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, this events took 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.
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.