festival and a very fine time. I loved it. Big festival in a small town — first rate, first class!

Excellent communication and hospitality. What a great festival, we had a blast!

Great festival, super friendly and organized. Sorry we were unable to make the super-long trip. Thank you for screening our film!

What our 2018 guest filmmakers had to say

Empty Space - James Choi, Director

Great festival in the Midwest! A gathering of talented filmmakers, great films and engaged audiences put together by a top notch staff. They curate great films and make sure that the festival is about the films/filmmakers. They even go the extra mile to provide exposure and press for the films! Just a great overall experience with warm hospitality. After my first experience there, it’s definitely on my list of festivals to hit up throughout the year.

Wink - Monika Petrillo, Director

All the rumors I had heard proved true: a cute town, very dedicated film festival team, great venues, fun parties every night, great hospitality, excellent selection of films and wonderfully appreciative and thoughtful audiences. Thank you so much for inviting me and my short film WINK!

A Pact Among Angels - Directed by Richard Angers

What a nice festival int this charming town! The expertise here is extraordinary. Great selection of films, team dedicated to the filmmakers, mindful audience, amazing Q&A… Don’t hesitate to register for 2019!

Ari Gold

A really wonderful, warm regional festival with enthusiastic crowds and good networking for other regional festivals and press; cool and helpful programmers – really everything you could ask for. Thank you!

Tater Tot & Patton - Andrew Kightlinger, Director

BIFF was one of the most attentive, sublime film festivals I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. They care about the filmmakers and give the film an unrivaled amount of TLC.

We really enjoyed our time at BIFF, and saw some other thought provoking and engaging films. The venues were interesting and accommodating, and locations were ideal. We’ll definitely be back!

Ben Fritz | Producer - Aquarians

Great Audiences await you in the charming city of Beloit.  This well organized festival is centered in a few blocks of the downtown area, making getting from venue to venue a breeze.  As Wisconsin filmmakers, we really appreciate a festival that supports locals and if you’re one, this is one not to miss.  That said, it was a joy and pleasure to mingle with filmmakers from around the world too.  Big shout out to BIFF, well done.

No More Things - Directed by Tobias Bechtloff

This festival reminds me of what filmmaking can and should sometimes be: rock´n´roll! And a festival that reminds you of why you are doing what you are doing! A festival-enthusiasm that can not be put in words and a festival spirit that you thought would and could not exsist …unless you have been to Beloit. I am very thankful to be able to have met such a mindful audience, saw such great films, have been assisted by such a great organisation, was helped by fantastic volunteers and enjoyed a superb hospitality! And lots of filmakers to hang out with. All of this from the second I touched down until the minute I left. BIFF is so far ahead its standing right behind you!

Timothy Busfield | Director - One Smart Fellow

A great festival, with great people running it. Loved the audiences.
Thank you, Beloit!
The Sushi was amazing.

A Beautiful Day | Angeliki Giannakopoulos

It was really an honor to be part of a festival that respected and supported filmmakers in such a huge way, and I hope to be back again with another project.

Narrative

I was so impressed by the high caliber of films in the 2016 BIFF program, the audience participation was phenomenal at each screening, and the hospitality of the festival was amazing. I’ll definitely submit again to BIFF!

Among the Believers - Hemal Trivedi

All the organizers including, Rod, Allyse, Adam were amazing! Very warm, very funny and very giving. I was touched by the warmth of the hospitality and love. Also, the hotel in which I stayed was amazing too! I am really really grateful to the festival for giving me such a wonderful experience and giving my film such an amazing audience. Thank you!

In the Blink - Damien Patrik

After screening my films in over 180 film festivals across the country, I can say without reservation that Beloit is one of the best-great organization, a staff that always goes the extra mile, audiences that intelligently engage and a charming Wisconsin town all add up to an event that I look forward to attending again and again.

Cold Nights Hot Salsa | Edwin Gailits

Few festivals come close to BIFF when it comes to being well organized, friendly and fun to attend. Small town friendly meets big city festival expertise. The town makes you feel like you’re a visiting rock star, while the festival allows you to feel like you are part of the BIFF family. Not to be missed.

