Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film. This permanent title bestows international recognition on Bradford as a world centre for film because of the city’s rich film heritage, its inspirational movie locations and its many celebrations of the moving image through the city’s annual film festivals. By 2020 Bradford will be the place to enjoy film, learn through and about film, make film and visit because of film.
Bradford has been a film location since the beginning of cinema, with its indigenous film industry being traced back to the years around the First World War. By then the residents of Bradford had already witnessed important contributions to cinema development, such as the invention of the Cieroscope in Manningham in 1896. One of the first cinema shows outside London took place on the site where the National Media Museum now stands, in a music hall known as the People’s Palace.
Bradford UNESCO City of Film has created a weekly newsletter, with the latest news and events happening in and around Bradford. If you are interested you can subscribe here.
The film set and shot in Bradford and supported by Bradford UNESCO City of Film is one of three films to be nominated for an international prize. The LUX prize… Read more ►
Shadow Machines and Singing Paintings Bradford Industrial Museum 7 December 2013 – 30 March Steve Gumbley is a Bradford born artist who makes intriguing art installations, museum exhibits, theatre shows,… Read more ►
Take 13 -Theme Winter Tickets £8 advance tickets from the venue, Take 13 or on the door. Sunday 1st December, 5pm. Priestley Coffee Lounge and Bar at the New Bradford… Read more ►