Make:Film premier at National Science + Media Museum

We had so much fun at the world premier of Make:Film – a film funding stream resulting in 37 films made to highlight the rich culture of Bradford, by filmmakers who live and work in the district.

The red carpet event, which took place at National Science and Media Museum, was a fitting celebration of our most exciting filmmakers. Demonstrating the unique nature and characteristics of the district and its people, one of the films will be collected by BFI National Archive by their head curator, Robin Baker who was in attendance at the event.

With speeches from our chair Shanaz Gulzar; Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director National Science + Media Museum; and Nicola Greenan, Lead for cultural partnerships at Bradford Council, the event showed a selection of six films made by early career artists to established filmmakers.

The event was also the launch of As Seen on Screen – Bradford Council’s new screen strategy, which includes an ambitious partnership with Channel 4 to invest in and support grassroots screen talent in the district.

Short films have been grouped into four distinct programmes to celebrate the bold, diverse and gritty stories of Bradford as well as the brilliant work of its up-and-coming film-makers and are available to view over the weekend at National Science + Media Museum.

Robin Baker (left), head curator of the British Film Institute National Archive, with Pakeezah Zahoor of Bradford 2025. Photo: Tim Smith.

Film makers, screen industry and cultural professionals and their guests arrive for the premiere of Make:Film , organised by Bradford 2025 at the National Science + Media Museum in Bradford . Photo: Tim Smith.


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