Bicycle Film Festival

Bicycle Film Festival is an international phenomenon

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
and sustainability.

Past performances by:

Dan Deacon
Matt and Kim
Roisin Murphy

Blonde Redhead
Gang Gang Dance
No Age
Nortec Collective
The Oh Sees

Glass Candy
Andrew Weatherall
Man Man
Black Angels
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion


BFF art exhibitions are a visual manifestation of the cycling movement through different mediums of art.

Richard Prince
Michel Gondry
Tom Sachs
Scott Campbell
Futura 2000
Cheryl Dunn
Mike Giant

Spike Jonze
Shepard Fairey
Kenny Scharf
Jonas Mekas
Peter Sutherland
Agathe Snow
Maya Hayuk
Vik Muniz

Ai Weiwei
Alex Katz
Francesco Clemente
Hiroshi Fujiwara
Spencer Sweeney
Ari Marcopoulos
Rita Ackermann
Albert Maysles

Urs Fischer
Geoff McFetridge
Ridley Scott
Tim Barber
Stefan Ruiz
Kenzo Minami
Erykah Badu


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.

Past food event locations:

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

Social Justice