No foolin', get your bicycle movies submitted to BFF for BFF 2012 by April 1!
Bicycle films will be shown at the free Minneapolis Institute of Arts annual Bike Night, which is the kick-off event for a series of screenings (not free) of bike movies. It's one of my favorite weekends of the summer, for sure.
Grab a camera, some friends, storyboard and plan your narrative and character development. (Oh how I wish someone was making a documentary on Wheel Sexy!) There is a definite lack of films staring women in strong, independent roles, and I don't know if there's ever been a film starting a trans person. Last year two local women, Alicia and Laila, made a film called Dudey-Free Zone, a 26-minute documentary on the importance of women’s/transgender/gender-queer bike spaces.
From the BFF website:
Submissions are now open for the Twelfth 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’s no fee to enter your film, simply download a submission form below, and send a copy of the film to the BFF Headquarters in New York.
The Bicycle Film Festival began in 2001 when founding director of the festival, Brendt Barbur was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. In spite of this he insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one, and founded the Bicycle Film Festival. Since its inception, The Bicycle Film Festival has been 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 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 Sachs.
The 2012 submission deadline is April 1.
All inquiries please email email@example.com