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January 9, 2015

Cine Meccanica may be on holiday, but The Motorcycle Film Festival isn’t.

It’s a great honor to be able to pay homage to the vehicular flicks of the past here, while bringing to the public, today’s two wheeled films over at the MFF. So, dig out the cameras, gas up the bikes, spread the word to any filmmakers who’ve been itching to tell a new tale, or remake a a motorized cult classic, then get them on in before the deadline this May. follow the MFF on instagram @motofilmfest and our Facebook page for updates.

See you at the flicks!

Corinna Mantlo

proud co-founder of The Motorcycle Film Festival



The Motorcycle Film Festival is an idea whose time has come: we are in the midst of the biggest creative boom centered on motorcycles since the 1970s. Every motorcycle customizer has an in-house filmmaker, and every hip moto-event from Biarritz to Melbourne has built-in paparazzi; we can re-live the antics of fellow bikers on YouTube, or gasp at masterworks from talented videographers, who often unwittingly work side by side. The massive, youthful rise of moto-mania has excited big motorcycle factories to collaborate with rising garage artists, and has inspired professional filmmakers that now is the time to produce that long-dreamt two-wheel feature film.

Submissions are open to any and all films in which motorcycles or motorcycling is an intrinsic element. Meaning, please ONLY submit films that are about or prominently feature motorcycles. Just because there’s a sweet chopper in the background of the opening credits doesn’t mean it’s a “Motorcycle Movie.”

All films submitted will be watched by a panel of judges and considered for ‘Official Selection’ to be screened at the 2014 festival. Submission in no way guarantees screening.

Submit your film via FILM FREEWAY using the BUTTON below. Film Freeway does not add any convenience fees to the filmmaker, and it allows us to best accept and manage film submissions.

Awards & Prizes

Best Of Festival
Feature Documentary
Feature Narrative
Short Documentary
Short Narrative
Short Experimental
Peoples Choice

Exact prizes to be determined before the festival based on this years judging panel. All of last year’s category winners received a custom trophy. In addition the “Best Of Festival” winner received $2000 and a loaner motorcycle (courtesy of Honda) to make the this year’s festival trailer. This years prizes will meet or exceed last year’s.

Rules & Terms: The 3rd Motorcycle Film Festival will take place in New York in September 2015.
After the New York event, the MFF will tour the lineup to other cities around the world, screening official selections and winning films from the 3rd MFF.

Submission Deadlines:
Submissions will be accepted starting January 5th 2015.
Regular deadline is May 1 2015
Late deadline is June 1 2015
Early entry is encouraged but in no way guarantees acceptance.

All films must be in English or subtitled in English.

By submitting to the Motorcycle Film Festival, submitter authorizes the Motorcycle Film Festival (MFF) to exhibit your film, or segments of your film at any and all MFF events. Submitter authorizes the MFF to use segments or stills from submitted films for use in in print and digital promotional materials. Submission does not guarantee ‘official selection’ or screening at the festival. All entries will be kept by the Motorcycle Film Festival and stored in our archives in perpetuity.

If your submission is chosen, you will be asked to provide a screening quality file of the film. Please be prepared to send a file meeting these specs:
– .MOV file format
– 1920×1080 resolution

If you are unable to provide a file with these specs, please contact us as we may be unable to screen your film.

Please email with all questions and concerns.

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!

– The MFF Staff

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