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

Creative Media Hub Set for South-West UK

Natalie MooreBristol

New Creative media hub, MyWorld, is set to launch in the south-west of the UK, with creative media, theatre, and academic organisations across Bristol and the south-west working together to secure new facilities. Led by the University of Bristol, the visionary initiative will develop major new research and development (R&D) facilities and partnerships connecting partners across the south-west and the UK … Read More

UWE Bristol at Il Cinema Ritrovato

Natalie MooreBristol, Collaborative

Dr Charlotte Crofts, Associate Professor at UWE Bristol, shares a trip to Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival, Bologna UNESCO City of Music, made by students and staff of the BA (Hons) Filmmaking, Film Studies and MA Contemporary Film Culture courses in July 2019. Each year, thousands of cinephiles flock to Il Cinema Ritrovato. It’s no wonder – for more than 30 … Read More

European Cinema Night Visits Bristol

Natalie MooreBristol

Bristol’s Watershed Cinema was one of only two cinemas in the UK to host the 2019 edition of European Cinema Night. On 3 December 2019, audiences attended a special free preview of the German arthouse hit, System Crasher,  followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer Frauke Kolbmüller. The special screening of the MEDIA-supported title System Crasher was presented in … Read More

Bristol set for Film for Learning

Natalie MooreBristol, Collaborative

Bristol is one of three cities to take part in the Film for Learning project, a new 4-year teacher and senior leader professional development project led by Into Film. The project is aiming to improve young peoples’ engagement, participation and attainment in literacy by supporting teachers and senior leaders to use film as a tool for teaching and learning. Paul … Read More