Bradford’s Get Smart Film Festival 2020

David WilsonBradford

Submit your films now! The Get Smart Film Festival exists to celebrate short films created using mobile and smartphone technology. The 2020 Festival will run from 22nd – 24th October 2020. Submission categories include; Fiction  Documentary  Youth On in 60 seconds For more information about submission, please visit Take a look at the trailer of films from the 2019 festival … Read More

32nd Galway Film Fleadh

Galway Film CentreGalway

The 32nd Galway Film Fleadh was an unorthodox event that had to adapt to the current restrictions on public gatherings. To that end it was an event hosted entirely online from July 7th to July 12th and screened more than 30 new features to Irish audiences. With multiple screenings selling out, despite the large amount of choice, it’s clear that … Read More

One Minute Film Festival 2020

Galway Film CentreGalway

Our annual One Minute Film Festival took place throughout the week of the Galway Film Fleadh this year available to stream for free. Here people came to watch a programme of 20 1-minute films that span a wide variety of styles, genres, and origins, with films coming from all over the world. As part of the festival each year we run a … Read More

The film “Love Talk” (2019) will be released in December 2020

Nami AikoYamagata

The film “Love Talk (越年 Lovers)” (2019) is a collaborative film project of Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia. A talented Taiwanese female director, Ms. KUO Chen-Ti (郭珍弟), was inspired by the short stories by OKAMOTO Kanoko, wrote and directed this film. This movie is a love story of three men and women in the New Year in  Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia. … Read More

New website launched to connect UNESCO Cities of Film and enhance international collaboration

Eleanor PenderBradford, Bristol, Collaborative, Network

UNESCO Cities of Film map

On Wednesday 15 July 2020, a new website launched to connect the 18 Cities of Film in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, in order to showcase the work taking place between the cities and enhance the international collaboration within the network. Bristol City of Film has led the design and development of the multilingual Cities of Film website (, which … Read More

“Kill It And Leave This Town” honored in Annecy

Maciek DydoŁódź

The latest animation by Mariusz Wilczyński “Kill It And Leave This Town” received the jury distinction in the main competition at the 44th Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Annecy festival is the most important and one of the oldest festivals dedicated to animated film in Europe. Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, the hero hides in a … Read More

“Sweat” by Magnus von Horn officially selected for Cannes 2020

Maciek DydoŁódź


“Sweat” by Magnus von Horn has been officially selected for Cannes 2020. Despite the festival not taking place as usual, the event published a list of contenders, which would have been presented on the Croisette in 2020. “Sweat” is one of these titles. It’s a great success of the director-producer duo of graduates and lectures of Łódź Film School. Mariusz … Read More

Bristol UNESCO City of Film and Dakar UNESCO City of Media Arts strengthen links through cultural exchange

Natalie MooreBristol, Collaborative, Network

In Autumn 2018, the Afrika Eye Festival of Bristol, UK and Image et Vie festival of Dakar, the capital of Senegal, are worked together on the first collaborative cultural exchange since the two cities became united as members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The project saw two young artists from each city taking up a two week residency in … Read More

Introduction to our new short documentary “Yamagata Tea Ceremony – Once in a Lifetime Encounters” (2020)

Nami AikoYamagata

“Yamagata Tea Ceremony – Once in a Lifetime Encounters (一期一会〜山形のお茶文化〜)” (2020 / 24 mins / Dir: SATO Koichi (佐藤広一)) is a short documentary filmed through our local creative project “Yamagata Renaissance Project.” The project produces a series of films that will introduce the appeal of Yamagata’s traditional culture through new and contemporary eyes and offer young local film talent a chance … Read More

Q1 Project – Hub for Creativity

Nami AikoYamagata

Yamagata City will renovate the former Yamagata Municipal Daiichi Elementary School “Yamagata Manabikan” to create a hub for creativity, and the project named “Q1 project” is in progress. Yamagata Manabikan is the former Yamagata Municipal Daiichi Elementary School built in 1927 as the first school constructed with reinforced concrete. It has been designated as a registered tangible cultural property in … Read More