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We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.

Widescreen Weekend breaks out of the everyday cinema frame

We’re back with our unique celebration of boundary-pushing technology and spectacular large format films, offering an unparalleled cinematic experience beyond the scope of ordinary cinema.

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Liz West lights up our lives with ‘An Additive Mix’

We commissioned Liz West to create a brand new piece for our Light Fantastic exhibition. As she was preparing the immersive experience of light and infinity mirrors, we managed to grab a quick 5 minutes with Liz to chat about her practice.

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#Solved: The mystery identity of our social media starlet Christina

A century on she caught the attention of social media and the world press but it’s not until now that we really know who Christina really was.

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

How the girl in red from a 1913 photo became a social media starlet

More than a hundred years after they were taken, the National Media Museum’s pictures of a teenage girl hanging out on a beach at Lulworth Cove have taken Twitter and Instagram by storm.

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yarns from the Potteries and Cottonopolis: The Pararchive Project in the Daily Herald Archive

Our latest post is written by Fiona Philip & Daniel Mutibwa of the University of Leeds who have spent the last year working on an innovative project to unlock the … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

A little bit of history repeating – The ultimate animation collage

Toni Booth takes a first look at the impressive archive of the master of the animation loop, Run Wrake.

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

BAF 2014 Winners – It’s not just what they do, it’s how they do it

So that’s it folks, Bradford Animation Festival 2014 is now over and what a week it was! Here’s the complete run-down of all our award winning filmmakers.

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who leads the way for the modern, adventurous and intelligent female characters?

This year’s BAF sees women in animation and gaming as a central theme. We delved into the research to find out if expectations had changed for modern female characters.

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Neatly assembled for 2014 – Jamie Sefton on the gaming highlights in this year’s BAF

Jamie Sefton looks ahead to the some of the gaming highlights for BAF 2014 including a very special talk from Colin Graham, Animation Director of best selling action-adventure game, Watch_Dogs.

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bradford Animation Festival 2014 tickets on sale now!

The BAF 2014 programme has been released with tickets and passes on sale now. Have a look at some of the highlights we’ve got lined up for this year.

September 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

How big is the camera you’d need to film an ant?

How big a camera would you need to film the smallest of insects? The answer may surprise you…

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

What do Scottish photographs look like: Part 2

From X-Rays to Pagodas: Scottish photography isn’t (exclusively) tartan or covered in heather.

July 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

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