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Broadcaster and campaigner Esther Rantzen will launch this year’s Golden Years Film Festival in Bradford, a UNESCO Creative City of Film. The six-day festival hosted by Bradford in partnership with Picturehouse at the National Science and Media Museum will run from Saturday 30 September.
Galway and Rome, UNESCO Creative Cities of Film, are developing a new inter-city partnership project to share knowledge and expertise amongst the students in Film and Documentary. Galway and Rome UCCN Offices were facilitating a new international student exchange programme between the Centre for Creative Arts & Media, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.
Galway and Rome, UNESCO Creative Cities of Film, are developing a new inter-city partnership project to share knowledge and expertise amongst the students in Film and Documentary. Galway and Rome UCCN Offices were facilitating a new international student exchange programme between the Centre for Creative Arts & Media, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.
360 Vision 2017 is an invitation-only Virtual Reality Lab bringing together some of Australia’s best screen producers, directors, practitioners and artists to meet with key VR content creators and professionals for two days of inspiration, information and networking. Galway City of Film received a special invitation from its counterpart Sydney to attend the 360 Vision event held in April along with Galway-based filmmaker Paula Kehoe.
360 Vision 2017 is an invitation-only Virtual Reality Lab bringing together some of Australia’s best screen producers, directors, practitioners and artists to meet with key VR content creators and professionals for two days of inspiration, information and networking. Galway City of Film received a special invitation from its counterpart Sydney to attend the 360 Vision event held in April along with Galway-based filmmaker Paula Kehoe.
Busan invites the UNESCO Creative Cities of Film to nominate one filmmaker from each city to participate in a three week collaborative filmmaking residency. From 24 April to 11 May, this inter-city session featuring cinematic representatives from the other Creative Cities of Film will be a unique opportunity to display the collaborative spirit and unity that bonds together the members of the Network.
Open to all members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, the theme of the 2017 edition of Bradford’s Small World Film Festival is “My City”.    In this framework, the Creative City of Film calls for the UCCN members to submit a short film about their city, meeting the following instructions:   The short films should not exceed a maximum of 6-minute length; 
From 18 to 21 November, the 18th edition of the Independent Film Festival of Busan, which was launched in 1999, has screened 56 films of the most renowned and promising directors of the independent genre in the Republic of Korea and across the world. The screenings were held at Busan Cinema Center and other city's theaters.
On 20 October, Rome, Creative City of Film, organizes an International Conference on Cine-Creative Communities, to be held at the National Museum Palazzo Massimo, to further explore the potential of UNESCO Creative Cities of Film and Creative Cities 3.0 for sustainable urban development.
Galway, UNESCO City of Film, is commemorating the Irish 1916 Rising with a programme of seminal Irish Cinema and landmark television events to take place over eight Saturdays throughout 2016. This programme, called “100 Years of Cinema”, will take the form of one-day events, roughly one Saturday per month, to include screenings, debate and lively discussion of the development of Galway's national identity and national cinema over the past one hundred years.