Commenting on the shock announcement that the National Media Museum is to abandon the Bradford International Film Festival, Judith Cummins MP says:
“I’m flabbergasted by this week’s announcements, only last week the museum told me that they were “focused on delivering a vibrant film festival programme” now they are announcing that they are abandoning the hugely popular Bradford International Film Festival. It raises serious questions about the direction and focus of the National Media Museum.
“The economic and cultural ramifications of abandoning the Film Festival could be enormous for Bradford. How can we seriously have an International Film festival and honour our status as the world’s first UNESCO City of Film without the National Media Museum at its centre. It just doesn’t make any sense.
“I’m meeting with the Director of the Museum tomorrow and will be making my thoughts on this recent announcement crystal clear.”