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
Terry Meyers photo
What our 2018 guest filmmakers had to say
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
A great festival, with great people running it. Loved the audiences.
Thank you, Beloit!
The Sushi was amazing.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
The team at BIFF was amazing. They made us feel very welcomed and did a wonderful job putting the festival together.