9th November 2023 The Creative Cities Convention has confirmed it will be coming to Bristol UNESCO City of Film for 2024! Super Early Bird tickets for the two-day event, scheduled for the 23rd and 24th April 2024, are now officially on sale.
24th October 2023 Leading filmmakers, producers and writers will join production companies, commissioners, and politicians at the second Bristol and Bath Screen Summit, on Wednesday 8 November.
24th October 2023 Thank you to everyone who supported Bristol's first Summer Film Takeover! We've celebrated film in buses, on bicycles, in carpark basements, crypts, churches, former dept stores and even beamed onto buildings. Tell us what you thought by completing our super quick survey.
22nd September 2023 A second edition of 'A Wall is a Screen: Secrets of the Old City' filled Bristol's streets on Saturday 16th September, bringing the city's Summer Film Takeover to a close.
19th September 2023 Award-winning multimedia studio Limbic Cinema unveiled their new “Illusions of Movement” installation at Broadmead Baptist Church last weekend, as part of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover.
25th August 2023 A family-friendly weekend of free Aardman animation workshops and screenings took place at Sparks Bristol last weekend (Friday 18th - Sunday 20th August), as part of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover.
14th August 2023 Bristol city centre was alive with Hip Hop beats last weekend, thanks to The 4 Pillars: 50 Years of Hip Hop, a special celebration to mark a half-century of the genre and its impact on the city’s culture, as part of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover.
3rd August 2023 Film lovers with a passion for the click, whir and chatter of a celluloid projector joined together to enjoy a free day-long celebration of 100 Years of 16mm Film on 30th July, as part of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover.
1st August 2023 The Galleries Underground Carpark set the stage for a night of soul-stirring rhythm on Saturday 29th July, thanks to the free Summer of Soul pop up event, part of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover.
25th July 2023 College Green was transformed into a pedal-powered outdoor cinema last weekend, thanks to Bristol Cycle Cinema which arrived in the city on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July.
24th July 2023 Discover Bristol alongside 57 other unique UNESCO sites in the UK and crown dependencies, thanks to a newly illustrated map, now available to download free from the UK National Commission for UNESCO.
29th June 2023 Kicking off Bristol's Summer Film Takeover on 22-24 June, Windrush 75: Stories Through Film presented a weekend of specially curated films highlighting the journey of Bristol’s Afrikan-Caribbean community from the 1940s.
5th May 2023 Congratulations to the University of Bristol’s Special Collections team, whose Wildlife Filmmaking Oral Histories Collection has been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme.
21st April 2023 Get ready to venture out and explore the city through a different lens with Bristol's Summer Film Takeover, presented by Bristol UNESCO City of Film and partners!
7th March 2023 It was an important day for us on Friday (3 March), as we were privileged to welcome the UK Ambassador to UNESCO and representatives from the UK National Commission for UNESCO, Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office and HM Treasury to Bristol, to find out more first hand about work taking place under the city’s different UNESCO accolades.
2nd March 2023 Film fans in and around Bristol are about to get their first chance to see the feel-good feature from the land of Gross National Happiness - Bhutan - that’s both an Oscars® history-maker and a triumph of climate-friendly filmmaking.
24th February 2023 How does it feel when your feature film debut gets worldwide distribution? We caught up with Bristol horror writer/director Ben Steiner to find out. His first feature, Matriarch, gained an international release on Hulu and Disney+ in October 2022. Its world premiere opened Screamfest 2022 in LA and it also picked up the Gold Audience Award at Sheffield's Celluloid Screams Festival.
13th January 2023 Our first four year report has now been ratified by UNESCO, and we're proud to share it with our partners and supporters.