Glusburn screenwriter Simon Beaufoy is to host Bradford International Film Festival workshop

Simon Beaufoy with his Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire

Simon Beaufoy with his Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Leisure and Lifestyle Editor

Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy will be leading a masterclass as part of this year’s Bradford International Film Festival.

Other highlights include a tribute to CH Wood, the company that produced archive films of Bradford from 1920 to 2009 and marking the 100th anniversary of Indian Cinema.

The 19th Bradford International Film Festival, in partnership with Virgin Media, is at the National Media Museum and other city venues in April.

Mr Beaufoy, of Glusburn near Keighley, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for Slumdog Millionaire, and was also the screenwriter for The Full Monty, 127 Hours and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, will be sharing his expertise during the Filmmakers’ Weekend.

The Tribute to C H Wood is presented in partnership with the Yorkshire Film Archive who will be showing public information, promotional and vintage motorcycle films and videos featuring the people, places and industries of the district like Bradford City FC in the 1930s, Bradford North at Wembley in the 1940s and a look back in time at West Yorkshire’s textile heritage.

Passes have gone on sale for the festival, which for the second year is co-directed by Tom Vincent and Neil Young.

Mr Vincent said: “From vintage Hollywood and celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, to discovering tomorrow’s film talent today, this year’s festival is proud to present an exceptional line-up.

“As well as the usual mix of UK premieres, cult classics, guests, tributes, documentaries and family friendly events, the festival will look to the past and pay tribute to cinema’s rich heritage – at home and abroad – as well as its future, and throw a spotlight on young up-and-coming film-making stars.

The full guest line-up and festival programme will be announced in March. Confirmed so far is 100th Anniversary of Indian Cinema, focusing on the contribution of Indian film-making to world cinema, and Widescreen Weekend.

  • The festival runs from April 11 to 21. For more information visit bradford filmfestival.org.uk.

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