Bicycle Film Festival Amsterdam

Celebrating bicycle culture on the big screen

8 May 2010
8 May 2010

May 8, the Bicycle Film Festival visited our little city. May 8 was also the opening night of our new exhibition, Sur Place. Racing devils and cool cruisers alike came down and enjoyed great bicycle cinema on the big screen of art deco theater Pathé Tuschninski.


Lucas Brunelle under water for Bicycle Film Festival 2010 - For the first time the International Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Amsterdam on May 8th 2010. Promotional image.

Program May 8th

Program 1 | 18.00 - 20.00 | Opening + Urban Bike Shorts
For the opening we have The Bicycle Monologues. Written and performed by Vera van de Nieuwenhof. Urban Bike Shorts is a collection of short films that highlight the experiences of urban riders. Films include Anima d’Acciaio (Soul of Steel), a portrait of Italian frame builder Giovanni Pelizolli aka “Ciocc”, and Ski Boys, directed by BFF favorite Benny Zenga. More info..

Program 2 | 20.30 - 22.00 | Standing Start + Tour Des Legendes
Dutch production Tour Des Legendes premiered at the Bicycle Film Festival in 2003. Director Erik van Empel digs through the annals of the Tour de France to capture the history of the world’s most beautiful bike race. More info..

Program 3 | 22.30 - 24.00 | Made in Queens + Where Are You Go
Where Are You Go chronicles four months of cycling, from Cairo to Cape Town, en route with the Tour d’Afrique, the world’s longest bicycle race and expedition.
More info..

Presented by Brendt Barbur and Friends.

Afterparty Mediamatic Bank | 20.00


Made in Queens - Two Summers ago in Queens, NY a group of imaginative tinkerers from Trinidad created something no one had ever seen before: enormous stereo systems jury rigged onto ordinary bmx bikes. Traveling together they treat the neighborhood to an outrageous impromptu music and dance party on wheels.

Bicycle Film Festival

The Bicycle Film Festival has been a major catalyst for the spread of urban bike culture internationally. From its roots in New York City, the BFF has grown exponentially into a multi-faceted, international event that visits nearly every continent. This year 300,000 people are expected to attend worldwide.

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.

“It has always been a dream to bring the BFF to Amsterdam, we are proud to finally hold the festival in the city of bikes,” says Brendt Barbur.

Tickets and info

Free admission to Sur Place with BFF2010 film ticket.

For the most up to date information on the Bicycle Film Festival and related events go to bicyclefilmfestival.com.
Due to the Giro D'Italia there was a limited reachability. See map here or see giromania.nl