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February 23, 2011

Global Bicycle Film Festival

I may be a word nerd, but I also love my bicycle. I also love films. So what could be better than...

...a film festival dedicated to bicycles?

I love to explore different parts of the world but I find walking too slow and driving is too isolated and traveling by bus is alright, but to really connect with people and the terrain (not to mention the smells) of a place, you just can't beat a bike.

I'd love to take a week or two bike trip around some sunny, beautiful (and fairly level) place, but my schedule rarely allows it.

And if you can't travel, you should check out this coming global film festival by people who love bikes. This festival is being shown around the world, from Austin, Texas, USA and Amsterdam to Miami, Paris and San Francisco among many other major cities around the world. Twenty-five cities in all this year!

Many cities around have sister city programs and it is always fun to see what other cities are doing and a film festival is a perfect way to get a little taste of what other cities feel like - from a ground view.

Here's the home page - http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/.

And yes, if you have an idea for a bicycle related film, you can send it here - http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/submit/.

You don't have much time, the deadline is April 1st. The entire length should be no more than ten minutes and it should be original - meaning not shown on Youtube or any other online format.

Send us any links or other resources that you think any teachers, students or even just normal people might find interesting or useful. Let us all know about words that make you crazy, aspects of language and expression you find challenging, and be sure to let us know what it is about English and language learning that you find confounding, infuriating or endlessly intriguing.

Listen, read and speak. Make your new language your own.

My best to you as you make your way through this intriguing , constantly shifting linguistic landscape.


About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA). Morf is currently a radio host (http://www.tacoma.fm/) a newspaper columnist and a teacher of English at the college level.

Posted by mmorf at February 23, 2011 12:06 AM


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