Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) Edinburgh is presenting an international selection of the most important short films from their collection. The Select Short Film Program appeals to a wide audience from film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everything in between.

Let the BFF curated collection of select shorts take you on a journey around the world as we learn about a charismatic Ghanian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee adult women to ride bikes – experience a birds – eye view of a BLM bicycle protest ride from New York to DC – feel the anguish of a father’s loss – the struggle of a young woman and her bike in Iran – and reprieve from genocide through cycle sport. BFF Select shorts never fail to uplift and inspire.

How does this virtual Film Festival work?

A ticket available allows you to view the 90-minute short film format any time during the period January 15 – 24, 2021 streamed to your computer, tablet, or smart TV by simply clicking on the link provided by email after you purchase. Ticket prices are “pay what you will” so all ticket prices entitle you to the same content. This way you can view the content in one sitting, or as you will, from the comfort and safety of your home.

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Bicycle Film Festival has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music in the last 20 years. The physical BFF spanned the world in over 90 cities worldwide to an audience of over one million people. The festival has an incredible history of working with the most important artists, filmmakers, venues, and institutions around the world.

Speaking about the festival Brendt Barbur, BFF Founding Director said “In a year of a global pandemic, economic strife, violent acts by racist groups, a contentious election period the bicycle boom worldwide is optimistic news to celebrate. We hope to offer a positive respite from all of this for people.”

About Brendt Barbur:

In 2001, Barbur was compelled to start the festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York. He turned this negative experience into a positive one. He has since curated art exhibitions internationally and produced films. Barbur has also produced content for Puma, Barcardi, and Red Bull.

He has been profiled by the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, NY Times, The Guardian and many others. Brendt has a strong focus on community and arts on a local and global scale, with a view on sustainability. Having created a social phenomenon with over 1 million attendees to date, he has influenced the transformation of cities worldwide and encouraged environmentalism through these cultural events. This festival is a celebration of way of life – not just entertainment.

About Bicycle Film Festival:

Founded in New York BFF has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music in the last 20 years. The physical BFF spanned the world in up to 100 cities to an audience of over one million people. The international locales included Paris, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Moscow, Mexico City, Capetown and Istanbul and more at some of the most important venues such as Sydney Opera House and the Barbican or an old factory in Zurich.



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Author: Vijay Malhotra, Mumbai

Source: Edinburgh Festival of Cycling.

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