We're excited to announce that the 8th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival will premiere at the Grandin Theater, Roanoke's historic arthouse cinema! The Bike Shorts Film Festival features shorts films produced by local, national and international filmmakers featuring bicycles, bicyclists, and bicycling in interesting, creative, and surprising ways. From music videos to zombie movies, the Bike Shorts Film Festival highlights some of the incredible creativity that southwest and central Virginia has to offer. Premier - Grandin Theatre, Friday, April 28th 7:00 - 9:00: Screening and Awards Admission: $9.75 (adult)/$5 (child) There will also be 4 other showings throughout May: Lynchburg, Academy Center of the Arts Clifton Forge, Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre Blacksburg, The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg Prizes For 2018 we will have six prize categories: Juried Prize, $300: Best overall film, selected by a panel of judges drawn from the regional arts and film community. Best Local Film, $300: Best film submitted by a team from within the RIDE Solutions service area, selected by a panel of judges drawn from the regional arts and film community. Best Original Music, $300: Must feature an original song or piece of music. This category will also be selected by our panel of judges. Best Teen Film, $100: The best film by a filmmaker or film-making team between the ages of 13 and 18, as chosen by our panel of judges. People’s Choice, $100: The audience favorite, selected at the end of each Bike Shorts Film Festival screening. (4 total) YouTube Prize. $100: Sll submissions will be posted to our Bike Shorts Roanoke YouTube channel. At the end of May, the film with the most views will be awarded this prize. Follow us here on ridesolutions.org or keep up with our Facebook page for more info on prizes and prize categories. Submissions Getting us your film is easy. Visit www.ridesolutions.org/bikeshorts for complete submission information.