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Boston Bike Film Festival calls for entries

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Cycling News
Published:
March 06, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
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April 20, 2009, 21:20 BST
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Latest Cycling News, March 6, 2008

Organisers of the Fourth Annual Boston Bike Film Festival have asked filmmakers with a cycling habit...

Organisers of the Fourth Annual Boston Bike Film Festival have asked filmmakers with a cycling habit to submit their work to be shown October 17-18, 2008 at the historic Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA, USA. The event is a fundraiser for local cycling advocacy groups, including Mass Bike (www.massbike.org). Film concepts from last year's festival ranged from home moving by bike, to a group of roving BMXers looking for the ultimate empty pool to ride in, to guerrilla bike mechanics.

Among the benefits available to acclaimed and amateur filmmakers, the Festival continues to offer a chance to get their films in front of audiences who are intrigued and influential to the quality of cycling nationwide. "We keep tweaking it every year, and this year, we’ve even lowered our ticket prices, based on audience polls," said Cat Bryant, executive director of the BBFF. "I think we have found our niche; the Boston bike community has shown so much enthusiasm for this event."

Types of films shown at the BBFF include animated shorts, digitally enhanced clips, and feature length documentaries.

Festival information and details for submissions can be found at www.bostonbikefilmfest.org, which will soon include clips from last year's festival.

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