This film festival has so much heart and love for cinema. Everyone I met there was a friend of the filmmaker and of the independent, story-driven films selected. I will always call BIFF home!

Clarence - Kristin Catalano

I thought downtown Beloit was adorable, and the film patrons and BIFF staff were just as endearing! It was also super cool to see local businesses graciously open up their doors as venues. Both of my screenings were very cozy and intimate, and I felt like I was talking to a group of my good friends at the Q&As!

Fools - Benjamin Meyers

Beloit took me by surprise with its enthusiastic, engaged audiences. People showed up to screenings, stayed for the Q&A, and asked smart questions. It’s an adventurous crowd. The festival staff works hard to publicize their events. And they make filmmakers feel at home. You really can’t ask for more than that from a festival.

Strongroom - Megan St John

The team at BIFF was amazing. They made us feel very welcomed and did a wonderful job putting the festival together.

Recognizing & Celebrating
The Very Best in Independent Filmmakin

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Filmmakers Hospitality Lounge



Beloit College ABBA Gallery
439 E. Grand Ave.
Downtown Beloit

Hours: Dates & times posted soon.

The hospitality lounge is reserved for filmmakers and press.

Film Selection



Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) films are drawn from a variety of sources including Withoutabox, film competitions, other film festivals, staff research, the film selection committee, and suggestions to committee members and to the website. BIFF makes every effort to broadly announce the festival and submission guidelines and deadlines through film and festival media. Non-competition films are chosen in order to offer variety and opportunities to see international, vintage, classic, and unusual films otherwise unavailable in the region. Wherever possible, industry ratings of films are publicized as a guideline for viewers.

Selection and presentation of films are not representative of viewpoints or endorsements by sponsors, organizers, advertisers, volunteers or the owners of the venues in which they are presented. BIFF does not shy away from controversy and makes every effort to present a balanced program offering a broad variety of viewpoints. BIFF sincerely appreciates the support of all of its sponsors and underwriters, which allows the festival to maintain an independent selection process.

Festival Organizers Focused On You
The Filmmakers




This Website


Dear Filmmaker,

From the festival organizers to the board and the entire Beloit community, we’re all working hard to make The Beloit International Film Festival, BIFF your favorite film festival.

Here on this website this is expressed by being deliberate around sharing the love online. You’ll see this in multiple ways as your film is featured on your film’s web page and elsewhere.

We’ve dug to find the appropriate pages and content, feature it and link to it. If we’ve missed the spot please let us know. We invite you to send us your change requests. We make no guarantees however. ;-) We reserve the right to edit down and we work to maintain continuity across filmmakers and the site.

Finally, if you have suggestions on how we can make this website more beneficial for you and your audience please let us know. We’ll do our best to try and incorporate those ideas that we can.

Reach us here:
webmaster(at)beloitfilmfest(dot)org

All other non-website BIFF inquiries:

Thanks for your participation.  We look forward to meeting you!
Rick, Ana & Sabrina
(Rick McGrath, Ana Kelly, Sabrina Krejci)
BIFF webmasters since 2010

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Filmmaker Comments


“BIFF is Boffo!”


It was a great festival run by great people!  From the staff, to the venues, to the engaged community and audiences – Wisconsin truly has a gem in BIFF!
I’m a huge fan!!”
Pete Balistrieri, “On The Verge””

I honestly can’t wait to come to BIFF again with a film. I always have a blast there, and the festival goers all always so into the films and have insightful comments and questions. It is honestly not like that at most festivals, and it is a testament to the hard work you put into it.”
Ryan Mains, “The Appointment” and “Me or the Porn”

My favorite memory of Beloit was getting the award from Steve McEveety for “Best Feature.”
~ Paul Hogseth Madison, WI, “Illegal Use of Joe Zopp

My favorite memory was getting a chance of coming to Beloit, a city of lovely people. Also, my best memory was winning a prize and also meeting different people that I never knew. Thanks!
~ Moses Kabyoza, Uganda, “Abanunule

