DJ Anjali + Incredible Kid

We love to party with you in the street so
much that this year we’ve invited
DJ Anjali + Incredible Kid
to come join us because they know how to kick things up right. They’ll be spinning a fresh mix of Bhangra and Bollywood beats that are the perfect way to say “GIVE US SOME ROOM TO DANCE!” at this bikes-only party!

DJ Anjali + Incredible Kid go on at 8pm and it’s free to come see them at the New Belgium Opening Night Street Party. We’ll have tons of other entertainers, DJs and cool displays of wild abandon.

The movies play inside. The party is outside

Tickets are available for ALL SHOWS at the door. No shows have sold out.

YOUR FESTIVAL PLANNER

Filmed by Bike is big and there is a lot going on, so we’ve put together this planner to help you decide what to do:

FRIDAY: Come to the New Belgium Opening Night Street Party and head inside for the movies if you’re so inclined. Bring your friends and great ready for an incredible FREE party in the street with DJ Anjali + Incredible Kid plus other outstanding entertainment.

SATURDAY: Relax and recover or head to one of the screenings. We suggest you make it to the 7pm for the Golden Helmet Award Presentation with Nutcase Helmets.

SUNDAY: Catch some early evening movies with filmmaker Q+As at the 5pm screenings, or catch the later night screenings to round out your weekend.

Filmmaker Profile: Lars C. Larsen

Filmed by Bike - Every April - Come watch bike movies!In Portland, the name Lars Larsen may ring a bell – of alarm: the conservative talk show host (Larson) is well known for giving bikers a hard time. But there’s another Lars in town who is fighting more for good than evil: Lars C. Larsen. This Lars is a Portland based filmmaker who has been involved with Filmed by Bike for four years now. With his films, Lars brings a creative approach to the festival, such as the ultra-short 2009 Speed Kills that was shot with a cool vintage effect.

Lars’s films have appeared in the Chicago Underground Film Festival, the Caucophany Film Festival, at San Francisco Film Arts, the Humboldt International Film Festival and now for the fourth time at Filmed By Bike. Lars is currently working on the TNT drama series Leverage and he has previously worked on Coraline, The Hunted, and several TV and film productions shot in and around Portland.

Lars’s most recent film Go! Paperboy! will show in Program 1. Program details >>

Felt Cruiser Raffle Rules

This ultra cool Felt Cruiser is the perfect way to roll into summer with retro style! And it could be yours with you enter the raffle. Here’s everything you need to know:

  • You do not need to attend the movies and speed raffles to be eligible to win.
  • Tickets will be for sale at our booth at the Pedal Nation Bicycle Show April 10-11.
  • Tickets will be for sale in the beer garden on Opening Night.
  • Speed Raffle tickets that do not win a prize will be entered into the cruiser raffle.
  • You can buy raffle tickets for only the cruiser raffle (not the Speed Raffle) if you want.
  • The winning ticket will be drawn and announced on our website Saturday, April 17th. A new ticket will be drawn and announced every day until there is a winner.
  • It is up to the winner to contact us via phone. Once a full day passes without a winner and a new ticket is drawn, previously drawn tickets are no longer valid.

NEW BELGIUM OPENING NIGHT STREET PARTY

Friday, April 16
5:30-11pm

The New Belgium Opening Night Street Party is always a raucous affair. After all, we’re putting a beer garden in the middle of the street so you know it’s gonna rock.

There is ample time to rock out before of after the movies. We suggest you plan to go to the 7pm show then stick around in the beer garden for all the entertainment, or check out the beer garden then head into the 11pm show. To guarantee your entry (the shows often sell out), you can buy tickets online through our website. Advance tickets for the 9pm show are sold out.

More info >>

Two Incredible Programs

This year’s Filmed by Bike features two separate programs, both of which are filled with incredible bike movies from around the world.

PROGRAM #1 : Get ready for some hot bicycle action and down-and-dirty antics in this wild program featuring an eclectic mix of movies. You’ll see glimpses of face-smashing jousting and PBR-swillin’ alongside ultra sweet

PROGRAM #2: Better than ever! In past years our Program #2 has focused heavily on documentaries and advocacy films, but not this year! You’ll find a fresh mix of all types of films, albeit somewhat on the lighter side of the scuff and scars spectrum – though not entirely! This is a very long program completely packed with great movies you won’t want to miss.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE >>

Free Entry for Volunteers

Volunteers help make Filmed by Bike such a cool event so as a thank you to our stellar volunteers, we’re offering free entry to the festival. Check out our volunteer page for details on the many ways you can get involved. The most popular positions go fast, so sign up for your volunteer slot early and join in on the awesomeness of this incredible festival!

