UNESCO Creative Cities of film

UNESCO Creative Cities of Film

BRADFORD

Bradford

Key project
  1. Bradford Film Office
  2. Bradford Literacy Programme
  3. Bradford Film Heritage app
  4. Blue Book of Film
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SYDNEY

Sydney

Key project
  1. 50/50 by 2020 gender equity initiatives(SDG 5)
  2. Screen diversity program(SDG 10&11)
  3. Sccreenability Film Festival and development fund (SDG 10&11)
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GALWAY

Galway

Key project
  1. 48 Hour Film Challenge
  2. One Minute Film Festival
  3. Science on Screen short documentary scheme
  4. Augmented Reality Exhibition
  5. Animation & Filmmaking Camps
  6. Public Screenings
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BUSAN

Busan

Key project
  1. Film Culture for all including film festivals
  2. Film Education, especially film literacy project for young generation
  3. Promoting film activities led by various communities
  4. Supporting local film production
  5. International Projects based on networks such as UCCN and AFC-Net, etc.
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SOFIA

Sofia

Key project
  1. Division “Cinema” of the Municipal Program
  2. Division “Culture”
  3. Division “Sofia Creative City of Film”(Under The Aegis of UNESCO) of the Municipal Program “Culture”
  4. Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality
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SANTOS

Santos

Key project
  1. 5 public movie theaters
  2. Creative Villas with courses in the audiovisual area
  3. Instituto Quero
  4. Audiovisual technical school
  5. Construction of Public school of Cinema
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BITOLA

Bitola

Key project
  1. Realization of existing projects and manifestations organized by the City of Bitola
  2. Providing services for the city’s film-related activities and relations with the film industry
  3. Once in the year organizing Forum of UNESCO Creative Cities of Film
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ROME

Rome

Key project
  1. MIAC(Italian Museum of Audiovisual art And Cinema)
  2. Observatory for the Audiovisual Professions
  3. E-Motion Rome
  4. Platform of Audiovisual Archives
  5. International School for the Conservation and Restoratin of Films
  6. Cine-Creative Communities
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BRISTOL

Bristol

Key project
  1. Film for Learning(primary school film education provision for literacy attainment)
  2. Our City Your Eyes(exchange between Bristol City of Film & Dakar City of Media Arts) Arts
  3. Screen diversity
  4. Community Cinema Network
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YAMAGATA

Yamagata

Key project
  1. Yamagata Creative Cities International Conference(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  2. Yamagata Artists in Residence(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  3. Yamagata Film Package to the world(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  4. Yamagata Renaissance Project(SDG 8, 11)
  5. Creative Cafe(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  6. Yamagata Creative Tourism(SDG 4, 8, 11)
  7. Yamagata Film School for Citizens(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  8. Film Education(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  9. Yamagata Film Commission(SDG 8, 11, 17)
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LODZ

Lodz

Key project
  1. National Centre for Film Culture
  2. Film literacy programme
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QINGDAO

Qingdao

Key project
  1. Qingdao Film Office
  2. Oriental Film Capital
  3. 1907 Film Club
  4. Calendar of film events of Qingdao City
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TERRASSA

Terrassa

Key project
  1. According with the SDG 4: “Terrassa, Fem cinema!”, a whole program in film literacy oriented both to the teachers and the students. Terrassa provides teachers with the basis of film narrative and they make it to all the local institutes’ classrooms, heading for example to a Film Festival at the end of the course.
  2. “7mana del cinema”, a 7-day programme fully dedicated to the film history and production, including screening and workshops
  3. developing new ones like a project with local libraries and Green Cinema with other sister cities of the network
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Valladolid(Spain) Mumbai(India)