I have been to quite a number of festivals and BIFF and the people of Beloit know how to run a damn good festival. It is the best that I have come across for many reasons. The main one is the respect that people have for themselves, the community and the visiting filmmakers. Thanks to everyone and a special thanks to the award that was presented to me.
~ Peter J. McCarthy, “Fight or Flight

Only half an hour after landing, I knew this was a great festival. Great people, great filmmakers! Keep up the good work. We’d love to be back.
~ Nick Risinger and Bao Tran, “The Bookie” Persistance of Vision Films

We had such a great time in Beloit. Everyone has been very welcoming. Thank you for all your support. It’s great to see a town rally to help independent films. We look forward to coming back next year.
~ Brian McMahon and Danny Ascencin, “The Waitlist

I have been in Beloit for 15 minutes and already I know I will never leave. You guys are the best!
Jon Voight

BIFF is BOFFO! I love the Ker-aszy selection of films, the wonderfully wacky staff and volunteers. And don’t get me started on those wild BAD parties! Stay spiffy BIFF!
~ Dave Hanagen, “A Fond Farewell” Dahlia Films

Lovin’ the Donuts at Mr.B’s, the drinks at the BOP and the good company. Oh yeah, and the festival!
~ Devin Andars, “A Fond Farewell” Dahlia Films

Everyone is totally insane.
~ Jack Bennett, “A Fond Farewell” Dahlia Films Jack used the BIFF “Emerging Filmmakers Grant” to produce a movie that was accepted by Sundance Film Festival

It’s been my first time in Beloit, but most of all it has been my first time selected into a festival. So as far as first times go… I think I’ve had the best expierence on both counts! But what makes it all better, it is the first time I’ve made so many friends in so little time, and I’m forever grateful for that. And more than that, whatever comes next for me, I can say proudly that IT ALL BEGAN IN BELOIT! So for all that: MERCI!!!
~ Cedric Jouaric, “Sans Nicolas/ Missing Nicky

Beloit is about revisiting old friends! Your hospitality is second to none. It has been a joy to be here. Thank you 1000 times for everything! XO!
~ Stacy Harrisson, “Last Chance Romance”

Most well run and hospitable festival we’ve been to. Thanks!
~ Seth Hedrington, Chicago IL

I’ve been extremely impressed by the festival here in Beloit. Never at a festival have I been made to feel so welcome. I hope to return next year to view films and attend the BIFF events.
~ Dave Schlachtenhaufen

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Articles, Clips, Press

 

  • 3000Channel3000.com BIFF
    Staff Report | Thu. March 19, 2015
  • Wisconsin State JournalWisconsin State Journal – Film fest season gears up in Beloit, Madison and more.
    by Gayle Worland | Mon. Feb 16, 2015

 

News

The BIFF News Blog

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?

BIFF Classroom

BIFF CLASSROOM Adds New Help Yourself Films Programs

No tickets required for this FREE screening.

Sunday March 4, 2018 — 2:30 PM
Schubert’s Luxury 10 Theater
2799 Cranston Rd. Beloit

 

BIFF CLASSROOM Adds New Help Yourself Films Programs



BIFF Classroom

Kids FirstSince its inception, BIFF has been aware that the best way to thrive in any community is to give something back to those who have supported you. BIFF CLASSROOM is a group of programs that have been developed over the last fourteen years, taking the knowledge that the festival has gathered from one year to another and sharing it with a wide array of local students.

BIFF CLASSROOM is another way in which the festival attempts to give back to the Beloit community and surrounding area. Programs are underwritten through generous support of the organizations and corporations whose logos you see listed below.


Help Yourself Films

Regina Hendrix | Help Yourself, Beloit CollegeJoe Bookman | Media Studies, Beloit CollegeOne of BIFF’s most effective and respected community outreach programs, KIDS@BIFF has brought thousands of elementary school-aged children together in an effort to teach critical thinking skills related to media by way of independent film. In partnership with KIDS FIRST! (a program of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media) KIDS@BIFF engages area 5th grade students in discussions of film quality. The program includes classroom visits from BIFF staff, and a field trip to Schubert’s Luxury 10 Theatre in Beloit.

