B:loft Film Night - A special night dedicated to short bicycle movies
from Apr 27
th 2017 to Apr 27 th 2017
On April 27th, bicycle users, film lovers and adventure seekers are invited to Rotondes for B:loft Film Night, the only such an event dedicated to bicycle films in Luxembourg.
The event will kick off with Photo Award Ceremony. This year’s subject is “All-weather cyclist” (deadline for submissions: April 22nd). The jury, including professional photographers, will read out its verdict and present the winners with awards. The winning photos will be displayed at Rotondes.
Next, the public will be treated to the finest selection of short bicycle films from around the globe: Uganda, Sweden, Lebanon, UK, Norway, Germany and USA. The film line-up is developed based on guiding principles: inspiring, eye-opening, visually stunning, great storytelling. The bicycle is just an excuse to talk about us and about achieving our dreams, about our emotional and mental journeys, how to create a better human-friendly environment or how to overcome hardship. The highlights of the film programme include “Cycologic” (dir. Emilia Stålhammar, Elsa Lövdin and Veronica Pålsson, Sweden) and “Length of Sweden” (dir. ERTZUI FILM, Germany). The first movie tells the compelling story about Amanda Ngabirano, urban planner, who is a persistent and persuasive advocate for the implementation of bike lanes in in Uganda’s Capital, Kampala. The film won the 11th the International Cycling Film Festival in Herne, Germany, the equivalent of the Oscar for bicycle related films. The latter movie, “Length of Sweden” captures the journey of three endurance cyclists as they pursue one of the world’s longest and most beautiful randonées. The team endured 2,177k as they traversed the entire length of Sweden in seven days. Standing out with stunning photography, this movie also follows a mental and emotional journey of the main characters.
Finally, the event will be crowned with the guided B:Night Ride #2. This thrilling, relaxed and social ride is designed to let you explore Luxembourg city's highlights on two wheels.
Cycologic |'15| dir. Emilia Stålhammar, Elsa Lövdin and Veronica Pålsson, Sweden
Mama Agatha |'16| dir. Fadi Hindash, Netherlands
King of Mountain |'9 | dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, UK
SwitchMed – Cycling Circle|’5 | dir. Jean-Marc Joseph, Lebanon/Spain
Pedal to Peaks 2 Norway|'8 | dir. Brody Leven, USA
Length of Sweden|'25| dir. ERTZUI FILM, Germany
Dream Ride|'6 | dir. Ryan Gibb, USA
Doors open: 18:30
Date: April 27th, 2017