City of Film
Film is one of seven creative fields in the Network, the others: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts, and Music.
Criteria for UNESCO Cities of FilmEdit
To be approved as a City of Film, cities need to meet a number of criteria set by UNESCO.
Designated UNESCO Cities of Film share similar characteristics:
- important infrastructure related to cinema, e.g. film studios and film landscapes/environments
- continuous or proven links to the production, distribution, and commericialisation of films
- experience in hosting film festivals, screenings, and other film-related events
- collaborative initiatives at a local, regional, and international level
- film heritage in the form of archives, museums, private collections, and/or film institutes
- film making schools and training centres
- effort in disseminating films produced and/or directed locally or nationally
- initiatives to encourage knowledge-sharing on foreign films
About the citiesEdit
Sydney is home to Fox Studios Australia, the studio that brought The Matrix trilogy, The Great Gatsby, and The Wolverine to life. Sydney's "pristine beaches" and "lush mountains" can also provide a backdrop for location shooting.
Cities of FilmEdit
There are thirteen Cities of Film, spanning twelve countries and four continents.
The Cities of Film are:
- "Cities Join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network".
- "The Creative Cities Network" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-12. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
- "100 years of film in Bradford: How the West Yorkshire city became the Hollywood of the UK". The Independent. 2019-03-15. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
- "UNESCO Creative Cities: Membership Monitoring Report" (PDF).
- "Bristol named UNESCO City of Film".
- The Creative Cities Network: Film (unesco.org)