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We are inspiring a culture where cycling is woven seamlessly into everyday life.”

– Ayleen Crotty, Festival Director

Filmed by Bike - World's Best Bike Movies Bicycle Film Fest

ABOUT THE FILMED BY BIKE

Filmed by Bike features the world’s best bike movies.

Every May we host a gigantic film festival in our hometown of Portland, Oregon at the historic Hollywood Theatre. We award the best movies and curate inspiring bike movies collections.

Over the course of a busy weekend, we host a Street Party, filmmaker Q+A sessions, dance parties, Brewery Tour Bike Rides with the Filmmakers, workshops and awards ceremonies.

Filmed by Bike - World's Best Bike Movies Bicycle Film Fest

Traveling Program

Want to get more people on bikes? We know just the way!

Filmed by Bike’s curated movie collections are inspiring. We send these collections all over the world through ourTraveling Program.

Show Filmed by Bike at your next event. There is no way someone can leave the theater without being inspired to ride their bike more! This is such a creative, fun way to showcase active living and everyday cycling. We make these collections available to municipalities, non profit organizations, clubs and theaters around the world.

It’s easy to host Filmed by Bike where you live and ride!

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Fostering Bike Filmmakers

Hundreds of international entries are submitted every year, and the very best (around 40) are featured in our programs. A panel of esteemed jurors makes that tough decision.

Filmmakers now have an audience for their bike-themed films. Many of our filmmakers create their pieces specifically for Filmed by Bike. We’re the reason they put an idea into action – they know they’ll have an appreciative audience that understands their passion for bikes.

Filmmakers from around the world flock to Portland for this spirited event, an opportunity to meet other filmmakers, share filmmaking tips and explore Portland by bike with local bike enthusiasts.

Filmed by Bike - World's Best Bike Movies Bicycle Film Fest

History

Filmed by Bike started in 2003 as a small fundraiser for bike events and we have been supporting a burgeoning international community of bike-loving filmmakers ever since.

We started in a micro-theater with a whopping 60 attendees in Portland, Oregon. Filmed by Bike movies are now seen all over the world and our screenings regularly sell out. We are so proud to be a part of this global bike movement.

Filmed by Bike - World's Best Bike Movies Bicycle Film Fest

Show Filmed by Bike

Filmed by Bike’s carefully curated programs of the world’s best bike movies are available for screenings.

Showcasing a program of bike movies is the perfect way to inspire your bike community.
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HOW ARE FILMS SELECTED?

Entries are evaluated by an esteemed jury of bicycle and film enthusiasts the Oregon area. We accept Jury nominations every fall.
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WHERE DO THE MOVIES COME FROM?

Movie submissions come from independent filmmakers worldwide. Submissions are accepted year round, and January 20th is the deadline for the following year’s program. 
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WE SUPPORT NW DOCUMENTARY

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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.

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