As the Festival's major sponsor and the National Media Museum's business partner, BAF is always regarded as a special occasion by staff and students at Bradford College. This year proved to be another record-breaking attendance for BAF, with 8285 admissions. It was also a particularly thrilling time for the College as we were unveiling an animated film, The Music of Life, made by our students in collaboration with students at Whistling Woods International in India.
Models from the film were on display in the museum foyer and attracted considerable interest from festival goers. The student film makers had now graduated but were reunited to watch the screening, along with distinguished visitors and the specialist audience of professional animators and enthusiasts.
To sit in the National Media Museum’s magnificent auditorium and watch the completed film shown on such a prestigious occasion was the fulfilment of a dream for all those who had been involved.
You can watch the Music of Life here
The opportunity to hear from and engage with international experts is an exquisite pleasure of BAF. Our VIP guests this year included:
Former movie industry executive, author, humantarian and Dean of Whistling Woods International, John J Lee.
Distinguished Bollywood cinematographer and director of photography, Rajen Kothari.