2019 Festival Film Guide

Films are listed alphabetically

Blenio, Utah

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Winner: Best Feature Film

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 57 minutes

Directed by: Alberto Bernad Vidal, Patrick Botticchio

Country: Switzerland

The salt-lake bed in Bonneville, Utah awaits patiently the yearly pilgrimage of motorcycles who come to try to set world land-speed records. In 2017, among the hundreds of racers present, there was also a young butcher from Olivone, a small Swiss town with a population of 800 people. | Read more >

Blue Mountains in the Arctic

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 26 minutes

Directed by: Emil Duvander

Country: Sweden

Emil and his friend Mathias travel to Scandinavia's most northern point, North Cape; Nordkapp in Norway, the northernmost point in Europe that can be accessed by car and the northernmost public road in Europe. | Read more >

Crown Land

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Winner: Best Canadian Film

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 6 minutes

Produced by: The Fellas

Country: Canada

A short independent film about friendship, adventure and motorcycling. | Read more >

Destination Guatemala

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 9 minutes

Directed by: Tolga Basol

Country: United States

Three friends take on a dream they've had for many years, riding up to a live volcano and circling its rim. They journeyed from the villages outside of Antigua, through jungles, and onto the volcanos Pacaya and Acatenanga. | Read more >

The Distinguished Gentleman

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 17 minutes

Directed by: Jean Pierre Kathoefer

Country: United States

Vincent Nicolai, a beloved charity fundraiser and friend to many in the New York motorcycle community, was involved in a catastrophic propane explosion resulting in burns to over 40% of his body. | Read more >

Endless | Iceland

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 5 minutes

Directed by: Ricki Bedenbaugh

Country: United States

With tongue-in-cheek humour, freestyle motocross rider Jimmy Hill pulls technical tricks and nohanders through Iceland's black sand beaches. abundant glacial masses and grey overcast skies. | Read more >

Endless | Mexico

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Winner: Best Short Narrative

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 5 minutes

Directed by: Ryan Marcus

Country: United States

Endless | Mexico follows freestyle motocross rider Jimmy Hill's shenanigans in Guadalajara, Mexico during the Dia De Los Muertos festival. | Read more >

Escape the City Limits

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 6 minutes

Directed by: Alban Terrier

Country: France

It’s time to take to the road. The perfect moment to break the routine and leave behind our everyday life. The city is still asleep and its tranquility doesn’t seem to be troubled by the machine roaring through. | Read more >

Fast and Left

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Winner: Best Short Documentary

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 21 minutes

Directed by: Evan H. Senn

Country: United States

You’re doing 140 miles per hour around a mile-long track at one of the oldest motorcycling sports venues in the world, the Springfield Mile in Illinois. Fast and Left looks at the people involved in Flat Track Racing and the community they have developed. | Read more >

First Ride

NARRATIVE | SHORT

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 14 minutes

Directed by: Brett Smith

Country: United States

Do you remember the first time you rode a motorcycle? Your first bike? That magical moment became a lifetime memory. First Ride acts out the imagination of one boy discovering motorcycles. One child whose life is forever changed. | Read more >

Jane Love

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 5 minutes

Directed by: Andree Ljutica

Country: United States

Jane Love situates itself between the memories and desires of Jane, a young woman who’s rejection of her conservative Southern upbringing has introduced her to the moody world of New York City motorcycle culture. | Read more >

Motorcycle Man

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: International

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 31 minutes

Directed by: Daniel Lovering

Country: United States

Dave Roper has raced every year since 1972, competing on exotic vintage bikes at racetracks around the world and winning a reputation as a folk hero of the sport. | Read more >

Nowhere Fast

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 24 minutes

Directed by: Coleman Smith

Country: United States

Two friends ride motorcycles across the Utah desert through some of the most rugged and beautiful country in the great Southwest. | Read more >

Oil in the Blood

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 125 minutes

Directed by: Gareth Maxwell Roberts

Country: United Kingdom

The custom motorcycle culture has experienced a renaissance in recent years, and what was once a niche subculture now bears a significant influence on the international mainstream motorcycle industry. | Read more >

The Racer

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: Special Screening

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 13 minutes

Directed by: Alex Harron

Country: United Kingdom

Jodie lives and breathes motorcycling. But the road to reaching the top of the British CB500 championship is paved with difficulties, if it wasn't for her dad's unwavering support. | Read more >

They Call Me Cheetah

DOCUMENTARY | SHORT

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 4 minutes

Directed by: Wil Thomas III

Country: United States

A visual poem about motorcycle builder Toshiyuki Osawa and the 1944 Indian Chief, named "Silver Arrow", he built for Larry Smith and unveiled at Born Free Motorcycle Show. | Read more >

WAYNE

DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE

Winner: People's Choice Award

Premiere: North American

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 97 minutes

Directed by: Jeremy Sims

Country: Australia

Wayne tells the exhilarating story of 1987 World Motorcycle Grand Prix Champion Wayne Gardner's triumphant, improbable journey from a $5 dirt bike to the international summit of his sport. | Read more >

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