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

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 (www.citiesoffilm.org), which … 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

Bafta Win for Bristol Production

Eleanor PenderBristol

Bristol City of Film is celebrating with the team behind Mark Jenkin’s Bait, the debut feature from Totterdown-based production company Early Day Films, after they were awarded the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director and Producer at the prestigious annual awards on 2nd February. Speaking to the South Bristol Voice about the ceremony, producers Kate Byers and Linn Waite … 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