25 October 2010 6th Annual Boston Bike Film Festival
BOSTON, Mass. (25 October 2010) The Boston Bike Film Festival has announced the winners of its 5th annual event. First place went to Cycle of Love, a story of the a tricycle who falls for a racer, only to spin his wheels, by Cat Marshall. 2nd place was Cycling Copenhagen, and the city we wish Boston was for cyclist, by Clarence Eckerson, Jr. 3rd place was a incredible "jumping" tour of a city in Wales and the Short Cut the rider takes to get home, but Lynwen Brown.
The festival was held October 22-23, 2010, at the historic Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. Film lovers enjoyed a buffet provided by Redbones, along with many silent auction items up for bid. The event is a fundraiser for cycling advocacy groups in greater Boston.
According to Steve Miller, one of the original organizers of the Boston Bike Festival, “With all the congestion on city streets, combined with how compact the city actually is, Boston is potentially a fabulous place for riding, both as a means of commuting and for touring the extensive park system. We hope to raise awareness and interest through these events and move in that direction.”
Film favorites were decided by audience poll and the winners were notified early this morning.
Organizers are already taking a look at the next installment of this annual event, and are working on a more user-friendly website. Filmmakers can start submitting films for 2011 starting January 1st. For more information, visit their website: www.bostonbikefilmfest.org. All proceeds from the film festival will continue to go to bicycle advocacy groups, such as Mass Bike, and Bikes Not Bombs.
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.