We are happy to announce that Bikes vs Cars has been nominated as “Best Environmental Documentary” for The Bigger Picture Film Awards 2016. Produced by Global Inheritance, The Bigger Picture is an annual interactive film awards program honoring the very best in caused-based films and documentaries. "We aim to recognize films with meaningful messages that have the power to inspire audiences. We want to bring these films to the forefront and give audiences a chance to vote on their favorites from this past year."
Vote for Bikes vs Cars here (you could win some pretty neat prizes if you do!).
We will soon have the premieres of Bikes vs Cars in both Japan and Croatia and director Fredrik Gertten will be in attendance for both!
On Sunday, January 31st, the Cycling Embassy of Japan will host the Japanese premiere of Bikes vs Cars at Uplink Factory in Shibuya. There will be two screenings: first, the premiere at 16:00, then again at 18:45. Embassy members Byron Kidd of Tokyo By Bike fame, and journalist Yasuyuki Saito, will be participating in a 30-45 minute, post-screening Q & A along with Fredrik. Tickets will soon be available on Uplink's website.
At the end of February, Fredrik will travel to Zagreb, Croatia for our Croatian premiere with ZagrebDox (Feb 21-28). Screening dates to be announced soon!
Since May 2015, Bikes vs Cars has been working with an EDN initiative called Moving Docs on setting up screenings of the film around Europe. The aim of Moving Docs is to create innovative outreach strategies and provide opportunities for urban and rural European audiences to enjoy regular screenings of documentary films through a wide variety of media and platforms. So far, the film has been shown through Moving Docs with partners in the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Greece, Cyprus and Scandinavia.
Moving Docs is also a supporter of Bikes vs Cars on Vimeo! Visit their site to see how you can get a special discount on the film. If you're interested in hosting the Vimeo link on your website, email email@example.com to get a promo code of your own.
Bikes vs Cars is now available to rent and download from Vimeo on Demand in the US, UK, Canada and most other countries around the world! If you haven't had a chance to see the NY Times Critics' Pick, now's your chance.
Grab some popcorn, enjoy the film and please share with friends!
In December, Bikes vs Cars will open up in cinemas around the United States! Director Fredrik Gertten will head to California for the opening weekend, where he'll first stop in San Francisco on December 3rd for a special screening at The Roxie, hosted by our friends at the San Francisco Green Film Festival. On December 4th, Fredrik will head down to Los Angeles for a weekend of screenings, group bike rides and Q&As at Laemmle NoHo7. More details here.
Below, you'll find a full schedule of screenings. Check the cinema websites for screening times and tickets. Please share with your friends in the States!
Vimeo On Demand has now released Bikes vs Cars in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland! The film can be either rented or downloaded and is available in multiple languages. We hope you'll check out the film and share it with friends!
On December 15th, the film will open up on Vimeo in the US, Canada and the UK, with more countries TBA. For a reminder when it becomes available, sign up on our website.
This weekend, the Sustainable Living Film Festival (Sürdürülebilir Yaşam Film Festivali) will host the Turkish launch of Bikes vs Cars! The festival, which runs from Nov.19-22, is held simultaneously in 20 cities around the country. The film will play in 17 of those cities!
Below you'll find the complete schedule.
Bodrum - Friday, Nov.20, 5:00pm
Mersin - Friday, Nov.20, 6:00pm
Bursa - Friday, Nov.20, 4:45pm
Ankara - Saturday, Nov.21, 7:30pm
Antalya - Saturday, Nov.21, 6:45pm
Artvin - Saturday, Nov.21, 5:00pm
Balikesir - Saturday, Nov.21, 5:15pm
Bayindir - Saturday, Nov.21, 5:30pm
Canakkale - Saturday, Nov.21, 7:00pm
Diyarbakir - Saturday Nov.21, 7:30pm
Eskisehir - Saturday Nov.21, 6:00pm
Fethiye - Saturday Nov.21, 5:15pm
Giresun - Saturday Nov.21, 4:45pm
Izmir - Saturday Nov.21, 6:45pm
Trabzon - Saturday Nov.21, 3:15pm
Adana - Sunday, Nov.22, 7:15pm
Urla - Sunday, Nov.22, 1:45pm
On November 5th, Bikes vs Cars will have its Danish premiere at Copenhagen's CPH:DOX! The festival, taking place from November 5th-15th, will include 4 screenings of the film. After our November 8th screening at Empire Bio, there will be a debate about the Copenhagen bicycle culture with Fredrik Gertten, Klaus Bondam (Director of Cyklistforbundet), Lasse Scheldt (Bicycle Innovation Lab) and Marie Kåstrup (program manager for Copenhagen Cycle Program).
Info on all four screenings can be found here. See you soon, Copenhagen!
|Thursday, November 5th||7:00PM||Kvarterhuset|
|Sunday, November 8th||3:00PM||Empire Bio (screening & debate)|
|Tuesday, November 10th||6:30PM||Politikens Hus (screening & debate)|
|Wednesday, November 11th||2:00PM||Absalon|
Amazing news out of Italy - Bikes vs Cars received the Grand Prize for Best International Documentary at Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival in Torino, who hosted our Italian premiere over the weekend. That makes two wins for Bikes at the festival. Before the screening, Bike Pride held a challenge to see who would arrive at the cinema first, bikes or cars. We were not surprised to see Fredrik and the other bicyclists cross the finish line first!
Here's Fredrik Gertten accepting the Grand Prize!
We've heard reports of an amazing Sunday night by the LA River, where Ambulante California closed their festival with the LA premiere of Bikes vs Cars. Thank you to the many of you who attended, including US executive producer Chris Paine and film participants Dan Koeppel and Don Ward, who represented the film on our behalf. We look forward to visiting LA again for our official US launch in December!
Thank you also to Danny Gamboa for helping to organize the many awesome guided bike rides to the screening and for the ride hosts, Ghost Bikes, CiclaValley, Walk Bike Glendale, Multicultural Communities for Mobility, Ride On Bike co-op Leimert Park Village and Black Kids on Bikes