MEDIA CONTACT INFO
Ayleen Crotty // 971-221-7228 // Ayleen@FilmedByBike.org
Lisa Hill // 504-730-8055 // Lisa@LisaHillPR.com
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HIGHLIGHTS + FUN FACTS
* May 5-7, 2017
* Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon
* Six unique programs of movies
* Filmmaker Q+A sessions
* Adventure Night featuring bold cyclists who conquer amazing feats on the remote rugged road
* Two energetic programs on opening night.
* Speed Raffle presented by Sidekick Socks, $3,000 in prizes
* 80 films
* 74 filmmakers
* 18 countries represented
* Documentaries, animation, love stories and more
* An exciting collection of creative animated shorts
* Films from India, Slovakia, Japan, Slovenia, Russia, Portugal, Italy and more offer a unique glimpse into worldwide bike culture.
* A benefit for NW Documentary, a non-profit organization that helps people tell their stories through film
CONTACT INFO + SOCIAL MEDIA
Website: FilmedByBike.org (festival schedule)
Twitter: @FilmedByBike (festival news)
Facebook: Facebook.com/FilmedByBike (updates + filmmaker profiles)
Instagram: @FilmedByBike (festival photos and film stills)
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PRESS RELEASE/BASIC INFO
The World’s Best Bike Movies are coming to Portland for the 15th Annual Filmed by Bike, a film festival May 5-7 at the Hollywood Theatre. The festival will host a diverse array of movies, a lively street party, filmmaker Q+As, a Festival Lounge with craft beer and fine coffee, and a brewery tour with the filmmakers.
80 short films will show for three days, with six unique programs. The work of 74 filmmakers representing 19 countries will be showcased, including Slovenia, India, Russia, Switzerland, and Slovakia.
The opening night features a Street Party from 5:00-9:30 p.m. The free event is all ages and features a beer garden, live entertainment, a photo booth and a gigantic bike parking arena. The Street Party takes place behind Velo Cult Bike Shop and Tavern, 1969 NE 42nd Avenue.
Filmed by Bike benefits NW Documentary, a non-profit organization that helps people tell their stories through film.
Tickets and a schedule can be found at FilmedByBike.org. Purchasing advance tickets is recommended. A festival pass for only $60 grants unlimited entry to the festival, a bike ride with the filmmakers, a factory tour of Chris King Precision Components and more.
Filmed by Bike showcases the world’s best bicycle movies with this huge film festival in Portland every year, then the curated movie collections go on tour throughout the world. Filmed by Bike is inspiring a culture with cycling is woven seamlessly into everyday life.
OPENING NIGHT STREET PARTY
On Friday, May 5, from 5:00-9:30pm, the Opening Night Street Party kicks off the festival with a party behind Velo Cult Bike Shop and Tavern, 1969 NE 42nd Avenue in Portland. The event is all ages and features live entertainment on the Amtrak Main Stage, beer garden, a Pass Photo Booth and much more.
“Filmed by Bike is the only festival in Oregon to truly put the FEST in festival,” says filmmaker Mike Vogel of Front Ave. Films.
Showtimes: schedule available on the website at FilmedByBike.org
Cost: $11 per show, $60 for an unlimited entry Festival Pass that includes exclusive features and a bike ride with the filmmakers.
Age restrictions: All ages
Tickets: Tickets are for sale online and at the event while supplies last.
MEDIA: FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS
We can arrange interviews with filmmakers. Please contact Ayleen Crotty: Ayleen@FilmedByBike.org, 971-221-7228.