Bicycle Film Festival

Admission to the Bicycle Film Festival is included in your ticket to the Copenhagen Bike Show 2022.
All movies are shown in CPH Conference just 50 meters from Øksnehallen.

Saturday 10 am

Wonderful Losers: A Different World

This is the first time in over 40 years, an independent filmmaker outside of the broadcast networks who has been allowed to film behind the scenes an exclusive insider look at the notorious and celebrated Italian Grand Tour Cycling race Giro d’Italia.

Filmed over several years, Arūnas Matelis and his crew joined the medic teams to reveal the unseen footage of the riders at the back of the race – the so-called “water carriers,” “domestiques,” “Gregarios” – who forego their careers and personal victories for the sake of victory for their leader.

Its heroes are athletes undertaking the most difficult challenges, while remaining in the shadow of leaders, without the right to personal victory.

Through their sacrifice, they pave the way to victory for the band’s stars, becoming a universal symbol of sacrifice.

The movie is shown as a tribute to Chris Anker Sørensen, who was killed on his bike in a tragic accident on September 18, 2021.

Saturday 12 pm (noon)

Moon Rider

We recognise champions at their pinnacle.

But what does it take to get here?

Moon Rider looks inside the mental and physical struggle of Danish cyclist Rasmus Quaade to become a professional rider.

Shot on stunning super8, the beauty and the torment of the world of cycling is caught at every turn.

Saturday 2 pm

Bicycle Film Festival – Select Shorts

BFF Select Shorts appeal to a wide audience from film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everything in between. The curated collection of select short films will take you on a journey around the world, covering such topics as:

  • The first BMX crew in Nigeria
  • Two women who bring a town together around mountain biking and their pizza shop
  • The struggle of a young woman and her bike in Iran
  • A charismatic Ghanaian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee adult women to ride bikes
  • Access to education is opened up to young female students in Kenya after receiving bicycle

and many more…

Se the complete shorts select program here: copenhagenbikeshow.dk/bff-select-shorts

Saturday 4 pm

Stars and Water Carriers – with introduction by Ole Ritter

The film has been made during the great, classic cycle race “Giro d’Italia”, which Jørgen Leth followed during the 22 days it took, together with Swedish photographer Dan Holmberg and the author Ebbe Traberg as sound engineer.

This race is pictured as a novel with the competing heroes of the professional cycling in a number of dramatic incidents.

This film tells about the tactical game behind the scenes and about the professional racer’s ideas of honour and the unwritten laws which he has to observe, if he will not be left out.

Sunday 10 am

Bicycle Film Festival – Select Shorts

BFF Select Shorts appeal to a wide audience from film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everything in between. The curated collection of select short films will take you on a journey around the world, covering such topics as:

  • The first BMX crew in Nigeria
  • Two women who bring a town together around mountain biking and their pizza shop
  • The struggle of a young woman and her bike in Iran
  • A charismatic Ghanaian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee adult women to ride bikes
  • Access to education is opened up to young female students in Kenya after receiving bicycle

and many more…

Se the complete shorts select program here: copenhagenbikeshow.dk/bff-select-shorts

Sunday 12 pm (noon)

Moon Rider – with introduction by Rasmus Quaade

We recognise champions at their pinnacle.

But what does it take to get here?

Moon Rider looks inside the mental and physical struggle of Danish cyclist Rasmus Quaade to become a professional rider.

Shot on stunning super8, the beauty and the torment of the world of cycling is caught at every turn.

Saturday 2 pm

Stars and Water Carriers – with introduction by Ole Ritter

The film has been made during the great, classic cycle race “Giro d’Italia”, which Jørgen Leth followed during the 22 days it took, together with Swedish photographer Dan Holmberg and the author Ebbe Traberg as sound engineer.

This race is pictured as a novel with the competing heroes of the professional cycling in a number of dramatic incidents.

This film tells about the tactical game behind the scenes and about the professional racer’s ideas of honour and the unwritten laws which he has to observe, if he will not be left out.