Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bike Films Wanted: Bend Bicycle Film Festival, May 22

Just got this from my friend Renee Davidson at Grassroots PR. Let your light shine! -hoc

Bike Films Wanted for Bend Bicycle Film Festival Second Annual Event May 22

BEND, Ore. – Local filmmakers and photographers are invited to submit their films for consideration in the second annual Bend Bicycle Film Festival, slated for May 22. The fundraising event is part of a full weekend of biking activities, including a Volunteer Trail Work Party for Central Oregon Trail Alliance, followed by a BBQ and Awards Ceremony.

"Last year, we raised $3,500 for Central Oregon Trail Alliance and the Bend Cycling Club, and we debuted a full-length mountain biking feature film," said Paul Lissette, festival organizer. "This year, we're going 100% local, and we're hoping to beat last year's fundraising amount."

To that end, the Bend Bicycle Film Festival has issued a 2010 Call for Submissions. To be considered for the Bend Bicycle Film Festival, the short film must have something to do with cycling, and it must have a local connection, however tenuous. Artistic and "outside-the-box" submissions are encouraged.Submission guidelines have been posted to the organization's website.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 22 at the Tower Theatre. The second annual Bend Bicycle Film Festival will benefit Central Oregon Trail Alliance and Bend Endurance Academy. Event sponsors include Pine Mountain Sports, 92/7 FM and Cog Wild. The 4:00 p.m. showing is open to all ages, and doors open at 3:15. The 7:00 p.m. show is 21 and over only, and doors open at 6:15. Both shows will feature 2.5 hours of films, with a 20-minute intermission. For more information about the Bend Bicycle Film Festival, visit