The 2022-23 Virtual Bicycle Film Festival is available for streaming worldwide through the end of this month. Learn more about this year’s 35 films spread across four programs, watch the festival trailer, and find a link to buy tickets here…
Last year, the 22nd annual Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) returned to theaters for the first time since 2019 for sold out in-person shows in Amsterdam, New York, Copenhages, Cape Town, and dozens of other locations around the world. For anyone who didn’t catch one of the shows during the tour, the 2022-23 Virtual Bicycle Film Festival is streaming in full until March 31st. There are four short programs that include a total of more than 35 films, and you can purchase a pass to watch one or all of the programs. They include Urban Bike + Cinematic, Cycle Sport, Adventure (short), and Adventure (long form). See a quick overview of all four below.
Program 1: URBAN BIKE + CINEMATIC shorts
Oscar nominated and award-winning shorts share equal billing with emerging new talent. Curated with a diverse array of films that capture the spirit of street, youth, and messenger cultures from passionate cyclists in cities around the world.
Program 2: CYCLE SPORT shorts
Let’s celebrate the sport of cycling from the first Women’s Paris-Roubaix race to the Tour de France filmed over ten years on Super 8. These stories feature Kasia Niewiadoma, Justin & Corey Williams, Meg Fisher, and other stars.
Program 3: ADVENTURE shorts
For lovers of gravel, mountain biking, bikepacking, and ultra-endurance cycling, this program will take you on a journey around the world.
Program 4: ADVENTURE long form
A program of four bikepacking films featuring: The East Texas Showdown, The Atlas Mountain Race, The Day Across Minnesota, and Land’s End to John O’Groats. Explore the terrains of Morocco, North America, and the UK by bicycle.
As for what you can expect from the type of films in the program, in BFF’s words, “Bicycle Film Festival offers an international point of view of the cycling movement. The stories appeal to a wide audience from film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everyone in between. Documentaries, narratives, animations, award-winning directors, and emerging talents – all sharing equal billing. The BFF plays an important role in creating an eco-friendly society and bringing diverse communities together.”
Tickets for the 2022-23 Virtual Bicycle Film Festival are available on a sliding scale depending on what you can pay. Full festival passes (all four programs) range from $28 to $75, and passes for individual programs range from $10 to $20. The full collection of films has a runtime of around eight hours split equally among the four programs.
Interested in watching? You can learn more and purchase a festival pass here.
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