MFF to screen two nights of film at Pure & Crafted Festival, August 12-13.

August 5, 2016

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The international Motorcycle Film Festival (MFF), recognized as one of the world’s most important motorcycling events, joins Pure & Crafted to screen two nights of film, August 12-13 2016 in Berlin. The lineup will include short and feature length films, all Official Selections of the MFF in New York. The Motorcycle Film Festival brings together established and up-and-coming filmmakers, riders, builders, enthusiasts, and industry executives. Past participants and entrants have received international recognition, secured commercial distribution and funding, and have captivated worldwide audiences. Corinna Mantlo (Founder, New York) and Irene Kotnik (2016 Judge, Berlin) will be in attendance at Pure & Crafted to introduce the films and discuss the 4th annual MFF set to take place September 14-17 in New York City.

Corinna Mantlo: The Motorcycle Film Festival was founded in 2013 by Corinna Mantlo. With 15 years of riding experience, Mantlo has spent almost as much time working in and for the motorcycle community. What started as local outreach in New York City grew into the well-respected Cine Meccanica movie nights; one of the largest and active women’s motorcycle clubs in the United States, The Miss-Fires; and the international Motorcycle Film Festival. A published authority on two-wheeled cinema, Mantlo currently owns and operates Via Meccanica, a leatherwork and restoration company that specializes in custom motorcycle seats.

Irene Kotnik: Co-founder of Video Art Channel, a platform for curating and exhibiting video art. In 2014, Kotnik co-founded The Curves Motorcycle Club and is currently organizing a Petrolettes event in Berlin which will feature races, live concerts, film screenings, and more. With a passion for the positive and supportive motorcycle community, Kotnik strives to connect women in gasoline culture to pursue courage and self-expression.

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Friday, August 12th


First Floor, Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, 10243 Berlin

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Django Django – WOR

MFF 2014 Winner, Experimental

Director: Jim Demuth

Country: UK

Mercury Music Prize nominees Django Django became obsessed by the infamous Indian Well of Death riders in Allahabad. So, naturally, they asked Noisey if we’d be up for travelling over to India and standing right in the middle of large lumps of precariously speeding metal for a day, to film a video for their track “Wor”. We happily obliged, getting our shoes stolen in the process, but it was worth it to meet a bunch of guys with the most rock solid testicles we’ve ever come across.

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My Mom’s Motorcycle

MFF 2015 Official Selection, Short Narrative

Director: Douglas Gautrad

Country: U.S.A

This is a short film about how my mom became the owner of a motorcycle for the My Rode Reel competition. More deeply it is about how people use objects to connect with times, ideas, and people.

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Coast to Coast Trial

MFF 2015 Winner, Short Documentary

Director: Greg Villalobos

Country: UK

What would happen if you tried to ride a totally inappropriate vehicle from one side of the country to the other?

What if that vehicle was a 15-year-old trials motorbike, a Montesa Cota 315, with no seat, a tiny 3 litre fuel tank and top speed of 30 mph? Would man and machine make it…? That’s just what Greg Villalobos and Noel Thom set out to find out.

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Somewhere Else Tomorrow

MFF 2014 Winner,  Best Of Festival

Director: Daniel Rintz

Country: Germany

A day-dreamer rides around the world on a motorcycle, surviving only on money he makes along the way, until he finds what he wasn’t even looking for.

Traveling by motorbike, Daniel and Lars set out on an exhilarating journey to circumnavigate the globe. Aiming to finance their trip by working as they go, they want to experience local cultures more immediately than any tourist could.

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Saturday, August 13th


First Floor, Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, 10243 Berlin

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Vincent Black Lightning

MFF 2015 Winner, Short Narrative

Director: Cat Bruce

Country: UK

We follow the heartwarming yet tragic love story of Red Molly and James, in this short animated film. A film about love, motorbikes, and a redheaded girl.

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MFF 2015 Winner, Experimental

Director: Andrea Livio

Country: Italy

Depart from Stelvio Pass and return only after finishing an around the world journey.


