Bicycle Film Festival
Presented by Rapha
The Morris Museum is proud to partner with Garden State Fondo to host the Bicycle Film Festival (BFF), an annual world-wide festival featuring short and feature length films.
Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival when he was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one.
In 2001 Barbur started BFF as a platform to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and, of course film.The Bicycle Film Festival has been a major catalyst for the urban bike movement, one of the most powerful and culturally relevant forces of the last decade.
The BFF has held events in 90 cities worldwide to an accumulated audience of over 1 million people.
This is When We Met
USA 2015 3 minutes
Director Sean Cunningham
Meet Robbie and Mary as they live out a relationship in three minutes. Short of the Week selection and Vimeo Staff Pick.
King of the Mountain
UK 2015 9 minutes
Director Orlando von Einsiedel
As a boy growing up, Samuel Mugisha dreamed of being a part of the Rwandan national cycling team, Team Rwanda, as he believed it would be a way to help make money for his family. What he discovered was something else entirely. In a country trying to get over the trauma of a genocide, Team Rwanda represents a lot more than sport.
USA 2017 6 minutes
Director Spencer MacDonald
Featuring cycling legend and overall wonderful soul, Connie Carpenter.
England 2012 | Digital 10 minutes
Director Justin Chadwick
A man, coping with the loss of his son, works a branch into a perfect block of wood and installs it into a velodrome track as a memorial. He rides the track on his son’s bike, making the journey his son never could. Boy stars respected British actor Timothy Spall, whose works include Secrets and Lies and Harry Potter.
Switzerland 2015 2 minutes
Director Christian Mülhauser
A moonlit downhill ride at the base of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.
Of Steel (D’Acciao)
Italy/UK 2010 15 minutes
Director Ben Ingham
Ben Ingham, whose photography has been featured prominently over the last few years with Stella McCartney, Adidas, and Rapha directs a short film about Dario Pegoretti, legendary frame craftsman and philosopher of steel. We are screening this film as a tribute to the life of Dario Pegoretti.
USA 2017 7 minutes
Director Michael Corvino
Kyle goes for a bike ride with his best friend, Mike, to help with his depression. But Mike has something to say that might make for a tough ride. One hill, one water bottle, and one take.
The Six Day Race: The Story of Marshall “Major” Taylor
USA 2018 7 minutes
Director Colin Barnacle
Marshall “Major” Taylor was a pioneer of his time and broke through the color barriers of bicycle racing to become the world’s first black cycling champion and the first African-American world champion of any sport. Track Racing was the biggest sport of the time. He was one of the highest paid, and well known stars around the world.
Canada 2018 11 minutes
Director Anjali Nayar
JaBig, a Montreal-based DJ, is on a quest to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. Join him on the last day of his ride to discover what happens when you stop listening to all the reasons why you shouldn’t, and listen to the voice inside you, telling you to go.
Netherlands 2016 16 minutes
Director Fadi Hindash
Once a week, a group of migrant women from Southeast Amsterdam meet in a gymnasium to learn how to cycle. Supervising their bicycle course is a Ghanaian woman nicknamed ‘Mama Agatha’. Over the summer, this community mother gives the ladies from China, Pakistan and Suriname the confidence to get behind the two wheels for the first time.