In 2013, Why We Ride won the “Best Feature Documentary” award at the First Motorcycle Film Festival in New York. This year, the 2nd Annual Motorcycle Film Festival will be held on September 24-27, 2014 at The Gutter (200 North 14th Street, Williamsburg)in Brooklyn, New York. The festival will feature official screenings of short- and feature-length documentaries and narratives alongside more experimental films. Other events include screenings of classic films, filmmaker talks, an art exhibition, bands, bowling, and more! On the final day, a distinguished panel of judges comprising filmmakers, writers, custom builders, and esteemed motorcycle enthusiasts will select winners from each film category. A full list of films, filmmakers, and schedules can be found at motorcyclefilmfestival.com
The Motorcycle Film Festival (www.motorcyclefilmfestival.com) is an idea whose time has come. We are in the midst of the largest motorcycle-centered creative boom since the 1970s. Today, motorcycle fabricators have in-house filmmakers and every moto-event from Biarritz to Melbourne is captured from every angle by thousands of lenses. From our desks at work, we re-live the adventures of fellow riders on YouTube and gasp at images of metal masterworks from craftsmen living continents away.
Major studios and lone-wolf amateurs are once again turning en masse to the motorcycle as the stars and foils in their films.
Why We Ride star Paul D’Orleans a.k.a. The Vintagent, will be returning as a judge of the Motorcycle Film Festival, along with JP of The Selvedge Yard, Stacie B.
London of Triple Nickel 555 and East Side Moto Babes. New judges for this year include: Paul Cox (Paul Cox Industries), Ultan Guilfoyle (Guggenheim Museum’s Art of
the Motorcycle), Shinya Kimura (Chabott Engineering), Chris Logsdon (Godspeed Co.), Amos Poe (film accolades), Hayden Roberts (Hell On Wheels MC), Roland Sands (Roland Sands Design), Peter Starr (film accolades…Take it to the Limit) and last year’s ‘Best of Festival’ winner Eric Ristau (Best Bar In America).
The Motorcycle Film Festival was conceived in New York City by a group of motorcyclists and independent filmmakers. The goal is to provide a home for motorcycle films from around the world and to give moto and film enthusiasts a reason to gather, discuss and celebrate our favorite subject.