The Bradford Family Film Festival is back for a month long celebration of family film across the Bradford District. Throughout August 2022 we bring you a brilliant range of film titles in some equally diverse settings with support from Living Well an initiative that aims to help people in Bradford district improve their health, mental health and wellbeing.
From the Bradford Big Screen in City Park, to the pop up cinema space in the Oastler market, to a range of community cinemas we have some amazing titles for all tastes. Blockbuster ‘feel good’ films such as Encanto through to the classic retro of Back to the Future to the hilarious Sing 2 and Kung Fu Panda.
As part of this year’s film festival there will also be a workshop for young people (11+) on the vast array of careers in the Film & TV industry. From special effects to carpentry, this workshop is designed to make you think about all the different job opportunities available out there as Bradford’s film industry is growing by the day. The workshop will be led by local filmmaker, Louisa Rose Mackelston, Louisa has worked as an Assistant Director in the Film & TV industry for the past 4 years and in January 2021, opened her production company – Northern Fortress Films which is based in Keighley.
Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Portfolio Holder for Healthy People and Places said: I’m very pleased to see this popular event back in the summer calendar and that all of these film screenings are free to attend as we all face challenging times with the cost of living. It’s wonderful to see the community cinemas across Bradford district involved in the festival and I would like to thank all the volunteers who work on this event for their time and enthusiasm in support of the Bradford Family Film Festival.
David Wilson, Director of Bradford City of Film said: We’re delighted to be working with Living Well to bring the Bradford Family Film Festival to communities across Bradford this August. The mix of great entertainment along with information on how to live healthier more active lives makes for a great partnership. The shared experience of families and communities coming together to watch some great films can be quite transformative for young minds and great exposure to film and a wider cultural world.