Lights, Cameras, Bikes! We're calling for submissions to The Big Bike Film Night 2024.

New Zealand and Australia's premier travelling bike-themed short-film festival is going full tilt towards 2024 and celebrating our 10th year.

What’s The Big Bike Film Night all about? Bringing the best cycling SHORT films from around the world together for our audiences.

IF YOUR FILM DOES NOT HAVE A RELEVANCE TO CYCLING - PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IT! Only bike-related (mainly DOCUMENTARY) films under 35 minutes will be considered. Please read the categories of films we are looking for carefully to ensure your film fits our criteria.

Showcasing a collection of short movies that have everything a cycle-centric audience could want- action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration. Our film festival captures the fun, the adventure, and the inspiration that riding enables.

We seek films that have universal themes - adversity, challenge, passion, courage. etc. with the bicycle the conduit.

The films selected are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think and most importantly of all- stories that inspire us to get on a bike.

Make it. Submit it. Get Selected!

Entries close: 1 November 2023

Thanking you in advance

the team at The Big Bike Film Night

We are non-competitive and we have a desire to see others succeed; with all participating films in the Big Bike Film Night 2024 collection receiving a merit of financial reward.

Our aim is to produce the best programme of films and attract as many people as possible to see them. We respect and appreciate your support and value what you do as a filmmaker/ production house.

Submissions may be up to 35 minutes long, The films can be about road cycling, mountain biking, BMX, adventure based, documentaries, humorous or something entirely different; we are open minded about the style and genre but it must show bicycles.

Screening versions of the films can be submitted directly to FilmFreeway for download and a Film Submission Form (one per film) should be completed on our website and returned by 1st November 2023. If you have a Press Kit/ Trailer for your film (720p or 1080p) please submit with this form.

-All non-English speaking films MUST have English subtitles. (We recommend a sans-serif font with maximum readability against both light and dark backgrounds).
-Receipt of entries will be acknowledged by the BBFN Organiser as long as the correct email address is supplied and ONLY if requested.
-All submissions will be retained by the BBFN for adjudication, on demand and archival purposes.
-Submission of films does not guarantee their showing at the BBFN.
-At least three high resolution JPG images of a scene in the film are supplied for free use in promoting the BBFN. All images must be labelled with film title, location and photographer credit and will be retained by BBFN.

For our Full Terms and Conditions please visit our website.