Beloit International Film Fest program online

Staff Report

BELOIT, Wis. — With the holidays just a memory, it is time to start thinking BIFF (Beloit International Film Festival). And this year, the planning process is easier than ever — and it begins right away.

For the first time, the full schedule for the BIFF is available online at as of Jan. 1. Online ticket ordering began Jan. 2.

“With the expansion of BIFF to 10 days and the inclusion of the Wisconsin-Illinois Filmmakers Showdown, and additional venues both for films and for BIFF Plus Music, we figured we better get the message out as soon as possible,” said BIFF Executive Director Roddie Beaudoin. “We will still have our BIFF Program Release party on Jan.15 at the Ironworks Hotel, when we have the first printed program as well as some recommendations on the hot films. For those who want to start planning early, however, the online program will provide a peek at this year’s outstanding features, documentaries and short films.”

This year, BIFF attendees will have a more flexible schedule to work with and more opportunities to see the top films. With a dozen film and music venues, all within walking distance in downtown Beloit, Wis., and some changes in the screening schedule, viewers will have time to enjoy several films and still get something to eat each day of the festival.

“There is an amazing lineup of films during the Ten Days of BIFF, and many of them have been screened during BIFF Year-Round events in Beloit, Janesville and Rockford in recent months and have received great reviews,” Beaudoin said. “This has been a new approach to our film selection process for 2014, gaining audience input even before BIFF.”

Ticket prices are the same as last year, but BIFF is offering a number of special packages this year ranging from the Golden Pass that gets you into everything, to six and 10 packs of tickets, all at special discounts through Jan. 15.

From the Jan. 8-14, 2014, issue

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