BIFF recognizes the short film structure presents some of the greatest challenges in filmmaking and that creating a truly inspiring short film is among the single highest forms of the craft.

Our carefully designed groupings provide a special draw for film lovers.

BIFF Selects

Notable for their exploration of morality, redemption, and internalized or world conflicts. BIFF Selects invites viewers to contemplate the philosophical subtext that permeates both the films and the world we live in.

Mon Feb 27, 2017 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 5, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s

Cradle

Three longer shorts with pregnancy as an integral part of the plot.

Fri Mar 3, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s
Sun Mar 5, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center

Extended Stay

Like the vacation you extend to get more out of it, some of the best short films are the ones that know how to work a longer running time the right way. Sit down, take a breather, and enjoy an eclectic short slot with both intricate and high concept films.

Thu Mar 2, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande

Kid’s Saturday Morning

Cartoon and live action shorts the whole family can enjoy.

Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s

Live, Laugh, Love

Art and love have a seemingly intertwined relationship that can feel like a serious, heartwarming, awkward, hilarious ride.
A seemingly endless experience these filmmakers were able to capture in a finite period of time.

Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 7:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s

Reel Reality

The real world. As it happens. With the boring parts edited out.

Tue Feb 28, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Domenico’s
Fri Mar 3, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More

Social Justice Warrior

Titled as an attempt to reappropriate the term, this slot focuses on serious issues too often trivialized and diluted down to a series of monotonically rehashed talking points. It seeks to be a call to meet the faces of the oppressed, and a call to reflection on the necessity of recognizing serious issues that affect the world.

Wed Mar 1, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center

WI / IL – One

Filmmaking isn’t just for Hollywood anymore. Since it’s inception the Beloit International Film Festival has shown our community the power of independent and internationally made films. Many of these films in the past have come from communities just a drive away from our own, dazzling us with Hollywood-quality productions and unique regional flavor.

Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 26, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center

WI / IL – Two

We love our WI/IL filmmakers. A lot! There are a lot of great stories in our states, and we’re making sure they’re available for you to see.

Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 26, 2017 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande

Not A Short Slot
Shorts Screened w/ A Feature Film

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