Welcome to Cities of Film, a website created and coordinated by the UNESCO Cities of Film Network. Here you can find out about each City of Film and the ongoing work, projects, events, festivals, collaborations and news from each city.
18 Cities of Film work together, and with Fellow Cities in the Creative Cities Network, to realise a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of local engagement and prioritising cross-border cultural collaboration.
Created in 2004, 246 cities currently make up the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The Network is designed to encourage greater partnerships between UNESCO and between creative cities around the world that have worked to establish a strong reputation and foothold in the creative sectors.
Bradford was made the first UNESCO City of Film in 2009, and ever since, cities from around the world have aspired to receive this lifelong accolade. One of seven artforms within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), each City of Film commits to innovative thinking and creative development.
UNESCO Cities of Film span the globe, from Japan to South America, bringing this international and thriving sector closer together, encouraging partnerships and the exchange of ideas. Each City of Film brings a unique film heritage defined by our varied histories, filled with great minds and inspiring innovators who led cinema and the moving image to what it is today.
Visit the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for more information on the Network and how to apply to be a Creative City.
Cities of Film
- It’s showtime for NSW screen industry with $175 million investment for Made in NSW Posted in: Sydney “NSW really is the place for every story, and we are open for business.” The NSW Government has announced $175… Read more
- The contest ‘One Shot Terrassa City of Film’ an international success Posted in: Terrassa The first edition of the ‘One Shot Terrassa City of Film’ was held in the city of Terrassa as part… Read more
- “Preventive Creativity”: 1st virtual meeting of artists and creators of the UNESCO Creative Cities in Spain Posted in: Terrassa Under the title “Preventive Creativity”, the nine Spanish UNESCO Creative Cities gave voice to their artists, creators and intellectuals in… Read more
- Friday 31st October 2020 marked World Cities Day Posted in: Bradford Friday 31st October 2020 marked World Cities Day - a number of events took place around the world to commemorate… Read more