Congratulations to the winners of the 1st Annual Bicycle Shorts Film Festival!
A stubborn and unfriendly cyclist learns to enjoy the moment, after a supernatural encounter in a road race.
A family unravels one evening as they struggle with the best course of care for their mother who is in the later stages of Alzheimer’s.
Karen Fitzer Festival Judge. Bachelor’s degree in English literature University of Chicago. Studies in Race, Politics, and Culture. Rather long immersion in film studies library at U of C. ; where she took the Doc in Doc Films seriously. Longtime activism to bring an end to capital punishment in PA and USA. Lived in Nicaragua during revolutionary and contra period picking cotton and coffee. Traveled throughout Central America, Cuba and Jamaica. Grows vegetables, teaches ESL and fights for social justice in Philly.
Bicycle Shorts Film Festival
A festival within a festival, featuring two 90-minute blocks of short films. Each preselected film is screened twice. Awards include the Chick Vennera Prize for Best Short Film, the Golden Bicycle for Best Bike-Themed Short, the Prix Duchamp for Best Experimental Short, and the Golden Cheesesteak for Best Philly Jawn. Bicycle Shorts Film Festival runs September 22-24 at the Yellow Bicycle Theater as part of the 2023 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. All screenings are Pay What You Can.
Friday, September 22
7 pm – 8:30 pm. Festival begins with Block I of short films.
9 pm – 10:30 pm. Block II of short films.
Saturday, September 23
2 pm – 3:30 pm. Second screening of Block I of short films.
4 pm – 5:30 pm. Second screening of Block II of short films.
Sunday, September 24
7 pm – 8:30 pm. Screening of award-winning films.