FRIDAY to SUNDAY 8-10 April 2011. BFF11: Bicycle Film Festival
FACT and venues around RopeWalks, Liverpool.
The Bicycle Film Festival comes makes its Liverpool debut. The BFF’s immense popularity and continued growth has evolved hand-in-hand with the unprecedented boom in urban cycling internationally.
From its roots in New York City, the BFF has grown into a multi-faceted, global event that travels from Milan to Tokyo, Minneapolis to Sydney. Now in its tenth year the festival is held in 30 cities worldwide. 300,000 people are expected to attend in 2011.
Film highlights for the Liverpool BFF this year include Birth of Big Air, the much anticipated documentary on legendary BMX’er Mat Hoffman, produced by Spike Jonze; and Where Are You Go, by veteran BFF filmmaker Benny Zenga, following an epic bicycle journey from Cairo to Capetown.
The Liverpool Festival will also play host to:
• A night of Roller Racing presented by the Great Northern Rollers at The Kazimier (4-5 Wolstenholme Square Liverpool L1 4JJ)
• A special Sunday pub live viewing of the classic Paris-Roubaix race
• BMX demos and tricks demos
• Bicycle scavenger hunt
• Valet bicycle parking provided by Brompton Bicycles
Mike Stubbs, CEO/Director of FACT said:
“FACT is very excited to be hosting the newest edition of the international Bicycle Film Festival, linking Liverpool up with other BFF city hosts around the world, including Amsterdam, New York and Paris.
“Bicycle Film Festival will be an opportunity to draw together the broad range of cyclists in the city – from a growing community of youth cyclists, to cyclist commuters and families who ride together – and promote cycling in the Ropewalks area and beyond.”
About the Bicycle Film Festival:
The Bicycle Film Festival is an arts and cultural event that celebrates the bicycle. The festival brings together many creative communities, including fashion, music and art, as well as various bicycling communities – road cycling, mountain biking, BMX, bike polo – over a shared passion for bike riding.