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.
Watch films on Big Screen Bradford! Film Fun Wednesdays for all the family over the Summer holidays in City Park Bradford brought to you by Bradford UNESCO City of Film…. Read more ►
Want to be part of a Bradford based short film!? Actors, camera operators and editors are required for a short movie to be shot in Bradford over the next… Read more ►
Nature, camera, action free family fun day! The National Media Museum’s new summer family exhibition Nature, Camera, Action! The Secrets of Making Incredible Wildlife Films launches on ‘Saturday, 19 July… Read more ►