Our Programs

Bijou Mondays at FilmScene

Free films for University of Iowa students for screenings at 8PM or later at FilmScene.

(valid with student ID and limited tickets available).

Bijou After Hours

Bijou After Hours is a FREE late-night film series of recent releases and genre favorites that runs every Saturday night at 11pm through the academic semester.

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. Film Forum screenings are every other Tuesday night at 6pm.

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 study abroad scholarship. Horizons screenings are every other Tuesday night at 6pm

Bijou Open Screen

This once a semester open screen night is meant to gather both UI students and community members in sharing the strange and fun things they produce, love, and obsess over.

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 is now partnered with FilmScene to assist with the programming and operation of the downtown cinema.

From the Blog


Another two-guest episode with Da'Shawne Smiley and Jack Howard, respectively discussing Bong Joon-ho's latest, veggie-horror-comedy Okja, and film of the year (?), breakfast-horro...

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From the Blog


Bijou Banter returns in a heated episode with guest stars Spencer Williams and Eli Boonin-Vail. Featuring a discussion of Mudbound, arguments over Call Me By Your Name, and Sam & E...

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