Beloit Library
Student Film Showcase | BIFF

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

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

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


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


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

Presented by:  Beloit Public Library & Fairbanks Morse Engine


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Student Filmmakers ShowcaseStudent Filmmaker Showcase Submission Procedures:

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

Submission Form

Note: This is an editable PDF. You may

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

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

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