BIFF is the Bicknell International Film Festival. Held each July, the festival includes the “best of B-movies” featuring the bad, bizarre, and just plan strange films centered on the festival theme. In the past, this fun event has focused on the themes of aliens, superheroes, and cowboys.
In addition to the three films, the festival features a parade, parties, and lots of other activities including an independent film award.
The Entrada Institute is one of the sponsors for this great event!
Learn more at the BIFF website.
The theme for BIFF 2013 has been announced. Get ready for some BAD, BIZARRE, “B” musicals!
For 19 years, the Bicknell International Film Festival (BIFF) has entertained film fans. The festival’s overall theme is “Better Living through Bad Cinema.” Focusing on the worst of “B-grade”, bad, or simply bizarre films, each year the BIFF committee selects three movies that reflect the best of the worst for a particular theme and celebrates the fun of bad film.
We all grew up happily singing Do-Re-Mi and humming the Oklahoma theme song, but have you ever wondered about all those musicals with bad acting, horrible singing, and simply stupid plots?
SCHEDULE FOR 2013
Friday July 19
5:30 Parade Lineup at Red Cliff Restaurant
6:00 World’s Fastest Parade (Torrey to Bicknell)
6:40 Video Montage 1
6:50 Introductions, Costume Contest, Trivia, & Raffle
7:00 Movie Countdown
7:05 Cannibal: The Musical (R)
In the traditional of Friday the 13th: Part 2 and Oklahoma, the Friday night kickoff is the B-classic Cannibal: The Musical! This 1993 black comedy musical isn’t your grandmother’s idea of a musical, but it’s perfect for BIFF! This B-movie masterpiece (?) was created as a film school project by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park” fame. The filmmakers encourage you to “GASP! at the thrilling mountain adventures and sing along with our hero as he feasts on human flesh”.
9:00 Party at Rim Rock Patio (Located on Hwy 24 east of Torrey)
Saturday July 20
12:00 Bicknell Park Musical Lunch
12:30- Musical Challenge at Bicknell Park (no musical talent required!)
1:30 Compete in four events to win fabulous prizes!
2:10 Video Montage 2
2:15 Trivia, Raffle & Musical Challenge Awards
2:25 Movie Countdown
2:30 Little Shop of Horrors (PG-13)
What happens when you cross a florist nerd with a giant man-eating plant? You get a comedy musical worthy of BIFF! Starring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, and a gaggle of other goofy acting choices, Little Shop of Horrors is just plain silly. From mystery singers in the background to guest appearances by people like John Candy and James Belushi, this is a black comedy musical you don’t want to miss. Our Saturday afternoon “mystery science theatre” side-show will point out all the little extras you might miss if you don’t watch closely.
6:40 Video Montage 2
6:50 Wayne Award
6:55 Film Contest, Trivia, & Raffle
7:20 Movie Countdown
7:25 Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (R)
What do whorehouses and musicals have in common? They’re the perfect combination for our BIFF finale.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas teams Dolly Parton’s beautiful voice and big chest with Burt Reynolds’ cute smile, but not-so-great vocals. The town sheriff and local “chicken ranch” owner must fight the wicked TV preacher to keep the Devil’s playhouse open. When you combine the dancing sequences with Dom Deluise and Charles Durning with Jim Nabors’ drawl, you’ve got the makings for a perfect BIFF feature.
9:00 Musical Sing-along Party!
(Located on Hwy 24 near downtown Torrey)
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Go to the BIFF 2012 page to see photos and videos from the 2012 event.