Talent Without Borders

We are very happy to share that we are involved with a great new initiative in Malmö, Talent Without Borders, which aims to help newly arrived talent fulfill their potential in Sweden. A part of this program is Hackademy - an intensive internship in the art and culture of developing software in Sweden, together with some of the best in the country. Currently, eight incredibly talented developers are helping us further develop the Android version of the Bikes vs Cars app.

In a few weeks, these updates will be released, with iOS updates to follow in the fall. Learn more about Talent Without Borders here and if you haven't already, download the Bikes vs Cars app for Android or iOS. If you are a developer that would be interested in helping us with the iOS version, please contact glynnis@wgfilm.com.

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20150708-032A4106-Edit.jpgThe Hackademy crew: (from left to right)
Akram, Kholoud, Dren, Khalid, Samer, Abd Alhadi and Amer (not pictured: Ahmad)

Influence Film Club's "Film of the Month"


Screen_Shot_2016-05-09_at_15.38.56.pngWe're proud to share that Influence Film Club has named Bikes vs Cars their May "Film of the Month"! Influence Film Club is an online platform that engages new and diverse audiences around documentary film by facilitating small film clubs. They were also early supporters of our film, having given us a generous grant to help with the production of Bikes vs Cars.

Check out this page, which is full of great resources, including an awesome discussion guide that we highly recommend for post-screening talks! 

Bikes vs Cars now available on DVD!


We just received a special delivery - boxes and boxes of Bikes vs Cars DVDs! Region free, with subtitles in English, Swedish, Spanish, French and Portuguese. These are ready to be shipped anywhere in the world! Order yours here.

If you buy 10 or more, we'll give you a special discount! Email glynnis@wgfilm.com for more info.



Bikes vs Cars at One World Film Festival

One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague recently hosted director Fredrik Gertten and the Czech premiere of Bikes vs Cars. While in Prague, Fredrik participated in a masterclass, which focused on, among other topics, his career in journalism, his experience as a documentary filmmaker and producer and the issue of local and global in his films. 

One World also arranged a bike ride to one of the three Bikes vs Cars screenings which took place during the festival. Fredrik was there, along with friends from the Swedish Embassy in Prague and a huge crowd of bicyclists. Thanks to all who came out to the bike ride and to see the film! And thanks to One World for arranging a wonderful weekend of events. 




Photos taken by Jan Hromadko

One Year Ago Today - the World Premiere of Bikes vs Cars

Today marks exactly one year since the the World Premiere of Bikes vs Cars at SXSW, on March 15th, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
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What an amazing day it was and what an incredible year it has since been. 45 countries (52 on Vimeo). 400+ cities. 1000+ total screenings. Countless new friends along the way. And we're still on the move!
Thank you to everyone who has been on this journey with us. The 2000+ Kickstarter backers, who gave us our first boost of motivation. The film participants and crew. Our partners and funders. The festivals and cinemas. The distributors. The many, many organizations and individuals who have hosted special screenings. And of course, each and every one of you who has seen the film (where it's been possible to), sent us words of encouragement, favorited a tweet, shared a Facebook post, spread the word about the film.
Thank You! Tack! ευχαριστώ! Gracias! Merci! ありがとうございました! Danke! Obrigado!
/The Bikes vs Cars team

Czech premiere of Bikes vs Cars


One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will host the Czech premiere of Bikes vs Cars this weekend, with director Fredrik Gertten in attendance for Q&As, a masterclass and a bike ride to the cinema. The premiere will take place on Friday, March 11th at 19.30, with additional screenings on Saturday and Monday. Find more info and tickets here.

Friday, March 11: 19.30 - Kino 35 (czech premiere, followed by masterclass with Fredrik Gertten. Info here.)
Saturday, March 12: 17.00 - Kino 35 (accompanied by bike ride to the cinema. Info here).
Monday, March 14: 17.00 - Evald


Festival du Film Vert


Festival du Film Vert, an environmental themed festival with branches throughout France and Switzerland, will screen Bikes vs Cars in seven different cities in March and April. Junior producer Glynnis Ritter will attend the first screening, along with the festival's award ceremony, in Lausanne on Saturday, March 5th. Full list of screenings below:

Lausanne : March 5 (followed by discussion)
Chatel-St-Denis : March 12
Nyon : March 13 (followed by discussion)
Yverdon-Les-Bains : March 19
Ferney-Voltaire : March 20 (followed by discussion)
Le Sentier : March 20
Geneva : April 7

More info

Bikes vs Cars and Fredrik Gertten at Zagreb Dox

Fredrik Gertten heads to Zagreb next week for the Croatian premiere of Bikes vs Cars, with ZagrebDox, International Documentary Film Festival. There will be two screenings, both followed by Q&A's, as well as a bike caravan leading to the film's premiere on Friday, Feb.26th. More info can be found here.

26.02. / Friday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 4
27.02. / Saturday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5 


Vote Bikes vs Cars as "Best Environmental Documentary"

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!).

Japanese and Croatian premieres of Bikes vs Cars

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!


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