Bicycle Film Festival 2021 - New York Virtual

Available to Stream December 17, 2021 - January 9, 2022

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Bicycle Film Festival presents over 40 new films from around the world. 

For well over a year now, BFF has been monitoring the health guidelines for COVID-19. The festival has been on a virtual tour with the 'greatest hits' of BFF films. Now, BFF is celebrating our new film selections. 

Bicycle Film Festival features 4 short film programs with over 40 new films and filmmakers from more than a dozen countries. 

  • Program 1 - Urban Bike shorts These films capture the spirit of street, youth, fixed gear, bmx, and messenger cultures from the passionate cyclists in cities around the world.

  • Program 2 - Cinematic shorts A story driven and diverse curation of filmmaking styles: narrative, documentaries, musical, animation, and more. Oscar nominated and award-winning shorts share equal billing with emerging new talent.

  • Program 3 - Cycle for Change shorts These stories celebrate the change makers, the advocates, and the activists who are pushing the bike movement forward in their communities and redefining what it means to ride a bike.

  • Program 4 - Adventure shorts For lovers of gravel, mountain biking, bikepacking, and ultra-endurance cycling, this program will take you on a journey around the world.


How to watch?

Purchase a Full Festival Pass - includes access to all 4 virtual short film programs.

Or purchase ticket(s) to an individual short film program(s) - check out the 4 virtual short film programs below.

Each short film program is around 90 minutes and available to watch worldwide from December 17, 2021 - January 9, 2022.


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How does the virtual Bicycle Film Festival work?

Starting Friday, December 17 at 6:00pm ET through Monday, January 10 at 12:01am ET, BFF can be streamed to your computer, tablet, or smart TV. Simply click on the link provided by email 15 minutes before opening date and time. You may view BFF in one sitting, or as you will, from the comfort and safety of your home. All prices are in USD. Individual program ticket prices are "sliding scale" $10, $15, $20 so all individual ticket prices entitle you to the same content for each short film program. Full Festival Pass prices are "sliding scale" $27, $50, $75 so all Full Festival Pass prices entitle you to all four programs. 

Check out the 4 short film programs below.

Program 1: Urban Bike Shorts
Bicycle Film Festival 2021 New York Virtual

Available to Stream December 17, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Program 1: Urban Bike Shorts
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Program 1: Urban Bike Shorts 

These films capture the spirit of street, youth, fixed gear, bmx, and messenger cultures from the passionate cyclists in cities around the world.

The Urban Bike program is a popular tradition at the BFF.


Urban Bike Shorts features stories about:

  • Former pro BMX rider Andrew Jackson rediscovers his love for cycling in Los Angeles
  • An autonomously-organized group of youth cyclists in Worcester are misidentified and policed as if they were a gang
  • The story of DACA recipient and cyclist, Alvin Garcia
  • Paracyclist, Josie Fouts quits her job to pursue a cycling career
  • An homage to the track bike and the Vancouver community formed around it
  • The streets of São Paulo during the quarantine filmed by couriers
  • A love letter to the splendor of winter through the eyes of a female bicycle courier in the midst of a Canadian deep-freeze
  • Chicago-based bike messenger, Nico Deportago-Cabrera ventures to the Arizona desert to explore a landscape starkly different than his daily chaos
  • Riding bikes in New York City with the Central Park Raccoons
  • ... and more!
*BFF does not recommend the Urban Bike Shorts program for children. Please consider our other programs and watch all programs with discretion as no program in this festival is curated specifically for children.

Program 2: Cinematic Shorts
Bicycle Film Festival 2021 New York Virtual

Available to Stream December 17, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Program 2: Cinematic Shorts
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Program 2: Cinematic Shorts

A story driven and diverse curation of cinematic filmmaking styles: narrative, documentaries, musical, animation, and more.

Oscar nominated and award-winning shorts share equal billing with emerging new talent.


Cinematic Shorts features stories about:

  • A man finds his stolen bicycle and it now belongs to a stranger (2021 Oscar Nomination)
  • A day in the life of a veteran turned weed delivery bike messenger during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City
  • Blaine Hunt’s underdog pursuit of the Paralympic Games
  • A dreamy glimpse into three professional female mountain bikers reflecting on their willingness to sustain broken bones, concussions, and organ damages
  • Blood Orange’s (Dev Hynes) first-person tour of New York City at night
  • A profile of Otis Hughes, the 73 year-old captain of the first black cycling teams, Brooklyn Red Caps, in Prospect Park
  • Nolan Ryan Trowe hasn’t been able to skateboard anymore since having a spinal cord injury 
  • A poetic journey through the Eastern Sierras of California on bicycles with artist, cyclist, and BFF friend, Geoff McFetridge
  • The affrimation of Derius Matchewan Papatie’s courage in Rapid Lake, a First Nation reserve in Quebec
  • ... and more!

Program 3: Cycle For Change Shorts
Bicycle Film Festival 2021 New York Virtual

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Program 3: Cycle For Change Shorts
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Program 3: Cycle For Change Shorts

These stories celebrate the change makers, the advocates, and the activists who are pushing the bike movement forward in their communities and redefining what it means to ride a bike.


Cycle For Change Shorts features stories about:

  • Jools Walker rediscovers her love of cycling and her desire to create space for young black woman like her
  • The story of Team USA Paracyclist, Clara Brown in pursuit of athletic greatness as a walking quadriplegic
  • European bike couriers use cutting edge technology to challenge corporate giants like Uber Eats and Deliveroo
  • A twenty-six-year-old woman learns how to ride a bike a little later in life than most
  • The city of Monterrey, Mexico is in crisis due to a lack of bicycle infrastructure
  • Ayesha McGowan becomes the first African American female professional road cyclist
  • Kailey Kornhauser and fellow “fat cyclist” Marley Blonsky are on a mission to change the idea that people with larger bodies can't ride bikes — not just on screens, but on trails and in people’s minds
  • A collective of cycling communities in Los Angeles fight for protected bike lanes, and road safety — determined to bring a new era of mobility justice to the city
  • ... and more!

Program 4: Adventure Shorts
Bicycle Film Festival 2021 New York Virtual

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Program 4: Adventure Shorts
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Program 4: Adventure Shorts

For lovers of mountain biking, gravel, bikepacking, and ultra-endurance cycling, this program will take you on a journey around the world.


Adventure Shorts features stories about:

  • A look at the mountain biking scene developing in the area of La Paz, Bolivia
  • First-generation Mayan American, Mario Ordoñez-Calderón bikepacks through the Yucatan Peninsula to explore his cultural heritage
  • Four elite gravel cyclists from East Africa have been chosen to come to the US to race and develop new pathways for future athletes
  • A grueling 240 mile gravel road bicycle race traverses Minnesota's roads less traveled— all within 24 hours
  • Women in rural Malawi use a bicycle to help them return to school and build a better future for themselves and their daughters
  • Mountain biking pioneer and legend, Hans "No Way" Rey shows us his bicycle collection 
  • Two friends chronicle their bike ride through Norway, retracing the route their grandfather cycled nearly 70 years ago
  • ... and more!

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