Bradford To Bollywood

British Film Institute Launches Bradford-WWI Film School

Leading figures from the UK and Indian film industry gathered at the British Film Institute in London on Tuesday 11th June for the official launch of a collaboration with a top Bollywood Film School Whistling Woods International

Subhash Ghai, Founder and Chairman, Whistling Woods International said, “We have always wanted our Film School to be one of the finest in the world. I am glad we have achieved this in terms of technology, educational environments, courses, faculty and the leading methodology. I am sure this partnership is going to benefit UK students to connect with the Indian Film Industry, as well as the British Film Industry. I am sure this will benefit all of us!”

Commenting on the exciting partnership, Trevor Griffiths, “I feel really honoured as the first Director of Bradford Film School. It’s amazing that it was only six years ago that I took my first tentative steps in India and less than a year ago we signed the contract to work long term with Whistling Woods. The speed in which things have happened has been really satisfying. In September we will open our doors to our first cohort of students – and provide a world class teaching and learning facility!”



Fusing the music from a ravahatta (Northwest Indian string fiddle) with ordinary street sounds , this short claymation film tells the story of a street musician finding his place in a world that ignores his existence. This film was a co-production between Whistling Woods International and Bradford  UK. It was made with the support of the British Coucil and UKIERI (UK-India Education & Research Initiative). TEAM: Whistling Woods: Abhishek Puri Bharat Rasghania Bijal Choksi Kanav Gupta Kavan Ahalpara Kuldeep Mehta Prachi Agrawal Zenish Mehta Bradford: Aimee Lynch Emily Byrom Emily Smith Lora West Louise Reynolds Martin O’Nions Rebecca Sturdy Sana Shaikh Vanessa Wheatley Zoe Finlayson



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