That roaring rumble you hear in the distance… That’s not thunder. Just the enthusiastic cheering of Dubai’s motorcycle enthusiasts celebrating the return of the Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival (DMFF).
After a successful inaugural run in 2021, the film festival dedicated to motorcycles and the people who love their steel steeds is back for a second edition from September 23-24. Just in time for when the temperatures cool and Dubai’s thriving motorcycle community comes out of hibernation and the city’s superbikes out of storage.
Taking place at Warehouse 4 in Al Quoz, Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival’s two-day schedule will be vrooming ahead with a chock-a-block schedule of screenings.
While 2022’s final line-up is yet to be declared, last year’s three-day long festival saw a line-up of over 30 motorcycle-themed films all of which delve into the riding culture, exploring the close-knit friendships developed in the motorcycling community and the passion and skill poured into the sport. From feature films to documentaries and short films, the programme covered a wide range of formats as well as countries, with films from Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Switzerland to name a few.
As of today, around 22 films centred around motorcycles have been confirmed as DMFF’s official selection and that number is expected to increase closer to the event. Mile by Mile, The Other Side, Ice Knights, Dust and Throttle, and Max Hazan: Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain are some of the screenings you can look forward to.
And you thought that Top Gun, Sons of Anarchy and The Motorcycle Diaries were all that pop culture had to offer us when it came to bikes on the big screen.
The second DMFF is set to once again run over that false idea with more than just film. This edition of the festival will include additional activities beyond film screenings. Festival-goers will be in with the chance to attend a motorsports photography workshop where you can nail the nitty gritties of the challenging photography genre that captures the thrill and speed of these powerful machines.
That’s not all – you can also sit in on a talk hosted by a celebrated cinematographer who we’re told has been instrumental in the making of popular motorcycle-themed TV series. It will be followed by a Q&A session where you can ask all any burning questions you have about how high-speed chases and cruising on the freeway at full throttle are captured on screen.
Tickets, timings and a full schedule of the lineup of films will be released closer to the event, so keep your eyes parked on this page as we’ll be updating it with all the details!