Taking place on the 26th - 27th of February, the inaugural 2021 Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival (DMFF) will be screening films on motorcycle culture and its communities – both within the UAE and around the world.
The debut event is sponsored by Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises Honda, and will be taking place at Dubai’s Warehouse Four in Al-Quoz. There will be a variety of films being screened, from documentaries and films showing how bikes are built, to feature length and short films, with the selection having been curated specifically for the film festival and community of Dubai’s motorcycle enthusiasts.
Ian Carless, DMFF’s director, said in a statement, “We are so excited to launch the UAE’s first ever Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival and get the chance to recognize the amazing culture that powers the UAE biking community. The idea of the festival won’t have been brought to life without the support of likeminded people who share with us the same true passion to motorcycling, and we are proud to collaborate with Trading Enterprises Honda on this festival.”
Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival attendees can expect to watch films such as “Rebel Riders” which speaks to Indonesian Vespa fanatics, “Fast Eddie,” a film about a 94 year old WW2 veteran who still rides his motorcycle daily and “Blenio Utah,” a film about a Swiss man who is trying to set a land speed record. The event will also screen local films participating in 6 award categories.
Automobile brand Honda is set to give award in: Best Overall Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film (Over 15 mins), Viewer’s Choice Award and Best Dubai Film. The judges selecting nominees and winners will be panel of individuals from international, and local, biking communities, media, and film industries.