LONDON

Bicycle Film Festival returns to London this November! We’re back with an exciting line-up of shorts and feature films from around the world, along with a host of supporting events and parties. We have a new home at Picturehouse, with the weekend screenings taking place in Hackney and West Norwood.

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THURSDAY 22ND NOVEMBER

BFF Artwork

LAUNCH PARTY
We'll kick off the festival with a preview of the film programme by the festival director Brendt Barbur, along with music from LMNH's very own Lewin Chalkley, visuals from the BFI and FREE BEER thanks to Vedett.
6PM - Look mum no hands!
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FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER

Mystery Film

PROGRAMME 1: SPECIAL PRESENTATION
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7PM - Picturehouse Central
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SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

Velodrool

PANEL DEBATE
With London at a crossroads, this panel will explore how culture can affect policy changes in order to make the city truly cycling friendly.
12.30PM-2.30PM - Hackney Picturehouse (free to attend)

PROGRAMME 2: ANIMATION
A rich collection of animated films about the bike, curated by acclaimed filmmaker and animator Lucinda Schreiber, who created the artwork for this year’s festival. Includes a rare screening of Michaël Dudok de Wit’s Oscar-winning animation Father and Daughter from 2000.
4PM - Hackney Picturehouse (on sale soon)
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PROGRAMME 3: CINEMATIC SHORTS
An inspiring programme that examines the cultural context of cycling. From a brief history of the bicycle, to ghost bikes in New York; explore the significance of the bicycle in communities around the world. Includes several hits from major film festivals; The Climb by Michael Corvino from Sundance Film Festival and Cycles by Joe Codben which screened at Toronto Film Festival.
6PM - Hackney Picturehouse (on sale soon)
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PROGRAMME 4: URBAN BIKE SHORTS
Short films documenting urban bike communities in cities around the world, from alley cat races in Canada to young people finding an escape from gang violence in London. Includes Bear (2011) by Nash Edgerton, nominated for Palme d’Or for best short film at Cannes.
8PM - Hackney Picturehouse (on sale soon)
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AFTER PARTY
Number 90
90 Wallis Rd
E9 5LN
8PM-1AM - free to attend

SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

Moser

GRAVEL RIDE
we are hosting an autumn adventure that explores the country lanes and single track in Kent. Starting at London Velo in Deptford, riders will head south into the hills for a challenging gravel ride that takes in the picturesque countryside of Kent.
8AM - London Velo, Deptford
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PROGRAMME 5: WORLDWIDE CYCLING SHORTS
The opening programme on Sunday brings together a set of short films that showcase the bicycle as a force for good. From the story of Dhaka’s only female rickshaw driver, to the quest of three Nepalese women spreading the sport of mountain biking; witness some amazing tales of human endeavour on two wheels.
2PM - West Norwood Picturehouse (on sale soon)
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PROGRAMME 6: CYCLE SPORT SHORTS
A set of films exploring the sport of cycling in its various forms. From an incredible mind-bending neon themed night ride by professional mountain bikers, to the thrilling account of the Tour du Rwanda soundtracked with Fela Kuti.
4PM - West Norwood Picturehouse (on sale soon)
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PROGRAMME 7: MOSER - DARE TO WIN
Francesco Moser is still the Italian cyclist with the greatest number of victories; a legend on two wheels, born and raised in Trentino but renowned all over the world. The team making the documentary dedicated to his amazing career followed his progress over the course of a year, on his familiar terrain.
6PM - West Norwood Picturehouse (on sale soon)
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PROGRAMME 8: BICYCLE THIEVES - 70TH ANNIVERSARY
This year marks the 70th anniversary of Vittoria De Sica’s masterpiece of Italian neorealism cinema. Set in post-war Rome, it follows the misfortunes of down-on-his-luck Antonio (played by Lamberto Maggiorani) and his young son Bruno (Enzo Staiola). In 1952 Bicycle Thieves topped Sight & Sound’s inaugural greatest films poll and remains a favourite among both critics and audiences today.
8PM - West Norwood Picturehouse (on sale soon)
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