BIFF Events

Tim Busfield & Melissa Gilbert — FREE Filmmakers Workshop

  • Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Richardson Auditorium at Beloit College
  • FREE — Open to the Public but seating is limited
    (No tickets issued. First come, first seated)

Presented by:

B St Theatre LogoBeloit College | BIFF 2016 Sponsor

Melissa Gilbert
Tim Busfield
&
The Filmmakers Workshop

Melissa Gilbert who played Laura Ingalls Wilder for 10 years on Little House on the Prairie and former president of the Screen Actors Guild and Tim Busfield, director and Emmy Award winning actor for his work on Thirtysomething will present a workshop at BIFF of interest to filmmakers and students of film.

Ms. Gilbert has appeared in scores of films for television and the big screen, and toured on stage as “Ma” Wilder in a musical version of Little House. She is currently a candidate for Congress in Michigan.

Mr. Busfield has been a regular or recurring character on 11 television series. He has appeared in over 30 feature films and television movies, has directed more than 90 television episodes and has appeared in over 50 plays.

Tim Busfield is the founder of and sits on the board of B St Theatre in Sacramento, CA where education is a fundamental aspect of their mission.


The WorkShop


Among the topics they will discuss are getting started in filmmaking, making films on a tight budget without sacrificing storyline, film centers outside of New York and L.A., and turning a story into a screenplay.

A BIFF 2016 Hot Ticket


We’re thrilled that this duo has a narrative feature in this season’s BIFF, One Smart Fellow.

We scheduled two screenings of One Smart Fellow. Due to overwhelming demand though both screenings sold out well in advance. So, we have just added an additional screening for this film.

Additional Screening Added!
Sat. Feb. 27th, 7:30 pm, Hendricks Center for the Arts

(And if this one sells out also… well, we’ll figure something out, yes?)

One Smart Fellow Poster


Richardson Auditorium
Beloit College


Closest to Emerson & College St. Intersection



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