Bristol's reputation as a world-leading centre for film has been recognised after it was named as a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) City of Film.

The confirmation that the city has been successful in its bid means Bristol joins the likes of Sydney, Galway, Rome and Bradford as a City of Film.

The bid included the input of leading lights from across the city's film and TV sector, including Watershed, Knowle West Media Centre, Calling The Shots, Aardman Animations, BBC Bristol, Encounters Festival and Bristol Festivals.

Bristol offers a designated Film Office service supporting all types of production, provided by Bristol City Council, and is home to The Bottle Yard Studios (also a council initiative), the largest dedicated film and TV studio facility in the West of England...

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