City of Beloit

Beloit International Film Festival

The 15th annual Beloit International Film Festival opens Friday.

Greg Gerard has been with the Beloit International Film Festival, or BIFF, since it was founded by Rod Beaudoin fifteen years ago. Gerard, a singer/songwriter who started with no formal film background, said he’s done just about every job needed to help make it run. That includes the last couple of years serving as executive director. 

“It’s been a really interesting journey," he said. "And I’ve learned a lot. I’ve definitely increased my skill set.”

The City of Beloit is processing absentee ballots at a single location this year, and some have yet to come in.

In the past, absentee ballots were held at city hall until Election Day, and then processed in each of Beloit’s wards.  However, a change in state law allowing no-excuse absentee voting has resulted in more ballots coming in over the years.