BIPOC Filmmaker Grant Awards!

Congratulations to the following filmmakers for being awarded a grant for the inaugural Filmed by Bike BIPOC Filmmaker Grant Program, presented by Machines For Freedom.

Kiki Ong – Santa Cruz, California

Kiki Ong 王凱霖 (she/her) is a mixed-media artist with a focus on documentary, stop motion animation, and collage. Currently based in Santa Cruz, CA, she grew up in Logan, UT and around the Asia Pacific. Through learning and researching Taiwanese and Cantonese culture, her work is primarily rooted in identity politics and cultural hybridity. Informed by the Asian Pacific Islander (API) diasporic experience, she is interested in uplifting BIPOC narratives, specifically in the outdoors.

Check out Kiki’s work and follow her @bipoc.of.cycling!

DaeQuan Collier – New York, New York

DaeQuan Collier (he/him) is a filmmaker, born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As an artist of color, DaeQuan believes that his identity is an indisputable part of his artistry that cannot be avoided in his work, and he strives to create work that properly illustrates their humanity. Growing up in the Bronx allowed DaeQuan to encounter people and communities whose stories often go untold. He believes these stories are complex, beautiful and important, and he works to tell them.

Check out DaeQuan’s work and follow him @daequan!

Anchitta Noowong – Portland, Oregon

Anchitta Noowong (she/her) is a freelancer and content creator based in Portland, OR. Anchitta’s biggest influence in her life is her mother, which motivates her to tell stories of female experience – especially those stories which are underrepresented. When she’s not behind the camera, she can often be found watching animated series and cuddling her pup.

Check out Anchitta’s work and follow her @anchittafilms!

We received 90+ outstanding applications to this brand new grant program, and selecting these three recipients was no easy feat! We only wish we could have awarded far more filmmakers in this round of funding.

The BIPOC Filmmaker Grant is presented by Machines for Freedom. We appreciate them believing in the work we are doing and sharing many of the same values. Together, we are working to shine a light on these creative filmmakers.

The next grant cycle begins June 2021. With your support, we can award more filmmakers.

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