Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
02/02/2018

Bristol's UNESCO City Of Film Status Launches At Watershed Media Centre

News Image
Bristol's new United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) City of Film status has launched at an event at Watershed Media Centre.

The permanent status was awarded to Bristol by UNESCO in November 2017, in recognition of its work as a world-leading film centre. Bristol now stands alongside Bitola, Bradford, Busan, Galway, Łódź, Qingdao, Rome, Santos, Sofia, Sydney, Terrassa and Yamagata as an official City of Film.

Opened by Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, the event marked beginning of the City of Film programme and will feature presentations from key delivery partners revealing more about what the new status means for Bristol.

Bristol's five-time BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jack Thorne said: "Bristol is my home city, so I'm biased, but I think it's the most fascinating city in the country. There's always something to do and experience; from the incredible outdoor spaces to the People's Republic of Stokes Croft; from the brilliant Bristol Old Vic to the amazing carnival. I'm so proud it's got this new City of Film status, it's a place where stories should be told."

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol said: "As a UNESCO City of Film we have a unique chance to harness the power of a diverse industry and empower people to collaborate on combating inequality and break down the barriers to opportunity.

"Bristol is an outward looking city that understands the benefits of cooperating with partners across the world. Being part of the global UNESCO network with fellow creative cities means we’re expanding our ability to build international relationships and exciting new partnerships. Our goal is to ensure that those relationships directly benefit all communities across the city and help establish opportunities to support filmmaking talent, education, training and employment, whilst also widening cultural participation and engagement for our film audiences."

Four overarching priorities will guide the first four years of activity. These are:

• Film Production: enhancing Bristol’s reputation as a dynamic creative film hub, attracting and supporting TV and film production and inward investment
• Film Culture: broadening engagement with Bristol cinema-goers through screen heritage projects and festivals, attracting visitors to the city and increasing screen tourism
• Film Learning: unlocking talent, improving skills and increasing cultural capital by widening participation, engaging with schools and higher education providers
• Reducing Inequalities: removing barriers and promoting inclusivity, using film as a tool to broaden learning and community engagement, inspire creativity and harness the potential of Bristol's dynamic multiculturality.

www.filmbristol.co.uk
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

10/10/2019
Magewell To Display New Solutions At NAB Show New York
Magewell is heading to the Big Apple next week with a slate of new and recently-introduced solutions. Demonstrations in booth N354 at NAB Show New Yor
24/09/2019
Game Creek Video's New Fleet Of IP OB Trucks Packed with Lawo IP Technology
Game Creek Video's new fleet of IP OB trucks not only boasts of impressive working floor dimensions but are also packed with Lawo IP technology for vi
24/09/2019
CommScope Announces 3 New Breakthroughs
CommScope has announced three new breakthroughs that dramatically improve network scale, speed and latency. The advances – in architecture design, int
24/09/2019
Production News : BBC Studioworks Appoints New CEO
BBC Studioworks has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer(CEO). Andrew Moultrie will head up the commercial subsidiary that provides world-class stu
20/09/2019
New BAME Support Programme
A programme to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent behind-the-camera in UK film to progress into more senior roles has been launche
01/10/2019
Hitachi Kokusai To Unveil New CU-HD550 CCU At NAB New York
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, (Hitachi Kokusai) will make full-HD, 1080p60 video acquisition even more economical with the unveiling of the new CU
04/10/2019
Zylia To Make Mark At AES With New Hardware Solution
Zylia is set to debut its new hardware solution for 360˚ recording and mixing at this year's AES New York 2019. The new product will build on Zyl
04/10/2019
GB Labs Announces Plans For NAB Show New York
GB Labs has unveiled its plans for the upcoming NAB Show New York 2019 later this month. The intelligent storage solutions developer will introduce th
04/10/2019
AVIWEST Opens New Office In Dubai
AVIWEST has broadened its reach in the Middle East with a new office and a major appointment. The global provider of video contribution systems has op
02/10/2019
DPA Microphones To Debut New 2028 Vocal Microphone At AES 2019
DPA Microphones will debut its new 2028 Vocal Microphone, which aims to change the live performance landscape with its renowned natural sound, road-re
02/10/2019
Biamp Opens New European Headquarters In Belgium
Biamp has opened its new European headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The headquarters are located in the facilities of Apart Audio, which Biamp acquire
01/10/2019
Work Complete On New ASC ARRI Education Centre
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has completed construction of its new ASC ARRI Education Centre. Located behind the historic ASC Clubho
26/09/2019
Production News : ITV New Launches The Rundown
ITV News has launched a new youth focused news service, The Rundown. The service will be broadcast daily through Instagram and other social media plat
19/09/2019
Production News : Aardman Appoints New MD
Aardman has announced the successor to David Sproxton, who is stepping back from the MD role after 43 years at the helm of the organisation. The role
18/09/2019
So Television Selects New Creative Director, Development
So Television has appointed a new Creative Director, Development.   Matt Tiffin will report to Managing Director Graham Stuart and he will be responsi