A film shot at last year’s Bradford International Film Festival, featuring audience members as extras, is being screened at this year’s event.

The film, called i am a good person/i am a bad person, was made by Canadian film-maker Ingrid Veninger, who shot it at the National Media Museum and around the city centre.

It focuses on a film-maker who embarks on a European film festival tour with her 18-year-old daughter, played by Miss Veninger’s real-life daughter, tagging along as her assistant.

The director said her film explored “the contradiction between being artistically provocative and being a responsible parent at the same time”.

Shot in Bradford, Paris, Berlin and Toronto, it is being shown at film festivals around the world. Scenes were shot in Bradford during last year’s film festival, when another of Miss Veninger’s films, Modra, was screened. “We asked if the audience would mind being filmed, and there was so much willingness to get involved,” she said. “I have received so much support and encouragement from the Bradford festival and the National Media Museum.

“This film would not exist if it wasn’t for Bradford.”

The film also features local actors, auditioned online, and extras the director met while shooting in the city centre. Locations included Centenary Square, the Jurys Inn hotel and the Revolution bar.

“In the square a local poet called Moses came over and started reciting his poetry. It was amazing so I re-wrote the scene to include him,” said Miss Veninger.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me to make this kind of connection. My films are quite personal and showing them at film festivals lets me to get close to audiences in a way I wouldn’t otherwise be able to do. This is a funny film but also dark, awkward and honest.”

Miss Veninger is keen to forge links between Toronto and Bradford’s City of Film team. “I have loved working in this city, and appreciate all the support I’ve had,” she said.

“Some festivals get very disjointed but the National Media Museum is a great central location, pulling it all together.”

* The film will be screened tonight at 6.30pm and on Sunday[april 29] at 1pm, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Miss Veninger is holding a masterclass tomorrow at 2.30pm as part of the festival’s Film-makers’ Weekend.

For more information ring 0844 856 3797.