BIFF Returns for its Thirteenth Year-February 23-March 4, 2018
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 fill venues ranging in size from 40 to 400 seats to view 100 films and to meet scores of filmmakers who come from throughout the U.S. and around the world.
In 2005, the founders of ABC Supply Company, Diane Hendricks and her late husband, Ken, inspired the creation of BIFF and 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. Now in its thirteenth year, this unique festival continues to grow and has caught national attention with the New York Times calling BIFF, “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.