The Beloit International Film Festival will transform restaurants and cafes into movie houses starting Friday.
For 10 days, close to 200 films will be screened and more than 200 filmmakers from as far as Europe and Asia will be in Beloit.
Co-founder and executive director Rod Beaudoin describes the atmosphere as "vibrant and diverse."
"Through the years we've gotten to be friends with some of the larger film festivals around the world, and those that are extremely hard to get films into they recommend people sending films to us," Beaudoin said.
"Bus Ride" is a three-minute film by Stephen and Cameron Pickering of Janesville. The drama centers on immigration, politics aside.
"Shot it over two days and edited over two days and it turned out to be our neat little piece with no dialogue," said Stephen Pickering.