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The virtual 20th anniversary tour of Bicycle Film Festival is returning to Cleveland, September 17 - 26.

BFF Cleveland is presenting an all-new international selection of the most important short films from the BFF collection.

A diverse curation of filmmaking styles: narratives, documentaries, international award-winning filmmakers, and emerging directors all share equal billing. See an authentic and raw glimpse into:

  • The first BMX crew in Nigeria

  • The struggle of a young woman and her bike in Iran

  • The story of Marshal 'Major' Taylor

  • A father (featuring actor, Timothy Spall) copes with the loss of his son through cycling

  • A bird’s-eye view of a BLM bicycle protest ride from New York to DC

  • Cycle sport as relief from genocide

  • New York City through the lens of female bike messengers

  • A charismatic Ghanaian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee adult women to ride bikes

  • The story of Leo Rogers

  • ...and more!

How does the virtual Bicycle Film Festival Cleveland work?

A ticket allows you to view the 90-minute short film format from September 17 at 6:00PM EDT through September 26 at 11:59PM EDT streamed to your computer, tablet, or smart TV by simply clicking on the link provided by email 15 minutes before the opening date and time.

Ticket prices are "sliding scale" $10, $15, $20 so all ticket prices entitle you to the same content. You may view BFF in one sitting, or as you will, from the comfort and safety of your home.

About BFF:

BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL has been celebrating bicycles through art, film, and music the last 20 years. Founded in 2001, Brendt Barbur was compelled to start the BFF after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York.

The physical BFF spanned the world in over 90 cities worldwide to an audience of over one million people. The festival has an incredible history of working with the most important artists, filmmakers, venues, and institutions around the world.

The Subcultures of cycling have shared equal billing with the most exciting innovators in music, art, design, and film.

Participants have included:

Erykah Badu, Karl Lagerfeld, Francesco Clemente, Shepard Fairey, Albert Maysles, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alex Katz, Kaws, Mike Mills, Paul Smith, the Neistat Brothers, Tom Sachs, Ridley Scott, Kiki Smith, Swoon, and Ai Weiwei. This festival is a celebration of way a life––not just entertainment


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