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.
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Daphne Du Maurier’s Classic ‘Jamaica Inn’ Reimagined For BBC One This Easter Premieres on BBC One 21st April at 9pm More production content been made with the use of locations… Read more ►
Great news for City of Film to see new talent being recognised, we are pleased to announce that a local scriptwriter has won ‘The Bluecats screenplay competiton Cordelia Award 2014′… Read more ►
FILM TALK Continuing with the series of free film talks arranged by the team at Bradford UNESCO City of Film, held at Bradford’s City Park library. The 4th Film… Read more ►