THE GOLDEN HELMET AWARD
The Golden Helmet Award, presented by Travel Oregon, 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:
- A fresh, innovative original concept
- A unique use of cinematography
- A creative view of bicycling life/culture that has style and originality
- Beautifully executed project
The winner will receive a trophy and $250 cash prize courtesy of Filmed by Bike. The two honorable mentions will receive generous gift packs.
INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD
The best Filmed by Bike submissions have excellent soundtracks. That’s why we’re proud to bring you the Independent Music Award, presented by Radio Room. 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 $100 cash prize, presented at the Awards Ceremony on closing night. The jury will be 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 award. And maybe the song’s not the best in the world 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 Independent Music Award box on the submission form
HOW WE DEFINE INDEPENDENT
For the purpose of this contest, independent means 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
Brompton folding bicycles believes that you deserve to have your say. That’s why they’re proud to sponsor the Audience Choice Award. Vote for your favorite Filmed by Bike movie. There are more than 45 movies playing at Filmed by Bike so we encourage you to purchase a festival pass and watch them all. At the end of the festival, come back here to vote on your favorite. We will announce the winner here and on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.
The winner will receive a $100 cash prize.