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To support the development path of the global film industry, Qingdao (People’s Republic of China), a UNESCO Creative City of Film since 2017, hosted the 2020 edition of the Global Film Industry Development Seminar. At this occasion, the Beijing Film Academy Modern Creative Media College, National Film Think Tank of Beijing Film Academy, City of Film (Qingdao Office), the Taylor & Francis Group (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and Social Sciences Academic Press (China) jointly released the third edition of the report...
Busan (Republic of Korea), a UNESCO Creative City of Film since 2014, has undertaken various development projects to support its creative sector. Recently, in September, the city initiated the construction of the World Cinema Landmark Project. Through the creation of the Busan Cinema Center (BCC), the city intends to place the cultural landmark as the centre stage for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), which has become a global tourist attraction. The construction is foreseen to be undertaken in two stages: construction of the...
The 18 UNESCO Creative Cities of Film have launched a collective and dedicated website to connect with each other within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The platform will allow cities to share with each other their ongoing work as well as strengthen and enhance international collaboration within the Network. The launch of the website provides cities of film, a platform to celebrate major initiatives and collaborations that highlight Creative Cities' valuable contribution to sustainable urban development in line with the 2030 Agenda for...
With the aim to build new synergies within the UNESCO Creative City film cluster, the city of Busan has launched its annual film production residency project. Given the restrictions administered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s residency programme is only to creative cities from the Republic of Korea. In this context, Daegu, a UNESCO Creative City of Music, and Gwangju, a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts, have been selected as exchange cities for this year’s edition. Two film directors from Gwangju, Heo Ji-eun and Lee Kyung-ho,...
Busan (Republic of Korea), a UNESCO Creative City of Film since 2014, organized the 2020 Busan Food Film Festa (BFFF), an event that highlighted the agglomeration of the film and gastronomic assets of the city. Launched in 2016, the festival aims to provide residents the opportunity to enjoy gastronomy and film as well as spread the values of sharing, comfort and hope, especially amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. With the world battling the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition gave the inhabitants the opportunity to express their...
Bradford, a UNESCO Creative City of Film since 2009, launched Screen Talk, a series of discussions with a range of experts from film and TV talking industry. In 2019, as a part of the city’s 10th year of designation as a UNESCO Creative City, it conducted a series of talks that were filmed by students from the University of Bradford. The series covers a wide range of discussion and roles from people working in the film and TV industries and aims to inspire anyone who wants to work as part of the creative industry in the future. These footages...
As part of the Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival (BIKY) created in 2006, Busan, UNESCO Creative City of Film, launched a drawing contest for kids. The selected drawings will be included in the official poster and exhibited during the Festival. This year, the Festival saw collaboration amongst 6 other cities, including 4 UNESCO Creative Cities (Postdam in Germany, Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Terrassa in Spain and Galway in Ireland). Thanks to the initiative, the Creative cities of Film Network strengthened...
Bristol and Bradford, UNESCO Creative Cities of Film, embark on a new partnership to launch “Film for Learning”, a 4 year school development initiative devised by UK film education charity Into Film and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The programme aims at supporting teachers and senior school leaders to use film as a tool for learning, with the aim of improving young peoples’ attainment in literacy and participation. Bristol and Bradford are two of three UK cities selected to take part in the initiative; Belfast being the third. “Film...
Bristol and Bradford, UNESCO Creative Cities of Film, embark on a new partnership to launch “Film for Learning”, a 4 year school development initiative devised by UK film education charity Into Film and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The programme aims at supporting teachers and senior school leaders to use film as a tool for learning, with the aim of improving young peoples’ attainment in literacy and participation. Bristol and Bradford are two of three UK cities selected to take part in the initiative; Belfast being the third. “Film...
From 31 May to 3 June, the Creative City of Film of Busan (Republic of Korea) will be organizing the third edition of its Intercity Film Festival & Film Production Residency Project, around the theme “Our City – Faces of the Cities We Live in”. The aim of the event is to strengthen and expand cooperation between UNESCO Creative Cities of Film, reason why a Film Production Residency Project is twinned with the event. The Residency will be organized as a double round-residency. While director Alessandara Pescetta from Rome will be hosted in...