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Bicycle Film Festival: London: Women by Women

October 8, 2011

If you live anywhere near London the Bicycle Film Festival BFF is a must.  The timetable is rammed with clever, innovative and inspiring films looking and bike and cycling from every angle you can think of.

2pm Sunday is the ‘women about women’ programme featuring films about and by female cyclists.

Fabric Bike - Dir. Laura Mensinga & Kirsten White

Fabric Bike Dir. Laura Mensinga & Kirsten White

Canadian all-girl midnight bike gang, The Deadly Nightshades, comes together to create a bicycle that combines their love of fashion, art, and cycling. These women document this 3-month process step by step.

Chick Flick   CHICK FLICK USA 2011 | HD 5 min. Dir. Natalie Wade Chick Flick is the first all-female BMX film. This short features a weekend in the life of female BMX rider Natalie Wade in Texas.

CHICK FLICK Dir. Natalie Wade

Chick Flick is the first all-female BMX film. This short features a weekend in the life of female BMX rider Natalie Wade in Texas.

Emerald City Spin - Dir. Kristy Lee & Eirlie Chisholm

Emerald City Spin Dir. Kristy Lee & Eirlie Chisholm

Summer daze, bikes and babes, riding round, wearing shades. Feel the breeze, catch a wave, looking hot, like grenades.

Byke Shop

Dir. Chrissy Durcak

Profile of a local bike shop and community space.

Canada 2009 Dir. Chrissy Durcak HD 4 min.

Labour of Love - Dir. Virginia Hastings

Labour of Love Dir. Virginia Hastings

Follow Canadian ultra-cyclist, Caroline van den Bulk, as she attempts to complete what is known as the hardest endurance race in the world: RAAM (Race Across America). Caroline, an amateur rider and kindergarten teacher follows her dreams, passions, and obsessions in this gruelling race which requires cycling with little to no sleep for days at a time. Very few people finish within the allotted time of 12 days to earn the distinction of RAAM Finisher.

Canada 2010 Dir. Virginia Hastings HD 65 min.

In addition to some amazing films there are parties and events, there is a messenger race today at 4pm and on Sunday you can see some bicycle polo (see recent blog) in action.  If you still have energy left there is a closing party at my favourite hang out, ‘look mum no hands’ – last year this party was epic and gave me a special kind of headache normally only reserved for the day after weddings and Christmas.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

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