Filmmaker Spotlight: The Bikes of Wrath

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“I think that right now, given recent events in the USA, our documentary is particularly important because it shows the incredible generosity and kindness of everyday Americans. There are a lot of elements to the film – cycling, adventure, music, literature – but I think it is ultimately about the goodness of ordinary people,” says Australian filmmaker Charlie Turnbull
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Seeking PAID Performers!

The 15th Annual Filmed by Bike features the world’s best bike movies with a huge film festival in Portland, Oregon every May, then Filmed by Bike On Tour takes our movie collections all over the world to build bike community and inspire people to ride.

Perform for a Huge Street Party Crowd!

Filmed by Bike is an amazing arts and culture event for Portland. Our Opening Night Street Party is a celebration of Portland’s diverse creativity. We love bringing exciting entertainment to our Main Stage outside.

Celebrate True Portland Creativity

The nation is going through hard times. Portland is going through hard times. It’s important for us to come together as a community and to celebrate community trough the arts.

Now more than ever, we’re working hard to line a diverse array of entertainers who exemplify what it makes to be creatively awesome in Portland.

Details

  • Apply with our form and we’ll be in touch by mid April
  • We’re looking for acts that are upbeat and interesting
  • Must be relevant for a Friday night outdoor party
  • We are a not-for-profit endeavor, and as such as have a very small budget.
  • We offer year-round marketing for your act – we’ll promote upcoming shows, etc. to our engaged fanbase.

Types of Entertainment

We’re open to a wide variety of performance types, but bands with a full band set up that includes sound checks and amplification generally don’t work for our space/timeframe.

  • Live painting artists
  • DJs
  • Step dancers
  • Dance troupes
  • Marching bands
  • Bgirls and Bboys
  • Doubledutchers
  • Burlesque
    + More!

More Info

Contact Cory McMahon, Festival Assistant: Cory@FilmedByBike.org

Apply

Use this form to apply to help us get a better understanding of who you are.

Promote Filmed by Bike!


Postering is one of the most important ways we showcase our poster and showcase Filmed by Bike to a broad audience who may not know about the festival. This is an extremely important role and we’d love to have your support!

Spend a Day Around Town!

Poster2017MikeKingSMGet your volunteering tackled early so when the big event comes you’re free to party. We’re looking for just a few volunteers to help put up posters around town to promote Filmed by Bike.

This is a fun, easy position. Select your neighborhood, load up your bag then head out for a day of fun on two wheels (or drive, we don’t judge!). It’s a cool way to explore Portland, maybe even select a neighborhood you want to get to know better! Stop for coffee, grab a doughnut, hit up the food carts and window shop as you go.

Sign Up Now!

How Postering Works

  1. Go to the sign up page and choose the Postering position.
  2. Select the neighborhood you want to cruise around
  3. Cory will send you a list of locations to visit in that neighborhood*
  4. You can pick up posters at our Headquarters – 1158 NE Morton Street. Rain or shine, day or night – they’ll be outside waiting for you.
  5. You will visit those locations, and add in new locations – this is a huge part of the project as new awesome places are popping up all the time*
  6. You send your list to Cory to show what happened at each location
  7. Once Cory reviews your completed list, she will send you a code to get into Filmed by Bike for free!
  8. Tell all your friends about Filmed by Bike and rally your festival posse
  9. Come join us at the festival!

* Our lists have been carefully curated over the years to include the best locations with high visibility.

Important notes

  • This is a fun tradition we’ve been doing since the early days of Filmed by Bike. We’ve visited some of these places for 12 years! Thank you for being on our team for this – it means a lot to us!
  • Please bring your own tape and pins.
  • No need to talk with people at each shop. The lists are set up with locations you can simply walk into and put up a poster. If you feel more comfortable getting permission, you can, but it’s not necessary unless otherwise noted on your list.
  • Please do not discuss the details of the festival. It’s complex and we don’t want you to get stuck answering a million questions, that would take too long. You can simply say, “I’m helping with the posters so I don’t have all the answers, but the website has all the info you’ll need or you can give the festival a call.” We also don’t want you to get caught answering a question you may not know the answer to, or for something that has changed (a lot has changed this year in exciting ways.)
  • Keep your notes really clear – that’s how you earn your free entry to Filmed by Bike and it’s what we’ll use for the same neighborhood next year.
  • Don’t forget to put your new locations in geographic order, we’ll need those in order to grant your free ticket.

About This Year’s Poster

Mike King has made more rock and roll posters than anyone in America, and now he has also designed a Filmed by Bike poster.

