BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- The Beloit International Film Festival starts Thursday in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

The four-day festival will show 140 films at 15 venues in Beloit, Janesville and Rockford, Ill. This is the first year the festival was expanded to Rockford.

Festival organizers will also show two family friendly films on Sunday that will feature actors using American Sign Language.

The festival is in its seventh year.