Yesterday, the journal Miljöaktuellt published their list of Sweden's 101 Most Influential Environmentalists. Included on the list is Bikes vs Cars director Fredrik Gertten! The list has been produced partly by open nomination and partly through a jury process. According to Miljöaktuellt, the purpose of the list is to "lift up role models and people who set the agenda on environmental and sustainability issues that are driving the development of more sustainable path." Congratulations, Fredrik!
See the full list here (in Swedish).
Two new festival announcements for Bikes vs Cars!
On Friday, April 10th, the film will be screening at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. Fredrik Gertten was previously invited to the festival with Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, where he presented the film to a sold out audience in Fletcher Hall. We're happy to be back in Fletcher this time around with Bikes vs Cars. Check here for more info on Full Frame and their 2015 program.
In May, we will have our European Premiere at the UK Green Film Festival. We will also be the festival's opening film, with the opening gala taking place Sunday, May 3rd at Rio Cinema in London. The festival takes places from May 3rd-10th in venues across the country. You can find a complete list of screenings here and below.
|3rd May||Belfast||Queen's Film Theatre|
|3rd May||Inverness||Eden court|
|3rd May||Leeds||Hyde Park Picturehouse|
|3rd May (opening gala)||London||Rio Cinema|
|3rd May||Saffron Waldon||Saffron Screen|
|3rd May||Welwyn Garden City||Garden City Cinema|
|6th May||Hexham||The Forum Cinema|
|7th May||Edinburgh||Omni centre|
|7th May||London||Vue Islington|
|9th May||Falmouth||The Poly|
|10th May||Oxford||Ultimate Picture Palace|
We're now just days away from the World Premiere of Bikes vs Cars at South By Southwest, in Austin, Texas.
The world premiere will take place on Sunday, March 15th, at 7pm. This is a special outdoor screening, free and open to all - you do not need a SXSW badge to attend! Details below:
Republic Square Park
422 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78701
You can RSVP for the event here, where you'll also find details for a SXSW/Bike Hugger meet-up and social ride before the screening.Read more
After being selected as the opening film at this year's Tempo Documentary Festival, we are very pleased to have been selected for the Tempo Documentary Award Honorable Mention!
From the jury (translated):
"The Jury Honorable Mention goes to a film that, with insight, anger, humor and constructiveness, highlights a global problem, and questions heavily ingrained expectations about what a society should look like."
Thank you to Lars Strömgren of Cykelfrämjandet for accepting the award on our behalf.
It's been a big week for Bikes vs Cars! On Monday, we opened Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm. On Tuesday, sold-out pre-screenings were held by our good friends at Doc Lounge in Malmö and Lund, with additional screenings this week in Österlund and Göteborg (and more to come!). And tomorrow, we'll perhaps have our most exciting day yet - Bikes vs Cars will have its cinema release in theaters across Sweden, through Folkets Bio.
Here in Malmö, we look forward to gathering our closest friends at Folkets Bio's newly opened Biograf Panora. A slow-roll is arranged to bring guests to our opening gala. The entire team will be present for the screening and Q&A, including Aline and Ivan, both featured in the film. We are also happy that so many of our Kickstarter backers will be there to finally see the film on the big screen. After all, we could not have done this without their support!
Though we'll all be in Malmö tomorrow, we send our love to everyone heading to cinemas across Sweden. If you haven't yet, RSVP to our Facebook event, where you'll find a complete list of cities and cinemas showing the film.
We hope you enjoy the film!
The Bikes vs Cars team
Tomorrow, Sweden's Green Party will host a screening of Bikes vs Cars at the parliament in Stockholm. The event, which takes place from 12-2pm, will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A with Fredrik Gertten. Thank you to Karin Svensson Smith, of the Green Party, who has arranged the screening.
Fredrik's previous films Bananas!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* were also shown at the parliament and we are honored to be back with our new film!
For more information, please contact Green Party press secretary Axel Sandin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 072-247 97 88.
The new BIKES vs CARS trailer can now be viewed with both Portuguese and Spanish subtitles. Keep sharing it with your friends around the world!
Just announced: BIKES vs CARS will have it's world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW)!
Learn more about the festival and see the full program here.
See you soon in Austin!