Bicycle Film Festival Calls for Entries – Deadline 1 April

Submissions are now open for the 11th Annual Bicycle Film Festival. Anything with a bicycle-related theme is a go, and the selected films will tour more than 25 cities around the world, including Paris, London, Tokyo and New York.

All sorts of films and all sorts of bicycles are positively encouraged… There is no fee, and anyone interested can find out more and download a submission form from the BFF website.

Full press release after the jump, but here’s a short trailer of the 2010 program, to whet your appetite.

BFF Press release:

Submissions are now open for the Eleventh 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 is no fee to enter your film, simply download a submission form from the BFF website, and send a copy of the film to the BFF Head Office in New York.

The Bicycle Film Festival began in 2001 when Brendt Barbur, founding director of the festival was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one. The Bicycle Film Festival is 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 over the past ten years 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 2011 submission deadline is April 1. DVD, miniDV, NTSC and PAL are accepted. Any inquiries please email.

The Bicycle Film Festival screens films and videos documenting, depicting, promoting and supporting bike culture in all its forms. Films can be any length, but to be eligible for our shorts programs, we prefer films under 10 minutes and strongly discourage films that are already posted online (YouTube, Vimeo, etc).

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