First ever edition of International Bicycle Film Festival making its way into Singapore

IRIS | 4th Aug 2015 | NEWS

The international Bicycle Film Festival from New York is making its inaugural entry into South East Asia in Singapore next month from 20th-22nd August 2015. The Singapore edition is organised by sports marketing and lifestyle events management company, Firefly Connections SE Asia.

As part of a 3 day festival, events will take place at 2 historical venues (Maj Aviation Building next to Old Seletar Airport and The Old Alkaff Mansion) across Singapore hosting film screenings, art exhibition, bike runway shows and bicycle gala dinner and an after dark party.

The BICYCLE ART exhibition held at Seletar Aerospace View features an exhibition celebrating the bicycle through photography exhibition and bicycle art installations. Artists include cycling photographer Danial Hakim of Peloton Images Asia and bicycle restoration artiste Poon Kng Joo of Soek Seng.

We will screen films from various countries including Clean Spirit that is an inside story of the Argos-Shimano race team showing that winning the Tour de France without any performance enhancing drugs and others.

The Bicycle Film Festival is a platform that has been a catalyst for the urban cycling movement around the globe, spreading bicycle culture to over 50 cities and all major continents. In 2001, Brendt Barbur, Founding Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York. He was inspired to turn this negative experience into a positive one.

Here are program highlights of BFF Singapore 2015:

Thurs. August 20. MAJ Aviation (Rooftop), 80 Seletar Aerospace View #01-01, S797563

Opening Night & Launch of Bicycle Art Exhibition

Screening of BFF Film Compilation

Cocktail Networking

Fri. August 21 MAJ Aviation Building (Art Gallery), 80 Seletar Aerospace View

Bicycle Art Workshop

Bike Runway Show

Gold Sprint Parties

Film Screening

Sat. August 22. Grand Marquee, Alkaff Mansion Ristornate, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 10178

Cocktail and Bicycle Art Auction

Film Screening

Gala Dinner

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For the most up to date information on BFF Singapore 2015 and those keen on getting festival passes and exclusive gala dinner tables please visit:

bicyclefilmfestival.com or fireflyconnections.org/bicycle-film-festival/.

Those interested to sign on as volunteers as well as models for the bicycle runway show please logon to website: fireflyconnections.org/bicycle-film-festival/ for details on registration.