Filmed by Bike, Portland’s legendary bike film festival now in its seventh year, is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever, taking over the entire street with a beer garden and plenty of room for the expected record crowds to show off their crazy bikes and wild costumes during the huge Friday “opening night throwdown.”
Ayleen Crotty, the bike culture dynamo behind Filmed by Bike, stopped by our office yesterday with an update on what’s in store for the event this year.
The big news is a free street party on opening night made possible by the complete closure of SE Clinton Street to motor vehicles from SE 25th to 26th. Much of the fun of Filmed by Bike happens outside the theater, and in years past, passing cars have dampened the size and the spirit of the party. Having a closure will not only make it safer for event-goers, it will also open up new possibilities like a beer garden and community booths and other vendors.[Read more…]
Bike culture maven Ayleen Crotty is gearing up for her seventh annual Filmed by Bike festival and she just sent word that this year’s trailer is now available online (watch it below).
The homegrown bike film fest begin humbly in 2003 and since then, it has grown to a mega-event that has nurtured an international pool of bike-loving auteurs and regularly sells out multiple screenings.
Tomorrow night’s “Opening Night Blowout Party” for the Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show (which opens tomorrow morning) will feature a special, six-year retrospective compilation of films from Portland’s very own Filmed by Bike film festival.
Filmed by Bike founder Ayleen Crotty put together the screening with sponsorship from River City Bicycles. Crotty says they’ve put together a free, 45 minute show of all the favorites from Filmed by Bike over the years.[Read more…]
MCBF is the annual celebration of Portland’s bike culture and community that draws hundreds to Colonel Summers Park for a mad-cap mix of unicycle-jousting, pedal-powered smoothies, bike crafts, Sprockettes, and more.
Filmed by Bike organizer Ayleen Crotty says MCBF “is looking pretty good this year,” thanks to the 1,600 people that showed up for the eight screenings. Ayleen reports that on opening night she sold out both shows and turned away 300 others for lack of space.[Read more…]
Filmed by Bike is gearing up for its biggest year ever. A truly homegrown success story, the event (April 11-13) has flowered from humble beginnings in 2003 into the West Coast’s premiere bike-themed film festival.
This year, organizers expect over 2,000 attendees to join in, “a celebration of the artistic side of cycling,” at one of eight screenings of 37 films from around the world.
For the past few years, opening night has been a mob scene where bike and film lovers from far and wide descend on the smallish Clinton Street Theater in southeast Portland for what organizer Ayleen Crotty calls the, “opening night throwdown.”[Read more…]