BIFF Returns for its Sixteenth Year-February 19-28, 2020
BIFF — The Beloit International Film Festival—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. Normally, venues ranging in size from 40 to 400 seats showcase 100 incredible films. In addition, festival attendees meet scores of filmmakers from all around the US and the entire world!
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, THE 2021 FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY.
BIFF Free Drive-Ins
BIFF favorites, like the Silent Film Showcase, the Sing Along and the First National Bank Classic Film, will all be presented in a special Drive-In setting. The screenings will take place in an Ironworks Campus parking lot in downtown Beloit and will follow the very successful format developed during the summer at drive-ins around the community.
- Silent Film: February 26 at 6:30 pm
1936 comedy classic Modern Times, written, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin at the Little Tramp.
- Sing Along: February 20 at 6:30 pm
The Wizard of Oz. “The 1939 musical fantasy.
- First National Bank Classic Film: February 27 at 6:30 pm
Sixteen Candles, the coming-of-age film starring Molly Ringwald and directed by John Hughes
These outdoor films will be weather dependent and will be rescheduled if necessary. All BIFF Drive-In Theater events will be free to the general public. The total number of cars allowed in the screening area will be determined by the City of Beloit, the BIFF staff and the owner of the lot, Hendricks Commercial Properties. It is projected that capacity may exceed 80 vehicles.
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.