Scholarships will help mould filmmakers with global vision

David WilsonBradford

New Bradford Filmmaking MA course developed in partnership with UNESCO Filmmakers are being offered the chance to apply for scholarships as part of the University of Bradford’s relaunched Filmmaking MA, developed in partnership with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). There are three £5,000 scholarships for qualified full-time international applicants and five £2,000 scholarships for qualified full-time home … Read More

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

UNESCO Film Cities Film Education and Media Literacy Forum 2020

Natalie MooreŁódź, Bradford, Bristol, Busan, Collaborative, Network, Terrassa

On Thursday 26 November 2020, UNESCO Cities of Film from around the world came together to deliver an online forum to discuss film education and media literacy. The event was an opportunity to share knowledge and good practice and help each other to use the power of the moving image as a key tool to inspire and empower young minds. Presentations … Read More

Friday 31st October 2020 marked World Cities Day

David WilsonBradford, Collaborative, Network

Friday 31st October 2020 marked World Cities Day – a number of events took place around the world to commemorate the role cities play in many aspects of life from sustainable development to responses to the current pandemic.   The Theme for 2020 was World Cities Day: Value communities, today and for the future For World Cities Day 2020, held under the global … Read More

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

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

Eleanor PenderBradford, Bristol, Collaborative, Network

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

Bradford Community Cinemas

David WilsonBradford

Watching films is not just for the cinema or your front room! For many people watching films with other people is all part of the experience. Film Societies are a great way to see films in more local surroundings or unusual places or to be able to have a say about exactly what films you get to watch with others.

Screen Talk

David WilsonBradford

Join us for an exclusive series of enthralling talks on life working in the film and TV industry. Our guest speakers will share first hand insights into the business, and talk candidly about their experiences – from working in special effects to location managing and producing. In October 2019 we will be joined by Michael Hirst, creator of The Tudors … Read More

Bradford Family Film Festival 2019

David WilsonBradford

Bradford Family Film Festival 2019 is extra special as this year we are celebrating our tenth anniversary as a UNESCO City of Film. There’s screenings, events and activities designed for all the family to enjoy together throughout August. We’re delighted that Living Well and Bradford BID are this year’s City Park supporters.