Appointed Cities :

Do you have what it takes to become a UNESCO City of Film?

The following list of criteria and characteristics serves as a guide for cities interested in joining the network as a City of Film:

  • Important infrastructure related to cinema, e.g. film studios, film landscapes/environments, etc.;
  • Continuous or proven links to the production, distribution and commercialization of films;
  • Experience in hosting film festivals, screenings and other film-related events;
  • Collaborative initiatives at a local, regional and international level;
  • Film heritage in the form of archives, museums, private collections and/or film institutes;
  • Filmmaking schools and training centres;
  • Effort in disseminating films produced and/or directed locally or nationally;
  • Initiatives to encourage knowledge-sharing on foreign films. 

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