When: Saturday, August 27, 2022
- Cycle for Change Shorts Program – 6:30pm
- Adventure Shorts Program – 9:00pm
Where: Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Public Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9
Hosted by Halifax Cycling Coalition.
A portion of all ticket sales goes to support Halifax Cycling Coalition.
BFF Halifax presents two new short film programs: Cycling for Change and Adventure shorts. Curated documentaries, narratives animations, award-winning directors, and emerging talents – all sharing equal billing.
6:30pm – Program 1: Cycle For Change shorts
These films celebrate the change makers, the advocates, and the activists who are pushing the bike movement forward in their communities. Featuring stories about:
• Kailey Kornhauser and fellow “ fat cyclist” Marley Blonsky are on a mission to change the idea that people with larger bodies can’t ride bikes
• The city of Monterrey, Mexico is in crisis due to a lack of bicycle infrastructure
• The story of Portland, Maine native, Clara Brown, a Team USA Paracyclist training for Tokyo
• The life of a New York City food delivery worker
• The 1936 story of Nora Young, one of the first few female cyclists to compete in the men’s world of Six-Day velodrome bike racing
• The affirmation of Derius Matchewan Papatie’s courage in Rapid Lake, a First Nation reserve in Quebec
• A collective of cycling communities in Los Angeles fight for protected bike lanes, and road safety — determined to bring a new era of mobility justice t the city
• And more..
9:00pm – Program 2: Adventure Shorts
For lovers of gravel, mountain biking, bike packing, fixed gear, ultra-endurance cycling, and adventure, this program captures the spirit of passionate cyclists around the world. Featuring stories about:
• A portrait of Ron Holden and Ride for Black Lives, a movement to spread the message of equality through open-to-all group rides around Los Angeles
• The first woman from her village in Lesotho to compete in the Pump Track World Championships
• A dreamy glimpse into three professional female mountain bikers reflecting on their willingness to sustain broken bones, concussions, and organ damages
• A short animation. There’s no stopping where a bike can take you.
• Two women who bring a town together around mountain biking and their pizza shop
• A grueling 240 mile gravel road bicycle race traverses Minnesota’s roads less traveled— all within 24 hours
• The story of Leo Rogers
• And more…
2 Crows Brewing Co. is sponsoring this event and we will have a variety of beer and sparkling water before the show. We will also have snacks for sale at the event.
Thanks to all our generous sponsors for their support with this event:
6:30 – 8:00pm: Program 1: Cycle For Change short film Program
8:00 – 8:30pm: Intermission
9:00 – 10:30pm: Program 2: Adventure short film Program
Ticketing: You can buy a ticket for each individual program for $20, or you can buy a ticket for both programs for $35.
About Bicycle Film Festival: Bicycle Film Festival has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music for the last 22 years with over 90 cities worldwide and a viewer audience of 1 million and growing. The festival has an incredible history of working with the most important artists, filmmakers, venues, and institutions around the world.
About Halifax Cycling Coalition: The Halifax Cycling Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for safe and comfortable bicycle infrastructure in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Halifax Cycling Coalition has spent over 10 years removing barriers to cycling in Halifax, while also encouraging the many health, economic and environmental benefits that active transportation can bring. The mission of the Halifax Cycling Coalition is to help Halifax become a better city to cycle in for both fun and transport. Our work focuses on improving cycling conditions for all residents by providing events, education and advocacy support. We believe in supporting changes to our communities that promote safe, equitable, and accessible transportation options.
|Time||6:30 PM - 10:00 PM|
|Tags||film / film festival / Spring Garden Area / Halifax events / Cycling|
|Event Category||Arts & Culture / Community & Civic / Festivals|
|Venue||Halifax Central Library – Paul O’Reagan Hall|