Film festival to be revived

Bradford International Film Festival could well be revived next year.

David Wilson, director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, has said that he is in preliminary talks with several interested parties and venues to relaunch the event in 2017.

A row broke out after the National Media Museum last week said it was abandoning the festival after 20 years.  Mr Wilson said he had been inundated with telephone calls and e-mails from people angry at the decision.

“A region and indeed a city like Bradford, with such a thriving film culture deserves to celebrate in style and Bradford UNESCO City of Film are in discussions with a range of partners to see how we can develop a brilliant and truly diverse international film festival in 2017,” he said.

Read more on this story on the T&A here.