Bicycle Film Festival to close the Hackney Cycling Conference
Bicycle Film Festival will show a very special selection of short films at the Hackney Picturehouse after the Hackney Cycling Conference this Friday 10 June. The screening takes place at 8.30pm and is a London exclusive ahead of the BFF festival in Brighton 14-16 July.
Tickets for the film screening are just £10, and include a free drink. Conference attendees can join the film screening for just £5.
A packed agenda of keynote speeches, Q&As, small presentations, and films will cover a diverse range of topics.
Tickets start at just £40, including lunch.
Conference supported by Steer Davis Gleave.
A thrilling montage of films from the past 15 years at the BFF.
IN SEARCH OF THE STORM
India 2015 | 8min.
Dir. Shaktiraj Singh Jadeja
In Search of the Storm is a story of India’s first fat biking expedition that took them to the last village of India, Chitkul at the Indo-Tibetan border in the dead of the Himalayan winter.
USA 1985 | 10min.
Dir. Ari Taub
This comedy classic short, shown worldwide, marked the debut of director/screenwriter Ari Taub, and captured the spirit of low budget filmmaking in New York City. Jimmy, a bicycle messenger from the Albatross Courier Company, takes us through the streets and boroughs of New York to deliver a package “on time”. Braving the perilous city streets, there’s nothing Jimmy can’t handle. . . or is there?
UK 2012 | 10min.
Dir. Justin Chadwick
A man, coming to terms with the loss of his son, works a branch into a perfect block of wood and installs it into a velodrome track as a memorial. He rides the track on his son’s bike, making the journey his son never could. Boy stars respected British actor Timothy Spall, whose works include Secrets and Lies and Harry Potter.
Switzerland 2015 | 2min.
Dir. Christian Mülhauser
A moonlit downhill ride at the base of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.
PHILIPPA AND NANCY
Scotland 2011 | 8min.
Dir. Paul Whyte, Ciarra Barry, Claire McInnes, & Nora Smyth
Where does one find love in the modern world? In night clubs? On the internet? Best friends Philippa and Nancy have tried all that, without success. Now they turn to their bicycles to try a new method…
USA 2012 | 7min.
Dir. Adam Neustadter and Chris McCoy
An old, abandoned bicycle learns to love again.
USA 2013 | 10min.
Dir. Morgan Krantz
A love story that will send you spinning.
Estonia 2012 |11min.
Dir. Helen Habakuk, Doris Taaker, & Brett Astrid Vomma
Women’s BMX is a small but tight and growing community, making their way to big competitions around the world. An all female production, this film captures their first time at a major event like Simple Session.