The Motorcycle Film Festival is an idea whose time has come: we are in the midst of the biggest creative boom centered on motorcycles since the 1970s. Every motorcycle customizer has an in-house filmmaker, and every hip moto-event from Biarritz to Melbourne has built-in paparazzi; we can re-live the antics of fellow bikers on YouTube, or gasp at masterworks from talented videographers, who often unwittingly work side by side. The massive, youthful rise of moto-mania has excited big motorcycle factories to collaborate with rising garage artists, and has inspired professional filmmakers that now is the time to produce that long-dreamt two-wheel feature film.
The 1st Annual Motorcycle Film Festival was held in September of 2013 in NYC by a group of motorcyclists and independent filmmakers. Our goal is to provide a home for motorcycle films from around the world and give moto/film enthusiasts a reason to gather, discuss, and celebrate our favorite subject.
At the second Festival, that happened last year, great films were shown and lots of enthusiasts got together around motorcycle movies. Here are the winners…
Best of Festival: Somewhere Else Tomorrow
Filmmaker: Daniel Rintz
People’s Choice: The Badger: Made in Trenton
Filmmaker: Drue Pennella
Winner Short Documentary: No Ordinary Passenger
Filmmaker: Cabell Hopkins
Winner Feature Documentary: Penton: The John Penton Story
Filmmaker: Todd Huffman
Winner Short Narrative: Vincent Black Lightning
Filmmaker: Cat Bruce
Winner Feature Narrative: Shooter & Whitley
Filmmaker: Laura Stewart
Winner Experimental: Django
Filmmakers: Jim Demuth & Posy Dixon
Submissions are open for the 3tr Festival to any and all films in which motorcycles or motorcycling is an intrinsic element. Meaning, please ONLY submit films that are about or prominently feature motorcycles. Just because there’s a sweet chopper in the background of the opening credits doesn’t mean it’s a “Motorcycle Movie.”
All films submitted will be watched by a panel of judges and considered for ‘Official Selection’ to be screened at the 2014 festival. Submission in no way guarantees screening.
Check out more ate motorcyclefilmfestival.com