Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) Returns for its Sixteenth Year-February 19-28, 2020
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, THE 2021 FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY.
What is BIFF?
The Beloit International Film Festival, also referred to as BIFF, is an annual ten-day film festival that celebrates the power of independent film from around the globe. Local residents and visitors from across the nation experience the diversity of international film each year. Venues ranging in size from 40 to 400 seats showcase 100 incredible films. Other than this, festival attendees meet scores of filmmakers from all around the US and the entire world!
BIFF has also caught national attention. According to the New York Times, BIFF is “a festival with a unique goal of returning the spirit of film festivals’ golden era, when guests talked film all night with directors and writers who were on hand and available for questions.” The New York Times also listed the festival as a unique alternative to other big international film festivals such as Sundance and Tribeca.
BIFF’s history dates back to 2005. Founders of ABC Supply Company, Diane Hendricks and her late husband, Ken, inspired the creation of BIFF. After that, they also encouraged community support for the program. Diane continues to support the mission of BIFF–to harness the power of film and to improve community and ourselves.