Get your stoke on as Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) returns for one more season this March. The digital screenings embody three feature-length movies and a slew of latest brief movies, operating from March 25-April 24.
BFF began in 2001 in New York City, which is nonetheless technically its house base. The impartial movie pageant seeks to concentrate on city biking tales from all over the world.
This yr’s entries appear to be basic BFF fare, engineered towards up to date and present occasions. Rwanda’s bikepacking race crew, one professional’s story of tragedy and redemption, and a bike-propelled humanitarian effort in Ukraine are all on deck.
Bicycle Film Festival goes digital
Also this yr, audiences worldwide can entry the movies from wherever they’re. The screenings break up into 4 worldwide “programs,” three of which comprise a function plus shorts. One program includes an array of shorts solely.
Program 1, as an illustration, focuses on the 2020 Race Around Rwanda. The course is a beast: the single-stage, self-supported race across the nation is hilly and gravelly, with a complete distance of about 620 miles and an astronomical elevation achieve of almost 56,000 ft. The BFF-featured movie, “Tugende,” spotlights among the 65 extremely riders that lined up initially of the 2020 race and the journey that ensued.
That February, the peloton included everybody from well-known execs to members of Team Rwanda who had by no means entered a bikepacking race. 2020’s entry can be a memorable one — thunderstorms made the going powerful and the endless hills more durable.
Program 1 shorts embody bits concerning the world’s longest uninterrupted downhill, cloud forest biking outdoors San Francisco, Calif., and even a research of “multiple realities colliding during food delivery.”
Anyone in biking in Ukraine ought to take a look at Program 4. The 13 brief movies embody a bit about an effort to present bicycles to rural villages in the nation.
Others embody an animated clip about Paul Buchanan’s try to ship the infamous Austin Church Gap and a three-decade chronicle of Seattle’s unlawful underground BMX neighborhood that guarantees to compel.
Film Fest tix on a sliding value scale
Interestingly, the pageant affords all tickets on a sliding scale. For occasion, you’ll be able to pay both $75, $50, or $27 for a full go (entry to all movies all through the pageant). If one particular program catches your eye, plan to pay between $10 and $20. And a smaller choice centered across the Ukraine story is obtainable at $10-20 for a shorter timeframe.
Check out the wide-ranging Bicycle Film Festival unfold here.