A SERIES of film shorts and animation by up-and-coming filmmakers is being shown on Bradford’s Big Screen in a new partnership with the University of Bradford.

The new weekly feature, Showreel, will share films made by students on film courses and is being led by the new City of Film student co-ordinator, Guy Whittaker.

The first eight films, which are being shown from this week, feature both animation and documentary with many focusing on Bradford for inspiration.

Guy Whittaker, who is on a one year MA Digital Filmmaking course, said: “Bradford Big Screen is a great opportunity for filmmakers from the University of Bradford to share and promote their work.

“It is an incredible incentive to know that our films will be seen by thousands of people every month and we really enjoy seeing our work in the heart of the city.

“The university is a hub of filmmaking activity, providing the best equipment, facilities, and staff and is the ideal place to become a filmmaker.”

David Wilson, director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, added: “This is a fantastic new feature for the screen and City Park and showcases some really impressive emerging talent in our city.

“All our featured filmmakers show real promise and all credit to Guy for working so hard with us to make this happen.”

Mark Garratt, director of external affairs at the University of Bradford, said: “This is a fantastic initiative that will showcase the work of our highly talented filmmaking students."

"We have a great track record in producing filmmakers who have gone on to work on internationally-renowned films and the whole of Bradford will enjoy this collaboration between its world-leading technology university and Bradford UNESCO City of Film.”

Showreel will screen every Thursday at 4.30pm and Sunday at 2pm, and the first work screened is from film students Mr Whittaker, Jakub Kyral, Chris Bradburn, Haitham Mark and Jordan Dinchev.

Details about the project and the filmmakers can also be found online at bradford-city-of-film.com/big-screen/showreel.

The Big Screen is a giant outdoor screen in City Park and is used to bring film and creativity to the heart of the city.

Figures show up to 500,000 people pass the screen each month.