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Our blog is written by staff and very special guests. We share stories from our Collections, coverage of our film festivals, and take you behind the scenes at the Museum.

  • What do Scottish photographs look like?

    01 July 2014

    Surely Scottish photography would be photographs by Scots, of Scots, in Scotland, wouldn’t it? But of course nothing is ever straightforward, so why should Scottish photography be any different? Continue reading

  • Vintage future: How Metamono write music for early British science films

    05 June 2014

    Musician Jono Podmore writes on scoring early British science films for a world premiere at Bradford International Film Festival.
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  • Discovering Yoshitaro Nomura through the Bradford International Film Festival

    23 May 2014

    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. Continue reading

  • Martin Parr: “I didn’t court controversy.”

    14 May 2014

    Martin Parr and Susie Parr discuss controversy, their careers, social media’s impact on photography and Tony Ray-Jones’s influence. Continue reading

  • Celebrating 50 years of BBC2

    30 April 2014

    Iain Baird looks back at the launch of BBC2 50 years ago, and explains how Play School accidentally became the first succesfully broadcast show on the new channel. Continue reading

  • BAF is back for 2014 and we’re looking for your submissions

    16 April 2014

    We’re now into our 21st year and the search for the best international selection of animated films continues. That search could involve your film so here’s how you can submit for this year’s festival. Continue reading

  • BIFF 2014 European and Shine Short Competition winners

    07 April 2014

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

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

    28 March 2014

    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. Continue reading

  • P is for The Pencil of Nature… a wonderful illustration of necromancy

    27 March 2014

    Talbot’s ‘picture book’ is a manifesto for photography, a polemic, an advertisement, a bid for posterity, a chronicle of the past and a vision of the future. Continue reading

  • Memories of BIFF part 2: John Hurt – “Wonderful that it’s the 20th BIFF”

    26 March 2014

    As he recalls his visit in 2010, Lifetime Achievement Awardee John Hurt reflects on Bradford’s cinematic heritage and the British voice in the film industry. Continue reading