BRADFORD’S first International Film Summit has been hailed a huge success by leading film and TV executives.

The three day event, hosted by Bradford UNESCO City of Film, was attended by guests from across the world for events promoting film production and opportunities in the district.

Hundreds of people - including guests from UNESCO Creative Cities in China, South Korea, Bulgaria and Japan - attended more than 25 events across across the city, from film production workshops and business sessions to preview screenings.

Bradford City of Film director David Wilson said: "We have been overwhelmed with the incredibly positive feedback and already so many people are talking about potential collaborations as a result of being here in Bradford.

"The Summit has been a place of real fusion; where international guests have met UK TV and film leaders, where the city’s young people have been able to engage with industry professionals directly, and where we’ve all been able to take time out to enjoy some wonderful preview screenings."

The Strategic Director of Regeneration and Culture for Bradford Council Mike Cowlam said: "Film creates opportunities to promote Bradford. It gives the city a sense of pride and achievement. We now need to build on the success of the Film Summit and continue to capitalise on our film heritage for the future."

The three-day summit ended yesterday with events including a session called Power of Film in Education, looking at how film is used to educate and inspire young people through the Bradford’s Film Literacy programme, from primary school to higher education. Guests visited Bradford Whistling Woods International Film School.

At Cinemobile, the 100-seater mobile cinema in Centenary Square, schoolchildren attended a fun, interactive session, called CBBC Cinemaniacs, to find out more about filmmaking, Later in the day there was a Sing-Along-a Frozen session for fans of the hit Disney film.

Also on yesterday there was a Film Hub North roadshow, revealing plans for 2015-16; a Future Filmmakers Forum, featuring a panel of new Bradford filmmakers; and Focus on Children's Film and Television, looking at the implications of the new tax credit for the area.

Screenings included a preview showing of new animation The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, based on a 10th Century Japanese fable.