Bicycle Film Festival 2022 – Cape Town

Bicycle Film Festival is coming physically to Cape Town.

Hosted by Killat Collective

March 10-11, 2022

Bicycle Film Festival has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music over the last 22 years. BFF spanned the world in over 90 cities worldwide to an audience of over one million people.
BFF is coming to Cape Town with an international selection of the most important films from the BFF collection curated in two programs: Select Shorts & Urban Bike Shorts.


Select Shorts features diverse filmmaking styles - narratives, documentaries, animations, award-winning directors, and emerging talents - all sharing equal billing. See an authentic and raw glimpse into:

  • The story of road cycling legend and overall wonderful soul, Connie Carpenter
  • The story of Marshall Major Taylor
  • The struggle of a young woman and her bike in Iran
  • Cycle sport as relief from genocide 
  • Kailey Kornhauser and fellow “fat cyclist” Marley Blonsky are on a mission to change the idea that people with larger bodies can't ride bikes
  • Two women bring a town together around mountain biking and their pizza shop
  • A charismatic Ghanaian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee adult women to ride bikes
  • Four elite gravel cyclists from East Africa have been chosen to come to the US to race and develop new pathways for future athlete


Urban Bike Shorts capture the spirit of street, youth, fixed gear, bmx, and messenger cultures from passionate cyclists in cities around the world. Spotlighting stories about:

  • The first BMX crew in Nigeria
  • A rural migrant worker in China uses the bicycle to buy and collect styrofoam boxes (score by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  • A group of youth cyclists are misidentified and policed as if they were a gang
  • A love letter to the splendor of winter through the eyes of a female bicycle courier in the midst of a Canadiandeep-freeze
  • Wandile Msomi moves through the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa with adept skill on his fixed gearThe story of Julian Molina, the beloved, full-throttle one-legged cyclist
  • A bird’s-eye view of a BLM bicycle protest ride from New York to Washington, DC
  • New York City through the lens of female bike messengers
  • The story of Leo Rogers
  • ….And more!


March 10, 2022
Labia Theatre

March 11, 2022
Maker’s Landing

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About Bicycle Film Festival:

Founded in New York BFF has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music for the last 20 years. The physical BFF spanned the world in up to 100 cities to an audience of over one million people. The festival has an incredible history of working with the most important artists, filmmakers, venues, and institutions around the world. The international locales included Paris, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Moscow, Mexico City, Capetown and Istanbul and more at some of the most important venues such as Sydney Opera House and the Barbican or an old factory in Zurich. The Subcultures of cycling have shared equal billing with the most exciting innovators in music, art, design and film. Participants have included: Erykah Badu, Karl Lagerfeld, Francesco Clemente, Shepard Fairey, Albert Maysles, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alex Katz, Kaws, Mike Mills, Paul Smith, the Neistat Brothers, Tom Sachs, Ridley Scott, Kiki Smith, Swoon, and Ai Weiwei.