6 April 2011

The Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) is a international festival movement spanning across the world and this weekend FACT are excited to be hosting it right here in Liverpool. A bit of background about the festival for you, it was founded in 2001 by Brendt Barbur after he was hit by a bus whilst riding his bike in New York City.  Turning this negative experience on its head, the BFF celebrates the bicycle through a festival melting pot of music, art and film.

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Highlights of the weekend include the Fixed Trick Competition in Art House Square Friday at 9pm, where projected bike films will provide the background for a tricks competition hosted by Liverpool Track Skwad. You can come and watch or get involved and be in with a chance of winning a prize! On Saturday at 2.00pm there will be a screening of  Where Are You Go plus a selection of shorts, which features outlandish stereo-system-bikes and a 7,000 mile expedition right across the desert of Sudan. Then at 3.30pm you can get involved in the Make a Bike Film young people and family workshop, where you'll be challenged to  create your own bike film from a surprise shot list and all the films will be uploaded to FACT.TV, perfect for any aspiring film makers. 

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Bicycle Film Festival runs at FACT from Friday until Sunday this week and there is so much going on. Follow the links to book your tickets and you can find the whole program here. Also check out the BFF website for info about the festival around the world.