About BIFF


BIFF stands for the The Bicknell International Film Festival. The festival's overall theme is "Better Living Through Bad Cinema." Focusing on the worst of "B" films, each year the BIFF committee selects three movies that reflect the worst of a particular theme.

The festival began in 1995 and continues today. Highlights include a fun theme, a 55 mile per hour parade, a local lunch, two great parties, and a couple of the worst B movies ever shown.


B Movie Basics

A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture. During the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term identified films intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double-feature. Although production of these movies ceased by the 1950s, the term B movie continued to be used to describe low-budget films. In the early years, many of the B movies were Westerns. By the 1950s, a majority were science-fiction and horror films. From Bela Lugosi to Jack Nicholson, many popular actors have appeared in these films.

B movies have gained cult status because of their awful dialog, cheap plots, or overall campy style. BIFF celebrates all three!

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