Every year Filmed by Bike receives hundreds of film submissions from filmmakers all over the world. Our panel of bike and film experts and enthusiasts is tasked with wading through the varied collection to determine which films make the cut and earn the title of World’s Best Bike Movies.
Filmed by Bike has grown into an international touring film festival thanks to the amazing time and talent of our amazing Portland volunteers. Are you curious just how this magic has been possible?
Life in the city can be hectic and creative minds need room to breathe.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with a congregation of some of our favorite companies to help you make an escape and find your nature in the city. Together, we assembled a package with everything you need to recharge your senses, invigorate the imagination, dream big and wide.
Our Homestay Program is one of the most rewarding ways to be involved in the festival. Homestays give filmmakers the opportunity to connect with locals, have a comfortable place to rest their head at the end of a long day and a chance to see the real Portland.
DEADLINE: March 15
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.
December 1 – Jury nominations are due
January 20 – Film deadline
March 1 – Tickets go on sale
Every fall, movie and bike lovers start working with us for a few months. By the time they’re finished, they’re Bike Movie Experts. It’s a pretty amazing transformation to witness. Learn how we select the world’s best bike movies by joining us as a Bike Movie Expert in Training.
Filmed by Bike features the World’s Best Bike Movies with a huge film festival in Portland, Oregon every May. Our film collections then travel the world to build vibrant bike communities.
Watch the Video
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.
“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.
About the Trailer
Produced by Manny Marquez
Filmmaker Manny Marquez assembled a film crew, tucked them away in a historic, rustic fruit packing warehouse in Hood River and set about creating an impressive video trailer to set the tone of this year’s festival. Utilizing innovative filming techniques and referencing bike-themed moments in famous movies, this piece is an awesome reflection of the creative spirit of Filmed by Bike.
The Making of the Trailer
By Charles Perry
Thank you to everyone who submitted their films to the 2016 Filmed by Bike and congratulations to the filmmakers whose films were declared one of the world’s best bike movies!
STATS: 59 films, 51 filmmakers from 19 different countries!
Jury duty isn’t easy, but it certainly is a lot of fun.
The 14th Annual Filmed by Bike is May 6-8 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon.
We are still in the planning stages with much more info to come soon!