Bicycle Film Fest Kicks Off

Staff Writer
The 12th annual BFF to hit two dozen cities worldwide

The now-international Bicycle Film Festival debuts in New York City later this week, running from June 29 to July 1. Tickets and film trailers are available on the festival website, starting at $11 per screening or $40 for a full weekend pass. Films range from two-minute cuts to full hour-long documentaries, although the average length tends to be in the singe-digit-minute range. See the compilation teaser below, and go to for more previews and full program information.

The BFF has grown every year since Brendt Barbur founded it in 2001, in what was originally an attempt to spin a positive outcome out of the negative experience of being struck by a car while riding his bike. To date, the show has now spun itself into more than two dozen countries. The published showing of the festival is July 26-29 in Helsinki, Finland. The show will also stop in Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Minneapolis and more—and its international dancecard includes stops spanning from Mexico City to Moscow.