Illustration: Adeline Pericart


Young People of Ireland – We Want your Bicycle Shorts!!!

Cork Cycling Festival is a 9-day celebration of bicycles and cycling in Cork city with lots of fun events, from cycling tours to film nights, exhibitions to fashion shows. There’s even have a bicycle beauty contest, called ‘My Lovely Bike.’ Cork Cycling Festival is always looking for cool new bike-themed ideas.

This year Cork Cycling Festival is  having their first ever youth bike films competition ‘Bike Shorts!’ which they are running in co-operation with Cork City Council’s Smiles Programme.

Are you a young filmmaker? Would you like to try your hand at making a film for this year’s festival? Cork Cycling Festival will have a Film Night and awards presentation during this year’s festival.

The competition is open to all secondary school students. Films of any type are welcome – animation, experimental, narrative, documentary and music videos or whatever you want to make! Films should be no longer than 7 minutes in total. The festival theme this year is The Beautiful Machine.

To enter, send a high-quality copy of your film on DVD to:

Cork Cycling Festival Bike Shorts

Civic Trust House

50 Pope’s Quay


The deadline for submissions is Friday, 22nd June 2012

Never made a film before? Don’t know where to start but like the idea? Get in touch for help –  email:


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