The Filmed by Bike Awards
THE GOLDEN HELMET AWARD Presented by Radio Room
The Golden Helmet Award, presented by Radio Room, recognizes the independent filmmaker who courageously combines an original concept, a unique use of cinematography and a creative view of bicycling life and/or bike culture.
This award was created by Filmed by Bike to honor the top film of the festival. Nominated films will be designated during the festival. The winner will be announced on closing night.
This award recognizes the film that best meets the following criteria:
- An original concept that is fresh, creative and innovative
- A unique use of cinematography that is well executed
- A creative view of bicycling life and/or bike culture that has style and originality
- Complete rights to your work
The winner will receive a trophy and $300 cash prize courtesy of Filmed by Bike. The two honorable mentions will receive a complementary package courtesy of Filmed by Bike and Radio Room.
GO INDEPENDENT! AWARD presented by Bike Gallery
The best Filmed by Bike submissions have excellent music. That’s why we’re proud to bring you the Go Independent! award, presented by Bike Gallery. Use independent, licensed music in your piece and you’ll be entered into the competition. The jury will select their favorite film and the winner will receive a $250 cash award, presented at the Friday night screening.
The jury will screening for songs that provide an awesome soundtrack for your movie. It doesn’t matter how many different songs you use, but everything in your movie has to be licensed (permission granted to you for the use of the music for your movie) to be eligible for the Go Independent! Awards. And maybe the song’s not so great but the way you use it rocks; we think that’s fair game.
- You must have the rights to use all the music in your movie
- Your movie must contain at least one song that is independent (see below)
- In order to be entered, you must check the Go Independent! box on the submission form
HOW WE DEFINE INDEPENDENT
For the purpose of this contest, independent means any music from a musical act that is not signed to a major record label or is not signed at all. We’re talking the little guys here, the ones making impressive music while keeping it real.
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD presented by Travel Oregon
Vote for your favorite Filmed by Bike movie.
There are tons of movies playing at Filmed by Bike so we encourage you to purchase a festival pass so you can easily watch them all. At the end of the festival, come back here to vote on your favorite. Movie descriptions can be found on our Programs Page.
The winner will receive a $100 cash prize.