From hospitality and research to social media and photography, the 2014 Beloit International Film Festival is using a variety of Beloit College interns to assist in this year’s event running Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 23.
Every year, BIFF benefits from the student interns, but this year’s group of students is “extraordinary,” according to intern coordinator and BIFF creative director Kristin Peterson. “With our expansion to 10 days we have needed assistance, and interns from the college are involved in every aspect of planning and execution," she said.
This year’s 10 Beloit College interns are as follows:
Alexandra Allen’14 — executive & events intern
Katia Colin’16 — hospitality & research
Lauren Herbert’17 — assistant to the director, BIFF +MUSIC
Eunhye (Grace) Jang’15 — executive & operations intern
Kristy McClammer’16 — hospitality director
Marilyn Medina’14 — BIFF Latino intern
Jacy Pieper’14 — executive and operations intern
Daniel Sutherland’14 — social media intern
Sabina Van Tilburg’15 — volunteer & community partners intern
Courtney Yates’14 — executive intern (merchandise, community partners, photography)
Other Beloit students will have the opportunity to get involved through their clubs and extracurricular activities. In Community Partners‒a new program launched this year‒businesses, institutions and organizations will be paired with a film that it will be responsible for promoting. The pairings are based off of similarities between the entity and the film.
The Beloit College Community Partners include:
Beloit College Food Co-Op
Beloit Independent Theatre Experience
Turtle Creek Bookstore
Women’s Center (Beloit College)
Women’s Health Club (GOGA)
Beloit College will also be the site for several BIFF events. The Hendricks Center for the Arts at the corner of Pleasant Street and Grand Avenue will yet again be a venue for film screenings, and BIFF Honorary Chair Mark Wood, the foremost director and producer of films for the deaf, will be speaking on campus on Wednesday, February 19 at 8 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge of Morse-Ingersoll Hall, following a showing of his new film, In the Can, at Domenico’s, 547 E. Grand Ave. Free tickets are available for that film for Beloit College students.
Beloit students, faculty and staff will also perform music as part of BIFF+Music, the music festival extension of BIFF that will bring 24 bands to downtown Beloit venues on the evenings of Friday-Saturday, Feb. 21-22.
First, the Beloit College student band, Dupond Dumont, will open Friday at 10 p.m. at Club Impulse, 132 W. Grand Ave. Then the Beloit College faculty/staff band, Thunderjunk, will go on at 11 p.m. at Bushel and Peck’s, 328 State St.
More than 150 filmmakers will be speaking at the screenings of their films, and are available for special appearances. If you have a special request or questions for BIFF, please call Ron Nief, president of BIFF, at 608-363-7802.
For more information, visit www.beloitfilmfest.org.