National Media Museum blog

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

My Message to Bradford

by Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director of the National Media Museum The last week has shown again how much this Museum means to Bradford, and how much it owes to Bradford. Unsurprisingly … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 26 Comments

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

Everest movie scales high-altitude science

Roger Highfield, our Director of External Affairs talks to Baltasar Kormákur about his action-adventure, Everest.

September 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

How big is the camera you’d need to film an ant?

How big a camera would you need to film the smallest of insects? The answer may surprise you…

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

BIFF 2014 European and Shine Short Competition winners

After suitably dutiful deliberations, our juries have delivered the verdicts on the 2 competitive sections at Bradford International Film Festival 2014.

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Memories of BIFF part 3: BFI’s Amanda Nevill – “It was an audacious move.”

Head of the Museum at the time of the very first BIFF, Amanda Nevill recounts the early years of the festival and what role it plays in the industry today.

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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