Filmed by Bike
About the Event
This little indie film festival shines a light on something near and dear to the hearts of Portlanders: bicycles. Although thousands of films are submitted each year, only a few are chosen giving spectators nearly 50 short snapshots about bike makers, racers and transportation activists. This year’s festival includes a storytelling event, post-screening director Q and As and, on the final night, with an awards ceremony.
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More than 45 movies made by filmmakers from 14 countries are screened over four days. Buying a pass gains you entry to all films, but it also grants you the expertise needed to vote for your favorites. Audience choice award ballots can be found online, and the poll closes on April 25, so do your due diligence: the winner takes home $100.
Before taking in the first film, you’re encouraged to dance. This year’s festival kicks off an old-fashioned street party, complete with a DJ, local acrobats and a beer garden. Step into a video booth and share your “Bike Confessionals” with festival organizers. And there’s a bike corral, too, because, natch, you’re encouraged to pedal there. The event is free and open to all—even children (save for that beer garden).
Portlanders love niche film festivals, and they love Filmed By Bike. Pedal on down to the Clinton Street Theater and see what this year’s batch of bicycling filmmakers has to say.