16th December 2020 It has been confirmed that Oscar and BAFTA-winning Hollywood actor Christopher Walken is among the cast of Stephen Merchant’s The Offenders, which is currently filming at The Bottle Yard Studios and locations across Bristol, with assistance from Bristol Film Office.
14th December 2020 BBC Studios has announced plans to hire personnel to be based in Los Angeles for its world-renowned Natural History Unit, based in Bristol City of Film, in order to offer around the clock service to their growing number of US buyers.
11th December 2020 Four Bristol companies – Indefinite Films, Drummer TV, Blak Wave and Proper Job – have been named as recipients of Channel 4’s new Emerging Indies Fund.
3rd December 2020 As Bristol director Stuart Napier’s short film Carnival travels to international festivals, we hear from Stuart about making the film against the backdrop of Bristol’s world-renowned St Paul’s Carnival.
27th November 2020 On 26 November, UNESCO Cities of Film from around the world came together to deliver an online forum to discusminds.s film education and media literacy. The event was an opportunity to share knowledge and good practice and help each other to use the power of the moving image as a key tool to inspire and empower young minds.
16th November 2020 Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees reflects on the importance of the city of Bristol’s relationship with UNESCO, on the anniversary of its creation in 1945. Originally published on the Mayor’s blogsite, thebristolmayor.com.
21st September 2020 This year’s Depict selection is now live! With over 1,360 submissions from over 80 different countries, Watershed’s super short filmmaking competition as part of Encounters Film Festival has had an incredibly exciting and diverse pool of talent to whittle down.
19th September 2020 Encounters Short Film Festival, the UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival based here in Bristol, is back with its Digital edition for 2020 (18 September – 11 October).
15th July 2020 Bristol City of Film has led the design and development of the new multilingual Cities of Film website (citiesoffilm.org) showcases the work taking place between the cities and aims to enhance international collaboration.
30th June 2020 We The Curious is pleased to announce the arrival of a new Big Screen on Millennium Square, to enhance viewing experience for Bristol public and provide a valuable platform for local filmmakers, animators and documentary makers.
29th June 2020 The TV industry needs to appeal to broader audiences, says the panel of the latest RTS West of England event, “Light at the End of the Tunnel: Beyond Lockdown” (24 June 2020).
University of Bristol leads visionary MyWorld initiative to make South West a trailblazer in screen-based media26th June 2020 The TV industry needs to appeal to broader audiences, says the panel of the latest RTS West of England event, “Light at the End of the Tunnel: Beyond Lockdown” (24 June 2020).
24th April 2020 Covid-19 is causing unprecedented changes for us all, but we’re proud to see so much resilience from the fantastic film community in Bristol City of Film.
5th March 2020 In September 2019, Bristol24/7 teamed up with further education provider boomsatsuma to launch a new initiative to address the lack of diversity in Bristol’s creative industries and give six young people in Bristol the opportunity to take part in a new film-making project.
12th February 2020 Huge congratulations to the team behind Mark Jenkin’s Bait, the debut feature from Bristol-based Early Day Films, which has won the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director and Producer.
5th February 2020 We’re delighted to share with you the first Bristol City of Film showreel, celebrating the outstanding talent, productions, festivals, events and educators that make Bristol a world-class UNESCO centre for film and the moving image!
16th January 2020 Channel 4 officially marked the opening of its new Creative Hub in Bristol last night at an event for staff, producers and partners from the region to launch the new offices based in Bristol’s Finzels Reach.
14th January 2020 Bristol City of Film is celebrating this week as two films produced by the city’s production companies have picked up a total of three nominations for this year’s BAFTAs.