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

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

Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival Poster Drawing Contest

Anika Eunhye KIMBusan, Collaborative, Network

2021 BIKY Poster Drawing Contest_Final

Busan International Kids&Youth Film Festival calls for applications for the 2021 Poster Drawing Contest! As the only international kids’ film festival in Korea, it provides not only pleasures but also a ground for visual arts education to the young generation. The festival screens a wide range of films which are for children or made by children, together with colorful events attracting … Read More

The 4th Busan Inter-city Film Festival

Anika Eunhye KIMBusan, Collaborative, Network

4th Inter-city FF

Busan City of Film is pleased to host the 4th edition of Busan Inter-city Film Festival with an aim to celebrate the designation of UNESCO Creative City of Film Busan and enforce creative cities’ network! Every year, Busan Inter-city Film Festival has been produced and showed collaborative works of the Film Production Residency Project by cooperating with other creative 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

“Preventive Creativity”: 1st virtual meeting of artists and creators of the UNESCO Creative Cities in Spain

Terrassa City Of FilmCollaborative, Terrassa

Under the title “Preventive Creativity”, the nine Spanish UNESCO Creative Cities gave voice to their artists, creators and intellectuals in a virtual meeting from Terrassa, the host of the event as part of the ‘3rd Film Week’. Important guests: Sixteen prominent professionals linked to different cities attended the roundtable’s streaming. The artists Conrad Roset and Anna Taratiel were the cultural … 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

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

The 3rd Busan Intercity Film Festival & Busan Film Production Residency Project has just kicked off!

Anika Eunhye KIMBusan, Collaborative

The 3rd Busan Intercity Film Festival & Film Production Residency Project kicks off soon in Busan UNESCO Creative City of Film! With its establishment in 2017, “Busan Intercity Film Festival & Film Production Residency Project ” is aimed at contributing to the cultural development and active exchanges by expanding network between UNESCO Creative Cities of Film, commemorating the designation of … Read More