Call for Entries for the Fourth Annual Boston Bike Film Festival Organizers for the Fourth Annual Boston Bike Film Festival ask filmmakers with a cycling habit to submit their work to be shown October 17-18, 2008 at the historic Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA.
Call for Entries for the Fourth Annual Boston Bike Film Festival
BOSTON - (March 3, 2008) Organizers for the Fourth Annual Boston Bike Film Festival ask filmmakers with a cycling habit to submit their work to be shown October 17-18, 2008 at the historic Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA. Among the benefits available to acclaimed and amateur filmmakers, the Festival continues to offer a chance to get their films in front of audiences who are intrigued and influential to the quality of cycling nationwide.
"We keep tweaking it every year, and this year, we’ve even lowered our ticket prices, based on audience polls," said Cat Bryant, executive director of the BBFF. "I think we have found our niche; the Boston bike community has shown so much enthusiasm for this event."
The event is a fundraiser for local cycling advocacy groups, including Mass Bike (www.massbike.org), and includes a buffet by local the BBQ extraordinaires, Redbones, as well as a cash bar. Film concepts from last year's festival ranged from home moving by bike, to a group of roving BMXers looking for the ultimate empty pool to ride in, to guerrilla bike mechanics
Types of films shown at the BBFF include animated shorts, digitally enhanced clips, and feature length documentaries. Clips from last year's festival are coming soon to: www.bostonbikefilmfest.org
How to submit your film
Submissions for preview should be on DVD. Early-bird submissions must be postmarked by August 16, 2008. All submissions must be received by September 20, 2008. Signed Submission and Release forms should accompany each entry.
Release form (Printable Word doc)
Festival information and details for submissions can be found at www.bostonbikefilmfest.org
About the Boston Bike Film Festival
If art exists in movement, then the bicycle becomes a vehicle for creativity. The Boston Bike Film Festival exists as a creative outlet for filmmakers to present their work in a personal yet professional format. Since its inception in 1997, the Boston Bike Film Festival has succeeded in bringing cycling-related topics to the silver screen and thus has given audiences a "bigger picture" of the culture of cycling through the medium of film.
An online version of this release can be viewed here: http://www.bostonbikefilmfest.org/BBFF_release_form2008.doc