Film Festival 2020

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Why does Motoblot have a film festival?

While there will be no red carpet at the entrance or fancy dress code enforced, the Motoblot Film Festival is an important event for cinematic art. This year’s carefully curated, moto-centric lineup of films tells unique stories, highlights subcultures and explores social issues. Dive into the glamour and grit presented by filmmakers who are driven to share their perspectives, emotions and desires through film.
Film festivals provide a platform for filmmakers to introduce their work, gain feedback and attract further support. Now in it’s third year, festivals like Motoblot’s have helped open doors for many iconic filmmakers. Motoblot is a perfect opportunity to support filmmakers that invest in sharing the stories that represent our diverse moto cultures.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Rebel Yell.

Our 2020 Motoblot Film Festival submission period is now open!

Submissions accepted through January 31, 2020. Go to submission form.

Films featured at Motoblot in previous years

2019 : 3 Wheeling
2018 : 6th Street Racing – Daytona 2016
2017 : A.K.A. Brokentooth – Canada’s Ice Road Biker
2018 : Anatomy of a Streamliner: Dennis Manning
2017 : Arrows of Fire
2017 : Bike & Builder: the Road to Mama Tried
2019 : Bike Heaven
2018 : Bill Wildt Video
2018 : Black Lightning: The Rollie Free Story
2017 : Boutonniere
2019 : Cafe Racer
2018 : Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story
2019 : Choppers Lets Ride
2019 : Critchlow
2018 : Dan Schmitt Moto Racing Helmet Cam
2017 : Dirtbag
2017 : Dirtbag 2 – The Return of the Rattler
2019 : Disadvises
2018 : Do It For The Tots: Toys For Tots
2018 : Driven Blind
2017 : Driven to Ride
2018 : Driven to Ride
2019 : Easy Rider
2019 : Elspeth Beard: One of the Early Globetrotters
2019 : Faster Powered by Eatsleepdrive
2018 : Fearless – The Isle of Mann TT Race
2019 : Female Biker Group The Litas-Kickstands Up
2017 : For The Love of Mod – London
2018 : Giovani Burlando’s Vision
2018 : Globe of Death
2018 : Grey Ghost 2014
2018 : Grey Ghost II – 2016
2018 : Grey Ghost Project – 1974 Ironhead – 2007

2019 : Handmade Portraits: Liberty Vintage Motorcycles
2019 : Hogslayer
2017 : How To Be Deadly
2019 : I Hate Ladies
2017 : Indian Wrecking Crew
2018 : Into The Void
2017 & 2018: Klocked: Women With Horsepower
2019 : La Litas
2017 : Liza Liza Skies Are Grey
2017 : Lone Rider
2018 : Mark Bjorklund 2000CC Twin Ducati: Bonnie Stories
2018 : Marty Dickerson Vincent Racing: Bonnie Stories
2017 : Motorbike Jazz
2018 : Motorcycle Cannonball: Racing Dinosaurs
2018 : Motovagabonds at Camp 5
2018 : Nitro Burning Norton
2019 : No Ordinary Passenger
2017 : Now I will Arrive
2019 : Nowhere Near
2019 : Oil in The Blood
2018 : Ordu – Texas
2018 : Pakaraima Safari
2018 : Possessed by the Witch Sabbath
2017 : Quake City Rumblers // 50cc Christchurch
2019 : Rally For Rangers
2017 : Robin’s Road Trip
2018 : Seat Time Adventures: 2.0
2017 : SFRC 2013 Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro in Portland Oregon
2019 : Subzero
2018 : Supermoto
2018 : Surprise Moto Shorts

2017 : Take None Give None
2019 : The Absence of Boundaries
2017 : The Coast To Coast Trial
2017 : The Devil
2018 : The Dream Roll
2019 : The Grizzly Ride Out Invitational 2018
2019 : The Malle Mile
2017 : The Monkey and Her Driver
2018 : The One Motorcycle Show
2018 : The Spirit of Sturgis
2018 : The Ultimate Ride
2019 : The Unfamiliar Road
2018 : The Vintage 1000
2018 : The Warrior’s Way
2017 : The Weekend Pass
2019 : The Wild Angels
2019 : The Worlds Slowest Harley
2019 : Tom Fugle
2019 : Transcend
2017 : Tread
2018 : Troops Remembered: ILMFR: Middle East Conflicts Wall
2018 : Valerie Thompson Crashes at 343 and Survives
2018 : Valerie Thompson/World’s Fastest Female:304 MPH
2017 : Vintage Steel, a Day in the Life
2017 : Virginia’s Harley: A Girl’s Bike
2019 : Wayne

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES

Submissions are open for any film where motorcycles, motorcycling or vintage automobiles are the main focus of the film. Submissions that are about motorcycling or prominently feature the moto world will be accepted for review and possible screening at this year’s Motoblot Film Festival.

  • All films submitted are screened by the Motoblot and Motoblot Film Festival screening committee.
  • Films selected will be entered into the Film Festival as ‘Official Selections’ and screened during the festival.
  • Submission to the festival does not guarantee selection to the festival.
  • Submissions entered into the festival as ‘Official Selections’ will be listed on our website and filmmakers will be notified by email and sent an ‘Official Selection’ wreath PDF for their own media usage.
  • Films must be submitted to the Festival in a .MOV file format at 1920×1080 resolution. All films must be in English or Subtitled in English.
  • Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances and permits necessary to present their work. Motoblot Motorcycle Film Festival and our venue partners are not responsible for any claims involving trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. In the event of copyright disputes, submissions or accepted films will be disqualified from the festival. Submissions received late, incomplete, or non-playable may be disqualified.
  • ‘Official Selections’ may bring and manage marketing and promotional materials to their own screening with prior permission from the Festival. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older, or have a legal parent or guardian submit a film on their behalf.
  • Submitters agree that film clips/trailers and other materials related to their film may be used and/or published on the Motoblot website, digital and print event programs, and for any promotional purposes deemed appropriate by the Festival.
  • Screenings of admitted films are subject to delay or change at any time without prior notice.

THE FINE PRINT

By submitting to the Motoblot Film Festival, the submitter agrees to the following:
Submitter understands that the Festival reserves the right to place my film in the appropriate competition category. By submitting their film, Submitter admits to understanding and agreeing to comply with and agree to all the Motoblot Film Festival and all partner venue terms of entry, general rules, and eligibility requirements. The Festival and any venues used, hold no responsibility for lost or damaged property. Submitter owns or controls the copyright in, and to the film, and is authorized to submit this film to the Motoblot Film Festival. To the best of the submitter’s knowledge, this film contains no material which could result in tort claims, royalty claims, claims for breach of contract, or any other claims whatsoever. If this film is selected for screening, submitter gives the Festival the right to screen this film and fully indemnifies and holds the Festival, all screening venues and festival partners harmless from any claims which may arise in connection with this film. Submitter will bear all the costs of defense incurred and pay any award of damages which may ensue. Submitter also agrees to reimburse the festival for any attorney fees incurred in connection with the defense of any such claims.