Mumbai

Key project
  1. Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI)
  2. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (Sustainbale Development Goal 5 & 11)
  3. Kala Godha Arts Festival
  4. Museum of Indian Cinema
  5. State Single Window for Film Shooting Permissions (Sustainbale Development Goal 9)
  6. Film Screening for Students & Shelter Home Children (Sustainbale Development Goal 4& 5)
  7. Special Entertainment Zones(Sustainbale Development Goal 8,9,11&17)
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From Bradford(UK)’s designation in 2009, Sydney(Australia) was designated in 2010, Galway(Ireland), Busan(South Korea) and Sofia(Bulagria) in 2014, Santos(Brazil), Rome(Italy), and Bitola(Macedonia) in 2015. After 5 cities designation in 2017 [Qingdao(China), Bristol(UK), Yamagata(Japan), Terrassa(Spain), Lodz(Poland), and another 5 cities designation in 2019[Valladolid(Spain), Potsdam(Germany), Sarajevo(Bosnia and Herzegovina), Wellington(New zealand), Mumbai(India)]. 18 Cities from 16 countries in total have become the members of UCCN film cluster.

As a Creative City of Film, each city envisages,

Bradford
  1. using culture and creativity to drive social and economic development
  2. fostering collaboration with other creative cities and sharing best practices
  3. informing local, national and international policies

Key project

  1. Bradford Film Office
  2. Bradford Literacy Programme
  3. Bradford Film Heritage app
  4. Blue Book of Film
Sydney
  1. promoting creativity and diversity in screen production, distribution and enjoyment
  2. continuing to provide a welcoming and viable environment for creative industries looking for a world-class platform for their production. local production infrastructures make Sydney an economically viable location for developing and producing screen projects
  3. committing to fair, ethical and sustainable productions, which enhance partnerships between local and international actors

Key project

  1. 50/50 by 2020 gender equity initiatives(SDG 5)
  2. Screen diversity program(SDG 10&11)
  3. Sccreenability Film Festival and development fund (SDG 10&11)
Galway
  1. encouraging participation in and access to film-related event notably through community involvement in the documentary film process
  2. embedding film into its civic life and ensuring that regional creative industries contribute to local and national development plans
  3. extending Galway’s capacity for future production
  4. creating a Film Commission to help local and incoming production companies
  5. enhancing media literacy and creative practices through working with teachers and schools on pilot programs and workshops
  6. increasing opportunities for film education and training for primary, secondary and post-graduate school students as well as industry professionals
  7. establishing sustainable local, national and international partnerships including student exchanges and film co-productions
  8. promoting cultural tourism as well as protecting and expanding the city’s film heritage and archives

Key project

  1. 48 Hour Film Challenge
  2. One Minute Film Festival
  3. Science on Screen short documentary scheme
  4. Augmented Reality Exhibition
  5. Animation & Filmmaking Camps
  6. Public Screenings
Busan
  1. becoming a creative city of “Film for All: ensuring equal opportunity for everyone in Busan to benefit from the film industry, either in the creation, production, distribution or in the enjoyment of films
  2. ensuring that citizens of all ages and from different communities across the city have equal opportunities to participate in a variety of film activities while guaranteeing both the physical and human infrastructure to offer creative, social and economic opportunities
  3. further supporting the film, tourism and leisure industries
  4. nourishing the city’s creative industries through developing relationships with other UCCN members through sharing experiences, knowledge and resources

Key project

  1. Film Culture for all including film festivals
  2. Film Education, especially film literacy project for young generation
  3. Promoting film activities led by various communities
  4. Supporting local film production
  5. International Projects based on networks such as UCCN and AFC-Net, etc.
Sofia
  1. broadening the network of national film organizations with a view to promoting the exchange of good practices and experiences, as well as collaboration with the other members of the UCCN
  2. implementing new activities to support the creative sector’s small and medium-sized enterprises in order to create new jobs, especially for young people
  3. conducting research in educational institutions concerning the Creative City Indx
  4. developing training programs for students in the cultural field
  5. promoting Bulgarian film industry around the world and building a new generation of film makers favouring international exchanges
  6. providing alternative means of awareness-raising campaign for all aspects of film, media literacy and audience development

