Issue #195 Jan. 26, 2012

Articles

Southern Wisconsin Film Festival Gets Huge

Since 2006, the Beloit International Film Festival has garnered the attention and respect of the global film circuit, being lauded as a true alternative to Sundance by no less than The New York Times. Invading the small southern Wisconsin town February 16-19, BIFF 2012 aims to be a four-day “tribute to the power of film,” screening up to 140 films and hosting more than 100 international filmmakers throughout 12 venues. Such is anticipation for this year‘s festival, Sneak Peak events in three surrounding cities invite cinephiles to gather and peruse entry trailers from around the globe. New to BIFF in 2012 are BIFF Latino, a full day’s celebration of subtitled Spanish-language entries, and a Student Filmmakers Showcase to spotlight short films created by area high schoolers. Ticket information and a full program of events and screenings available at BeloitFilmFest.org.