Archive for February, 2011
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BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL: CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submission Deadline: April 1
Submissions are now open for the Eleventh Annual Bicycle Film
Festival! The BFF is looking for films with a bike-related theme. Any
style is acceptable: animation, experimental, narrative, documentary
and music videos are all a go.
There is no fee to enter your film, simply download a submission form
from the BFF website, and send a copy of the film to the BFF Head
Office in New York.
The Bicycle Film Festival began in 2001 when Brendt Barbur, founding
director of the festival was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New
York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a
positive one. The Bicycle Film Festival is a platform to celebrate
the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film.
The BFF travels to over 25 cities around the world, including Paris,
London, Tokyo, New York — and Sydney. Last year, more than 225,000
people attended the festival. The BFF is not only a showcase for new
films, but also, includes rock shows, street parties, art shows,
dinners, bike rides and more!
The BFF over the past ten years is proud to be a platform for exposure
for many independent filmmakers and artists, and to show a range of
emerging filmmakers to established artists, including Albert Maysles,
Spike Jonze, Mike Mills, The Neistat Brothers, Michel Gondry, and Tom
The 2011 submission deadline is April 1. Any inquiries please email
Jinxy asked me to post this. Check out their site for some bike polo wheel covers from the past that are pretty good looking. As for the contest, all you need to know is “The drunker, the better” and “Please keep your video to 30-45 seconds”.
More info: Jinxy
Here is another Popular Mechanics article. May 1931.
Seen in Sveden’s photostream
Look forward to more North American Hardcourt (NAH) updates soon.
short films about bikes
March 13th, 2011 8PM
Bowery Stadium, NYC
Here is the real draw. The Four Horsemen II race is the week before and the footage will be in the program. If you didn’t see the first Four Horsemen, watch this on Vimeo. The Four Horsemen.
The Four Horsemen II
March 5th, 2011 2PM
110th Street and 5th Avenue, NYC