Bradford MP: cancelling Bradford International Film Festival will have 'enormous ramifications'

A Bradford MP is to meet the director of the National Media Museum, after it cancelled the city's International Film Festival.

Judith Cummins, who represents Bradford South, says the economic and cultural ramifications of abandoning the film festival are enormous. She added that Bradford is a UNESCO City of Film. The meeting is being held tomorrow.

Bradford Media Museum said: "Film remains a very important part of our future plans, but our festival programme needed changes to make it sustainable and aligned with the Museum’s new focus. We will continue to do film festivals and events of international scope, such as an extended Widescreen Weekend (supported by the British Film Institute), which welcomes guest speakers and cinemagoers from around the world. We also welcome offers and opportunities to work with external organisations to host cinema events here."