VELOBerlin Film Award 2015 dates at a glance:
- Nov 17, 2014: International Call for Bicycle Short Films
- Jan 18, 2015: Deadline for Submissions
- Feb 14 – March 21, 2015: Online Voting for the best Bicycle Short Film
- Feb 18-22, 2015: Screening at f.re.e München – fair for leisure and travel
- March 7-8, 2015: Screening at rad+outdoor Bremen
- March 21-22, 2015: Screening and Award Ceremony at VELOBerlin
Velokonzept and interfilm Berlin joined forces in autumn 2012 to initiate the first international VELOBerlin Film Award. With more than 300 film entries from more than 60 countries, 20 great nominated films and thousands of online voters as well as 13,000 visitors at the VELOBerlin bicycle show, the first edition held in early 2013 exceeded all expectations.
In its second edition – starting with the international Call for Entries in November 2013 – the VELOBerlin Film Award 2014 expanded its worldwide scope to include mobile phones and tablets as well as screenings at the three bicycle trade shows f.re.e Munich (Feb 19-23, 2014), rad+outdoor Bremen (March 8/9, 2014) and VELOBerlin (March 29/30, 2014).
And now the VELOBerlin Film Award enters the third round!
Cycling is a global phenomenon that also manifests locally. Which is why the VELOBerlin Film Award searches the world for diverse films that deal with all manner of topics relating to bikes and respective local cycling cultures: Ranging from the hype surrounding urban cyclists to the experiences gathered while travelling, the feeling of two-wheeled freedom is common to all cyclists, regardless of whether they ride through deserts and valleys or the urban jungles of the worldwide metropolises.
For its third edition, Velokonzept and interfilm Berlin are once again calling on international filmmakers to send in their short films about cycling. The steadily rising interest in urban cycling culture is reflected in increasingly more cycle-themed shorts – both online on video platforms and “offline” in cinemas, whether fictional, documentary, animated or experimental. From all submissions, 15 – 20 films will be selected to compete in the online competition that aims to wittily and artfully highlight the eclectic viewpoints of the world-wide cycling phenomenon. In February / March 2015, all nominated films will be presented on the award website to face the appraisal of the online audience, which in turn, determines the winners of the VELOBerlin Film Award.
The main sponsor of the VELOBerlin Film Award is Europe’s leading bicycle tyre manufacturer, Schwalbe.
For details on the submission and selection process go to Regulations.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your camera, jump on your bike and get going!
Wishing you loads of fun,
Velokonzept, Schwalbe & interfilm Berlin