The epithet “something for everyone” is, perhaps, overly used. In the case of Bradford’s rich, broad portfolio of film festivals, however, it is entirely appropriate.
Film festivals are changing in Bradford and there is a an appetite for change. In the coming months we will bring you news on a wide variety of film festivals and film related events including:
- The Drunken Film Festival
- The Bradford Family Film Festival
- The Wide Screen Weekend
- Small World’s Film Festival
- Ilkley Film Festival
and a good number of film related events. We even have news of a more regular film walk covering some of the great film & TV locations across the City.
Since its inception in 1995, the Bradford International Film Festival or BIFF, developed a formidable reputation by offering a rich, varied programme: from premières, shorts and retrospectives, to competitions, masterclasses and family activities. Expanding beyond its base at the National Media Museum into satellite venues across the District, BIFF’s eclectic programme featured the best in film from Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, North America and Africa. A new version of BIFF is in development – watch this space…….
The National Media Museum was also home to the Bradford Animation Festival, the biggest and oldest of its kind in the UK. It was, for many years, a must for industry professionals, students and fans alike, consolidating its reputation by consistently drawing top names with an authoritative programme of masterclasses, seminars, workshops, screenings and special events. Highlight of the five days was the BAF Awards, celebrating the very best in new animation from around the world.