* Submissions are now open for the 21st Annual Filmed by Bike (2023) *
We had a wonderful 20th Anniversary celebration this past year (film programs are still available online until the end of August!) Thank you to all of our supporters and filmmakers for 20 amazing years!
Filmed by Bike is a film festival based in Portland, Oregon that features the world's best bike movies! Screening annually at the historic Hollywood Theatre over a single weekend every May, we curate an inspiring collection of films and award the best of the year. After our main event, the selected films then go on tour to over 40+ cities worldwide.
Over the course of a busy weekend, we host filmmaker events, a bike ride, after parties and three days of film programs at The Hollywood Theatre. Filmmakers from around the world flock to Portland for this spirited event, an opportunity to meet other filmmakers, share filmmaking tips and explore Portland by bike with local bike enthusiasts.
Film submissions come from independent filmmakers worldwide. Submissions are accepted year round with the deadline of January 20th for the following year’s program. Hundreds of international entries are submitted every year, and the very best (around 60) are featured in our programs. A panel of esteemed jurors makes that tough decision. Entries are evaluated by an esteemed jury of bicycle and film enthusiasts. We accept Jury nominations every fall.
Filmed by Bike movies are now seen all over the world and our screenings regularly sell out. We are so proud to be a part of this global bike movement.
Cover Image: "Lael Rides Alaska" by PEARL iZUMi + Rugile Kaladyte (Screened in 2021 Festival)
Golden Helmet Award (Top Prize of the festival)
Local Award (Best Oregon-made film)
Audience Choice Award
Short films/videos submitted to Filmed by Bike must be bike-themed. This means that films must be centered around bikes, bike riders and bike culture, or uses the bicycle to propel the story forward. Films do not need to be actually filmed by/on a bicycle. We usually do not program films longer than 25 minutes, though there have been some exceptions. WE ACCEPT ALL GENRES OF FILMS!
Note: Please complete all required fields in the submission form. If something does not apply, write N/A.
Film submission fees help the Filmed by Bike team cover festival expenses including outreach, programming, and exhibition. If you are a filmmaker in need of financial assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us for a waiver code. Otherwise, we encourage folks to pay the submission fees in full. Thank you for supporting our continued work in presenting the world's best bike films!
*By submitting films to Filmed by Bike, I understand my film(s) may be included in the program and may be shown at future Filmed by Bike events. I understand that I may not be notified of future events but I will always be given credit for my work. I understand that images of my work may be used for future promotional purposes. I understand that my submission fee is non-refundable. I take full responsibility for the music used in my film(s).*
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org