ABOUT

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Brendt Barbur

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.

BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL IS AN INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON

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.

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FOOD EVENTS

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, Sydney Opera House
London, Barbican Atrium and Conservatory
Tokyo, Paul Smith Showroom
Florence, Stazione Leopolda
Istanbul, Netherlands Consulate’s Garden
Mexico City, Tamayo Museum

NOTABLE PARTICIPANTS AND ATTENDEES

Erykah Badu
Penelope Cruz
Adrian Grenier
Matt Hoffman
Chloe Sevigny
Spike Jonze
Hiroshi Fujiwara
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Matthew Modine
Casey Neistat
Daft Punk
Nigel Sylvester
Cameron Diaz
Leonardo DiCaprio
KAWS
Johnny Knoxville
Karl Lagerfield
Paul Smith

 

ART EXHIBITION

BFF’s 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
Swoon

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

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

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PANEL DISCUSSIONS

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.

2019 TOPICS

Future of cities
Art and ecology Transportation Women and diversity Sustainability

CONCERTS


Music brings people together.
We produce multimedia music
events that celebrate the bike
and sustainability.

Past performances by:

Dan Deacon

Peaches
Deerhunter
Matt and Kim
Roofeeo
Metronomy
Roisin Murphy
Man Man




Blonde Red Head
Flosstradamus
Gang Gang Dance
No Age
SBTRKT
Nortec Collective
Yacht




Black Angels

Chairlift
Glass Candy
Machinedrum
Andrew Weatherall
John Spencer
Blues Explosion

SCREENINGS

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.

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