The Bicycle Film Festival: Adventure Shorts

The Bicycle Film Festival (BFF)been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music over the last 24 years. BFF spanned the world in over 100 cities worldwide to an audience of over one million people.

BFF Vancouver presents two short film programs: Adventure shorts and Urban Bike shorts. These short films appeal to a wide audience from film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everyone in between. Curated documentaries, narratives, animations, award-winning directors, and emerging talents – all sharing equal billing.

Presented by HUB Cycling

Saturday, May 18
Adventure Shorts
Doors 5:00 pm | Event 6:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

General Admission Tickets $20 + s/c HERE | $23 at the door
Optional donation to HUB Cycling when you buy your ticket HERE

Urban Bike Shorts
Doors 8:15 pm | Event 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

General Admission Tickets $20 + s/c HERE
Optional donation to HUB Cycling when you buy your ticket HERE

Why not make it a Double Bill with BOTH short film blocks for $38+ s/c HERE

Adventure Shorts Programme

  • Kailey Kornhauser and fellow “fat cyclist” Marley Blonsky are on a mission to change the idea that people with larger bodies can’t ride bikes

  • A young woman defies oppression in Iran through a daring escape in order to pedal freely on a bicycle

  • A dreamy glimpse into three professional female mountain bikers reflecting on their willingness to sustain broken bones, concussions, and organ damages

  • A family gives up everything to be together in their motorhome, traveling from bike park to bike park across Europe

  • The story of 17-year-old Nigel James, a Diné mountain biker who hosts the first ever Enduro race in the Navajo Nation, and honors their land, community, and culture through revitalizing trails

  • And more…

Urban Bike Shorts Programme

  • The first BMX crew in Nigeria

  • An homage to the track bike and the Vancouver community formed around it

  • A bicycle takeover and one of the United State’s largest, most anticipated street riding events on the bikelife calendar attracting riders from the wheeling community worldwide

  • A charismatic Ghanaian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee adult women to ride bikes

  • The story of Leo Rogers

  • A love letter to the splendor of winter through the eyes of a female bicycle courier in the midst of a Canadian deep-freeze

  • The life of a New York City food delivery worker during the COVID-19 endemic phase

  • The story of Reza Alizadeh, a blind bicycle mechanic in Mashhad, Iran

  • A short animation about how there’s no stopping where a bike can take you

  • And more…

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
*We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance at If a screening or live event is not sold out, the remaining tickets will be available for in-person purchase at the Rio Theatre’s Box Office prior to showtime (subject to availability).
*Our box office is typically open 30 minutes before showtime. All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats, and time for treats at concession.
*If you are looking to redeem either a Rio Theatre gift certificate or Groupon to any regular Rio Theatre screening: You can either email us in advance <[email protected]> and give us a “heads up,” or do it at the box office prior to showtime. (We seat 400+ people and our regular screenings are rarely at capacity – you should not have issues being admitted.)

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.


*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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