ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Filmed by Bike is a film festival of bike-themed independent short movies from around the world. Submissions are limited to eight minutes and revolve around the central theme of cycling. Filmed by Bike was founded in 2003. The organizers hoped for 40 attendees and were pleasantly pleased when more than 60 people came out for the very first screening. Filmed by Bike was an instant hit!
Hundreds of international entries are submitted but only an average of 45 make the final cut. A panel of esteemed jurors makes that tough decision.
The festival is held every April in Portland, Oregon at the Clinton Street Theater. The festival kicks off with a rockin’ street party on opening night. We close off the street, bring in the ruckus and DJs and spend the night reveling in film and bike culture while amazing bike movies play on the silver screen.
Filmed by Bike plays only in Portland, Oregon but we also sell DVDs featuring some of the favorite movies from previous years’ programs festival. Limited re-screening rights are available. See the DVD page for more info.
HOW ARE FILMS SELECTED
Entries are evaluated by an esteemed jury of bicycle and film enthusiasts from the Portland-Seattle area. Our jury page details this year’s roster.
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 to provide them with a portion of the proceeds from Filmed by Bike.