14th Annual

Beloit International Film Festival

February 22, 2019 to March 03, 2019


Best Wisconsin Feature


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
July 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Late Deadline
August 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
November 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately December 15, 2018

Features: minimum 40 minutes

Projects completed after February 1, 2016

Projects must originate from WI

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

REGION 0    
REGION 1    

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules



The selection committee requires that all entries/screeners be submitted as a Secure Online Screener.

Your entry should be labeled with the following information: Title, Director and Running time, contact phone and email.

There is no limit to the amount of entries you may submit.

Select the category that seems most appropriate. If you wish to enter multiple categories, you must select your primary category and then send an email to the festival requesting consideration for additional categories. There will be no additional fee for this if the festival grants permission.

Fill out the entry form carefully. Please type or print clearly. One form is required per entry. Photocopy extra copies as needed.

A short synopsis of 2 to 4 lines is required for the short category. A short synopsis in addition to a longer synopsis of approximately 125 words is required for the Documentary and Feature categories. You are required to submit this with the entry form. The synopsis will be used for the jury committee, the program book and web site, if accepted. Each submission should also include at least one still production photo or slide, a press kit and bio and photo of the director.

Notification of acceptance will be emailed on approximately December 15, 2018. You will be notified for each submission.

If you are entering as a student, a photocopy of a current student ID, as well as an endorsement must accompany your entry from your instructor

Credit cards can only be used when submitting through Without A Box.

Complete care is given to every entry. The festival, however, cannot be responsible for damage to, or loss of, material submitted. Additionally, the festival is held harmless from damage to or loss of print en route to the festival.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit, for discounted fees, to the Beloit International Film Festival online by logging onto www.withoutabox.com, the international film festival submission website. You may use a credit card when submitting through Without A Box.


Industrial/instructional works are not eligible.

All entries must be submitted by the final deadline with a filled out entry form, entry fee for each submission, synopsis, resume and photo.

If you cannot meet the eligibility requirement, you may apply but will not be considered for awards. Please check the appropriate box on the application for this consideration.


All films submitted must be available for festival presentation in DVD or Blu Ray DVD.

Please be aware that if you have not submitted a photo or synopsis it will not be included in the program book or web site. Any corrections received to the original submission material must be received in writing by the final deadline. Changes will not be made after this date.

The Beloit Film Festival reserves the right to use clips from accepted entries, up to 3 minutes in length for publicity purposes. The festival reserves the right to show the submission for promotion and fund raising events up to three years past the date of the festival. Submitter can opt out of this clause by sending the festival a written request to opt out of this clause.

BIFF reserves to the right to screen any submitted films in the capacity the festival sees fit for three years after the date of submission. The festival does not pay screening or licensing fees for submitted films.

The number of screenings, days and venue is at the sole discretion of the festival.

Accepted films and videos will be notified by December 15, 2018


I acknowledge that, if accepted to participate, I will agree to comply with the 2019 Beloit International Film Festival Policies & Procedures as included with this application, and agree to be bound by and comply with all those documents. I understand that the Beloit International Film Fest Committee is responsible for making final decisions with regard to the festival operations and I agree to abide by their decisions. I agree to provide the festival a print of my film(s) and I release the festival committee and any festival representative from any responsibility for the theft, damage or loss of the print en route to the festival or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.