Founded in 2003, the Portland, OR-based festival Filmed By Bike has celebrated bicycling with an annual competition featuring short films from around the world. On August 28th and 29th, Pittsburgh will join in on the fun when the Hollywood Theater – along with BikePGH, WQED and West Liberty Cycles – presents a selection of the event’s best entries as part of Bikefest 2015.
The theater will screen Filmed By Bike’s Bike Love program, which offers 11 films ranging in length from one minute to 16 minutes, including an in-depth profile on bicycle repair in Havana, Cuba and a look at three women touring Oregon. The event will also showcase two locally produced WQED documentaries, Big Savage Tunnel and Dirty Dozen. Big Savage Tunnel recounts an early obstacle on the Great Allegheny Passage trail, while Dirty Dozen follows one of Pittsburgh’s most challenging biking routes.
The Filmed By Bike Festival at Hollywood Theater will kick off on August 28th at 6 p.m. with a reception sponsored by West Liberty Cycles, followed by the films at 7 p.m. Screenings will also take place on August 29th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bike to the event or take the T. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for BikePGH members, and are available for purchase at Showclix.