Filmmaker Resources

Dedicated Contact For Filmmakers

Melina Coumas, Films Manager
(808) 389-5275


Join the 21st Annual Celebration!

We hope you’ll join us in Portland for the 21st Annual Filmed by Bike festival weekend!

In order to get access to Filmed by Bike films, rides, Filmmaker Brunch, etc, please register by April 20

Attending Filmmaker Registration


Festival Basics

May 18-21, 2023 – Hollywood Theatre – Portland, Oregon

We host special events for filmmakers who are registered. Your Filmmaker Welcome Bag will contain the most up-to-date schedule of pertinent activities for filmmakers within the busy festival weekend.
Filmmaker Schedule

Are you an attending filmmaker? Join us for brunch!
Filmmaker Brunch


Your Free Ticket

If you have completed the Attending Filmmaker Registration, you will be issued 1 free ticket per film you have in the festival. One ticket per film, not filmmaker. For visiting filmmakers, you will be issued a Festival Pass for complimentary access to all events and showtimes.

Attending Filmmaker Registration


Festival Basics

Festival  Dates: May 18-21, 2023
Live at the beautiful, historic Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon
Streaming through the end of July (approximately)

Ticket go on sale April 7th!


Check Your Email

You will receive periodic updates from Filmed by Bike via email ( /, so please be on the lookout for our messages.


Get Featured!

We would love to feature you! Send us a 15 second Instagram post or story film teaser and we’ll share it with our global audience.

EXAMPLE: “Hi this is XXX and I’m excited to show my film XXX at the 20th Anniversary Filmed by Bike. This film is about XXX and I really hope you enjoy it!”

Submit a teaser


Finds Your Film’s Program

If you submitted more than one film, check to see which was accepted. If you would like any info changed, please let us know by March 15, 2022.

Accepted Films List


Laurels + Announcement


Download the Laurels Pack

EXAMPLE: “About Skin” by Mia Pentz (click for a larger version)


Important Next Steps

Your film has been accepted to Filmed by Bike, but we need you to complete these steps in order to be included in the festival.

  • Send in the final digital format of your film by Feb 25, 2023.
  • Send us the highest quality version you have.
  • If you submitted your film on FilmFreeway, we will request to download the file.
  • If you submitted your film via YouTube/Vimeo link please either set it to downloadable or send us a downloadable link.
  • If you need to make modifications to your film, that’s okay. However, if the resulting film is longer, we will be unable to show your film as we are currently at maximum capacity.


Promote Your Film – Social Media Kit

We’ll make it easy for you to promote your festival involvement with our handy Social Media Toolkit.



Filmed by Bike Tour Program Festival

A select few films are chosen to enter our Tour Program that brings Filmed by Bike movie collections all over the world to strengthen bike cultures. We will announce the Tour Program in August.


Host the Filmed by Bike Festival in Your Area!

Want to see Filmed by Bike where you live and ride? Host a showing of Filmed by Bike On Tour – as a theater event or a virtual event! It’s easy, just press play. We’ll help you out with all the details.

Tour Details + Schedule