Festival Name: Bicycle Film Festival
Location: Memphis, TN, United States
In 2001, Brendt Barbur, Founder and Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. Instead of being deterred by this experience, it inspired him to create a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and film.
The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle in all forms and styles. It brings together all aspects of bicycling to advocate its ability to transport us in various ways. Ultimately the BFF is about having a good time. They have been fortunate enough to include the work of established artists such as Jorgen Leth, Mike Mills, Jonas Mekas, Blonde Redhead, Swoon and Michel Gondry; as well as talented newcomers as part of their programming. Many of the artists who have participated in the Bicycle Film Festival, such as the Neistat Brothers and Lucas Brunelle, are gaining more and more recognition for their work.
Now in its ninth year the festival is held in 39 cities worldwide. 250,000 people are expected to attend this year.
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