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Bradford International Film Summit


Bradford will be playing host to the new UNESCO City of Film members at the International Film Summit.

The summit, which takes place 4-6 March 2015, will stage a series of seminars, events and screenings to discuss film and TV production and education, set against the backdrop of this film loving city.

The University of Bradford will be hosting a couple of events throughout the summit, including; a round-table discussion on March 6, 2-3pm, with a panel of new filmmakers from around Bradford, discussing how they make films in the 21st century. The panel will show examples of their work and discuss the highs and lows of making films in the here and now. This event will be of interest to budding directors, film and media students and industry professionals.

Dr Mark Goodall, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bradford’s School of Media, Design and Technology will be taking part in the round-table discussion: “It is vital that any City of Film supports and promotes young filmmakers of the region.

“This event will create a forum for debate about what is means to be an aspiring filmmaker in Bradford, and offer a showcase for some of the films being produced now in the city. Educational establishments, such as the University, train, encourage and develop the filmmakers of tomorrow but we all need to consider their future once they graduate. We must think about how can the City of Film help? What are the challenges and opportunities for filmmakers in Bradford in the 21st century?”

The event will be chaired by Kathryn Penny, producer and now film manager at the National Media Museum. The panel includes: Rad Miller – Freelance Director and founder of ‘Pocket Projects’, Jacqui Siler – Independent filmmaker and graduate of the University of Bradford’s MA Digital Filmmaking programme and Jack King – an award winning short drama and occasional music video director from Bradford.

The University will also be showing a live demonstration of its ‘Outside Broadcasting Centre of Excellence’. Using their Outside Broadcasting truck they will be live streaming City of Film delegates on Bradford's Big Screen.

Most events at the Bradford International Film Summit are free but attendees must pre-register in advance. Please visit for more information and further details about all the events taking place.

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