BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL
Hosted by National Bike Summit
Presented by the Embassy of the Netherlands
Short Films +
TOGETHER WE CYCLE
Directed by Gertjan Hulster + Arne Gielen
Followed by: Meet The Directors
with Directors Gertjan Hulster + Arne Gielen
Moderated by Brendt Barbur, BFF Founding Director
Bicycle Film Festival celebrates bicycles through art, film and music. One million attendees in over 90 cities around the world have filled cinemas, art galleries and concert halls at the BFF for the last 20 years. The BFF is going virtual for its 20th anniversary.
TOGETHER WE CYCLE (feature film) investigates the critical events that has led to the revival of the Dutch cycling culture. For most people, cycling in the Netherlands, appears like a natural phenomenon. However, until the 1970s the development of mobility in the Netherlands followed trends across the globe. The bicycle had had its day, and the future belonged to the car. The only thing that had to be done was to adapt cities to the influx of cars.
Then Dutch society took a different turn. Against all odds people kept on cycling. The answer to the question why this happened in the Netherlands, is not straight forward. There are many factors, events and circumstances that worked together, both socially and policy-wise. In Together we cycle, key players tell the story of the bumpy road which led to the current state. Where cycling is an obvious choice for most citizens.
How does the virtual Bicycle Film Festival work? A ticket allows you to view the feature length film “Together We Cycle” followed by the prerecorded “meet the directors Q&A” at any time from Tuesday, March 2nd at 8:00pm EST until Sunday, April 4th at 11:59pm EST streamed to your computer, tablet, or smart TV by simply clicking on the link provided by email after you purchase. You may view BFF in one sitting, or as you will, from the comfort and safety of your home.
National Bike Summit attendees: Free ticket by entering the code provided by League of American Cyclists.
Open to Non-National Bike Summit attendees: Ticket prices are sliding scale at $10, $15, or $20. All ticket prices entitle you to the same content.