BFF – Select Shorts

Bicycle Film Festival – Select Shorts

The founder of Bicycle Film Festival – Brendt Barburg – has composed a precise and unique selection of shorts only for Copenhagen Bike Show.

The total runtime is 97 min. The complete program can be seen below.

These shorts will be shown Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 10 am.

LAGOS BMX CREW
Nigeria, UK 2018 – 12min.
Dir. Fraser Byrne

Starboy, KK Money, and S-King lead us through the streets of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, to illustrate just what a difference riding bikes has made to their lives and what their hopes are for the future of the sport in their city.

LIFE OF PIE
USA 2019 – 12 min.
Dir. Travis Rummel, Ben Knight

Let’s eat some pizza and ride.

KEIRIN: LEADER DON’T CRASH
Japan 2011 – 6 min.
Dir. Jonathan de Villiers

Photographer-filmmaker Jonathan de Villiers takes a look inside the fast paced and lucrative world of Japan’s Keirin cycling phenomenon.

STYROFOAM
China, USA 2017 – 5 min.
Dir. Noah Sheldon

Guo Jie is one of the estimated 277 million rural migrant workers in China. In Shanghai, she buys and collects styrofoam boxes from markets selling fresh produce and takes them to a seafood wholesale market where she resells them. She does one round trip a day, piling as much styrofoam on her bike as possible so she doesn’t have to go back and forth. Scored by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

RETURN TO EARTH: BTS THE FINAL SCENES IN HAWAII
USA – 4 min.
Dir. Colin Jones, Anthill Films

GET OFF
Iran 2020 – 13 min.
Dir. Teymour Ghaderi

A young girl buys a new bike and is now afraid of the police.

FURSA OPPORTUNITY
Kenya 2021 – 17 min
Dir. Ansel Dickey

Fursa is the Swahili word for opportunity. Together with Amani Racing, we are supporting athletes from East Africa with the opportunity to race against the top gravel riders in the World. Four elite cyclists have been chosen to come to the US and race SBT GRVL, BWR Asheville & Vermont Overland developing new pathways for athletes from East Africa to show their full potential.

THE CLIMB
USA 2017 – 7 min.
Dir. Michael Corvino

Kyle goes for a bike ride with his best friend, Mike, to help with his depression. But Mike has something to say that might make for a tough ride. One hill, one water bottle, and one take.

HUNTRESS
2018 – 5 min.
Dir. Kelsey Leigh

New York City through the lens of female bike messengers – who they are, where they are going, and what they’re after.

MAMA AGATHA
Netherlands 2016 – 16 min.
Dir. Fadi Hindash

Once a week, a group of migrant women from Southeast Amsterdam meet in a gymnasium to learn how to cycle. Supervising their bicycle course is a Ghanaian woman nicknamed ‘Mama Agatha’. Over the summer, this community mother gives the ladies from China, Pakistan and Suriname the confidence to get behind the two wheels for the first time.