International Bicycle Film Festival wheels into Liverpool at FACT

Posted on 8 March 2011
By Pierce King
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The Bicycle Film Festival makes its Liverpool debut April 8 – 10, at FACT with live BMX events and a screening of Spike Jonze produced BMX movie about the legend Mat Hoffman.

The BFF’s immense popularity and continued growth has evolved hand-in-hand with the unprecedented boom in urban cycling internationally.

From its roots in New York City, the BFF has grown into a multi-faceted, global event that travels from Milan to Tokyo, Minneapolis to Sydney. Now in its tenth year the festival is held in 30 cities worldwide. 300,000 people are expected to attend in 2011.

Film highlights for the Liverpool BFF this year include Birth of Big Air, the much anticipated documentary on BMX’er Mat Hoffman by Spike Jonze; and Where Are You Go, by veteran BFF filmmaker Benny Zenga, following an epic bicycle journey from Cairo to Capetown.

The Liverpool Festival will include:

• A night of Roller Racing presented by the Great Northern Rollers at The Kazimier (4-5 Wolstenholme Square Liverpool L1 4JJ)
• A special Sunday pub live viewing of the classic Paris-Roubaix race
• BMX demos and tricks demos
• Bicycle scavenger hunt
• Valet bicycle parking provided by Brompton Bicycles

Mike Stubbs FACT CEO/Director said: “FACT is very excited to be hosting the newest edition of the international Bicycle Film Festival, linking Liverpool up with other BFF city hosts around the world, including Amsterdam, New York and Paris.

“Bicycle Film Festival will be an opportunity to draw together the broad range of cyclists in the city – from a growing community of youth cyclists, to cyclist commuters and families who ride together – and promote cycling in the Ropewalks area and beyond.”

All screenings for the Liverpool Bicycle Film Festival are held at FACT, 88 Wood Street, L1 4DQ and other events take place at venues and locations close by. For ticket sales and enquiries please contact the FACT box office: 0871 902 5737 or visit fact.co.uk 


BFF11: Bicycle Film Festival
FACT and venues around RopeWalks, Liverpool, April 8-10, 2011

Further information and full programme listings:
www.bicyclefilmfestival.com