The film festival is to help promote bicycle commuting in the hopes of encouraging 20,000 cyclists to bike to work instead of driving or riding a scooter.
The organizers encourage riders to use the Riverside Bike Lane, where they will provide feed stations along the way supplying bananas and water to desperate riders.
Organizers are also requesting submissions of photos and movie files revolving around the themes Bicycle.Memory/Bicycle.Traveling/Bicycle.Life. to present images that best portray cycling in the city and they are offering a NT$60,000 grand prize and several smaller prizes.
Gold medal*1 : NTD 60,000, a certificate of merit
Silver medal*1 : NTD 30,000, a certificate of merit
Bronze medal*1 : NTD 10,000, a certificate of merit
Excellent award *60 : each gets a voucher of NTD 2000 , a certificate of merit
10 winners: each gets NTD 5000, a certificate of merit
- Bicycle.Memory hopes to find images or video depicting Taipei's old bicycle culture to create links to the past.
- Bicycle.Travel is seeking submissions to depict traveling around Taipei by bicycle.
- Bicycle Life is for submissions that show Taipei's modern bicycle culture.
- Photo submissions may be in either color or black and white and be in 6 million pixels at either 2000-3000 dpi JPEG or TIFF formats. The submission should be the original image without a frame.Video files should be in submitted on disk with mpeg or AVI files no more that 15 minutes in length. Each submission should contain a brief description under 100 words.
All submissions should be sent to:
BFF Bicycle Film Festival
No. 117 Gang-chien Rd. Neihu Dist. Taipei City, 105
You can download an application HERE: 活動詳細辦法與報名表下載
Be sure to follow the link at the top to see some of the great trailers for some of the movies that will be screened at this year's festival.