RIDE Solutions is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Bike Shorts Film Festival! This year, we have decided to open the submissions period in May to celebrate National Bike Month, and screen the festival at the end of September. We hope the additional time and better weather over the spring, summer, and fall will provide more opportunities for filmmakers to make their masterpiece.
This year’s theme is “Stories. Powered by Bikes.” In the same way that bikes are practical tools to get you from place to place, we want to focus on films that use bicycles to tell great stories. While we will not say no to a beautiful trail riding film or scenic road ride documentary, we hope the Bike Shorts Film Festival provides a unique platform for telling stories that you won’t find in other festivals.
As always, we are offering over $1,300 in prizes across a number of categories. To learn more about prizes and registration, please visit www.ridesolutions.org/bikeshorts.
For this year’s submission trailer, please visit (and share!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2dK9ZPysvU
For examples of previous years entries, visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/bikeshortsroanoke
We are particularly excited to work with student film programs at all educational levels this year, so if you know of or are involved with middle, high school, or college level film programs, please reach out.
RIDE Solutions looks forward to seeing your submissions for the Bike Shorts Film Festival 2019!