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Biking Rules PSAs Featured in Streetfilms Community Videos

As you may know, Transportation Alternatives put on a red carpet premiere Tuesday night for the "Biking Rules" PSA competition at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The contest pitted video entries against each other in two main categories: "Why Biking Rules" and "Street Code."  Videos in the Street Code category encourage people to use lights, bells, stop at red lights, ride with traffic and generally ride safely and courteously.  Out of some 80 total submissions, about 40 PSAs (and a slideshow of photos) played to a sold out theater.

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There is so much bike love out there and it is awesome to see it expressed in funny and beautifully produced biking shorts.

Since many more people wanted to attend than could cram into the theater, Streetfilms decided to put our new community video section to good use. You'll find the five PSA video winners along with a few other Biking Rules PSAs we found on YouTube. "A Love Mucycle," is bit long compared to the others but, definitely worth a watch.

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And now, the winners:

In the HD/HDV Biking Rules "Street Code" category, the grand prize was divided between two films:
*"Wrong Way" Directed by Sean Donnelly & Abbey Luck
*"Lights Turn Heads" Directed by Aldo Arias & Pam Tietze

"Gear Up: Safety 'n' You," directed by Philip Chernyak & Nora Wolf, took the prize for best"Why Biking Rules" video in HD/HDV

Best DIY "Why Biking Rules" PSA went to Paco Abraham & Daniel Latorre for "Revolution."

Best DIY "Street Code" PSA was snagged by Yoni Brook for "Eyes."

5 Comments
  • http://www.damiancalvo.com Damian Calvo

    It was truly a great event. BAMcinematek was beautiful and then energy of the audience and the films made for a great movie going experience. Congratulations to all the filmmakers, and photographers.

    My biking rules images selected for the festival and ongoing work:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/damiancalvo/sets/72157622483859406/

    additional production:
    http://www.laurahammer.com/blog

  • Alice B

    Next year MORE SHOWS!

  • http://www.laurahammer.com/about.html Laura Hammer

    Thanks for an awesome evening! To many more!

    Lighten Up!
    Director: Damian Calvo
    Producers: Damian Calvo & Laura Hammer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFThmCeNXhE

  • http://www.streetfilms.org/ Elizabeth Press

    Thanks you all for posting links to your work! I am sure everyone would like to see other PSAs, so keep posting links to your work in this comment section. And, to practice what I preach http://bit.ly/7qAU36

  • http://www.intersection911.org Steve B

    Our PSA from the Festival:

    "Be Kind, Don't Leave a Rider Behind"
    http://bozz1.com/link/bekind