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Beloit College again among Beloit International Film Festival hosts

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Beloit, Wis. – The Beloit International Film Festival will mark its eighth season Feb. 14-17, expanding this year to more than 15 venues in Beloit, Janesville and Rockford. Two of those venues are at Beloit College: Wilson Theatre in Mayer Hall and the Hendricks Center for the Arts.

“The quality and the quantity of the films submitted this year has been outstanding,” said Rod Beaudoin, the founding executive director of BIFF. “We have been more selective than ever before, and the choice has been challenging.  This year for instance we will have almost 30 feature films and an amazing selection of unique documentaries along with our shorts and animation films.”

More than a hundred filmmakers are expected to be on hand as well as leaders in the film festival industry who will attend and conduct presentations for filmmakers and students. 

In addition to the college, the other Beloit venues include Bushel and Peck’s Local Market, Bagels and More, Domenico’s, Nikki’s Café, La Casa Grande, the Rotary River Center, and the Center Court at the Eclipse Center. The Beloit Inn will house the Filmmaker Hospitality Lounge and will host the opening Sneak Peek party on Jan. 29.

Rockford also has venues at Franchesco’s Ristorante and Katie’s Cup coffee house, and Janesville will show films at The Speakeasy Restaurant, the Rock County Historical Society, and The Janesville Armory.

The community will get the first look at the films and schedule at the Sneak Peek parties in late January. The program will be distributed at that time and the online box office will open for ticket sales.

There are many more elements of BIFF 2013 that will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.beloitfilmfest.org for updates and more information.

The Beloit International Film Festival is made possible by The Hendricks Group and presented in association with Beloit College with a generous grant from Visit Beloit.

For more information, contact Travis Stowers, assistant to the executive director, at 608-295-0374 or travis@beloitfilmfest.org