“We celebrate and foster a vibrant global bike culture.”
– Ayleen Crotty, Festival Director
About Filmed by Bike
Filmed by Bike is a touring film festival that features the world’s best bike movies.
Every May we host a gigantic film festival in our hometown of Portland, Oregon at the historic Hollywood Theatre. We award the best movies and curate inspiring bike movies collections.
Over the course of a busy weekend, we host filmmaker events, a bike ride, after parties, three days of film showings at The Hollywood Theatre and visiting filmmakers.
Founded in 2003 in Portland, Oregon.
Our Festival Travels Worldwide
Want to get more people on bikes? Host a bike movie night to strengthen your bike community and raise funds for programs and projects.
Filmed by Bike’s curated movie collections are inspiring. We send these collections all over the world through our Tour Program.
Show Filmed by Bike at your next event. There is no way someone can leave the theater without being inspired to ride their bike more! This is such a creative, fun way to share your passion for bikes and grow your bike community.
Fostering Bike Filmmakers
Hundreds of international entries are submitted every year, and the very best (around 70) are featured in our programs. A panel of esteemed jurors makes that tough decision.
Filmed by Bike carves out positions of power, prominence and celebration to women and people of color throughout the fabric of our festival: on stage, on screen and on staff. The number of bicycle films by and about Black and Indigenous people and People of Color does not represent the community of people who love bikes. That’s why we created the BIPOC Grant Program, which awards generous financial grants to emerging filmmakers every year.
Filmmakers from around the world flock to Portland for this spirited event, an opportunity to meet other filmmakers, share filmmaking tips and explore Portland by bike with local bike enthusiasts.
How Are Films Selected?
Entries are evaluated by an esteemed jury of bicycle and film enthusiasts the Oregon area. We accept Jury nominations every fall.
We Support BIPOC Filmmakers and NICA
The Filmed by Bike BIPOC Filmmaker Grant Fund provides cash grants to emerging filmmakers so they can share their bicycle stories.
We also support the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, a nationwide sport league getting more kids – especially girls – on bikes. We offer a grant rate for NICA teams to use our Tour Program as a team fundraiser.
Filmed by Bike was founded in 2003 by artist Ayleen Crotty. Ayleen’s background in event management, experiential arts and bicycle culture factor into the success of this popular annual festival.
The event began as at a micro-theater in Portland with an enthusiastic crowd for 60 bike-loving attendees in Portland, Oregon. Now Filmed by Bike movies are now seen all over the world and our screenings regularly sell out. We are so proud to be a part of the global bike movement.
Show Filmed by Bike
Filmed by Bike’s carefully curated programs of the world’s best bike movies are available for screenings.
Showcasing a program of bike movies is the perfect way to inspire your bike community.
Where do the Movies Come From?
Movie submissions come from independent filmmakers worldwide. Submissions are accepted year round, and January 20th is the deadline for the following year’s program.