His new book Maximum Plunder features 1,000 pieces of his work over the years. Too bad the book was compiled before our poster was released!

The poster was printed by the amazing folks at Stumptown Printers using an offset (not digital) process on ancient monolithic machines with soul.

You’ll have so much fun bringing this incredible poster around town.

Watch the Video About Mike’s Work

Accepted Films, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Official Selections

Congratulations! The following filmmakers films have been accepted into Filmed by Bike for 2017.

Filmmaker Next Steps

  1. Share the love! Show for fans and followers on social media that your film is one of the best, we’re @filmedbybike on Twitter and Instagram.
  2. Deliver your digital file to films manager Guthrie Straw by March 1st 2017 for additional information on delivery please see our FAQ .
  3. Consider joining us! Your filmmaker acceptance email contains instructions for making an appearance at this years festival in style, we’d love to have you.
  4. Check out our Filmmaker Resource Page (It’s updated frequently and contains all the info you’ll need for attending the festival).

If you have any questions please contact our films manager Guthrie at Guthrie@FilmedByBike.org

Accepted Films

Please note, all films now shown at Hollywood Theatre, Saturday showings have been moved to 6PM and 8PM respectively. Sunday showings have been moved to 5:30 and 7:30PM respectively. 

FILM TITLE PRODUCED BY FROM SHOWTIME VENUE
5:00 AM Sam Needham Great Britain Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
2016 Gorge Roubaix Dronescape US Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm Hollywood Theatre
8bar Neukln v1 – steel is real Rick Schubert Germany Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
A Girl Needs A Bike Letitia Lamb & Vivien Mason Australia Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
A Granite State Ride Sean Collins US Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
A Way Forward Pedal Born Pictures – Isaac and Jacob Seigel-Boettner US Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
All I Want for Christmas Tina Lagler & Blaž Miklič // OSM films Slovenia Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Beulah Luke Francis, Brother Cycles & Pannier Great Britain Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
Bicycle Seismographs Niklas Roy, Kati Hyyppä Germany Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
Biking The World Ena Bavcic Bosnia and Herzegovina Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Closer Than We Know Stephen Spurlock, Jeff Kennel, Travis Whitty, Mike Palzkill and Keenan Hock US Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Cycle Jovan Harmuth, Ian Nolan, Dustin Lange Canada Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm Hollywood Theatre
cycles Erin Kim US Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Cycologic STÅLHAMMAR Sweeden Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Dada | The Malagasy Trialist Felix Le Blanc France Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Dame mit Hund (Walk the dog) Sonja Rohleder Germany Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Dean Dickinson in The Dirty Sniff Bone Deth Bikes, Sean Burns, and Dean Dickinson US Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Dirty Sellwood: You’re Never Gonna Make It Manny Marquez US Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Dust Lust Tina Lagler & Blaž Miklič // OSM films Slovenia Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
Eat Some Food, Ride Your Bike Giles Perkins Great Britain Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
Erykah Badu – Black Bikes Matter Erykah Badu & City Bicycle Company US Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Every Week Is Awesome EWIA PRODUCTION Slovakia Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Five Days on Kokopelli Trail Dwayne Burgess US Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Flashes of the Altai Joey Schusler US Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
For Thousands of Miles (Official Trailer) Erica Hampton US Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Gathering Storm : The Bikes & Wilderness Story Union Production Co. Canada Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
Gentrification is Weird! – The Ride Sika Stanton, Austyn Farrell, Chris Serra US Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Get Some Fresh Air 200k Jay Ritchey US Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Giro d’Italia – Ciao Bambino Onesal Japan Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Glady-ators Cross Crusades Amanda New US Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Hack Bike Derby The Bicycle Academy Great Britain Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Hunters Get Deer From the Woods on a Bicycle Michael Hehner and Chris Johnson US Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
Journey On The Pedals Nick Wambugu Kenya Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Joy Rodney Fuentes Canada Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
Kraynick’s Bike Shop Bryan Heller US Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
L’Astuce Vin. Matthew J Nemer US Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
La Vuelta Onesal Japan Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Light Cycles Mike Gamble Canada Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
Los Andes en bici. Paso Socompa Nacion Salvaje Argentina Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
Mantra Michael Berge US Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Maurice Burton – The Cyclist Richie Georgie – Richard Round-Turner and George Daniell Great Britain Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Mr Right Bike Elaine Wong US Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
My Own Private Idaho Francis Delapena US Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
My Ride Jessie Ayles Great Britain Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
National High Five Day 2016 Kevin Neidorf US Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
No More Limits | Jimmy the Handcyclist Objekt Films Great Britain Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
On Your Mind Yulia Nemova Russia Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Pedal It Forward Catjia Rehkamp US Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
Portrait of my grandfather : 80 and still cycling Florent Piovesan Australia Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
Race Across America Lorenz Wetscher, Julian Leupold Germany Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Red Hook Crit Milano 2016 Ciprian Ciocoiu Romania Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Revolutions Jessie Ayles Great Britain Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Ride for Korah Locke + Stache Media US Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Right Foot First: Neil MacGillivray Jack Willison / Dropshack Great Britain Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Scratching the Earth Aaron Peterson US Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
Tallest Race on Two Wheels Josh Davidsburg, Stewie Mullen, George Stewart Jr. US Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Teppei Nasty Iwabuchi Fukuoka 2016 Seitaro Iki Japan Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
The Bicycle Maker Bidit Roy India Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm Hollywood Theatre
The Bikes of Wrath – Extended Trailer Cameron Ford, Charlie Turnbull, Lizzette Atkins Australia Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
The Gaman Spirit: Why Cycling Works in Tokyo Joe Baur, Streetfilms, Clarence Eckerson Jr. US Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
The Last Ride Ryan Van Duzer US Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
The Mam Nick Hill Climb Brendon Tyree Great Britain Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
The Rise of Doom Louis Lhomel Canada Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
The world Naked Bike Ride Jiaqi wang Great Britain Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Third Wheel Outdoor Gear Exchange US Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
To Know How Much Love Gabriel James / Ghost Village Films US Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
Toer Jasmijn Cedee Belgium Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Tourment Treat Studios Great Britain Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Tune Up — Mello Velo Bicycle Shop & Cafe Benjamin Wilson US Saturday, May 6, 6pm Hollywood Theatre
Velo Visionaries – Alicia Tapia Kristin Tieche US Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Voice Notes – A Tandem Ride with Horst A. Friedrichs. Montenegro & Lafont Spain Friday, May 5, 9pm Hollywood Theatre
Wild Trails EWIA Production Slovakia Saturday, May 6, 8pm Hollywood Theatre
The Secret Truth of the Universe Sai Selvarajan US Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm Hollywood Theatre
Pedal To Peaks | Norway Brody Leven US Friday, May 5, 7pm Hollywood Theatre

