Bradford International Film Summit 4 – 6 March 2015
Film and TV executives, people wanting to work in the industry and international guests will descend on Bradford in March for the first Bradford International Film Summit.
Events will take place from 4 – 6 March at venues throughout the city and organisers, Bradford UNESCO City of Film are promising a packed programme.
Highlights of the three day event include Chair of BAFTA, Anne Morrison, Controller of Business for BBC Children’s, Jackie Myburgh and a 100 seater mobile cinema.
The programme includes:
The Business of Film – Thursday, 5 March
Bradford Breakthrough will host a seminar to showcase the wide range of opportunities for local and regional businesses to benefit from ‘the business of film’.
From taxis, catering and construction to accommodation and printing, film and TV productions have a wide range of needs that can be fulfilled by businesses in the district.
This event will share information about the needs of the film and TV industry and provide an opportunity to question those who are already working with productions. Attendees will also find out how to join the Bradford City of Film directory of local businesses.
Women making movies – Thursday, 5 March
Award winning editor and Director of Women in Film and TV UK, Susan Brand will lead a discussion on women developing their careers in the competitive world of film and TV.
Focus of Children’s Film and TV – Friday, 6 March
Led by Liz Molyneux, a freelance TV executive and journalist, this event will discuss the global trends in children’s film & TV and the implications and opportunities presented by the recent introduction of tax credits in this area. Guests include Barney Goodland, Company Manager of Magic Light Productions, who were behind the animation of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom and Jackie Myburgh, Controller of Business for BBC Children’s.
The Cinemobile – 4-6 March
Galway, Ireland was designated a UNESCO City of Film in December 2014 and will be supporting the Film Summit by sending its mobile cinema, the Cinemobile.
The articulated truck, which converts into a 100 seater cinema will be set up in Centenary Square in City Park throughout the summit showing community screenings as well as being use by school groups.
Speaking about the events, David Wilson, Summit organiser and Director of Bradford City of Film said
“We are delighted with the programme of events for Bradford’s first International Film Summit, which been made possible with some fantastic support from our partners BBC, the British Film Institute, Screen Yorkshire, Bradford College and Bradford University.
“Since Bradford received the title of UNESCO City of Film in 2009, we have used the power of film and TV to create real social and economic change.
“The International Film Summit is all about us sharing our passion for film and TV with other UNESCO Creative Cities and people interested in film and TV.”
Sally Joynson, chief executive of Screen Yorkshire said
“Filming in Yorkshire is big business, generating millions of pounds each year for Yorkshire’s economy. The Bradford Film Summit provides the perfect platform to showcase why this region is the ideal place to film.
“Bradford has already hosted numerous film and TV projects, including the recently launched Testament of Youth where an entire street in Little Germany was dressed to look like the year 1918. It is such a switched-on and film-friendly city and has earned the respect of increasing numbers of producers.
“The summit will turn the national and international spotlight onto the city, preparing the ground and paving the way for many more successes in the future. We are delighted to be supporting it.”
Most events at the Bradford International Film Summit are free but attendees must pre-register in advance. Please visit www.bradfordcityoffilm.com/summit for more information