Bicycle Film Festival, London, October 3rd - 6th 2013
12.09.13 by Buffalo Bill
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Cycling fans from around the UK and Europe will flock to London this October for the Bicycle Film Festival’s tenth season in London, celebrating the world’s best invention: the bicycle. The BFF is proud to be in its 10th year in the UK, as we continue to see cycling championed across the country and abroad.
Feature film highlights include MOONRIDER (Dir. Daniel Dencik) an honest and heart breaking picture of extreme and lonely life of a young championship rider, CICLO (Dir. Andrea Martinez Crowther) in which two brothers retrace their cross-continental bike journey 56 years later in an exploration of memory, the cycle of life and the steady passage of time and JANAPAR (Dir. James Newton and Tom Allen) a true story filmed over four years in thirty-two countries by one man on a bicycle.
BFF13 also showcases fabulous and emotive short films from around the world, including: RYOKOU (Dir. Davros) about the past and present of Australia’s fastest track cyclist Shane Perkins as he bares all in the sharing of his story during two racing seasons inside the Japanese Keirin and SOIGNEUR (Dir. Rih Van Der Linden) where twenty years after former Dutch cycling talent Simon van Beneden crashed in a junior race he returns to the scene of the accident.
The festival will also play host to a diverse programme of events including the annual bike polo tournament and a led road ride with starting at Athlon Sports both on Sunday October 6. The BFF will also partner with VeloJam, the all women’s track racing day at Herne Hill Velodrome on Saturday October 5. On Friday the 4th of October the BFF will be presenting in partnership with TfL its second Cycling Symposium, looking at the future of cycling in London with unique viewpoints from broad speakers.
From its roots in New York, the BFF is now a multi-faceted, global event that travels to over 25 cities each year, from London to Tokyo, Moscow to Mexico City. It was created in 2001 to encourage global participation and awareness of cycling and to help promote cycling across all forms. The festival celebrates the bicycle by joining many creative communities, including fashion, music and art, with the bicycling communities in a shared passion.
For full program details and the most up to date information on the festival please visit the website.
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