Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Bike Awards tonight!

In 2012 VeloReel screened a few films at the Horseshoe Tavern  as part of The Toronto Bike Awards celebration and we had a great time.  Again this year, The Bike Awards have invited us to share part of the 2013 lineup during their presentation.   This is a great event  where people and organizations who have shown leadership and imagination are awarded for their efforts.  We met some amazing self propelled people last year and definitely left inspired.    Come!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Orillia here we come!

Join VeloReel in Orillia on October 12th at the Still Parade Arts Festival and take in the 2013 line up!
Image from  Steve Carty's film 'Gonna Have A Good Day'

Thanks again to all the artist film makers for contributing this year.

Friday, September 6, 2013

2013 LINE UP!

These movies and more will be screened at Toronto's VeloReel on October 5th! For More information on each film, please see our program. See you there!

 Lost Bike Girl

Bike Lordz


Georgena Terry

House Cat

Gone But Not Forgotten

Velo Cycle Chic: Inspiration and Heart and Soul

On-street cycling infrastructure in Toronto and Montreal

Feel Free

Riding For the City

Meaningful Things

ORTO Bikes


Gonna have a Good day- ANDREW ROMASHYNA

STAY TUNED! More to come...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Second Annual VeloReel Movie Festival!

Offers Nuit Blanche bike lovers 
an enchanting cinematic experience under the stars.

This is the perfect opening event to start off Nuit Blanche for those exploring Toronto via bicycle, and a great place to meet with friends, enjoy a snack and make a toast before continuing on with the night of art and culture.

 A different type of film festival, Toronto VeloReel is a DIY community event. Located in Liberty Village at a Bike-In Theater, attendees can bring in their bikes and watch the best cycling culture’s short films from 2013. Festival goers are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks, along with blankets and items to share and play with the audience. Free popcorn will be served!

Toronto’s all-girl Midnight Bike Gang/Arts Collective The Deadly Nightshades are curating the festival’s selection of films. This year’s line-up includes exciting films such as Bike Lordz, a documentary on the self-taught, self-invented bicycle in Accra Ghana, dramatic shorts such as Lost Bike Girl from New York City, and street race videos from Toronto’s own celebrity photographer Steve Carty. The reel is currently being finalized, and exciting updates and announcements will be made in the upcoming weeks!

 October 5th, 2013! 7-9pm! $5! BYOB! Free Popcorn!

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Hashtag: #TOVR13
Map to Bike-In Theater: http://goo.gl/maps/nmxhe

 Please contact VeloReel director Cheryl Stevens at cheryl.bicycle at gmail.com, for more info on the festival, collaboration ideas, and volunteer or sponsorship opportunities.
 Contact Meaghan Orlinski of the Deadly Nightshades for promotions, photos, and movie trailers. meglikesbikes at gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Toronto VeloReel is looking for your BIKE FILM!

In it's debut year the success of VeloReel's line-up of thirteen films included an array of shorts: Bikes are Great, 10 Things I Have Learned About Mountainbiking, and Sex On Wheels, finishing with the feature length "Line of Sight", directed by Benny Zenga and featuring world renowned videographer Lucas Brunelle. Very organically and with the support of some amazing cyclist and artist friends, VeloReel began to travel. Hitting 6 cities in 3 countries from small town Orillia, to Montreal and Detroit, all the way to Havana, Cuba, plans for the next line-up are to extend beyond even more boarders!
The Deadly Nightshades, Toronto's all-girl bike gang slash arts collective will be taking on the role of film curators once again in hopes to cultivate community & celebrate bike culture.
Look out for the initial bike-in screening, early September in the heart of Liberty Village.  To be a part of this growing love for bikes, film and art, please submit by August 1st to torontoveloreelsubmissions@gmail.com.
Special thanks to all the film makers who submitted last year and can't wait to see the new line-up evolve!

The VeloReel Team

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Havana tomorrow

With a pocket projector in hand, VeloReel has loaded up the 2012 lineup and is on its way to Cuba!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

VeloReel in MTL!

Thanks to great friends in Montreal, VeloReel will be playing the 2012 lineup this Friday, March 8th at 10pm. Email torontoveloreelsubmissions@gmail.com for location. So fun!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

VeloReel in Orillia

On November 11, 2012 Toronto VeloReel loaded the car up with the popcorn maker and projector and drove the 2012 lineup of bicycle based films to Orillia, Ontario. Local films makers and artist helped in a big way. Many thanks. Check out this video for some VeloRillia highlights.

Toronto VeloReel in Orillia November 11, 2012 from Toronto VeloReel on Vimeo.