The festival is a celebration of bicycles and the culture that surrounds them. The films feature a wide spectrum of experiences, stories and images of bicycling. Some will make you laugh. Some will make you think. The common theme is that they are all for, about or inspired by bicycles.

2014 Bike Shorts

Date:
Tuesday May 13, 2014

Location:
Bell’s Eccentric Café

Show Times:
6:00 PM
8:15 PM
(Must be 21 for 8:15 PM Show)

Admission:
$5.00

 

This program is a collection of short bicycle films. The films have been chosen for quality of production, uniqueness and program variety.

Films accepted into the 2014 Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival program "Bike Shorts"

Devinci Shortcut

Devinci Shortcut
Director: Vincent Allard
Time 2:37 / Canada

Road racing is intense stuff. It starts with sacrifice and determination parlayed into tactical moves across the track. Or, you can take a shortcut.

Wheelin'

Wheelin'
Director: JD Schulyer, Jason Drake, Jeremy Albert, Luke Tate
Time 5:54 / USA

A story about Steve Carter and his mission to preserve the history of two wheels.

Disaster Relief Time Trials

Disaster Relief Time Trials
Director: Joe Biel
Time 4:46 / USA

During a Portland Apocalypse simulation, cargo bikers organized to provide relief for those survivors. This documentary captures those relief experts on two wheels.

Citi Bike BMX

Citi Bike BMX
Director: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork
Time 2:19 / USA

This is what happens when you put a BMX rider on a hefty city rent-a-bike.

Open Roads

Open Roads
Director: Rhino Media
Time 4:00 / USA

A youth development program that teaches social skills and bike mechanic skills to youth in the Kalamazoo community.

10 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Have Done

10 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Have Done
Director: Tom Malecha
Time 3:18 / Switzerland

The ultimate bucket list for you and your mountain bike.

Y.N.RichKids - My Bike

Y.N.RichKids - My Bike
Director: Ben Hughes
Time 5:24 / USA

The North Community YMCA of Minneapolis works with youth to create original music. In this video they sign about the bikes that they love.

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Dalston to the Dam

Dalston to the Dam
Director: Tim Ackroyd, Paul Drury
Time 6:12 / UK

Join Orange Fever on a journey from east London to Amsterdam in their latest attempt to raise money for a feature film.

Escape the Mitten

Escape the Mitten
Director: Nicholas Afton
Time 1:37 / USA

Due to the long and arduous winter in Michigan, six friends escape and journey south to Kentucky for a long weekend of cycling, sunshine, and green grass.

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Experiments in Speed
Director: Greg Hackett
Time 9:20 / UK

Inspired by those great men that in the 60s pushed the Land Speed Record by building jet-propelled cars built in their sheds. This time the build is a bicycle.

Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul
Director: David Phu
Time 2:10 / Canada

A librarian in Vancouver made a conscious decision to minimize the distance between work and home.

An African Race

An African Race
Director: Ben Ingham
Time 12:00 / Rwanda

Filmed during the 2011 edition of the Tour Of Rwanda, this film follow the race fro preparation to celebration.

Peace Coffee - Sam Delivers

Peace Coffee - Sam Delivers
Director: Paul Irmiter
Time 3:13 / USA

A portrait of a rider who delivers Peace Coffee by bicycle in Minneapolis.

How To Be A Mountain Biker

How To Be A Mountain Biker
Director: Matt Dennison and Jason Lucas
Time 4:04 / Canada

A very specific and unapologetic guide to what it takes to be a Mountain Biker.

Date Night

Date Night
Director: Matt Veligdan
Time 1:27 / USA

This is the ending of a Kalamazoo love story. The story itself is left to the imagination of the viewer.

Inercia

Inercia
Director: Becho Lo Bianco & Mariano Bergara
Time 4:06 / Argentina

in·er·tia, noun, a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged..

The Humble Bike: Portrait of a Bike Builder

The Humble Bike: Portrait of a Bike Builder
Director: Candace Schmidt & Jose Luis Gonzalez
Time 5:59 / Canada

A Calgary-based bike builder has a unique and sustainable approach to custom bike building.

Bicycles, Jazz & Fred Astaire

Bicycles, Jazz & Fred Astaire
Director: Bruno Lovrencic
Time 1:08 / Croatia

How do you make Jazz and Fred Astaire cooler? With bicycles of course.

Cold Rolled: The Lake Superior Session

Cold Rolled: The Lake Superior Session
Director: Aaron Peterson
Time 4:14 / USA

Snow biking in Michigan's upper peninsula on the shores of Lake Superior.

Cycleball - Our Life

Cycleball - Our Life
Director: Marek Topolář
Time 2:25 / Czech Republic

An introduction to the unknown and underrated sport of Cycleball.

El Diablo

El Diablo
Director: Paolo Casalis
Time 7:20 / Italy

This is the story of Didi Senft, better known as "El Diablo". He can be seen running after the riders in pretty much all of the grand tours every year.

Cogfoolery

Cogfoolery
Director: Stephen Barnes
Time 4:13 / USA

Fixed gear bike riding around Southwest Michigan.

The Show

The Show
Director: Clemens Habicht
Time 2:20 / France

Music video for Mike Mago's song The Show.

Human Power

Human Power
Director: Neal Hartman
Time 3:08 / USA

The story of a unique group of individuals consumed by the obscure passion to build and race the world’s fastest bicycles at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge.

Unwieldy Beast

Unwieldy Beast
Director: Brandon Loper
Time 4:06 / USA

Frank Skaggs has a unique piano, which happens to be set atop a three-wheeled bicycle.

 
 
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