Check out the festival program 2010

Wow – wow – wow! Bike movies came from around the world and our jury of nine film and bike enthusiasts worked hard to select the very best for our 2010 program. We’ve got 40+ movies, 9 screenings, 3 days and two separate programs to choose from. That means plenty of hot bicycle action on the silver screen.

We think you’re really going to love the great movies we’ve selected for you this year. The programs are an awesome mix of street films, animated shorts, love stories, documentaries and glimpses at bike cultures across the world. Okay , we’ll say it again (because it’s so true) – wow – wow – wow!

CHECK OUT THE PROGRAM >>

Get Ready for an Incredible 2010 Festival

The jury watched countless hours of independent bike movies from around the world and the final decisions are being made. We’ll release our program and festival schedule very shortly.  We’re excited for an incredible festival this year featuring some really amazing movies.

In the meantime, look for us in Alaska Airlines magazine and the April edition of Competitor Northwest.

Call for Film Editors!

Filmed by Bike is looking for a video editor for our 2010 festival program!

Our needs:

  • 4 distinct DVD programs, each containing a different combination of:
    • Roughly 30 winning short film entries (Under 8 minutes each, submitted on DVD or MiniDV)
    • Advertisement slideshows (submitted as .mov files)
    • Raffle slideshows (submitted as .mov files)
    • Some content will be repeated on multiple DVD programs
  • Normalized sound across the length of the programs
  • Final aspect ratio of 16:9 (from submissions of various aspect ratios)

Our timeline:

  • We would like to select a program editor by February 26th — Please get back to us ASAP
  • Content should be ready for editing by March 1st
  • Programs need to be completed by March 25th

We are putting this out to bid.

We are willing to provide other incentives such as:

  • Free entry to the festival April 16-18, 2010
  • On-screen advertising

Please contact Owen with questions and estimates:
Owen@FilmedByBike.org, (646) 465 2735

Bike Movies are Rolling In

Get your movie in!The deadline for submissions for the 8th Annual Filmed by Bike is February 15, 2010. That means submissions are rolling in and our mailbox is overflowing. It’s nice to think about films that were envisioned, filmed, edited and finalized a while ago, giving the filmmaker ample time to meet the deadline. But the reality is that many filmmakers are still working on the final touches.

So we thought we’d take a moment to cheer you on. If you were in the room with us, we’d bring out our team of cheerleaders on bikes. Best of luck! We can’t wait to see what you’ve got.

The Golden Helmet Award, presented by Nutcase

We’re very excited for this year’s new Golden Helmet Award, presented by Nutcase. This top award recognizes the independent filmmaker who courageously combines an original concept, a unique use of cinematography, and a nutty view of bicycling life and/or bike culture. The winner will receive a $250 cash award courtesy of Filmed by Bike and Nutcase.

This award was created by Filmed by Bike in conjunction with Nutcase to recognize the festival’s overall best film. Nutcase is proud to provide the most fun a helmet ever had, and they look forward to our filmmakers approaching their films with equal vigor. The finalists will be shown at the 7:00 pm showing on Saturday. The two honorable mentions will receive a complementary package courtesy of Filmed by Bike and Nutcase.

So get cracking, filmmakers! We can’t wait to see what you’ve got, and if it’s up to snuff you just might win the Golden Helmet.

Call for Entries!

It’s that time of year again…. Time for bike movies to start flooding the Filmed by Bike mailbox. You’ve got until Feb 15, 2010 to enter a short bike movie for our 2010 festival. A jury of esteemed judges will choose the very best submissions to be shown at the Clinton Street Theater April 16-18.

From love stories to documentaries, animated shorts to street chases – Filmed by Bike celebrates the artistic side of bike culture. Over 100 movies will be submitted but only 30 can make the final cut and win the chance to be seen on the silver screen.
MORE INFO >>

FOUR DISC SET HOLIDAY SALE

Your choice of any 4 DVDs for only $33 (U.S. shipping) or $43 (int’l shipping). That’s a big savings! Get one of each, two of one – it’s your call. Add it up – you couldn’t buy them individually that cheap. The Greatest Hits DVD alone would run you $60 for four copies…. Now that’s a ton of bike love right there!

Choose from the following:
Greatest Hits V. 1, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

Remember to select which DVDs you want (in the text box) or we’ll select for you.

FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING! Now that’s a deal any biker can love!


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