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Ballater Big Bike Film Night
Saturday 11 September 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater
Saturday 11 September 2021
The Big Bike Film Night (Scotland) Tour 2021
Supported by Deviate Cycles
A feast of short films devoted to the bicycle and all who ride is reaching Scottish screens for the first time
and is pedalling across Scotland over September and October 2021.
The Big Bike Film Night is a collection of international movies specifically selected in New Zealand by our
curator Brett Cotter. Our vision is to share the best cycling short films from around the world.
The dynamic concept showcases the colourful array of cycling genres with films from the unforgiving shores
of the Faroe Islands to the urban neighbourhoods of Auckland, to an epic bikerafting expedition, with a
selection offering plenty of appeal and thrills for pedal patrons and movie goers.
We search for the very best cycling short films that inspire and tell a story. Our sixth collection has something
for everyone, whatever your ride is, you can expect action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration in
the mix with twelve short films being presented.
This year’s exciting line-up of movies includes a part documentary/ part fantasy with mountain bike
illustrations that will have you looking for your rig and heading down the trail in search of the same kind of
magic; two Australian adventurers that rely solely on human power and the forces of nature to propel them
through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Faroe Islands; a story that reminds you of the importance of
finding your ‘why’, and that with a bike you can find a worthy journey in your own backyard; a captivating
movie that shows inspiration can come in all shapes and sizes – sometimes that shape and size is an
unwavering seven-year-old girl who likes to ride BMX; three adventurers bikerafting across one of New
Zealand’s most remote National Parks; and a relevant tale of two friends on an environmental mission; all in
One of the outstanding films in the 2020 collection, ‘Being Unstoppable’, shows what it takes to compete in
IRONMAN NEW ZEALAND, one of the most extreme triathlons in the world.
The film follows the passage of three inspiring first-timers on their journey and provides three moving and
motivational stories of ordinary participants who surprise themselves.
Our film festival celebrates cycling in all its glorious shapes and forms. Regardless of whether you are a cycling
fan or a cinematography fan, this is something that everyone should see.
The Big Bike Film Night (Scotland) Tour begins in Ballater at the inaugural Ballater Mountain Bike Festival on
Saturday 11th September, then visits Aberfeldy, Fort William, Dundee and finishes in Stirling on October
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