The Santa Cruz Moto Film Festival is running ahead as planned for 2021. The mid-May dates are still a go, and you can now pre-order tickets with low-priced or even free options.
What’s the Santa Cruz Moto Film Festival?
The Santa Cruz Moto Film Festival is one of the Rev Sisters‘ projects to make the motorcycle scene a better place (read more about the Rev Sisters’ plan here). Originally, the idea was to have three in-person festivals in 2021, in Santa Cruz, the Black Hills and South Jersey. Alas, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, that plan didn’t quite work out. The Santa Cruz Moto Film Festival was canceled, and the Black Hills and South Jersey festivals went online-only.
The Santa Cruz festival is back on-track now, scheduled to run online May 14-30. Submissions have already ended, so what’s on the menu for this year? We haven’t seen a list of films, but the festival website says it’s “a broad platform to independent filmmakers who highlight all the various aspects of moto life: machines, adventure, travel, track experiences, dirt riding, moto culture and more.” So maybe a little bit of everything? Entries have closed at this point, anyway. No doubt we’ll see a list of featured films at the festival’s website soon.
This year, the festival has prizes for Best Ultra Short Film (under 10 minutes), Best Short Film (Between 10 and 30 minutes), Best Feature Film (30 minutes or longer), Most Inspirational and Viewers Choice.
Get yer tickets
Tickets for the festival are very affordable—you can get a viewing pass for opening weekend for free. If you want extended viewing past opening weekend, it’s a highly affordable ten bucks! You can sign up for tickets and find more details here.