Press Release:

BFF10: Bicycle Film Festival
Austin, December 2- 5, 2010

"Today the bike movement is a major expression of the creative climate. The Bicycle Film Festival is proud to be a part of it." – Brendt Barbur.

We are proud to announce the Bicycle Film Festivalʼs third year in Austin, and the tenth anniversary of the international Bicycle Film Festival. In tandem with the growth in urban cycling, the BFF has spread all over the world to 37 cities from its roots in New York City into a multi-faceted, international event that travels from Milan to Tokyo, Minneapolis to Sydney.

In 2001, Brendt Barbur, Founder and Director, was compelled to start the BFF after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. Instead of being deterred by this experience it inspired him to create a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and film.

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All Film Screenings will be held at Super! Alright! 301 Chicon, Suite A, Austin, 78702.

Film highlights include:

Friday Dec 3, 7:00 PM: BIRTH OF BIG AIR (Dir. Jeff Tremaine), a documentary on BMX legend Mat Hoffman, produced by Spike Jonze, Priya Swaminathan and Dickhouse Productions.

Saturday Dec 4, 5:00PM: THE CYCLOCROSS MEETING (Dir. Brian Vernor) A film about the currently exploding US cyclocross scene, and the emerging Japanese cyclocross scene.

Saturday Dec 4, 7:00PM: RIDING THE LONG WHITE CLOUD (Dir. Alex Craig) Seven professional skateboarders attempt to cycle New Zealand’s North Island in this beautiful documentary. They experience the Heaven and Hell of cycling New Zealand while traversing the island in search of skate spots.

Saturday Dec 4, 9:00PM: LUCAS BRUNELLE LINE OF SIGHT (Dir. Benny Zenga & Lucas Brunelle) His helmet-cam footage of unsanctioned street races around the globe gives us a unique perspective on the best urban riders in the world.

The Austin Bicycle Film Festival will also play host to:
• An Opening Night Roller Race (Goldsprints) Competition on December 2, at the Scoot Inn, 1308 East 4th Street,
• A bike polo tournament and BMX demo on Sunday the 5th at South Austin Recreational Center.
• Guided Bicycle rides in and around Austin.

To purchase tickets and to see a full list of events in Austin, visit www.bicyclefilmfestival.com.

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 racing, fixed gear, BMX, and bike polo—over a shared passion for bike riding. 300,000 people are expected to attend globally this year.