THE BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT 2023
Let the good times roll at the Castle! The Big Bike Film Night is riding into town, on its mission to bring the best cycling short films from around the world together for you.
Showcasing our 2023 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly, utterly, utterly designed and devised for the two-wheel devotee!
This year's treasure chest of films includes a delightful young Australian bikepackers learnings from her adventure- completing a scenic trip to Hell; a visually commanding film set in postcard Tuscany following a 74-year old bicicletta rider (and his marvellous moustache) whose spirit personifies cycling; a team who have spent five years formulating a dream…and only one way to get it- via packraft and mountain bike, on a pursuit of a first descent on the gnarly lines of Dillon Cone in the rugged coastal Kaikōura ranges of New Zealand; two schools share their insights into how they promote active transport within their school community; the tale of a rider with a searing thirst for adventure, exploring interior Iceland; putting the ‘mountain’ into mountain biking - a Scottish highlands rider's eyes are opened to the healing power of the bicycle; an uplifting film that celebrates a humble volunteer whose community spirit is inspiring and so are the majestic winter views of the trail where he lives in rural heartland Central Otago; a moving movie that follows a family that chooses to live life to the fullest in the face of adversity; and rounding out the night, find out what happens when you combine an ultra-distance 320 km gravel race and parenting together over a 24-hour period (which is tougher?); ALL in the mix!
These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with 10 films that celebrate the fun, adventure, and joy that cycling enables.
So...listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!!
Along with these films to make you fizz.... you could win BIG!
Purchase a ticket to any Australian screening and, thanks to our presenting partner Ngā Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand, you’ll go in the draw to win an epic cycling holiday in New Zealand on the wonderful West Coast Wilderness Trail Great Ride.
Adults $27, Under 17-year-olds $18, and Under 12-year-olds $13.50 (plus booking fees) available online only.
PREVIOUS ATTENDEE’S COMMENTS: -
“Wow! If it comes to your town do NOT miss it. Something for everyone.' ”Anyone into bikes will love these events, they are always brilliant – 11/10!!'
“If you haven’t experienced the cinematic excellence of The Big Bike Film Night - then YOU MUST!!! ” “The BBFN is always a wonderful, eclectic, wacky mix of films and I love it!”
“Go- you will be entertained and inspired!!“
FILM CLASSIFICATION: THE BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT is exempt from classification, but the films are suitable for the entire family, (AND includes two super awesome films on bike families) and would obtain PG ratings.
Doors open: 6:15pm Films screenings start: 6:30pm
General seating | Intermission: 10 minutes | Length of films: 2 1/2 hours
ALL BIKES. ALL TERRAINS. ALL GOOD.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Monday 28 August 2023 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10)
Event Cinemas Kotara
Westfield Plaza, Park Avenue, Kotara NSW 2289
0011 64 21 748 441