From Bradford, UNESCO City of Film, we write about film, photography, television, animation, gaming and the web.
Our landmark exhibition in 2002 celebrated 40 years of the world’s best-known movie phenomenon – the James Bond films.
The cine camera which formed the beginnings of the National Cinematography Collection sits right here in Bradford, the first UNESCO City of Film. Fitting, don’t you think?
We’ll be counting down to the big 3-0 by sharing some of our biggest achievements and most interesting collection items, and we want you to share your memories.
Following the sad news of Ray Harryhausen’s death, we would like to pay tribute to a true animation pioneer whose creativity, innovation and vision influenced many of the leading lights in film.
Listen to podcasts from our conference with Leeds University which explored the ways in which Ray Harryhausen has shaped our perception of the classical world in modern cultures such as television, cinema and video gaming.
Tom Vincent considers the death of film as a distribution format, and why it’s more important than ever to keep film history alive.
Invited guests at any film festival should be a big part of the experience. Some of the greatest memories are made that way. Allow Tom to introduce you to our festival guests and what you might expect from them.
Press Officer Emily Phillipou takes a tour of our Collections and Research centre, and finds out that despite the prevailing “iceberg syndrome”, there are thousands of objects just waiting to be uncovered.
Toni Booth, Associate Curator here at the Museum, tells the story of the earliest feature length film, and a little piece of sporting history that sits in our archive.
Today we announced that Fantastic Films Weekend, our annual celebration of horror, science fiction and fantasy films, will not be continuing. Here’s a message from the FFW team, plus some memories from the past 11 years.
Documentation Officer, Phil Boot, reveals why – for any fan of animation, film and art – he has one of the best jobs in the museum right now.