How’d you like to become an award-winning filmmaker? Backcountry Discovery Routes can help.
Cannes is probably out of reach for most of us motorcyclists (although Easy Rider did earn a Palme d’Or nomination there, in 1969). However—most of us should be able to string together 60 seconds of reasonably coherent footage (or incoherent footage, because it’s artsy, ya know!). And, 60 seconds of footage is all that Backcountry Discovery Routes is asking for, for the first-ever BDR 60 Second Film Festival.
Here’s how the BDR website puts it: “It’s time to finally cull through the hours of helmet cam and iPhone footage you’ve amassed over the years and make some art! Channel your inner Bruce Brown and make a 60-second master piece of your BDR adventures. It can be clips from one BDR ride or a montage of all your BDR experiences – you are only limited by your creativity…and 60 seconds.”
Some more rules: The film must be 60 seconds, or less, and feature no copyrighted music. It must be of footage from an actual Backcountry Discovery Route ride. To submit footage, send a link to the video through the Backcountry Discovery Route Facebook page. After viewing it, if BDR wants more, they’ll ask you to send an MP4 in. After viewing all entries, BDR will narrow it down to five finalists, and announce a winner on Sunday, May 10, by Facebook and Instagram (all submissions must be in by midnight Pacific time on Friday, May 8). There will be a Riders’ Choice Award announced on May 15, on the Ride BDR Facebook and Instagram pages.
Want more deetS? Check out BDR’s website for more information, including details on the prizes.