Black Kat

MFF 2013 Official Selection, Short Documentary

Director: Mark Macinnis

Country: U.S.A

Rick Monahan has dedicated his life to vintage BMW motorcycles. He didn’t watch Easy Rider, he lived it. Rick’s passion for these bikes sustained him from bad ass teen shooting down Route 66 to opening his own indie garage in order to “pollinate Western L.A. with as many BMW’s as possible.

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Faster Son: Shinya Kimura

MFF 2015, Official Selection, Short Documentary

Director: Oliver Defilippo

Country: U.S.A

Legendary motorcycle builder Shinya Kimura shares his design philosophy while revealing his newest custom build for Yamaha. This launched the campaign for Yamaha’s new custom build division.

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1 Map For 2

MFF 2014 Official Selection Feature Documentary

Director: Roberto Montanari

Country: Italy

1 MAP FOR 2 is a documentary about the extraordinary motorcycle world tour by Tartarini and Monetti in 1957.A trip through five continents, 35 countries and 4 revolutions. The story of the world of the past through two guys with two motorcycles, a 16mm camera and a pocket map.

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Mission Manx

MFF 2014 Official Selection, Feature Documentary

MotorCircus: Christoph Köhler, Marko Kramer, Martin Lemcke, Tim Adler

Country: Germany

4 Beemers, 8 Wheels, 16 Valves. A documentary about a journey from Berlin to the Isle of Man Classic TT. The story of four ‘MotorCircus’ Berlin boys on vintage custom BMW motorcycles, taking a 4,000 kilometre road trip from the German capital to the Isle of Man, via Belgium, France and London.

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The mission of the Motorcycle Film Festival is to provide a home for motorcycle films from around the world, and to give motorcycle and film enthusiasts a reason to gather, discuss, and celebrate their favorite subject at great length every fall. Members of the motorcycling community are in the midst of the biggest creative boom centered on motorcycles since the 1970s. The massive, youthful rise of motorcycle mania has excited big motorcycle factories to collaborate with rising garage artists, and has inspired professional filmmakers to produce that long-dreamt two-wheel feature film. For more information and to purchase tickets to the 2016 Motorcycle Film Festival, please visit You can also follow MotorcycleFilmFestival on Facebook and @motofilmfest on Instagram.


The Official Selection Films of the 4th Annual Motorcycle Film Festival

July 27, 2016

2016 Official Selection

4th Annual 2016 Official Selections

Feature Narrative

21 Days Under The Sky
Liza Liza Skies Are Grey

How to be deadly

Short Narrative

Lone Rider
Motorbike Jazz
Vintage Steele, A Day In The Life

Feature Documentary

Arrows Of Fire
How to be deadly
Klocked: Women With Horsepower
Mancini, The Motorcycle Wizard
Motonomad II: Riders Of The Steppe
Now I Will Arrive
Take None Give None
That’s All Mine
The Indian Wrecking Crew

Short Documentary

A.K.A Brokentooth – Canada’s Ice Road Biker
Built Not Bought – A Motorcycle Story – Cafe Racer Dreams
Chasing The Bullett
Hell Rider – Deadly Barrel
Holy Mother of the Races
Janus Motorcycles
Night Riding
No Highway
Quake City Rumblers // 50cc Christchurch
Richie Pan Forever
Ride On United
Robin’s Road Trip
Sabie Bubble Run
The Monkey And Her Driver
The Weekend Pass
Today We Ride
Virginia’s Harley: A Girl’s Bike


Blue Prints
Motos In Moab Vol 2
Sparks Fly
The Build
The FN Four

 All films will play between September 14-17th 2016

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Film screening times and tickets on sale ON THE WEBSITE!

Day 1 recap and Day 2 updates!

September 28, 2013




Well,   yesterday was amazing! We picked up Stacie bright and early. threw her in the Ural Sidecar rig and headed over to see Chris at Jupiter’s Motorcycles to get her on a Beemer. Look how excited she was when she found out we pulled off a GS650 for her!
 Over at Over The Eight, David Browning of E3 Motorcycles and photographer for Iron & Air  had the awesome ‘Ride & Repeat’ set up and snapped folks pictures as they rolled in (just wait til you see the actual portraits, not my iphone shots)…Look at that cute couple!

