Edition 2014 of Bicycle Film Festival Stockholm will be presented at Arkitektur- and designcentrum on Skeppsholmen. Two days (October 3 & 4) full of bike movies, a bike exhibition by Black Label Bicycle Club Stockholm and a cruise through Stockholm city. After the last set of movies on Saturday Bicycle Film Festival will head to Bloms Café with gold sprint race and DJ marathon. Buy your ticket(s) already.
19:00 – Program 1
BACK TO BATTENKILL, USA 2014 | 4 min. Dir. Josh Miller
CLEAN SPIRIT, Netherlands 2014 | 88 min. Dirk Jan Roeleven
21:00 – Program 2, Bicycle Film Festival Greatest Hits
MADE IN QUEENS, USA 2008 | Video 10min. Dir. Joe Stevens & Nicolas Randall
SKI BOYS, Canada 2006 | Super 8 8min. Dir. Benny Zenga
BIKELORDZ: STYLES ALIVE EDITION, Ghana 2012 | HD 10min. Dir. Mikey Hart
BOY, England 2012 | Digital 10min. Dir. Justin Chadwick
BELLE EPOCH, Italy, USA 2008 | Video 3min. Dir. Robert Chynoweth
ON TIME, USA 1985 | 16mm 10min. Dir. Ari Taub
THE BICYCLE, USA 2012 HD 7min. Dir. Adam Neustadter and Chris McCoy
THE CYCLIST, USA 2013 HD 10min. Dir. Morgan Krantz
SISTER SESSION, Estonia 2012 | HD 11min. Dir. Helen Habakuk, Doris Taaker, & Brett Astrid Vomma
ROAD SAGE, USA 2013 HD 12min. Dir. Lucas Brunelle
18:30 – Program 3
FIX THE ICELAND, Czech Republic 2014 | 11 min. Dir. Kryštof Hlůže
LUCAS BRUNELLE GOES TO AFRICA, USA 2013 HD 7min. Dir. Lucas Brunelle
EVOLUTION OF BICYCLE, Denmark 2013 | 1 min. Dir. Thallis Vestergaard
TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL, USA 2014 | 16 min. Dir. Harry Zernike
MELONS, TRUCKS & ANGRY DOGS, Germany 2014 | 56 min. Dir. Kristian & Martin Ansand & Gilluck
20:30 – Program 4, Urban Bike Shorts
I’M ALRIGHT, USA 2014 HD 4min. Dir. John Lynn
TRON KONG, Hong Kong 2014 | 2 min. Dir. Joshua Wong
SPIN!, USA 2014 | 2 min. Dir. Harry Zernike
MY RIDE, UK 2014 | 3 min. Dir. Jessie Ayles
MY WONDERFUL BICYCLE, USA 2014 | HD 4min. Dir. Steve Olpin
HAVANA BIKES, Spain 2014 | 5 min. Dir. Diego Vivanco
WHIFFED OUT, USA 2013 | 12 min. Dir Jason Giampietro
BIKE FOR BREAD, EGYPT, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND 2013 | 7 min. Dir. Claude MARTHALER and Raphael JOCHAUD
DELIVERY, USA 2014 | 10 min. Dir. Christopher Walker, Joshua Simpson, Michael Beach Nichols
THE COLDEST MARCH, UK 2014 | 17 min. Dir. Ben Pickett
LUCAS BRUNELLE OFF THE GRID, PANAMA, COLOMBIA and USA | 20min. Dir. Benny Zenga
The Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) is an independent film festival that screens films related to urban cycling culture, in cities around the world. It was founded in 2001 and is based in New York. – Wikipedia
While reading about something totally unrelated, I came across information about a film starring two of my favourite actors, Jonny Lee Miller and Brian Cox, and one of the most pleasant celebrities I have ever met, Billy Boyd, about a guy whose book I have recently been reading, Graeme Obree. I was interested immediately but when I saw that the movie has actually had pretty decent reviews, I had to see it.
For those not in the know, Graeme Obree decided to build his own bike and take on the heavy hitters of the cycling world. I’ll not give too much away but I highly recommend you see this film. It’s an amazing enough story made all the more amazing by being true. What he overcame and the way in which he did it is as funny as it is inspiring and touching.
You’ve probably already seen his video of Danny MacAskill reliving his childhood playtime in full size…
But have you seen this one of Martyn Ashton? He does something similar but instead of using a strong framed trials bike, he uses a £10,000 road bike (in fact it’s the same one used by Team Sky). This guy is truly mental…
For anyone trying to find their way in the weird and wonderful world of road biking, the people at IFHT and NSMB have provided this really useful (and not at all piss taking) introduction video. Enjoy!
After The Invisible Bicycle Helmet short documentary the new film project from Swedish film director Fredrik Gertten is once again about the awesomeness of bicycles: bikes in a sadly-but-true-booming-car-sales-world or Bikes vs Cars will be released in 2014. Until then we’ll have to live with a 3 minutes and 29 seconds trailer.
Bikes vs. Cars, a new film project from BANANAS! * and Big Boys Gone Bananas! * director Fredrik Gertten. Climate change and the daily frustration of being locked up in a car frustrate people more than ever. People in cities around the world take on the bicycle as a Do It Yourself tool for change. But still: Car sales are booming. 1 billion cars today. 2 billion in 2020.
Join the movement and make the documentary come to life: pledge to the project on kickstarter.