Key project

  1. Division “Cinema” of the Municipal Program
  2. Division “Culture”
  3. Division “Sofia Creative City of Film”(Under The Aegis of UNESCO) of the Municipal Program “Culture”
  4. Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality
Santos
  1. increasing Employment opportunities for young people through the Cine Escola project focusing on capacity building and sustainable integration into the labour market
  2. fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships in the field of research, development and innovation within the Santos Technology Park dedicated to cross-cuttings approaches between film and cutting-edge technology
  3. promoting professional and artistic exchanges within the UCCN through the Creative September event showcasing the most innovative and creative projects
  4. supporting the mobility of students through exchange programmes offered by the city’s third-level Unimonte University
  5. undertaking film co-productions with Creative Cities of all creative fields to foster multidisciplinary connexions, share knowledge, methods and best practices

Key project

  1. 5 public movie theaters
  2. Creative Villas with courses in the audiovisual area
  3. Instituto Quero
  4. Audiovisual technical school
  5. Construction of Public school of Cinema
Bitola
  1. nurturing the vibrant role of film in Bitola’s creative economy, notably by expanding the scope of the program Filmland Bitola through public-private and inter-sectoral partnerships involving public cultural centres, universities, academia and private production companies
  2. fostering the city’s cultural offerings through exhibitions, festivals, workshops and other events especially based on the film heritage of the Minaki brothers; positioning Bitola as an international hub for film creation by providing special provisions to both local and international film professionals

Key project

  1. Realization of existing projects and manifestations organized by the City of Bitola
  2. Providing services for the city’s film-related activities and relations with the film industry
  3. Once in the year organizing Forum of UNESCO Creative Cities of Film
Rome
  1. establishing the Italian Audio and Cinema Museum to both preserve and raise awareness about Italian film heritage, as well as to provide good practices in film restoration
  2. increasing employment opportunities in the film sector for young entrepreneurs thanks to Audiovisual Employment Observatory and based on strong public-private partnerships
  3. encouraging cross-cutting approaches to film, music and literature through the E-motion Rome project; cooperating with other Creative Cities of Film to build a common data hub on audiovisual heritage at an international level to nurture intercultural dialogue and appreciation of cultural diversity
  4. fostering the mobility of cinema students within the UCCN through exchange programmes of the International Film Preservation School
  5. implementing the Cine-Creative Communities programmes aimed to promote the film sector in least developed cities as a solid and self-sustainable creative economy

Key project

  1. MIAC(Italian Museum of Audiovisual art And Cinema)
  2. Observatory for the Audiovisual Professions
  3. E-Motion Rome
  4. Platform of Audiovisual Archives
  5. International School for the Conservation and Restoratin of Films
  6. Cine-Creative Communities
Bristol
  1. increasing diversity of local access and engagement with film culture, taking an in-depth approach to achieving diversity targets by addressing community-generated needs and delivery preferences. As lack of diversity is endemic within the wider industry, the challenge will be to embed it in Bristol’s employment and development practices to create Bristol, City of Film for all
  2. bridging the skills shortage in key areas identified by Creative Skillset and local industry by engaging with Bristol UNESCO Learning City and local schools to widen participation in skills development and transfer initiatives, as well as improving access to employment within the film and TV industry and maintain a notably skilled and diverse workforce
  3. developing a Film and Music cross-cutting initiative, broadening appreciation of the relationship between the two field and collaborating across the UNESCO Creative Cities Network to celebrate Bristol’s international relationship with film and music culture

Key project

  1. Film for Learning(primary school film education provision for literacy attainment)
  2. Our City Your Eyes(exchange between Bristol City of Film & Dakar City of Media Arts) Arts
  3. Screen diversity
  4. Community Cinema Network
Yamagata
  1. fostering cross-sectorial cooperation through creative tourism to empower and maximize the city’s diverse cultural resources
  2. encouraging citizens, especially young people, to take a leadership role in film programming through the Film School for Citizen
  3. introducing film education in formal curriculum and encouraging young people to actively participating in the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
  4. implementing the first Japanese residency programmes for filmmakers for developing countries
  5. expanding the Yamagata Film Package to the World, aimed at promoting film culture, to other Creative Cites from Global South, notably Africa
  6. hosting international conferences on creativity for sustainable urban development, mobilizing other Creative Cities to share good practices
  7. producing films emphasizing the added value creative industries provide, such as the Renaissance project, which will offer new learning and employment opportunities for young people