The Vintagent By The Selvedge Yard

The Vintagent By The Selvedge Yard

(The Vintagent, photographed by The Selvedge Yard)

The ‘Ride & Repeat’ is set today 5-6:30pm at Saint Vitus, and will be again tomorrow from 3-7pm. Come get your picture took!



(Ryan Handt Photography)

The first screening of the first ever, first annual Motorcycle Film Festival was a huge success. We were so proud to stand on stage with 3 out of 5 of our international panel of judges: Paul, JP, and Stacie, in front of a packed house to watch The Spare Parts Company, and Why We Ride.



 (Ryan Handt Photography)

We were thrilled to have, up from Philadelphia,  the subject and the filmmaker of The Spare Parts Company present for a Q&A after the films. Such interesting stories. Thanks guys.



After the screening we rode over to Lone Wolf to see Hector’s Pets, The Tough Shits, and The Andy Animal Family Band. I know I’m biased, but holy shit that was an amazing after party!



The bands rocked (check them all out), and the house was PACKED!



In between sets, Lucky winner Naomi won the MFF raffle bag valued at $2000+. It included 2 Motorcycle Safety Foundation vouchers to attend their Basic Rider/Advanced course, a gift certificate for Indian Larry’s Motorcyles, Motocross boots from metro Racing, a directional wallet from Cotterpin Gear and so much more. Don’t miss tonight and Saturday night’s raffles!

…Ok back to the MFF (i’m writing this from a corner at Saint Vitus). See you at the flicks!

1 day to go: Updates and see you tonight at the Pre Party!

September 25, 2013
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Yowsa! The updates are coming in to fast to post. Here’s a few updates…
Dear friend of the MFF Jessica Meany spent all day yesterday over at Haven Press hand silkscreening the limited edition, 1st Annual 2013 MFF posters designed by Adam Nickel. Wait til you see them in person, they look amazing!

Limited edition 2013 posters, hand silkscreened on 100cc French Paper, measuring  22″ x 14″, will be available for purchase at the festival and online shortly. Check out the MFF STORE.

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Last night we had a few friends over to do some DIY prep for the fest. Programs and VIP passes were assembled, T-Shirts folded, and sponsor contributions for the unbelievable Raffle Bags (one bag for each of the Thursday, Friday and Saturday after parties) valuing an average of $2000 each! were sorted. It took all night, but while the assembly line churned, we cooked them up a lovely dinner of linguini & mussels in a white wine butter sauce, mozzarella & prosciutto on tomato slices, perfectly rare steak, and a nice bottle of wine. Thanks guys!

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Adam Nickel designed 2013 T-Shirts have arrived!

these are 2 color ink on a super soft and fitted, heathered black tee. These are 2013 collector shirts, and will only be in production for a few months.  Limited quantities will be available for purchase at the festival for $30. They are also available online at the MFF STORE.


That’s it for now. See you tonight at Lady Jay’s for the first annual MFF 2013 pre party!

7pm: Roll by for a PBR, chat with the filmmakers, founders and judges, AND for our  VIP Passholders, there is FREE BBQ, courtesy of Lady Jay’s. BBQ is also available for purchase.

8pm stick around for a screening of the 1986 classic ‘The Loveless’ presented by MFF Judge Paul d’Orleans (The Vintagent) &  Cine Meccanica, the infamous free, weekly vehicular film night hosted by MFF Co-Founder Corinna Mantlo. Free popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, and $2 Bingo for prizes (which will include festival tickets)! Event Details and FREE RSVP HERE.

READ Paul’s review of The Loveless HERE.


2013 Festival Venue Announced!

August 6, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Saint Vitus Bar will host the First Annual 2013 Motorcycle Film Festival!



Saint Vitus1120 Manhattan Ave., nr. Clay St., Greenpoint
The upper reaches of Greenpoint have lately joined the blocks around Mars Bar and Hank’s Saloon as a locus point for rock-and-roll misfits. Their new hangout, Saint Vitus, is a lofty space bouncing with red candlelight and a knobs-to-eleven soundtrack of goth rock and metal. At the front bar, roadie types sling beer-and-shot combos (a Brooklyn Brine pickleback with a Coors tallboy is a good choice). Bands perform in back, and soon, live-band karaoke will fire up.

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