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 the Bradford-Whistling Woods International Film School, a collaboration between Bradford College and 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 between Whistling Woods and Bradford College is going to benefit the 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, Director of Bradford-WWI Film School concluded: “I feel really honoured that I am 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 we will have a world class facility!”
The School, which will operate as part of Bradford College, will offer both Further Education and Degree courses in film, photography and animation. These courses will have a truly international curriculum allowing students to experience the Indian Film Industry first hand. It aims to offer access to everyone – from the absolute novice who may never have looked through the viewfinder to the advanced practitioner who wishes to enhance their academic and practical skills.