Call for Entries

Come to Filmed by Bike! You'll get to see this sweet gem....We are now accepting bike-themed movies for the 11th Annual Filmed by Bike.

  • We’re looking for movies from all around the world.
  • Filmed by Bike specializes in short movies – generally 8 minutes or less.
  • A limited number of longer submissions are accepted. If you have a longer film that you think has the merit to make it past our jury, go for it!
  • Submissions do not need to be shot while riding a bike, they just need to have a central theme of biking.

DEADLINE: 1/20/2013

More info >>

Special DVD Sale

DVD saleIt’s time to make some room at our headquarters so we can start to prepare for the 2013 festival, so we’re offering this 3-pack at a real steal of a deal. No refunds.

Choose ANY THREE DVDs for only $25 (USA) or $28 (International). You can even choose three of the same DVD as gifts for friends.

** Sale ends November 9th at 11:59pm **

Our DVDs make great gifts, for someone else or as a treat for yourself. Chill on the couch with a huge bowl of popcorn, a blanket and a huge collection of the best bike movies. All to yourself, or to share with friends.

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

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Ride and Shoot Class

Filmed by Bike benefits NW Documentary, a non-profit organization that helps people tell their story through film. When NW Documentary launched their Ride and Shoot class last spring, we fell deeply in love.

Veteran filmmaker and cyclists Joe Biel leads this class that instructs how to shoot a documentary while riding your bike. The class will kick off with an overview of various mounting techniques and tips for getting the smoothest shots possible, while keeping in mind the story you’re trying to tell.

The class includes a short ride to shoot, then back to the studious to review footage. You don’t need to be a pro cyclists or a pro filmmaker to take this course; everyone is welcome.

This one-day class takes place from 2-4pm on Sunday, October 28.


We’re looking for a rockstar to join our team.

  • Help make the 11th Annual Filmed by Bike the best it can be!
  • Plan events and parties
  • Promote our call for entries: help solicit movies
  • Amazing resume builder as you work with our professional team on REAL projects you’ll be able to oversee
  • Try to find another internship this cool and rewarding
  • Awesome networking and relationship building opportunities
  • Hone your marketing and social media skills
  • Plenty of learning opportunities


Call for Entries

Filmed by Bike is a film festival featuring bike-themed movies from around the world. Entries are limited to eight minutes, though a limited number of longer submissions are accepted.

The deadline for entries is 1/20/2013. Summertime is a great time for shooting and planning. Get out there while the weather is nice and make a movie!

More info >>

Thank you for coming!

Filmed by Bike has been a wild ride for the last 10 years and we certainly enjoyed celebrating with you during the 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike!

The crowds were impressive, the theater was full and we presented our best collection of bike movies ever.

A big thank you goes out to our sponsors and our volunteers, without whom Filmed by Bike would not be possible. We are appreciative of your support!

The deadline for entries is 1/20/2013, so grab your camera and get shooting. You’ve got plenty of time.

We look forward to seeing you at the theater in 2013!

Let’s Pack the House!

We’re celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Filmed by Bike in style! All weekend long we showcased a stellar collection of movies and there is more to come. Big thanks to everyone who came out to the New Belgium Street Party on Friday, especially Gary Fisher (pictured here).

The movies continue on Tuesday with Blood, Sweat and Gears, a program of cyclocross movies at 7p and 9p. On Wednesday it’s the Best of the Best, a collection of festival favorites from deep in our archives playing at 7p and 9p. Ski Boys, anyone?

Let’s pack the house for our grand finale. Tell all your friends, rally your coworkers and bring the whole family. Celebrate 10 years of bike movies on the silver screen!


** Tickets are available for all shows at the door.
Box office opens 1/2 hour prior to showtime. NO SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT **

Big thanks to everyone who came out for the kick off to the 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike!

Four more days of movies

The box office opens 1/2 hour prior to showtime.

Movies play Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

There are six distinct programs to see

Tickets are available for all shows a the door. No shows will sell out before the box office opens.


