Two festivals of bike-themed short films from around the world — one New York show visiting town this Saturday, and one Portland-built lineup opening next month — are ready to ring in the warm season at the Clinton Street Theater.
The Bicycle Film Festival, based in New York City since 2001, is a multi-city touring show playing two bills of 11 short films each on Saturday night at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
The local festival, Filmed by Bike, is also having some early fun this weekend. They’re wooing local bikers to join a photo shoot on bicycles with the soccer superfans of the Timbers Army this Sunday at 9:30 am. (They’ll be offering free coffee, donuts and beer to participants.)
Filmed by Bike, which has been produced in Portland since 2003, is a weekend-long event April 19-22 that this year will include its first feature-length film (at 3 pm on Sunday, April 20) and a night of live storytelling on Monday, April 21.
In all, Filmed by Bike will offer five overlapping programs and several nights of live fun. You can check out clips from the FBB selection in the trailer above.
Admission to the Bicycle Film Festival is $10 for both bills. Admission to Filmed by Bike is $28 for a festival pass, $10 for the screenings and $8 for the Monday night storytelling.