2018 Festival Film Guide

Films are listed alphabetically

3 Wheeling

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Premiere: North American

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 101 minutes

Produced by: Chris Beauman

Country: Isle of Man

The spectacular sport of sidecar racing is explored as the top riders take on the world's most dangerous race: the Isle of Man TT. From the paddocks to parc fermé and the pit lane, 3 Wheeling goes behind the scenes with all the highs, lows, thrills and disappointments. | Read more >

Black Lightning: The Rollie Free Story

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Winner: Best Short Documentary

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 35 minutes

Directed by: Zach Siglow

Country: United States

It is arguably one of the most intriguing images in motorcycling: the 1948 black and white photograph of a man wearing only a bathing suit and shoes, alone and at one with a speeding motorcycle against a glaring backdrop. This documentary explores the story of Rollie Free and his famous Bonneville land speed record. | Read more >

Boutonnière

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 22 minutes

Directed by: Paolo Asuncion

Country: United States

It's been said that some motorcycles have souls, but how does a bike acquire its spirit? The Handsome Asians MC give us this example of what it is that connects the biker to the bike. | Read more >

Critchlow

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 7 minutes

Directed by: Lauren Schneider, Rocco DeLuca

Country: United States

Inspired by their friend’s photography, hand-built motorcycles and philosophy on life, this short film is a labour of love that captures Troy Critchlow and his young family at a very special time in their lives. | Read more >

Dirtbag II: The Return of the Rattler

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 58 minutes

Directed by: Paolo Asuncion

Country: United States

Of course you can build a chopper in one month and for under a thousand dollars, if you're a mechanic or a fabricator. But what if you have no experience at all? After being spectators for years, the filmmakers set out to prove this statement once and for all. | Read more >

Disadvises (Desaconselhos)

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Premiere: North American

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 4 minutes

Directed by: Rafael Bedoni, Gabriel Davini

Country: Brazil

All motorcyclists receive advice from friends and family about riding. It's an internal conflict that rings true for many and often results in torn feelings and guilt. | Read more >

FASTER Powered by EatSleepRIDE

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 9 minutes

Directed by: Cam Elkins

Country: Canada

Alicia Mariah Elfving, is a motorcycle rider, writer, and photographer. The motorcycle has changed her life. Her motto, is reflected in her ferocious approach to life,"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."  | Read more >

The Frozen Few

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Winner: Best Short Narrative

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 3 minutes

Directed by: Stephen Marino

Country: United States

On a cold day in March, a group of men known as the Crazy Eights crossed their American borders towards the Great White North. It was in Sault Ste. Marie where their icy, snow-covered tires finally came to a halt. | Read more >

I Hate Ladies

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Winner: Special Jury Prize

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 10 minutes

Directed by: Sofia Wikelid, Vanja Lamm, Agnes Wentzel Blank

Country: Sweden

Out of an estimated number of 200 000 ‘boda boda’ drivers in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala there is only one woman: Naume Awero. Naume's attitude towards women has been affected by her background and daily life in a male-dominated business. | Read more >

Motorcycle Boy - The Legendary Tigerman

DOCUMENTARY & MUSIC VIDEO | SHORT

Premiere: North American

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 8 minutes

Directed by: James Coton & Masato Riesser

Country: France, Portugal

Part documentary with an experimental feel, and part music video, Motorcycle Boy is a music video by Portuguese artist Paulo Furtado aka The Legendary Tigerman. The video focuses on Japanese biker crew The Specter Gang and the underground Bosozuku style and culture.  | Read more >

No Highway

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Winner: Best Canadian Film

Premiere: Special Screening

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 19 minutes

Directed by: Virgil Héroux Laferté

Country: Canada

At the dawn of his fiftieth birthday, Marc Provencher begins his journey that will take him on 6500 km of gravel road, through northern Quebec and the maritimes. What follows is a stream of honest self-reflection and discovery.  | Read more >

The One Moto Show 2018 "Official" Film

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 8 minutes

Directed by: Matthew Sanders

Country: United States

World renowned, local public-access journalist Burt Furnace takes you on a journey to the 2018 One Motorcycle Show in Portland, Oregon. | Read more >

The Race (La Carrera de Marcos)

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 9 minutes

Directed by: Lucas Guerineau

Country: Argentina

Seven year old Marcos is playing with his dad's motorcycle in his home garage. The game turns into reality when Marcos starts hearing the voice of a stadium announcer, the cheering of a crowd and the humming of other motorcycle engines. | Read more >

Rally for Rangers

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 14 minutes

Directed by: Jeff Colhoun

Country: United States

Every year, a group of riders from around the world band together to deliver new motorcycles to rangers patrolling the Mongolian heartland. | Read more >

The Sobbing Scooterist

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 6 minutes

Directed by: Liza Miller

Country: United States

Be kind and wave to all bikers. You never know how much it can hurt when you don't. | Read more >

Sons of Speed

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 8 minutes

Directed by: Jeff Maher

Country: United States

Sons of Speed follows bike builder Billy Lane on his journey to create a motorcycle race inspired by early 20th-century board-track racing featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines. | Read more >

South of the Wall

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 4 minutes

Directed by: Sinuhe Xavier

Country: Mexico

A Mexican takes his two American friends on some off the beaten path roads and shows them a Mexico that's not found in your typical travel guide. | Read more >

Survivor

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 12 minutes

Directed by: Cam Elkins

Country: Australia

Survivor, produced for The Distinguished Gentlemen's ride, is the story of Mark Atkinson and his family and how they were impacted and dealt with Mark's depression and panic attacks. In addition to that, he was also diagnosed with prostrate cancer. | Read more >

Transcend

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 23 minutes

Directed by: Ethan Vara, Brian Walsh

Country: United States

Visual eye-candy featuring every type of motorcycle racing there is including: motocross, road racing, ice racing, offload, supermoto, freeriding and freestyle. | Read more >

The Ultimate Ride

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 17 minutes

Produced by: Edgard Ferreira, Adam Dostalek

Country: Australia

With limited time and new technology that has never been pushed to the limits of land speed racing, Elliott Andrews and his team attempt to set a land speed record on the salt flats of Lake Gairdner. | Read more >

The Unfamiliar Road

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Winner: Best Feature Film & People's Choice Award

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 74 minutes

Produced by: Daniel Greening

Country: Australia

The Unfamiliar Road follows the overland motorcycle journey from Perth, Western Australia to London in the United Kingdom. A trip that covers 37,000 km and 24 countries. | Read more >

Vietnam Road Trip

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 12 minutes

Produced by: William Shears

Country: United Kingdom

Having never ridden a motorcycle in his life, William decided to rent a bike a ride it down the entirety of Vietnam. In the process he discovers something about himself. | Read more >

The World's Slowest Harley

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Premiere: North American

Release Year: 2017

Runtime: 61 minutes

Directed by: Léo Terreros, Pierre André Lhomme

Country: France

Can a post-war WLA Harley-Davidson set a new record on the Bonneville Salt Flats? Pierre André has been riding old military Harley's since his youth and wanted to find out. | Read more >

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