It is often said that they best way to see the world is on a bike…well, here comes a film fest devoted to this unique two-wheeled perspective. Filmed by Bike is the best little homegrown film fest in Portland, a long running local treasure. What started in a micro-theater with a whopping 60 attendees in has grown to a global bike movement, accepting submissions from all over the world. This year marks the 14th year of the festival, only the second year in its new home at the Hollywood Theatre (previously at Clinton Street Theater).
The festival runs over three action packed days, between May 6-8. Don’t miss the kick-off New Belgium Street Party on Friday, May 6th at Velo Cult. The party always boasts an impressive array of performers, activities, and of course, New Belgium beer for all!
Over the course of this busy weekend, there are pre-show speed raffles, filmmaker Q+A sessions, dance parties, Brewery Tour Bike Rides with the Filmmakers, workshops, and awards ceremonies. The films selected are from all over the world, from snowy mountain adventure films to urban riding comedies. No matter what your cycling speed, you are bound to leave the theater inspired to ride and explore more. Check out the “Watch Page” where you can view previously submitted films and the awesome 2016 Festival Trailer.
Filmed by Bike started in 2003 as a small fundraiser for bike events and has since been supporting a burgeoning international community of bike-loving filmmakers. For communities that want to promote bike culture and get people riding, Filmed by Bike encourages folks to bring the festival to their towns. They’ve started a Bike Movie Nights Program to inspire events related to cycling and advocacy. It’s a ready-to-go festival in a box to share the love of cycling in a new and inspiring way.
We will be there and we hope you will too. Power to the pedal!