Tempo Documentary Festival

On Monday, March 2nd, Bikes vs Cars will open this year's Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm. Fredrik Gertten and the rest of the Bikes vs Cars team will all be in attendance. Check out their site for more info and a list of all screenings. Buy tickets to the opening gala here.


BIKES vs CARS trailer in Portuguese and Spanish

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! 

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World Premiere of BIKES vs CARS

Just announced: BIKES vs CARS will have it's world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW)!

SXSW.pngThe festival takes place in Austin, Texas from March 13-21st. Director Fredrik Gertten will attend, along with producers Elin Kamlert and Margarete Jangård and US executive producer Chris Paine.

Learn more about the festival and see the full program here.

See you soon in Austin!


Swedish Television (SVT) Feature on BIKES vs CARS

On Monday, the Swedish Film Institute introduced this Spring's Swedish cinema lineup, where Fredrik presented BIKES vs CARS. Check out SVT's feature on the film and presentation here (in Swedish).


Swedish release of Bikes vs Cars

It is now official! On March 6th, BIKES vs CARS will be released in cinemas across Sweden, through distributor Folkets Bio. We are so looking forward to finally sharing the product of 2.5 years of hard work! In the upcoming weeks, we'll be announcing more screenings, so stay tuned for exciting news.

To get everyone ready for the premiere, we have released a brand new trailer for the film. We hope you enjoy it!



Fredrik Gertten at The World Bicycle Forum

Fredrik Gertten will speak at the 4th edition World Bicycle Forum, taking place in Medellin, Colombia from February 26th to March 1st. 

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This year's theme is: “Ciudades para Todos – Cities for All”, relating to ideas geared for humans and living spaces. The forum will discuss how cities can be organized to the benefit of all it’s citizens. 

Fredrik will be joined by a number of speakers from around the world, including former mayor of Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa and Elly Blue, author of Bikenomics.

Interested in attending? You can register here.


Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from BIKES vs CARS and the WG Film team. We hope there are many beautiful bikes waiting underneath your Christmas trees!

Stay tuned in the new year, when we look forward to announcing the World Premiere of BIKES vs CARS!

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Thank you, Spacescape!

We want to send a huge thank you to the Swedish company Spacescape for their recent 10.000 SEK (1,500 USD) contribution to BIKES vs CARS. Spacescape, located in Stockholm, is an urban planning company which focuses on creating more sustainable urban development. As we work on finishing up the film, their donation comes as a huge help. Thank you so much for your support!

Make sure to check out their website to learn more about the great work they are doing.

From Spacescape: “The problem today is not the lack of knowledge about the relationship between urban planning, transport and sustainability. The problem is finding solutions to rebuild the city, which during the past 50 years built up a dependence on cars. That's why we want to support "Bikes vs. Cars", precisely because it draws attention to one of today's major societal challenges, but also constructively points out a different path, a path that unlike the highway is accessible and available to all."


Battle of the Street Space

Recently, director Fredrik Gertten traveled to Stockholm's Architecture and Design Center, where he gave a lecture on the battle for space in our streets and the motivations behind making BIKES vs CARS. You can see the full program here, in english with swedish subtitles. It's 40 minutes long, but worth a listen (bias aside...).

Fredrik's presentation was just one in a series of lectures titled "Cyklen och staden" or "The bike and the city." You can view all of them on UR Play


SWIM Lab #2

Next week, beginning on September 15th, BIKES vs CARS heads back to the SWIM LAB for our second session of workshopping, right here in Malmö. This time around, we'll be focusing on concept development, business development and prototype/demo production. We're looking forward to another productive week with the LAB team and our fellow participants

On September 15th and 17th, SWIM will host open lectures, focusing on new media methods and tools. Learn more about the events and register to attend here.


swimlab.pngSWIM, Scandinavian World of Innovative Media, is a two year initiative launched by CPH:DOX with the goal of stimulating media innovation in the Øresund Region. Their LAB is a three stage training course that develops business opportunities and engagement strategies for projects within the field of innovative media. The last workshop will take place during CPH:DOX in November 2014.



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