Blockbuster Fun as Full Programme Announced for Bradford Family Film Festival 2019

Film fans are set for a summer of fantastic movie moments as the Bradford Family Film Festival’s full programme is launched today.

The August festival is extra special this year as it is part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of Bradford UNESCO City of Film.  The organisation has worked with partners to ensure as many events as possible are free or subsidized.

This year’s City Park Film Supporters are Bradford BID and also Living Well, a new initiative led by Bradford Council and Bradford NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. Every Wednesday the Living Well Team will lead a workshop, to learn a street dance routine for everyone to join in before settling down for the outdoor screenings.

Festival organisers are delighted to be partnering with the Light Cinema, Picturehouse Bradford at National Science and Media Museum, Bradford Markets who’re hosting a new pop up cinema, Bradford Classic, Cartwright Hall and community cinemas across the District.

Bradford Family Film Festival
Children taking part in a dance routine before settling down for a movie on the Big Screen in City Park as part of the Bradford Family Film Festival.

The programme has everything from family favourites on the Big Screen including Lego Movie 2 and Toy Story. There’ll be free family film-themed workshops every Wednesday before the main feature film in nearby City Library. Oastler Market will host films in their new pop up cinema every Saturday with titles including the newly animated Dumbo and Secret Lives of Pets 2. Cartwright Hall are hosting workshops and feature length animation, Peter Rabbit and Bradford Classic are hosting an outdoor screening in City Park of mad cap motoring comedy, The Great Race.

Picturehouse Bradford at National Science and Media Museum will be screening some half price special feature films in their IMAX cinema from August 30th. The Light Cinema is screening reduced rate films every week throughout August as part of the festival with a special deal on refreshments.   Clayton Community Cinema is screening Mary Poppins Returns and a special kite making workshop, Greenmoor Community Cinema is showing popular animation, Smallfoot and Thornton Community Cinema is screening the Oscar winning film, Green Book.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “The Bradford Family Film Festival is a great way of bringing people into the city and offers accessible events for all with many being free or subsidised. It is wonderful to see key partners in the city, led by Bradford UNESCO City of Film, working to achieve this.”

Festival Director, David Wilson from Bradford UNESCO City of Film said: “It’s wonderful to be celebrating our tenth anniversary working with so many partners to offer some brilliant family films and entertainment across the District.”

For full details of the Bradford Family Film Festival 2019 www.bradford.film