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

The Bijou Film Board is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to the exhibition of American independent, foreign and classic cinema. Established in 1972, the Bijou has built a reputation as one of the preeminent student-run cinemas in the nation and has since partnered with FilmScene to assist with the programming and operation of the downtown cinema. Bijou offers five distinct programming initiatives to bring engaging cinema to students and the Iowa City community.
Bijou After Hours
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
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
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.
Bijou Fridays at FilmScene
A late night alternative for University of Iowa Students. Films after 10pm on Friday nights (when UI is in session) are FREE for students, limited to 30 students per week. Join us and make it a part of your weekend!


2004 / US + / Raja Gosnell

Sat, Apr 2011:00pm

A monster-filled double feature of Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). Presented as part of the Bijou After Hours program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.


2010 / South Africa + / Oliver Schmitz

Tue, Apr 236:00pm

A 12-year-old-girl fights prejudice when her family is ostracized by a South African community. Presented in partnership with the Bijou Film Board and as part of HIV/AIDS in Iowa City: Thirty Years and Beyond, a four-day reflection marking the 30th anniversary of care at the University of Iowa AIDS Clinic.