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.
Presented by Brendt Barbur and Friends.
Afterparty Mediamatic Bank | 20.00
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