The 22nd Annual Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Cape Town!

The directory Bike Film Festival returns to Cape Town to celebrate its 22nd year with screenings at the Labia Theater with an outdoor screening at Maker’s Landing. The festival has held events in 90 cities around the world for a cumulative audience of over one million people over the past 22 years. The festival will take place over two days from March 10 to 11.

Image: South Bike

Brendt Barbur is the founder and director of the Bicycle Film Festival. Brendt was inspired to start the Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) when he was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one.

Photo: @brendtbarbur/Instagram

The BFF has been around since 2001 and exists as a platform to celebrate cycling through music, art and film, and has been a major catalyst for the urban cycling movement, one of the most powerful forces and culturally relevant of the past decade.


There will be an international selection of the most important films from the BFF collection organized into two programs: Select Shorts (Thursday at Labia Theatre) and Urban Bike Shorts (Friday at Maker’s Landing). Tickets for screenings cost R75 per day.

Photo: @brendtbarbur/Instagram

Select shorts features diverse cinematic styles – narratives, documentaries, animations, award-winning directors and emerging talent. Urban Bike Shorts capturing the spirit of the cultures of street, youth, fixed gear, BMX and the messaging of passionate cyclists in cities around the world.

The BFF also organizes roundtables that focus on today’s most important issues. Discussions are held by world renowned panelists including; artists, filmmakers, technology leaders, environmentalists, politicians, journalists and other experts in their fields. The public is also an integral part of the panel. Some 2021 topics included sustainability, future cities, social justice and urban planning.

Photo: @brendtbarbur/Instagram

Tickets are limited so be sure to online purchase before the event.

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