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Making Thoughtful Cinema Accessible To All Students.

The Bijou Film Board is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to the exhibition of independent, foreign, and classic cinema. Established in 1972, the Bijou has built a reputation as one of the preeminent student-run cinema organizations in the nation and, since 2013, has partnered with FilmScene to assist with the programming and operation of the downtown cinema, located at 404 E College St.

All Bijou programming is FREE for UI students and $7 for the general public, screened at FilmScene (at the Chauncey).

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Please e-mail our Executive Director, Harry Westergard, at if you are interested about joining the Bijou Film Board!

Application deadline: October 7th, 2021


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Bijou Series:

After Hours

After Hours is our catch-all fiction-genre film series which is dedicated to cult classics, genre films, and recent releases.

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Bijou Film Forum

Bijou Film Forum presents screenings and discussions of acclaimed and provocative films that seek to engage community members and UI students across all disciplines and fields of study through the art of film. All the films in this series are FREE FOR STUDENTS and $7 for the general public.

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Bijou Horizons

Bijou Horizons is a world cinema series that brings awareness to diverse cultures through film.  UI students who see all five shows in a semester will be eligible to win a $1,500 study abroad scholarship plus flight package, opportunity courtesy of UI International Programs.

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Open Screen

Open Screen is a forum for University of Iowa students as well as filmmakers within the local community to showcase their cinematic pieces. Short clips of found footage or obscure footage are also accepted.

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Bijou Blockbusters

More info coming soon;)

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