BIFF reaches out to area high school students through its part in the Help Yourself Films initiative.The program was designed in partnership with Help Yourself Films Director Regina Hendrix and Beloit College Professor of Media Studies, Joe Bookman. During the course of Summer 2018 approximately 40 students participated in workshops provided by BIFF and the staff at The Castle at 501 Prospect in Beloit. Students learned the basics of screenwriting, composition, film structure, cinematography, lighting, acting and direction.


Student Screening

Saturday Feb. 23rd, 2019.
2:30 pm
Beloit Public Library
FREE, Open to the public


James Choi | Filmmaker Workshop, BIFF 2019Students were then asked to come up with story ideas, write scripts and shoot footage, which they worked into finished short films. These creations will be screened during BIFF 2019 at the Beloit Public Library and will be joined by BIFF 2019 Artist In Residence, James Choi, for a lively discussion and some filmmaking instruction.


Kids First!
2019 Films for Kids@BIFF



Beloit Wisconsin?

Never Been To Beloit?
Not Been Back For A While?



We’re building IRL community here

As we’ll have lots of folks visiting Beloit for the first time and others who may not have been to our community for a while what better way to introduce you to Beloit than through pictures.

Old Onliner - MarkThe photo musings from Beloit native “Old Onliner“.

Here’s the Beloit you may not know about.  :-)

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BIFFicates

Save $2 per ticket!

Only if you purchase your BIFFicate packs before Feb. 12th

BIFFicates must be exchanged for film tickets.



  • 4 Packs: $32 ($8 Savings)

  • 6 Packs: $48 ($12 Savings)

BIFFicates are vouchers that may be exchanged for tickets to any of the more than 100 films scheduled this year. BIFFicates offer an alternative to individual ticket purchases, and if ordered before the end of each year preceding the festival, the savings are even greater… And you know you can’t watch just one film.

Many area companies have annually purchased BIFFicates as a treat for employees. They are all available with special savings if you purchase now:


Name
Address
Enter qty. of 4-Pack BIFFicate packages.
Each individual BIFFicate is good or one film or "short slot".
(not valid for Silent Film or other non-film special events)

Ordering multiples as gifts to different individuals:
You must order individually.
Price: $32.00
Enter qty. of six-pack BIFFicage packages.
Each individual BIFFicate is good for one film or "short slot".
(not valid for Silent Film or other non-film special events)

Ordering multiples as gifts to different individuals:
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Please note…


BIFFicates can be redeemed at the door.

There IS a caution though.

A BIFFicate is NOT a ticket.
Just like anyone else who waits to buy their tickets at the door there is a risk that the film will be sold out. A BIFFicate does not guarantee a seat. We recommend to BIFFicate holders like everyone else… you’re advised to get your tickets in advance.

BIFFicates can be redeemed online or at the box office.



Please note…



Redeeming BIFF 2022 BIFFicates

BIFFicates purchased BEFORE Feb. 1st will be postal mailed to recipients.
BIFFIcates purchased AFTER Feb. 1st will be emailed with instructions on how to redeem.


Purchasing Multiple Packs as gifts for individual recipients?

Please submit orders individually.
This is because each gift pack recipient will receive their own individual redemption codes.


BIFFicates are for conventional films and "Short Slots".

Sorry. Bifficates cannot be redeemed for the Silent Film, Sing Along or other special events.


Once online ticketing is available please allow 24 hrs. for promo code.

You or your gift recipient will need their promo code(s) to redeem their BIFFicate for film tickets.


Oweee! My Brain Hurts!




Redeeming Your BIFFicates

Redeeming BIFFicates Online



Caution

Redeem BIFFicates as a separate online order from any regular ticket purchases.

If you combine BIFFicate redemption with your online ticket purchases the system will charge processing fees on BIFFicates also by default. This cannot be refunded. So, don’t do that. :-)




  • Tickets going on sale will be announced…
    • Here on the website
    • BIFF Social Media
    • BIFF email distribution
  • You will be emailed your promo code(s) for BIFFicate redemption.
  • You will be prompted to enter your promo code(s) in redemption checkout.
  • You can redeem multiple BIFFicates in a single order.