About the Venue

Filmed by Bike screens at the Historic Hollywood Theatre

Hollywood Theatre

The Hollywood Theatre is a renovated historic theater near Downtown Portland. The theater seats 300.

Festival Assistant Internship (paid)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 6, 2016.

Filmed by Bike is inspiring a culture where cycling is woven seamlessly into everyday life. Be a part of this incredible movement by joining our team as our Festival Assistant, a fun and rewarding role.

ABOUT THIS POSITION

The 15th Annual Filmed by Bike is a film festival showcasing the world’s best bicycle movies. We host a large-scale festival in Portland every spring, and our movie programs are screened around the world. Film submissions come from all over the globe.

Our next festival is May 5-7, 2017 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. It’s a very exciting year as we’ll be celebrating our 15th Anniversary.

The Festival Assistant is responsible for many important projects that go into making this festival amazing. We rely on input from our interns to help keep our festival fresh every year. Built into this position is a lot of creative freedom and the opportunity to learn and refine your skills along the way. Our ideal candidate knows that many varied details go into making an event successful and will embrace the workload to help put on a good show.

The Festival Assistant will report directly to the Festival Director.

We are a streamlined, creative event. If you enjoy working with a team of efficient people who are involved for an altruistic, true love of the festival, you will fit right in.

HOURS + COMMITMENT

Roughly 5-10 hours a week from mid December through mid May with additional hours directly before and during the festival. We meet just a few times in that period. At times there is very little work to accomplish; at other times the position is busy and deadlines are imperative. It is up to the Festival Assistant to manage this schedule with limited oversight, but plenty of support is always available from the team.

WHAT ARE YOUR TALENTS AND PASSIONS?

We enjoy giving our interns an opportunity to flourish in this role. We look forward to learning more about your interests, talents and passions and finding ways for your skills to contribute to the festival.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

We are an extremely positive, supportive work team. We work very hard and are fully dedicated to the festival. We work from home and have regularly scheduled staff meetings. We use Google Docs for file management, Dropbox for film storage and Vimeo for video display. We all work extremely independently with very little oversight, though support is always available when there are questions or roadblocks.

LEARN FROM OUR EXPERTS

Filmed by Bike is entering it’s 15th year presenting the world’s best bike movies. Beyond being a film festival, we are a creative, well executed event. We are dedicated to excellent event production and we bring in a team of the best. You will leave this position with a unique understanding of some of the best event management practices that exist.

