by Xavier Toby in New Events on Saturday 22 November 2008

Now occurring in seventeen venues around the world, the Bicycle Film Festival certainly has its wheels turning and is well placed to ride into the future. Apologies for the terrible cliché. Anyway, the festival runs in Melbourne from Friday, Nov 21 until Sunday, Nov 23. There are seven programs of mixed films from around the world and bicycles are the only common theme. The Australian contributions include Tropfest 2008 winner, Marry Me. Each program is different, with some featuring longer films, while some are comprised purely of shorts. After Melbourne the festival moves to Milan in Italy then Portland, USA. One of the main objects of the festival is to promote bicycle awareness and improve safety for cyclists, so if you support the cause, make sure you get involved.