Our Festivals

The Museum organises and hosts two major film events every year: Bradford International Film Festival and Bradford Animation Festival.

To find out more about our festivals and view the latest programmes and news, visit the film festival websites.

  • Widescreen Weekend

    Enjoy a wonderfully long weekend celebrating cinema technology past and present through an inspiring selection of large format films. The festival offers plenty for the enthusiasts and lots for the folk that just want to see a blooming great film on a blooming great screen.

    Find out more about Widescreen Weekend

  • Bradford Animation Festival

    The UK's best-loved animation and video games festival is host to screentalks, workshops and special events led by some of the industry's top names. The annual BAF Awards celebrate the very best in new animation from around the world.

    Past guests include representatives from world-renowned studios Pixar, Aardman, Weta Workshops and Sony Interactive plus animation legends Ray Harryhausen, Richard Williams, Bob Godfrey, Caroline Leaf, Michael Dudok de Wit and Bill Plympton.

    Bradford Animation Festival website

  • Bradford International Film Festival

    Since its inception in 1995, Bradford International Film Festival has gone from strength to strength, presenting new and classic films from around the world. The Festival includes the Shine Awards - highlighting the work of new and up and coming European directors, and the ever-popular Widescreen Weekend, which draws large format enthusiasts from around the world thanks to our capacity to show all film formats including Cinerama and IMAX.

    Bradford International Film Festival website