Beloit International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Beloit International Film Festival

SINCE: 2005

WHERE: Beloit, Wisconsin, USA


The Beloit International Film Festival is presented in association with Beloit College. Short, documentary and feature films will be presented in venues throughout the Beloit , Wisconsin, area. In addition, the Festival will include a series of prestigious BIFFY awards. In past years BIFF was attended by a number of industry luminaries including actors John Voight, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Bobby Coleman and Kevin Farley along with legendary Hollywood film producer Steve McEveety who served as BIFF's 2009 honorary chairperson, and John Shepherd the President of MPower Pictures.

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Azooma and Family Talk Take the Top Film Prizes at 2013 Beloit International Film Festival

Azooma and Family Talk Take the Top Film Prizes at 2013 Beloit International Film Festival

The 2013 BIFFYs were presented at the Launch Party kicking off the eighth annual Beloit International Film Festival which runs  February 14 through Sunday, February 17th, 2013 in Beloit, Janesville and Rockford, Wisconsin.

The top prize, the BIFFY for Best Feature Film, went to Azooma, a South Korean film. It is the story of a young mother who seeks revenge for the rape of her 10 year-old daughter. Disappointed by the indifference of the police, she decides to chase down the rapist herself. South Korean filmmaker Jiseung Lee was on hand to receive the award.

The BIFFY for Best Documentary went to Fambul Tok (Family Talk) which tells the story of healing in post-conflict Sierra Leone through intimate stories of perpetrators and victims in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. The award went to U.S. filmmakers Sara and Rory Kennedy.

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