Portland readies for two major bike film fests

Stills from just some of the
many films that will
screen during the
Bicycle Film Festival.

Get ready to be inspired and entertained by a wide variety of bicycle-themed films. The Bicycle Film Festival and Filmed By Bike are both gearing up for 2011.

The Bicycle Film Festival has just announced dates and screenings for their 2011 Portland stop. This two-day festival, founded by New York City resident Brendt Barbur, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a mind-boggling lineup of the best bike films gleaned from around the globe. I’m looking forward to this documentary about Italian frame builder Giovanni Pelizzoli, also known as “Ciocc” (a legendary brand that my stepdad happens to be a huge fan of).

Watch the trailer below…

Anima D’Acciaio Trailer Ver5.1 from Cinecycle on Vimeo.

There are six different programs and the action starts on February 26th. All screenings happen at the Clinton Street Theater in Southeast Portland. Check trailers and film details at

On April 15-17th, Portland’s homegrown bike film fest, Filmed by Bike will offer its legendary concoction of fun and film for the ninth year in a row. Event organizer and founder Ayleen Crotty says submissions are still coming in ahead of the January 20th deadline (you’ve still got time!). This year, Ayleen has been wowed by some great films already under consideration that have come in from as far away as Australia, Japan, and Spain. Even with a bit of global flair, Filmed by Bike is sure to feature many films from Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about this year’s fest — and meet the esteemed jury who will select the films — at

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