Bradford has continued to live up to its title as the UNESCO city of film after one of its leading educational establishments launched a host of new short courses and workshops.
Bradford-Whistling Woods International (WWI) Film School was set up last year in a partnership agreement which saw Asia’s premier film, communication and media arts institute join forces with the college.
Announced earlier this week, new short courses will now run at the site in film, animation and photography, following on from the launch of the Persistence of Vision exhibition which runs from 5th June to 2nd July at the Bradford-WWI Film School.
Over 300 guests including students, staff, industry colleagues and members of the public attended the launch event which showcased work by current Film, Animation and Photography students.
“I’m delighted that so many people joined us to celebrate our first year. Feedback on the student work has been overwhelming,” said Trevor Griffiths, Director of Bradford-WWI Film School.
“Industry support for the Film School has been exceptional. We are well on our way to becoming the world class film school we planned to be.”
The introduction of short courses and workshops will complement the existing portfolio of Diplomas, Higher National Diplomas and Degrees offered by Bradford-WWI Film School.
The short courses and workshops will run on dates and times to appeal to a wide audience that includes individuals, schools and community groups.
“There’s never been a better time to be engaged in film, animation and photography. That’s why we are opening our doors to individuals, schools and groups,” Mr Griffiths added.
“We have something to offer film-makers, animators and photographers of all styles and ability.
“The introduction of short courses and workshops will allow beginners, enthusiasts and professionals to acquire and develop new skills and knowledge in a state-of-the-art setting.”
In addition to programmed short courses and workshops, Bradford-WWI Film School will also offer bespoke training packages to schools and groups.