Bradford film school opens thanks to Indian partnership
A new Bradford film school has opened its doors signalling the start of a new partnership between Bradford College and an Indian film firm.
Industry chiefs were in Bradford for the red carpet launch of the facility which will offer students the chance to experience the world of Bollywood.
The College has partnered with Mumbai-based television and film company, Whistling Woods International - and president Meghna Ghai-Puri flew in for the event.
She said: “We believe with Whistling Woods International and Bradford College we can provide a platform for students to join the global film industry. We have found the perfect partner in Bradford College.”
Steve Abbott, an Honorary Fellow of Bradford College, said that the launch of the film school was a ‘proud day for Bradford.’
He added: “As the UNESCO City of Film we always said the emphasis would be on learning through film and today’s launch well and truly ticks that box.”
Film school director Trevor Griffiths said: “Our ambition is for the film school to be open to people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the wonderful facilities we will be putting in place. When you think Bradford, think film!”
The school will be hosted in an existing refurbished building which will be fitted with dark rooms and studios.