Bicycle Film Festival - Portland

Thu, Apr 20, 2023 at 7pm

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Bicycle Film Festival is returning to Portland. BFF has an incredible history. It began in New York City in 2001 by Brendt Barbur after being hit by a bus while riding a bicycle. He turned his negative experience into a positive one. For the past 23 years, BFF has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music around world in over 100 cities to an audience of one million people.


BFF Portland presents an international short film program. Oscar nominated and award-winning shorts share equal billing with emerging new talent that celebrate the bicycle in all its human power forms. 


All local proceeds from the event will be donated to Oregon Adaptive Sports to support their important work providing opportunities life-changing outdoor recreation for individuals with disabilities in Oregon. Hosted by The Portland Mercury. 


BFF Portland features stories about:


•   A bicycle takeover and one of the United State's largest, most anticipated street riding events on the bikelife calendar attracting riders from the wheeling community worldwide.  

•   Olympian and queer cyclist, Lea Davison proves that you don’t have to choose between who you love and the sport you love.

•   The life of a New York City food delivery worker

•   A film shot in one take about immigration (Oscar Nomination)

•   The story of Reza Alizadeh, a blind bicycle mechanic in Mashhad, Iran.

•   Pro snowboarder, Sam Taxwood turns the bicycle into a mechanism for mental health.

•   A family gives up everything to be together in their motorhome, traveling from bike park to bike park across Europe with their mother.

•   The story of 17-year-old Nigel James, a Diné mountain biker who hosts the first ever Enduro race in the Navajo Nation, and honors their land, community, and culture through revitalizing trails

•   Plus more.


Cinema 21

616 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209