Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival when he was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one.
In 2001 Barbur started the Bicycle Film Festival as a platform to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and, of course film. The Bicycle Film Festival has been a major catalyst for the urban bike movement, one of the most powerful and culturally relevant forces of the last decade.
The BFF has held events in 90 cities worldwide to an accumulated audience of over 1 million people.
We are the go to art and cultural event promoting sustainability.
The Bicycle Film Festival has been a major catalyst for the urban bike movement, one of the most powerful and culturally relevant forces of this decade.
The Bicycle Film Festival has an incredible history of working with the most important brands, artists, filmmakers and venues around the world.
BFF screenings are lively and vibrant. Every year we sell out screenings throughout the world. We screen some of the most important films from established directors to emerging filmmakers.
In 2019, BFF reviewed 1000 short and feature length films to select sixty works from over twenty five countries.
Music brings people together.
We produce multimedia music
events that celebrate the bike
Matt and Kim
Gang Gang Dance
The Oh Sees
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
BFF art exhibitions are a visual manifestation of the cycling movement through different mediums of art.
BFF has hosted a number of food events ranging from gala dinners and receptions to picnics and barbeques. These have served as a space for our audience to connect with our partners. We serve food that align with our values of sustainability.
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Barbican Atrium and Conservatory, London
Paul Smith Showroom, Tokyo
Stazione Leopolda, Florence
Netherlands Consulate’s Garden, Istanbul
Tamayo Museum, Mexico City
Conversations are topical and focus on the most important issues of today. The world renowned panelists include artists, filmmakers, tech leaders, ecologists, politicians, journalists, and other experts in their fields. Our audiences are an integral part of the panel.
Future of Cities
Art and Ecology
Women in Cycling