BIFF endures pandemic with strong community support as 17th year winds down

By Austin Montgomery, Beloit Daily News – March 3, 2022


BELOIT—The Beloit International Film Festival wraps up this weekend and organizers say this year’s festival has been a return to form for the popular event as crowds once again came out to support independent filmmakers. 


BIFF Executive Director Greg Gerard told the Beloit Daily News on Thursday that he and other festival staff came into the year with guarded expectations due to the fluid state of affairs caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 


The 2020 festival was one of Beloit’s last major in-person events for nearly two years due to the pandemic, with the 2021 festival taking place virtually without the typical crowds or packed film screenings.


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