Düsseldorf

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THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY

19:00 Warm Up
Carhartt WIP Store I Mittelstraße 16 I 40213 Düsseldorf

20:15
Cinema I Schneider-Wibbel-Gasse 5 I 40213 Düsseldorf
1 x 110 min BFF Program
Ticket: 12,- €

20:15 I PROGRAM 1 I 110min.

A SUNDAY IN HELL
Denmark 1973
35mm to digital, 110min.
Director: Jorgen Leth
A rare screening of one of the finest cycling films ever made. It features the annual Paris-Roubaix road race, which taxes the energy of Europe's top riders. A SUNDAY IN HELL is over 100 minutes of finely-calculated suspense that leaves viewers limp from pain and pure excitement

FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY

19:00 - 23:00
Metropol | Brunnenstraße 20 | 40223 Düsseldorf
2 x ca. 90 min BFF Program | After Party Miss Moneypenny
Ticket: 20,- €

19:00 | PROGRAM 2 | BFF GREATEST HITS | 95min.

THE CYCLIST
USA 2013 HD 10min.
Dir. Morgan Krantz
A love story that will send you spinning…

BOY
England 2012 | Digital 10min.
Dir. Justin Chadwick
A man, coping with the loss of his son, works a branch into a perfect block of wood and installs it into a velodrome track as a memorial.  He rides the track on his son’s bike, making the journey his son never could.  Boy stars respected British actor Timothy Spall, whose works include Secrets and Lies and Harry Potter.

THE BICYCLE
USA 2012 HD 7min.
Dir. Adam Neustadter and Chris McCoy
An old, abandoned bicycle learns to love again.

PHILIPPA AND NANCY
Scotland 2011 | Digital SLR 8min.
Dir. Paul Whyte, Ciarra Barry, Claire McInnes, & Nora Smyth
Where does one find love in the modern world? In night clubs?  On the internet? Best friends Philippa and Nancy have tried all that, without success. Now they turn to their bicycles to try a new method…

KEIRIN: LEADER DON’T CRASH
Japan 2011 | HD 6min.
Dir. Jonathan de Villiers
Photographer-filmmaker Jonathan de Villiers takes a look inside the fast paced and lucrative world of Japan’s Keirin cycling phenomenon.

ON TIME
USA 1985 | 16mm 10min.
Dir. Ari Taub
This comedy classic short, shown worldwide, marked the debut of director/screenwriter Ari Taub, and captured the spirit of low budget filmmaking in New York City.  Jimmy, a bicycle messenger from the Albatross Courier Company, takes us through the streets and boroughs of New York to deliver a package “on time”. Braving the perilous city streets, there’s nothing Jimmy can’t handle. . . or is there?

SOME THINGS RIDE A BICYCLE
USA 2006 | Video 1min.
Dir. Chris Jolly
A series of chalkboard animations of various funny objects riding bicycles.

ROAD SAGE
USA 2013 HD 12min.
Dir. Benny Zenga
Lucas Brunelle captures his worldwide bicycle adventures with his helmet camera.

SISTER SESSION
Estonia 2012 | HD 11min.
Dir. Helen Habakuk, Doris Taaker, & Brett Astrid Vomma
Women’s BMX is a small but tight and growing community.  They are making their way to big competitions around the world.  This film captures their first time at a major event like Simple Session.  This is an all female production.

THREE-LEGGED HORSES
Scotland 2011 | HD SLR 20min.
Dir. Felipe Bustos Sierra
Based on a true story, an Edinburgh rickshaw driver determined to make enough money before his knees are permanently damaged, takes on one last grueling job - a journey to the highest point in town, the Edinburgh Castle.  

21:00 | PROGRAM 3 | 86min.

BEAR
Australia 2015 | 10min.
Dir. Nash Edgerton
Jack means well, but sometimes good intentions have horrible consequences.

THE MEETING
Czech Republic 2015 | 5min.
Dir. Damian Vondrasek
A cleaner, a kid with a bike and an ice-cream.

CYCLING CIRCLE
Lebanon/Spain 2015 | 5min.
Dir. Jean-Marc Joseph
A messenger in Lebanon uses his knowledge and warmth to form a group that organizes events to introduce biking into the community.

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
UK 2015 | 9min.
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
As a boy growing up, Samuel Mugisha dreamed of being a part of the Rwandan national cycling team, Team Rwanda, as he believed it would be a way to help make money for his family. What he discovered was something else entirely. In a country trying to get over the trauma of a genocide, Team Rwanda represents a lot more than sport.

LUCAS BRUNELLE IN TOKYO
USA/Japan 2016 | 3min.
Dir. Lucas Brunelle
World famous Lucas Brunelle follows bicycle messengers through Tokyo.

VELODROOL
Estonia 2015 | 6min.
Dir. Sander Joon
An addicted biker runs out of cigarettes. He joins the race to get more, but has to accept help from some peculiar people in the audience to stay in the competition.

