Special Mention for Bikes vs Cars at Docs Against Gravity

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Thank you to Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in Warsaw for honoring us with a Special Mention for their Green Award Competition! And congratulations to all of this year's winners, which you can find here
This year, we'll be collaborating with Docs Against Gravity for European Documentary Network's new initiative, Moving Docs. We'll soon be announcing more screenings of the film throughout Poland. Read more about Moving Docs here

Spanish Premiere of Bikes vs Cars

On Saturday, May 30th, Bikes vs Cars will have its Spanish premiere at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, through Docs Barcelona! An additional screening will take place on May 31st and Fredrik Gertten will be in attendance for both. You can find more information about the screenings here.

Following the premiere, the film will screen across Spain throughout the month of June, as a part of the Docs Barcelona initiative, el Documental del mes. Fredrik Gertten's previous film, Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, was also shown in Spain through this series and we are happy to participate again with Bikes vs Cars. The full list of screenings will soon be up on our site.

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Bikes vs Cars wins UK Green Film Fest's Audience Award

 

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On Sunday, we wrapped up screenings of Bikes vs Cars in 23 different UK cities through the UK Green Film Festival. And today, we've found out that we won the festival's Audience Award! What an honor for us. Thank you to everyone who went out to see Bikes vs Cars at the cinema and another huge thanks to all of you who have been sharing your support online. It already means so much to us to hear your positive reactions to the film and this award is icing on the cake! 

We've heard from a lot of people who didn't have a chance to see the film last week, wondering how they might be able to. Good news! Our friends over at Moving Docs are now helping us set up additional screenings. If you're interested in hosting one where you live, fill out this form (UK only).

More information on our upcoming screenings and how you can organize screenings outside of the UK can be found here.


Brazilian premiere of Bikes vs Cars

We are very happy to announce that Bikes vs Cars (and director Fredrik Gertten) will soon be heading to Brazil! The film will have its Brazilian premiere on June 13th in São Paulo, where there will be a free screening at Parque do Ibirapuera. More events around the screening are in the works.

On June 18th, the film will be released in cinemas in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo through Espaço Itaú de Cinema, with additional screenings around the country beginning the following week. You can find information in Portuguese about our Brazilian release here.


Why the title ''Bikes vs Cars''?

Our friends at the Scottish Documentary Institute sat down with Fredrik Gertten and asked, ''Why this title?'' In the video below, he shares his answer.


UK love for Bikes vs Cars

On Sunday, May 3rd, Bikes vs Cars had its European premiere through the UK Green Film Festival, in collaboration with our friends at Moving Docs and Scottish Documentary Institute.

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It all kicked off with a gala opening at Rio Cinema in London, where Fredrik was present for a Q&A after the screening. The next day, he headed to Edinburgh for a cycle ride to the cinema. The festival continues until May 10th and altogether will travel to 23 cities around the UK! 

Kind words and support have since been pouring in, beginning with this great article and interview with Fredrik, from the Guardian, by Zoe Williams. It has now spread around the world, having been shared over 6500 times! We're glad to see how much discussion the piece has encouraged. Here's another nice interview from Liz Seabrook up on Oh Comely and a review of the film from Watch This Space Film Magazine. And here, a radio interview with Fredrik on BBC Radio Scotland (from 01:21:00 to 01:37:00).

Thanks for all the love, UK! 
Hop on your bikes and get to UK cinemas for the rest of our UK Green Film Fest screenings! Full schedule here.


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Bikes vs Cars Around the World

It's now been just over a month since Bikes vs Cars had its World Premiere at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Since then, the film has found its way around the world, with more festivals being announced every day and new screening requests coming in around the clock. It has meant so much to us to see what an interest there is in the film from people all over the globe.

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SXSW Bike Hugger Meet-Up before our world premiere. photo cred: Bike Hugger 

Below are a few more glimpses into some of the screenings we've had so far. Thanks to everyone who has come out and supported us, once again helping us show that WE ARE MANY! And remember, still many more screenings to come. Our European Premiere at the UK Green Film Festival, May 3rd in London, our Belgian premiere with Docville on May 4, first screenings in Spain through Docs Barcelona in May, Australian premiere at Sydney Film Festival in June, plus many more. Keep checking out our screening page for updates.

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Sweden's 101 Most Influential Environmentalists

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).

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Film Festival Announcements

Two new festival announcements for Bikes vs Cars!

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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.

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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.

Date City Venue
3rd May - Opening Gala London Rio Cinema
3rd May Belfast Queen's Film Theatre
3rd May Birmingham Mac
3rd May Bristol Watershed
3rd May Cardiff Chapter
3rd May Inverness Eden court
3rd May Oban Phoenix
3rd May Saffron Waldon Saffron Screen
3rd May Welwyn Garden City Garden City Cinema
4th May Aberdeen Vue
4th May Edinburgh Omni centre
4th May Glasgow Glasgow Film Theatre
6th May Hexham The Forum Cinema
6th May Nottingham Broadway
7th May Cambridge Vue
7th May 10.00 am Welwyn Garden City Garden City Cinema
7th May 8.00 pm Welwyn Garden City Garden City Cinema
7th May Goole Junction
7th May London Vue Islington
9th May Falmouth The Poly
10th May Oxford Ultimate Picture Palace
10th May Dundee Contemporary Arts
10th May Leicester Phoenix
10th May  Leeds Hyde Park Picturehouse


Bikes vs Cars at SXSW

We're now just days away from the World Premiere of Bikes vs Cars at South By Southwest, in Austin, Texas. 

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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.

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