We are also blazing a path in the world of bike advocacy by offering a modern tool for bike advocates to add to their toolkit: an out-of-the-box bike movie night. Our movie collections are seen around the world as a way to motivate more people to ride.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS – Skills, Equipment and Characteristics

* Driven toward success and a desire to do a great job.
* Ability to devise creative approaches to complex situations.
* Cool under pressure
* Friendly, positive, personable, works well with the public.
* Communications oriented – can do a good job of representing the festival to a wide variety of people in writing and in person.
* Ability to explain complex information in a clear, concise fashion.
* Works independently with thorough initial instruction but limited oversight after that.
* Thorough with detailed projects, doesn’t mind the occasional office tasks.
* Knows how to set project priorities and ask questions to stay on track.
* Ability to balance Filmed by Bike workload with other life commitments.
* Ability to work well with volunteers, provide clear instruction and efficiently support them as they donate their time to our organization. The volunteer work must help alleviate the workload, not create more work. It is up to the person in this position to make that happen effectively.

PREFERRED SKILLS

* Creative, eager to brainstorm new ideas for the festival.
* Desire to hone your skills by contributing to our festival.
* Excellent correspondence etiquette and a dedication to well composed email messages.
* Hustle. Ability to work a sale, close the deal and have fun doing it.
* Event management experience.
* Remote working experience or positions where you’ve worked with limited oversight.

VOLUNTEER OUTREACH + MANAGEMENT – 15%

* Work with volunteers on specialty projects.
* Recruit volunteers for the festival

FESTIVAL SUPPORT – 25%

* Assistance with projects related to the execution of our festival in Portland.
* Working during the festival on opening night and other days of the festival.

JURY SCREENING – 2%

Watch bike movie submissions before anyone else!
* Help with the set up of our Jury Screening in January.
* Greet Jurors and make them feel welcome.

OUTREACH – 15%

* Promote Filmed by Bike to area groups and clubs.
* Attend a few special events to promote Filmed by Bike.
* Help distribute our posters around town, with the support of a team of volunteers you will oversee.

RAFFLE PRIZE RECRUITMENT – 20%

The Filmed by Bike Speed Raffle is a wildly fun aspect of our opening night – one that attendees look forward to every year as we raffle off $2,000+ in high quality prizes.

In this position, you will be responsible for securing prizes, but you will not have to run the raffle. We have an experienced team of supporters who make that aspect happen.

We have a wealthy of generous prize donors from over the years and recruiting prizes is not a difficult task.

* Recruit prizes.
* Pick up prizes.
* Thank donors.

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS AS NEEDED – 18%

* Other projects will arise.

COMPENSATION

This is a paid internship. A total sum of $1,000 will be awarded in two installments ($500 each) upon successful completion of the work.

Staff perks include free entry to the festival, networking opportunities, learning on the job and the opportunity to work with filmmakers.

HOW TO APPLY

Send the following to Info@FilmedByBike.org by the deadline listed above:
* Resume
* Cover letter that addresses why you want this job and why you would be really good at it

2017 Festival

The 15th Annual Filmed by Bike is May 5-7 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon.

Our team is hard at work curating an impressive collection of films to dazzle and delight.

IMPORTANT DATES
December 1 – Jury nominations are due
January 20 – Film deadline
March 1 – Tickets go on sale

Filmmaker Spotlight: Joey Schusler

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Joey Schusler is an adventurer extraordinaire who also creates gorgeous films about his journeys. In his early 20’s he realized his bike could be more than simply a thrill-seeking tool for racing the clock, it could also be a tool for adventure and getting an personal view of the world.

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Filmmaker Spotlight: Devansh Mathur

Gotya | Devansh Mathur

“Gotya” is an intriguing bike-themed film set in India. We spent some time talking with filmmaker Devansh Mathur about the making of this complex piece.

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Filmmaker Spotlight: Dwayne Burgess

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Dwayne Burgess says it was Ron Fricke’s “Koyaanisqatsi” that really paved the way for him as a filmmaker. “My first film was born out of the pure desire to challenge myself to create moving image with a digital camera, push every aspect of my knowledge and technical artistry using time lapse photography.” Continue reading

Filmmaker Spotlight: Ryan Van Duzer

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Ryan Van Duzer describes himself as a tree-hugging hipping boy from Boulder who has never owned a car.
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Filmmaker Spotlight: Damian Ineichen

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Damian Ineichen says he loves to capture adventures with friends, and for him film is the best way to do that.
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