Don’t Forget!



BIFFicates must be redeemed for film tickets

Don’t take BIFFicates to the venue.
It’s not a film ticket. You may not get in. ;-)


BIFFicates are for conventional film screenings

Sorry. They do not apply for Silent Film Showcase, Sing Along or other special events.


Film Society of Beloit & BIFFster

Your Invitation

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Help Sustain BIFF


The community arts program
that has helped bring international praise and attention
to Beloit Wisconsin.

BIFF
Good for the Community


Each year, the Festival has expanded and diversified its offerings through programs like the Silent Film Showcase, Kids at BIFF, BIFF Year Round and BIFF Outdoors. Our unique venues have showcased our signature hospitality and historic downtown.


&


The Community
Good to BIFF


Our stateline area businesses, financial institutions and organizations have long been generous in their contributions and support. With the Film Society and BIFFster, it is possible for you, the general public to demonstrate your support for BIFF…and get some discounts along with that support.

Please consider joining your friends, neighbors and fellow film enthusiasts in keeping BIFF going.

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Help Sustain BIFF

The community arts program
that has helped bring international praise and attention
to Beloit Wisconsin.

BIFF
Good for the Community

Each year, the Festival has expanded and diversified its offerings through programs like the Silent Film Showcase, Kids at BIFF, BIFF Year Round and BIFF Outdoors. Our unique venues have showcased our signature hospitality and historic downtown.

&

The Community
Good to BIFF

Our stateline area businesses, financial institutions and organizations have long been generous in their contributions and support. With the Film Society and BIFFster, it is possible for you, the general public to demonstrate your support for BIFF…and get some discounts along with that support.

Please consider joining your friends, neighbors and fellow film enthusiasts in keeping BIFF going.

Film Society Membership Levels

  • Supporting Membership
    Individual
  • 1 FREE
    BIFF Year Round
  • 1 FREE Admission
    Exclusive Screenings
  • 15% Off
    BIFF Merch
  • 2 FREE
    Film Tics
  • $2 Off
    Film Tickets
  •  
  • Preferred Seating
    For 2 with purch.
    Silent Film
  • $65
  • Supporting Membership
    Dual/Family
  • 2 FREE
    BIFF Year Round
  • 2 FREE Admission
    Exclusive Screenings
  • 15% Off
    BIFF Merch
  • 4 FREE
    Film Tics
  • $2 OFF
    Film Tickets
  •  
  • Preferred Seating
    For 2 with purch.
    Silent Film
  • $110
  • Patron Membership

  • 2 FREE
    BIFF Year Round
  • 2 FREE Admission
    Exclusive Screenings
  • 15% Off
    BIFF Merch
  • 10 FREE
    Film Tics
  • $2 OFF
    Film Tickets
  • 2 Passes
    Filmmaker
    Hospitality Lounge
  • Preferred Seating
    For 2 with purch.
    Silent Film
  • $300

Senior Individual Membership
$50

(Same Benefits as Individual Membership Above)

Senior Dual Membership
$100

(Same Benefits as Family/Dual Membership Above)

Student Individual Membership
$25

(Same Benefits as Individual Membership Above, Student Verification Required)

Film Society Members


There’s a fair amount of “honor system” in how this works. Meaning…

  • Individual Membership ticket discounts are intended for your personal use. We’d love for you to see as many films as possible. Individual Membership does not entitle members to purchase discounted tickets for all their family, their friends and neighbors. Please.
  • Family Membership ticket discounts are intended for households of one or two adults and their children. Our intent is to make BIFF more affordable for families with kids. Family Membership does not entitle members to purchase tickets for all their visiting family members, their friends and neighbors.
  • Membership is annual from the start of the festival to subsequent start of festival. If you join after the annual film festival your first year will be prorated. Call for details.
  • Questions:
    support(at)beloitfilmfest(dot)org
    773-818-5010

