Łódź City of Film
The National Centre for Film Culture was responsible for the preparation of the bid of Łódź to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as the City of Film. The call for applications is closed. The announcement of the Creative Cities designated in 2017 will be published on the UNESCO website by the end of October 2017.
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is a strategic partner of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, aimed at fostering international cultural, artistic and scientific cooperation to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights. The UCCN was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The Network, comprising 116 form 54 countries, covers seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music.
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network aims to strengthen international cooperation between cities that have recognized creativity as a strategic factor of their sustainable development, as well as to support the creation, production, distribution and dissemination of cultural activities, goods and services, develop hubs of creativity and innovation, and broaden opportunities for creators and professionals in the cultural sector; improve access to and participation in cultural life as well as the enjoyment of cultural goods and services, notably for marginalized or vulnerable groups and individuals;
The objectives of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network are implemented through sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices; pilot projects, partnerships and initiatives associating the public and private sectors and civil society. In the framework of cooperation professional and artistic exchange programmes and networks are created, the member of the network conduct also studies, research and evaluations basing on their experience.
Among the Cities of Film there are: Rome, Bitola, Santos, Bradford, Busan, Galway and Sofia. In Poland, Krakow is a City of Literature and Katowice – a City of Music. Among the twin towns of Łódź there are: Lviv – the City of Literature, Puebla – the City of Design and ChengDu – the City of gastronomy.
Watch the animation "Łódź City of Film:
Downolad the brochure "Łódź City of Film".
Visit the project website: www.lodzcityoffilm.com