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.

Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival

2015 Bike Shorts

Kalamazoo Show

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Bell’s Eccentric Café
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Show Times:
6:00 PM (all ages show)
8:15 PM
(21 and over show)


Lansing Show

Friday May 29, 2015

Midtown Brewing Company
402 South Washington, Lansing, MI 48933

Show Times:
6:00 PM
8:00 PM


MSU Bikes article about the show.

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

Films already accepted into the 2015 Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival program "Bike Shorts"

Bicycle Safari
Director: Nolan Alan McNally
Time 3:59 / USA

Riding a bicycle, with fun and exploration being the only destinations.

Director: Cigdem Slankard
Time 8:00 / USA

A family of seven and avid cargo bikers lead a car-free lifestyle in Buffalo, New York

Forgotten Dirt - Afghanistan
Director: Anthill Films
Time 10:13 / Afghanistan/Canada

A small team of riders travel to the remote Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan on a world first mountain bike expedition to explore trails that are thousands of years old.

Havana Bikes
Director: Diego Vivanco
Time 5:20 / Cuba/Spain

In Cuba new bikes are difficult to come by and parts are not readily available. A handful of mechanics provide a service to those who rely on their bikes in their everyday lives.

Its All About The Bike
Director: Colum Lynch
Time 4:00 / Ireland

A period sensitive restoration of a 1951 Thanet Silverlight road bike by Lego characters.

La bici
Director: Maria Barahona
Time 4:04 / United Kingdom

A man ponders the love hate relationship he had with his bike.

My Legs My Gears
Director: Peter Scholl / Mark Wagner
Time 8:29 / Germany

A portrait of Mianzi Rei who lives for her passion of fixed gear bikes and track racing.

The Gift
Director: Russ Lamoureux
Time 2:46 / USA

Set within the mind of a man as he watches the woman he loves transform his gifts into freedom.

Tron Kong
Director: Jen Moeller / Joshua Wong
Time 2:09 / Hong Kong, China


Light bicycles battle it out on the streets of Hong Kong.

Whiffed Out
Director: Jason Giampietro
Time 11:34 / USA

The journey of a bicycle that is abandoned in a hallway, lent to a man looking for a delivery job and is eventually passed on to a new owner.

Bestest Friends
Director: Tim Bornholdt
Time 3:25 / USA

Koo Koo Kangaroo's music video shows us you'll never be as close to your best friend as you are on a tandem bicycle.

A Fine Balance
Director: Tim Askew
Time 4:27 / United Kingdom

The UK's only extreme unicycling display team takes to the streets of Edinburgh.

Flying V Messengers
Director: Chuck Fry / Ryan Blaske
Time 2:06 / USA

Flying V Messengers is a donation only service in South Bend, Indiana.

Between the Stops
Director: David Phu
Time 2:33 / Canada

Josh elevates his bicycle tours beyond a checklist of landmarks to make them interactive, social experiences.

Heritage Bicycles
Director: Philip Giancola
Time 2:48 / USA

Located on Chicago's north side, Heritage General Store specializes in locally handcrafted bicycles, coffee and building community.

Velocipedist Bicycle Company
Director: Felicia Manning
Time 2:14 / USA

In this shop, every bike tells a story. Velocipedist is purely aesthetic and brings about a feeling of nostalgia from the moment you step through the doors.

Director: A D Cooper
Time 7:22 / United Kingdom


Two bored boys try to frighten an old man. His response is anything but predictable.

Late Night Training
Director: Blaž Miklič
Time 1:16 / Slovenia

Peace and quiet late at night. Time for you, bike and training. Is there any better way to finish your day?

Lock Block
Director: Richard B. Pierre
Time 1:16 / Canada

A cynical young man must overcome his nature to seize romance.

Director: Orlando Cubitt
Time 6:41 / United Kingdom

A bike thief owes money around town and eventually has to pay.

The Double Diamond
Director: Calum Stirling
Time 9:16 / United Kingdom

Working with the book Besoin de Vélo by French writer Paul Fournel, Double Diamond takes us through the physical and philosophical landscape of a cyclist.

Lonely Yellow
Director: Alina Janukevičiūtė
Time 4:30 / Finland

Free yellow bicycles in a small town of Finland were slowly stolen until there was only one. The last bicycle must change his thinking to find new friends.

NOTE: The program contains some adult language.

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