REVOLUTIONS
UK/Thailand 2015 | 6min.
Dir. Jesse Ayles
A look at the growing youth movement in Northern Thailand that is creating Chiang Mai's bicycle scene. 

DAVIS AND CONNIE
UK/USA 2014 | 16min.
Dir. Ben Ingham
This film, produced by Rapha is about two of America’s finest and most inspiring road racers, Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter-Phinney. Their careers saw them move from domination of domestic races to international and Olympic success.

TALL BIKE TOUR
Canada 2016 | 10min.
Dir. Zenga Bros.
Benny Zenga has made over five films that have screened at the Bicycle Film Festival. The Zenga family bring their eccentric brand of creativity to the streets while traveling and living on tall bikes.

MAMA AGATHA
Netherlands 2015 | 16min.
Dir. Fadi Hindash
Once a week, a group of migrant women from Southeast Amsterdam meet in a gymnasium to learn how to cycle. Supervising their bicycle course is a Ghanaian woman nicknamed ‘Mama Agatha’. Over the summer, this community mother gives the ladies from China, Pakistan and Suriname the confidence to get behind the two wheels for the first time.

SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY

19:00 – 23:00
postPOST | Grand Central | Kölner Straße 114 | 40227 Düsseldorf
1 x ca. 90 min BFF Program | Gold Sprint | Grandbrothers LIVE
Ticket: 20,- €

19:00 | PROGRAM 4 | 89min.

DARKLIGHT
USA 2015 | 8min.
Dir. Mike Brown
Follow professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles on a mind-bending neon themed night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest.

TRIBES: BRONX BMX
USA 2015 2min.
Dir. Danielle Levitt
Portraits of BMXers in the Bronx.

MOONRIDERS
Switzerland 2015 2min.
Dir. Christian Mülhauser
A moonlit downhill ride at the base of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

SPEEDVAGEN FAMILY RACING: LAURA WINBERRY
USA 2015 | 6min.
Dir. Chris Flanagan
Profile of Speedvagen Cyclocross Team racer Laura Winberry, her integration of poetry and cyclocross and why they call it “Family Racing”.

AN AFRICAN RACE
UK/Rwanda 2012 | 13min.
Dir. Ben Ingham
Ben Ingham offers an incredibly stunning and thrilling view of the annual Tour De Rwanda set to a soundtrack by Fela Kuti.

TRON KONG
Hong Kong 2014 | 2 min.
Dir. Joshua Wong
In the not too distant future, a night-time bicycle ride goes horribly wrong when a masked rider turns it into a game of cat and mouse, but who is chasing who?

COOL UNICORN, BRUV
UK 2013 | 2min.
Dir. Ninian Doff
Cool unicorn indeed, Bruv.

HACK BIKE DERBY
UK 2016 | 17min.
Dir. Alex Rankin
The Hack Bike Derby is an annual event held over two days with a different type of bike and series of races proposed for each year. This year, the theme is klunkers, the original mountain bikes raced in the 1970’s in California. Seventeen frame builders race hacked klunkers over a rain and fire filled weekend in Somerset.

IN SEARCH OF THE STORM
India 2015 8min.
Dir. Shaktiraj Singh Jadeja
In Search of the Storm is a story of India’s first fat biking expedition that took them to the last village of India, Chitkul at the Indo-Tibetan border in the dead of the Himalayan winter.

LUCAS BRUNELLE GOES TO CHERNOBYL
USA,Ukraine 2015 37 min.
Dir. Lucas Brunelle
In April 26 1986 an explosion at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine sent radioactive particles into the atmosphere which spread over much of Soviet Union and Europe. Many years later, Lucas Brunelle and friends return to this exclusion zone to explore via bicycle.

21:00 | CONCERT | Grandbrothers LIVE

SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY

11:00
Schicke Mütze I Talstraße 22-24 Hinterhaus I 40217 Düsseldorf
BFF Gentle(wo)men Ride I A Little Bit Of Hell Round Düsseldorf I 100 km +

18:00 - 22:00
Schicke Mütze I Talstraße 22-24 Hinterhaus I 40217 Düsseldorf
Veggie BBQ I Filmscreening
Exclusively for Festival Ticket owners

20:15 I FILMSCREENING I 79min.

BREVET
Deutschland 2016
Director: Michael Reis-Müller
Fabulous documentary about Paris-Brest-Paris

FESTIVAL TICKET

First come first served!
150 Bicycle Film Festival Tickets available in advance.
45,- € plus fee

Remaining Tickets 30 min before entrance at Box Office.

AVAILABLE AT

Schicke Mütze I Talstraße 22-24 Hinterhaus I 40217 Düsseldorf
Carhartt WIP Store I Mittelstraße 1 I 40213 Düsseldorf
Open Source Festival Büro I Hoffeldstraße 12 I 40235 Düsseldorf
A&O: Medien I Schadow Arkaden I 40212 Düsseldorf