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Leading film experts learn from Yorkshire's example

Yorkshire has provided a backdrop for films such as Billy Liar, Calendar Girls and The Kings Speech and a three day summit in Bradford, with its own status as UNESCO City of Film, is hoping to build on the county's reputation as a movie destination.

TV and film industry experts from around the globe have arrived in the city to learn from Yorkshire's example.

Michael Billington has more:

Sci-fi film being filmed in Huddersfield

It's an unlikely setting - but a Russian sci-fi film featuring BAFTA-nominated actors is being filmed in Huddersfield. Producers say the recent snow has provided the perfect setting for the film Scintilla.

It's being filmed in the North Light Film Studios. Actor John Ludlow said it wasn't hard to pretend he was in Russia.


Free film showing at inflatable cinema screen in Bradford

Film fans are being invited to attend a free screening of the animation of Coraline at an inflatable outdoor cinema screen in Bradford's City Park. It is part of the build up to the 19th Bradford Animation Festival which is being held at the National Media Museum in November.

This is a great opportunity for the people of Bradford to celebrate film on a large scale in City Park. This is a film that all the family can enjoy and forms part of a great programme of events in City Park this autumn."

– David Wilson, Director of Bradford City of Film

You can find out more about Bradford City of Film here.

Multi faith meeting called in reaction to film

Religious leaders from all backgrounds are joining politicians and hundreds of Islamic worshippers at a gathering in Huddersfield this evening.

The meeting has been called in reaction to an anti Islamic film made in America, which has sparked global riots and hundreds of deaths. It's hoped the get together will encourage understanding between faiths and strengthen lines of communication.

The Prophet Muhammad is the example par-excellence for Muslims and in the face of abuse directed at himself always reacted peacefully by either removing himself from the situation or responding with reasoned intellect. "

– British Muslim Youth Group