2021 Call for UNESCO Creative Cities now open!

Natalie MooreŁódź, Bitola, Bradford, Bristol, Busan, Collaborative, Galway, Mumbai, Network, Potsdam, Qingdao, Rome, Sarajevo, Sofia, Sydney, Terrassa, Valladolid, Yamagata

Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) fosters international cooperation within and across cities of the world that have invested in culture and creativity as an accelerator of various aspects of sustainable development. Together with its 246 member cities from over 80 Member States, the UCCN aims to fulfil the power of culture and creativity in building cities … Read More

Bristol Launches Film 2021 to celebrate Bristol as a UNESCO City of Film & mark centenary of Friese-Greene’s death

Natalie MooreBristol

Film 2021, a new year-long programme of activity celebrating the many aspects of Bristol’s film and moving image credentials, is launched today by Bristol Ideas and Bristol City of Film, supported by the city’s film studios, cinemas, filmmakers and festivals. Marking the centenary of the death of Bristolian inventor William Friese-Greene (1855-1921), a pioneer of early motion pictures, Film 2021 will include film screenings across … Read More

Bristol Horror Short Creeps out at Midnight for SXSW

Natalie MooreBristol

BRISTOL, 16 March 2021: A short film made by Bristol City of Film-based writing-directing duo Sophie Mair and Dan Gitsham will make its North American Premiere at leading international festival SXSW in Austin, Texas at 01:00AM on Wednesday 17 March (06:00AM GMT), as part of the ‘Midnight Shorts’ competition programme. Funded by BFI NETWORK South West, The Thing That Ate … Read More

The 38th Busan International Short Film Festival

Anika Eunhye KIMBusan

2021 bisff

Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) unveils the official poster of its 38th edition. Eomji, who has worked as an illustrator in different fields, designed this year’s poster, titled <Gardener in the Desert>. We can see a gardener taking care of a giant cactus that is way bigger than Gardener in the barren soil of the desert. The Gardener is … Read More

Result Announcement – 2021 BIKY Poster Drawing Contest

Anika Eunhye KIMBusan, Collaborative, Network, Sarajevo

2021 biky

We are pleased to announce the winners of 2021 BIKY Poster Drawing Contest🥳! This year, 4 City including UNESCO Creative City of Film joined the project. The winners of the contest are: <Girl in Nature> Ilhana Sabanovic (Sarajevo/ Bosnia Herzegovina) <Animal Carnival> Angelo CHAN (Hong Kong) <Jump Around> Uliana Chetverikova (Russia) *In case of entries from city which is not … Read More

11th Edition of Mobile Film Festival – “Think differently”

Vesna RistovskaBitola

The film “Bars” by the young Palestinian director Walid Zedanej won the award for best film “Ratka Ilievska-Lale”, which is awarded by the International Film Festival of Mobile Phone Films – Mobile Film Festival. This year the festival was held only online, from November 30 to December 6, and about 90 films were available for free on the Video on … Read More

International Forum for Creative Cultural Entrepreneurship

Vesna RistovskaBitola

The concept of creative cultural entrepreneurship was the focus of the International Forum for Creative Cultural Entrepreneurship held on 30th November and 1st December 2020 in Skopje. The purpose of the Forum, which was organized by the Union of Macedonian Professional Associations in the Creative Industries – UMPAKI, was: promotion of creative entrepreneurship, education for creative entrepreneurship through interactive workshops, … Read More

Second Creative Cities Forum for Film from the UNESCO Network: Creating the City of the Future From 25th until 28th August 2020

Vesna RistovskaBitola

The Second Forum of UNESCO Creative Cities for Film started with the screening of the Bulgarian film “Glory” by the director duo Grozeva – Valchanov. This year’s topic was Creation of the city of the future. The forum is of particular importance for affirming the opportunities of Bitola and our country in general and connecting and increasing the cooperation with … Read More


Terrassa City Of FilmTerrassa

On the 22nd and 23rd of this month, a new educational film festival has been released in the city of Terrassa: the Sex Education Film Festival. This international short film festival is dedicated to the fundamental role of sex education in the training of people. With the participation of filmmakers from the sector and from thirty different countries, it seeks … Read More