Welcome students! FilmScene is committed to education for learners of all ages, from our Youth Animation Summer Camp to our high school Scenesters program to our deep partnership with the Bijou Film Board, where we offer a number of free-of-charge series and free or reduced cost screenings for University of Iowa students. In addition, University of Iowa, Kirkwood, and area high school students can buy a student membership for $25, which allows you to enjoy the latest new releases and special events at a lower ticket price with additional concession discounts.
The Bijou Film Board
Bijou offers five distinct programming initiatives to bring engaging cinema to students and the Iowa City community.
Bijou After Hours is a late-night film series of recent releases, genre favorites, and cult classics that runs every Saturday night through the academic semester.
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.
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.
Bijou Open Screen
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. An open submission is held once per semester, and the selected films are screened for free with a public reception.