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BIFF: fast facts on the film festival

February 13, 2013

The eighth annual Beloit International Film Festival is underway today; here are a few things you might like to know:

Are there any Beloit College connections? Yes--there are films screening about Jay "Ding" Darling, the renowned cartoonist who graduated from Beloit in 1899, and Franklin Boggs, a former Beloit College art professor. Click here to see the times and locations for these films, America's Darling and They Drew Fire, respectively.

Where can I buy tickets? They can be purchased online here, but with additional fees incurred (note that student tickets cannot be bought online); tickets at the door run $9 for adults, and $5 for students (bring your I.D.!), all fees included.

If you want free tickets, there’s still time to volunteer in exchange for film admission.

Where are the movies screening? Most film festival locations are an easy walk from campus—and actually include campus itself, with films screening in the Hendricks Center and Wilson Theatre in Mayer Hall. There will also be screenings at locations in Janesville and Rockford.

  • Bagels and More
  • Beloit College Wilson Theatre
  • Beloit College Hendricks Center
  • Bushel & Peck’s
  • Domenico’s
  • Eclipse Center
  • La Casa Grande
  • Cheese People/Nikki’s Café
  • Rotary River Center

Are there any free events? Yes!

  • Student Filmmaker Showcase, 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, Beloit Public Library
  • Classic Film: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad, 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, The Eclipse Center. Filmmaker David Zucker—the festival’s honorary chair—will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.

Where can I see the schedule of film times and locations? Click here.

Where can I get more information? At the BIFF website.