Filmed by Bike is a film festival of bike-themed independent short movies from around the world. Submissions are limited to eight minutes and must revolve around the central theme of cycling.
Hundreds of international entries are submitted but only an average of 30 make the final cut. Our jury of esteemed judges makes that tough decision.
Shawn Levy explains on OregonLive what makes this film festival special:
It’s an event so steeped in the eccentric ways of our fair city that it almost seems like something cooked up by the spoofmeisters of “Portlandia”: Scores — nay, hundreds — of bicyclists turning a modest commercial intersection into a spontaneous springtime fair, with craft beers flowing, djs spinning, bikes and bike wear being flaunted, bike gear being raffled off, and, most importantly, independent short films about the world — nay, the universe — of bicycling screening in a theater just steps from the action.
The festival kicks off Friday night with a street party on Clinton Street in front of the theater from 5:30pm to 11pm. The street party includes a beer garden and entertainment and a raffle (cash only for these!).