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We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.

A Widescreen Weekend to Remember

This year we celebrated our 20th edition of Widescreen Weekend, and it was one to remember! We welcomed new faces as well as old friends, with an added student day … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wide & Wonderful: Looking Forward to Widescreen Weekend 2016

Our much-loved festival celebrating large-format film, Widescreen Weekend, is back for 2016, brought to you and supported by BFI and funded through the National Lottery. This year’s festival is taking … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s happening at the National Media Museum isn’t vandalism. It’s a fresh start

by Dame Mary Archer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Science Museum Group

March 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

The smell of cinema: Why we’re bringing Smell-O-Vision back

The world première of A Holiday in Spain in the all new Smell-O-Vision is coming to Bradford for Widescreen Weekend.

September 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Widescreen Weekend breaks out of the everyday cinema frame

We’re back with our unique celebration of boundary-pushing technology and spectacular large format films, offering an unparalleled cinematic experience beyond the scope of ordinary cinema.

July 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

BAF 2014 Winners – It’s not just what they do, it’s how they do it

So that’s it folks, Bradford Animation Festival 2014 is now over and what a week it was! Here’s the complete run-down of all our award winning filmmakers.

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who leads the way for the modern, adventurous and intelligent female characters?

This year’s BAF sees women in animation and gaming as a central theme. We delved into the research to find out if expectations had changed for modern female characters.

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Neatly assembled for 2014 – Jamie Sefton on the gaming highlights in this year’s BAF

Jamie Sefton looks ahead to the some of the gaming highlights for BAF 2014 including a very special talk from Colin Graham, Animation Director of best selling action-adventure game, Watch_Dogs.

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bradford Animation Festival 2014 tickets on sale now!

The BAF 2014 programme has been released with tickets and passes on sale now. Have a look at some of the highlights we’ve got lined up for this year.

September 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

Vintage future: How Metamono write music for early British science films

Musician Jono Podmore writes on scoring early British science films for a world premiere at Bradford International Film Festival.

June 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Discovering Yoshitaro Nomura through the Bradford International Film Festival

What happens when film festivals show old, ‘undiscovered’ films? Film Programme Manager Tom Vincent writes on press coverage for the recent Yoshitaro Nomura retrospective at Bradford International Film Festival.

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

BAF is back for 2014 and we’re looking for your submissions

We’re now into our 21st year and the search for the best international selection of animated films continues. That search could involve your film so here’s how you can submit for this year’s festival.

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment
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