Film Society Membership Levels

  • Supporting Membership
    Individual
  • 1 FREE
    BIFF Year Round
  • 1 FREE Admission
    Exclusive Screenings
  • 15% Off
    BIFF Merch
  • 2 FREE
    Film Tics
  • $2 Off
    Film Tickets
  •  
  • Preferred Seating
    For 2 with purch.
    Silent Film
  • $65
  • Supporting Membership
    Dual/Family
  • 2 FREE
    BIFF Year Round
  • 2 FREE Admission
    Exclusive Screenings
  • 15% Off
    BIFF Merch
  • 4 FREE
    Film Tics
  • $2 OFF
    Film Tickets
  •  
  • Preferred Seating
    For 2 with purch.
    Silent Film
  • $110
  • Patron Membership

  • 2 FREE
    BIFF Year Round
  • 2 FREE Admission
    Exclusive Screenings
  • 15% Off
    BIFF Merch
  • 10 FREE
    Film Tics
  • $2 OFF
    Film Tickets
  • 2 Passes
    Filmmaker
    Hospitality Lounge
  • Preferred Seating
    For 2 with purch.
    Silent Film
  • $300

Senior Individual Membership
$50

(Same Benefits as Individual Membership Above)

Senior Dual Membership
$100

(Same Benefits as Family/Dual Membership Above)

Student Individual Membership
$25

(Same Benefits as Individual Membership Above, Student Verification Required)

Film Society Members

There’s a fair amount of “honor system” in how this works. Meaning…

  • Individual Membership ticket discounts are intended for your personal use. We’d love for you to see as many films as possible. Individual Membership does not entitle members to purchase discounted tickets for all their family, their friends and neighbors. Please.
  • Family Membership ticket discounts are intended for households of one or two adults and their children. Our intent is to make BIFF more affordable for families with kids. Family Membership does not entitle members to purchase tickets for all their visiting family members, their friends and neighbors.
  • Membership is annual from the start of the festival to subsequent start of festival. If you join after the annual film festival your first year will be prorated. Call for details.
  • Questions:
    support(at)beloitfilmfest(dot)org
    773-818-5010

Be a BIFFster


BIFFsters keep the Beloit International Film Festival’s year-round entertainment and education programs going and growing through sustained giving.



GIVING IS PAINLESS AND EASY

With automatic monthly transfers you can choose an amount, minimum $5 and have it sent directly from your credit card to support BIFF. Easy! You can cancel at any time.

Join other BIFFsters who have made this important commitment to help keep the Beloit renaissance alive and Beloit’s reputation spreading. And, just to let you know we love you, we will send you four passes for weekly BIFF Year ‘Round screenings. You will also receive BIFF STEW; our exclusive BIFF members monthly newsletter.

Now two ways to support BIFF and keep Bringing the World to Beloit and Beloit to the World; the Film Society of Beloit and now BIFFster.

NOT READY TO DECIDE?
You can always make a one-time gift to BIFF. We’d appreciate your appreciation.
BIFF Group hug?

BIFFster Signup


Be a BIFFster

BIFFsters keep the Beloit International Film Festival’s year-round entertainment and education programs going and growing through sustained giving.

GIVING IS PAINLESS AND EASY

With automatic monthly transfers you can choose an amount, minimum $5 and have it sent directly from your credit card to support BIFF. Easy! You can cancel at any time.

Join other BIFFsters who have made this important commitment to help keep the Beloit renaissance alive and Beloit’s reputation spreading. And, just to let you know we love you, we will send you four passes for weekly BIFF Year ‘Round screenings. You will also receive BIFF STEW; our exclusive BIFF members monthly newsletter.

Now two ways to support BIFF and keep Bringing the World to Beloit and Beloit to the World; the Film Society of Beloit and now BIFFster.

NOT READY TO DECIDE?
You can always make a one-time gift to BIFF. We’d appreciate your appreciation.
BIFF Group hug?

BIFFster Signup

Venues

Venues

Ticketing & Box Office How To BIFF Food & Lodging Beloit Wisconsin

House Rules


Please silence all electronic devices.

Each venue must be cleared after each show.  Saving seats between shows is not permitted.

Many films may not be suitable for those under 18.  Parental discretion is advised.  Each of the films have been rated.

Camera and recording devices are not permitted.

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Owner, Bagels & More