City of Film

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A UNESCO City of Film is a city that has joined the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as notable in filmmaking.[1] On June 11, 2009, Bradford, England, United Kingdom, was named the first City of Film.[2] The second city to be officially recognised was Sydney, Australia, which happened in 2010. [3] In December 2014, Galway, Ireland was named a UNESCO City of Film. [4] Sofia, Bulgaria was also named a UNESCO City of Film in 2014. [5]

The City of Film programme is part of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network.


  1. ^ Do you have what it takes to become a UNESCO City of Film? June 11, 2009.
  2. ^ "DigNews- Bradford: City of Film". 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ Maddox, Garry (December 10, 2010). "m recognition for Sydney despite Hollywood cold shoulder". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ Siggins, Lorna (December 1, 2014). "Galway secures Unesco city of film title". The Irish Times. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sofia - Creative City Networks". Retrieved June 18, 2016. 

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