*COVID-19 UPDATE: To ensure the safety of our guests and community, we have decided to hold the 19th Annual Filmed by Bike Film Festival ONLINE for 2021. Exact festival dates TBA but festival will be an interactive YouTube Livestreaming event including filmmaker chats, interviews, and of course multiple new film programs. We hope you can join us! *
Filmed by Bike is a film festival 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 70) 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.
Golden Helmet Award (Top Prize of the festival)
Music Award (Best use of independent music)
Local Award (Best of Oregon-made films)
Audience Choice Award
Films submitted to Filmed by Bike must be bike-themed. This means the films must center around bikes, bike riders and bike culture or use the bicycle to propel the story forward. Films do not need to be filmed by bicycle.
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 my submission fee is non-refundable. I take full responsibility for the music used in my film(s).