Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Boston Bike Film Festival news item

Entries called for Boston Bike Film Festival
The third annual Boston Bike Film Festival is accepting submissions from cycling filmmakers. The work will be shown October 19-20, 2007 at venues in and around Boston.

"The second annual festival was even more exciting than the first," 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."

Film concepts from last year's festival ranged from learning how to become a bike commuter in Boston to part two of a documentary concept that exposed the backlash of bias against cyclists in the aftermath of arrests after the Republican National Convention held in New York City in August 2004. The Harvard-Smithsonian-funded feature "POV Me" featuring "Turbo Tanya" Markham (for those in the know, she is the daughter of "Fast Freddy" Markham) engaged BBFF audiences with a scientific look at the machinations of Human Powered Vehicle speed.

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

Early-bird submissions must be postmarked by August 17, 2007. All submissions must be received by September 21, 2007. Full festival information and details for submissions can be found at www.bostonbikefilmfest.org. The site will also offer clips from last year's festival shortly.

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