2017 Festival Film Guide

Films are listed alphabetically

A.K.A. Brokentooth - Canada's Ice Road Biker

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 12 minutes

Directed By: Jory Lyons

Country: Canada

A brief look into a man's unique idea of vacation as he battles the odds on two wheels in Canada's great white north.

The American Wall of Death

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 5 minutes

Directed By: Roberto Serrini

Country: U.S.A.

For such a dangerous sounding thing, there is a lot of love behind this 100 year old side-show spectacle. Our documentary looks at the oldest running cycle wall of death, giving you a rare look at what goes into this stunt that has captivated audiences for over a century. |  Read more >

Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Winner: Best Canadian Film

Premiere: Special Screening

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 108 minutes

Directed By: Jesse James Miller

Country: Canada

Robbie Knievel, 52 and the owner of 20 world records and 350 jumps worldwide, life is uncovered through his pursuit of sobriety and his father's legacy.​ |  Read more >

Dream Racer

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Winner: Best Feature Film & People's Choice Award

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 93 minutes

Directed By: Simon Lee

Country: Australia

Dream Racer shows the legendary Dakar Rally in its purest form - no sponsors, no multi-million dollar team, not even a mechanic - just one rider, a motorbike, a film maker and the world's most dangerous motor race. |  Read more >

The Freedom Machine

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 34 minutes

Directed By: Abel Gonzalez

Country: U.S.A.

Moto-adventurer Jamie Robinson embarks on a trip around Baja California to teach some remarkable locals how to ride a bike. In return, his new friends share with him the peculiar ways in which they express their personal freedom. |  Read more >

Giovanni Burlando's Vision

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Winner: Best Short Film

Premiere: North American

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 11 minutes

Directed By: Ugo Roffi

Country: Italy

Giovanni Burlando, 75 years old and about 850 races under his belt, has competed with some of the best racers in the world such as Agostini and Pasolini. Riding on the Doria-Creto path he talks about prizes, races and his overwhelming passion for motorbikes. |  Read more >

Hill Climb

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 11 minutes

Directed By: Nick Nummerdor and Andrew J. Morgan

Country: U.S.A.

Hill Climb offers a candid look into the nearly 100 year tradition of the Mt. Garfield All Pro Motorcycle Hillclimb. The film is a snapshot of the riders, their bikes, and the enthusiasts that camp out on the shores of Lake Michigan for this exciting historic event. |  Read more >

Howl Seat

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 14 minutes

Directed By: Radek Karko

Country: Czech Republic

A group of friends decide to go on a road trip to Biarritz, France to attend the Wheels and Waves Festival and soak in the culture associated with Café Racers. From there, they turn south to France, Italy and Spain. Although some challenges pop up, the group continues forward and takes in some spectacular scenery. |  Read more >

Klocked: Women with Horsepower

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 43 minutes

Directed By: Michelle Bauer Carpenter

Country: U.S.A.

The documentary focuses on women motorcycle land speed record holders Laura Klock and her two daughters Erika and Karlee Cobb. The three became the first mother, daughter, daughter trio in land speed racing history to set records at the same time. |  Read more >

The Little Person Inside

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 11 minutes

Directed By: Tom Long

Country: United Kingdom

The truly inspiring story of Talan Skeels Piggins who was paralyzed in an accident. Despite the monumental challenges, he continues to compete in motorcycle road racing. | Read more >

The Monkey and Her Driver

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 23 minutes

Directed By: Ned Thanhouser

Country: U.S.A.

Two fearless women, and their stubborn sidecar, who have entered the high octane world of sidecar racing on the west coast. It is a story of true grit and determination as America's only all woman sidecar road racing team. |  Read more >

The Road is Calling and I Must Go

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 6 minutes

Directed By: Dmitry Khazhinov

Country: U.S.A.

A serene journey through some 2000 miles of desert and mountain roads covering six states. | Read more >

Shinya Kimura - Chabott Engineering

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 3 minutes

Directed By: Henrik Hansen

Country: U.S.A.

Shinya Kimura is a Japanese born custom motorcycle builder. In 1992, Shinya founded Zero Engineering and quickly gained a reputation for his minimalistic and vintage aesthetic. He moved to California in 2006 and set up Chabott Engineering where he works to push the boundary from custom motorcycles to bikes as art. | Read more >

Take None Give None

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 83 minutes

Directed By: Gusmano Cesaretti

Country: U.S.A.

A portrait of the Chosen Few MC, the first multiracial outlaw motorcycle club in America. The film provides a nostalgic look into the history of the club through the eyes of it's founding members and the challenges that lay ahead upholding their fundamental principles. |  Read more >

Trail Master

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 9 minutes

Directed By: Matthew Sanders

Country: U.S.A.

Reid Brown, an Oregon Forest Service Specialist and avid off-road motorcycle racer has earned his dream job. He is in charge of managing the 500 miles of motorcycle trails in the Tillamook State Forest, Oregon. His family has a rich history with the forest with his parents and grand parents having built many of the original trails.​ |  Read more >

Virginia's Harley: A Girl's Bike

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 7 minutes

Directed By: Jay Cagney

Country: U.S.A.

With not a lot of experience building motorcycles, Virginia takes her 1996 XL1200C and transforms it into her own creation through many late nights, dirty fingernails and torn gloves.​ |  Read more >

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