Key project

  1. Yamagata Creative Cities International Conference(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  2. Yamagata Artists in Residence(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  3. Yamagata Film Package to the world(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  4. Yamagata Renaissance Project(SDG 8, 11)
  5. Creative Cafe(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  6. Yamagata Creative Tourism(SDG 4, 8, 11)
  7. Yamagata Film School for Citizens(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  8. Film Education(SDG 4, 11, 17)
  9. Yamagata Film Commission(SDG 8, 11, 17)
Lodz
  1. increasing access to film culture through the National Centre for Film Culture(NCKF) in Lodz, which aims to preserve the film heritage and focus on audio-visual technologies
  2. implementing the Film School project, aimed at boosting film literacy in Lodz for children and youth by fostering cooperation between schools and film education structures, as well as providing a set of film education guidelines
  3. enhancing the city’s creative tourism offering through the creation of a Live Film Street on the site of Moniuszki Street and Piotkowska Street
  4. developing an international animation cluster which will encourage international cooperation and exchange of experiences and best practices
  5. fostering networking and international exchange of ideas on state-of-the-art technologies within the International Centre for Interactive Cinema and Video Essay, an innovative unit focusing on non-traditional forms of contemporary film
  6. strengthening multi-stakeholder and international cooperation in the film industry

Key project

  1. National Centre for Film Culture
  2. Film literacy programme
Qingado
  1. facilitating international cooperation with other Creative Cities by sharing good practice and building long-term relationships through film-related collaborations
  2. organizing the Citizen Micro Film Contest, encouraging citizens to record life under the theme ‘Film goes hand in hand with the city’
  3. initiating the Qingdao Rural Film Festival, which will include sections such as rural art performance and a non-professional acting contest dedicated to farmers
  4. elevating the perimeter zones of the Zhongshan Road and Xiaoyushan Hill into an open city cultural saloon which will feature creative activities
  5. carrying out the China-Africa Young Directors Exchange Program in cooperation with other Creative Cities from Africa
  6. organizing the Qingdao International Film Carnival
  7. establishing an international platform for sharing educational resources on digital film to explore effective approaches for in-depth integration of film education and ICT, and with a global objective to strengthen the quality education for children in less developed areas

Key project

  1. Qingdao Film Office
  2. Oriental Film Capital
  3. 1907 Film Club
  4. Calendar of film events of Qingdao City
Terrassa
  1. fostering intercultural dialogue among young audiences through the ‘Film at School’ programme which seeks to train teachers in technical and practical storytelling methods and film production, which will be widely disseminated among other Creative Cities through the creation of hubs - the result of this experiment will be seen in 2020 when an International ‘Film at School’ Festival will be organized
  2. creating Visual Reality Cinema Unit, the goal of which will be to support projects that experiment with cinematic language and are adapted to emerging technologies by fostering knowledge transfer among film professionals, notably from other Creative Cities
  3. creating an exhibit tracing an itinerary through film production spaces within the city
  4. promoting the Creative Cities Network through other European and International networks and supporting cooperation and exchanges with cities in Africa

Key project

  1. According with the SDG 4: “Terrassa, Fem cinema!”, a whole program in film literacy oriented both to the teachers and the students. Terrassa provides teachers with the basis of film narrative and they make it to all the local institutes’ classrooms, heading for example to a Film Festival at the end of the course.
  2. “7mana del cinema”, a 7-day programme fully dedicated to the film history and production, including screening and workshops
  3. developing new ones like a project with local libraries and Green Cinema with other sister cities of the network
Valladolid

Key project

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Potsdam

Key project

To Be Updated

Sarajevo

Key project

To Be Updated

Wellington

Key project

To Be Updated

Mumbai

Key project

  1. Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI)
  2. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (Sustainbale Development Goal 5 & 11)
  3. Kala Godha Arts Festival
  4. Museum of Indian Cinema
  5. State Single Window for Film Shooting Permissions (Sustainbale Development Goal 9)
  6. Film Screening for Students & Shelter Home Children (Sustainbale Development Goal 4& 5)
  7. Special Entertainment Zones(Sustainbale Development Goal 8,9,11&17)

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