ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Filmed by Bike is a film festival of the best bike-themed independent short movies from around the world. Filmed by Bike was founded in 2003. We hoped for 40 attendees and were pleasantly pleased when more than 60 people came out for the very first screening – and we quickly knew we were on to something.
As cycling has gained in popularity, we’ve been there every pedal stroke of the way, bringing the world’s best bike movies to the silver screen.
Hundreds of international entries are submitted but only an average of 35 make the final cut. A panel of esteemed jurors makes that tough decision.
Filmed by Bike is held every May in Portland, Oregon at the prestigious, historic Hollywood Theatre. The festival kicks off with a gigantic street party on opening night to celebrate bike culture.
Filmed by Bike plays only in Portland, Oregon but we also sell compilations featuring some of the favorite movies from previous years’ programs festival. Re-screening rights are available to groups who would like to show Filmed by Bike in their city. See the purchase page for more info.
Through our re-screening program, Filmed by Bike’s curated collection of the best bike movies is shown around the world.
HOW ARE FILMS SELECTED?
Entries are evaluated by an esteemed jury of bicycle and film enthusiasts from the Portland-Seattle area. We accept Jury nominations every fall. [MORE INFO]
WHERE DO THE MOVIES COME FROM?
Movie submissions come from independent filmmakers worldwide. Submissions are due January 20th every year. [MORE INFO]
WE SUPPORT NW DOCUMENTARY
Filmed by Bike supports NW Documentary, a non-profit organization that helps people tell their stories through film. Their Ride and Shoot class teaches the finer points of documentary by bicycle. We love the impressive work they do and are proud that a portion of our proceeds benefits their programs.