The internationally acclaimed Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) will park off at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town for one night only. BFFx12, a simplified version of the BFF, starting at 19h00 on Friday, 23 November will feature two different screenings of cycling films from around the world, and will include Brendt Barbur, the founder of the festival, introducing the night’s feature film.
All welcome, from bike-curious to bike-aholics
“BFF is a celebration of bikes of all varieties and the different kinds of people who ride them,” says Brendt. “It takes all types to bring life to cities and the movies chosen for the Cape Town event will showcase the massive diversity in subcultures among various cities, including their energy, ethos and sense of community.”
From its roots in New York, the BFF has grown into a multi-faceted global event that has travelled to over 25 cities this past year, including Milan, Tokyo, Moscow, Mexico City and Istanbul. Focused on a shared passion for bike riding, BFF supports creative communities, including fashion, music and art, as well as various bicycling communities, including road cycling, mountain biking, fixed gear, BMX and cyclocross.
Brendt was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival in 2001 after being hit by a bus while riding his bike. He was inspired to turn this negative experience into a positive one, and created a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and film.
How you can connect:
- Visit the website for the latest information on the BFFx12 in Cape Town: here
- Email an organiser: Andrew Cole
- View the official website: here
- Read the latest City Views newspaper online to find out more about Cape Town as a mobile city.
- Follow Creative Cape Town on Facebook (facebook.com/creativecapetown) and Twitter (@CreativeCT) to stay in touch with creative events in Cape Town.