2013 Bike Shorts
Saturday June 1, 2013
Western Michigan University’s
$8.00 general admission,
$5 with student ID
(cash or check)
This program is a collection of short bicycle films. The films have been chosen for quality of production, uniqueness and program variety.
Director: Michael Wallis, Paul Dixon
Time 1:08 / UK
The inventor of the Butterfly shares his inspirations for creating this unique bike accessory.
Director: Build Films
Time 3:40 / Canada
It’s about freedom. It’s not revolutionary. You’ve always been a cyclist. Keep moving.
Director: Aaron Peterson
Time 1:42 / USA
It's winter. The ice is thin. Take a ride on the lake? No problem.
Director: Roman Blomme
Time 1:00 / France
The birth of a bike, a chaotic world of consumption, and the longing to ride. Filmed in: UK, Belgium, and Holland
The Denver Bicycle Café
Director: Jake Belvin
Time 3:34 / USA
A unique café that focuses on bikes, beer and coffee.
Three Story Question
Director: Jim Ratliff
Time 2:10 / USA
This film answers the age old question: Can a bike still be ridden after it's thrown from the top of a three story building?
Director: Brooks Reynolds
Time 2:16 / Canada
An explosive nighttime BMX ride.
We Ride, Because
Director: Tom Malecha
Time 2:34 / Switzerland
A motivational piece that draws inspiration from the challenges of mountain biking.
Dedication to Castle Greyskull
Director: Nicholas Barwick
Time 4:48 / USA
Denied a legitimate place to play, the Columbia Bicycle Polo Club has to create a temporary arena in a parking structure.
Captain Ahab Trail
Director: Tyson Swasey
Time 4:55 / USA
The construction of a mountain bike trail in Moab Utah.
Izhar cardboard bike project
Director: Giora Kariv
Time 6:00 / Israel
Why not make a bicycle out of cardboard? Because its impossible. He does it anyway.
Make the Move
Director: Alec Birkbeck
Time 5:46 / UK
A mountain biker faces unexpected challenges while racing a hologram.
The Beaten Path
Director: Jerry Chen, David B. Witwer
Time 6:45 / USA
Two friends embark on a winter mountain biking trip together. When one gets injured they must work together to find a solution.
Director: Brynden McNew, Perception Northwest
Time 4:46 / USA
Some people have addictions and obsessions, some more than others. Mick sets a goal of being the world record holder of most hours spend on a bike.
Director: K.Walter Ansand, M. Gilluck
Time 9:25 / Italy
In Italy's Po Valley lies Villa Rocca – a 20 people strong community, dominated by a 500-year-old castle. For one day of the year the castle grounds are converted into a singlespeed cyclocross course.
Director: Graeme Maguire
Time 3:34 / UK
An animated music video for Bicycle by Sue Denim.
Abandoned: Bikes on the Street
Director: Rob Vandenabeele
Time 6:31 / USA
A hard hitting mockumentary that addresses the epidemic of abandoned bicycles.
Time 2:30 / Slovenia
Director: Luis Paris
Time 2:46 / Argentina
An animated journey which pays tribute to the bicycle and the landscape traveled by the film makers uncles, father and grandfather.
Director: Andrew Diemer
Time 1:24 / USA
A bicycle becomes self aware and is plunged into an existential crisis.
Tour d'ÖÖ mantra
Director: Henno Luts
Time 1:26 / Estonia
A riding guide to taking to the streets during Tallin's Bike Week in Estonia
The Ones You Haven't Ridden**
Director: Rik Dijkhoff, FOSS Collective
Time 4:26 / Netherlands
Man evolves and rises from the ocean. He meets his destiny on a bicycle and is ever searching for what is around the next corner.
"Messin' Around" with Cache & Yeti
Director: Sean Talkington and Ace Carretero
Time 2:26 / USA
A man and his dog are on a mission to mail a package and get distracted along the way.
Director: Felipe Bustos Sierra
Time 15:00 / UK
A rickshaw driver with bad knees makes brief but powerful encounters with buskers, drunks and potential passengers on his last night in Edinburgh.
*Contains Adult Language
**9:30 PM Show Only, Brief Nudity