Go In Style

  • Tickets are available for all shows a the door. No shows will sell out before the box office opens.
  • The box office opens at 5:30pm. All Friday tickets are for sale at that time. The 7 and 9pm shows will sell out fast, come early.
  • We have a GIGANTIC PARTY TENT and Filmed by Bike happens rain or shine. We are not wussies!
  • Filmed by Bike is CASH ONLY.
  • Bring your dollahs for the beer garden, tickets, DVDs and to purchase Speed Raffle tickets ($2,000+ in killer prizes.)
  • New Belgium is doing free on-site screen printing. Bring something (like a t-shirt or tote bag) to screen onto.
  • Bring your ID. Filmed by Bike is 21+ (except for our 5pm shows).
  • If you purchased tickets in advance, go to WILL CALL when you arrive.
  • Movies continue in SIX different programs that run through Wednesday.


Make the Most of Filmed by Bike

The 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike has 75 movies, 13 showtimes, 6 different programs and runs across 5 days. Phew, that’s a lot of movies. On top of all that there are after parties, filmmaker Q+A sessions, awards presentations, DJs, a live band, a beer garden and so much more.

Make the most of your Filmed by Bike experience with this mini guide. For a more comprehensive overview, see the four-page pull out in the Portland Mercury that is out on the streets now.

FRIDAY – Party night + movies, rain or shine, after party at Apex
SATURDAY – Awards, Q+As, mixed movies, after party at Radio Room
SUNDAY – Q+As, mixed movies
MONDAY – Sleep in, no movies
TUESDAY – Cyclocross movies
WEDNESDAY – GRAND FINALE! The Best of the Best with movies from deep in our archives.

Enjoy the show!


Get in Free

See the 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike the best way possible: From inside the heart of all the action! We are looking for a few more volunteers to join us at the New Belgium Street Party on Friday.

Volunteers receive a free ticket to Filmed by Bike (any day except Friday) and the positions are all very fun. We are extra appreciative of our late night volunteers and we’ll give you a free DVD for volunteering with us.


10th Anniversary – Buy Tickets in Advance

Filmed by Bike is a film festival featuring bike-themed movies from all around the world and this year we’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary. We receive over 100 submissions and a jury selects the winning movies. We curate those selections into six different programs that run across 13 showtimes and five days. This year we are showing 75 movies!

Buy your tickets in advance to ensure you get in.

A limited number of tickets are available online. When those sell out, additional tickets will be available at the door while supplies last. Purchasing your tickets in advance is the best way to ensure you get in to the shows you want, especially if you plan to attend on our raucous Opening Night which features the New Belgium Street Party, Speed Raffle presented by Sock Dreams, Bike Gallery Go with Gary (Fisher!) ride, Nutcase Helmets photo booth and more.

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Come See us at Pedal Nation

We’ll be at Pedal Nation at the Expo Center all weekend long to tell people about the 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike.

We are selling our DVDs for only $5 (a special show price) and giving away copies of our stellar 10th Anniversary poster, printed by Stumptown Printers. The poster is perforated and breaks into spoke cards and a wrist cuff, which you should wear on opening night.

You can print out your own copy of the poster here, but we guarantee it won’t be nearly as impressive as the fine print work Stumptown produces on their printing presses so old they have soul.

Stop by our booth to say hi!

Introducing NW Documentary

NW DocumentaryIt’s our 10th Anniversary. We are so excited for how far we’ve come, so it is only fitting that this year the beneficiary of Filmed by Bike is NW Documentary. The non-profit organization helps people tell their stories through film and video.

NW Documentary recently launched a new Bicycle Documentary class, being taught by Joe Biel, a seasoned local filmmaker and cyclists who has many times submitted pieces to Filmed by Bike. Joe knows that getting the best shots for bike-related movies means creative shooting techniques and he’s excited to share this knowledge with the students.

In honor of this brand new class, Filmed by Bike is supporting NW Documentary and hopes to raise mountains of awareness for the impressive work they do. We highly recommend you attend the upcoming Homegrown Doc Fest, their showcase of student work that’s always truly impressive. The event is April 20 at the Mission Theater.