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City on Screen is a project made possible with support and funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.   

Film Set

what is city on screen?

City on Screen is a project exploring the cultural heritage of Birmingham's contribution to film and cinema.

The project celebrates the productions, stories, organisations and individuals that have shaped the city's cinematic history, past, present and in the future.

Run by Pretty Hate Productions and ViewfinderUK CIC, City on Screen is a project designed to engage people with Birmingham's film history and inspire a new generation of creative filmmakers to contribute their own voices to the rich tapestry of cultural heritage that has been part of out city for decades.

As part of the project, a documentary featuring interviews with key individuals from the city, both established and up and coming in the industry, will be produced alongside Daniel Alexander Films and three original short films by new, young filmmakers from the city will be funded by Pretty Hate Productions.

Birmingham and the talent which resides, began in or has come to the city, has made huge contributions to cinema - in front of and behind the camera, whether within the industry or on the periphery of breaking into it, the tapestry of film and the stories that it tells would be  afar poorer place without Birmingham.

Some of the key people who have shaped and will continue to shape the creative landscape of Birmingham have contributed to this project coming together from the very start.

ABOUT

FILM IN BIRMINGHAM

There have been many films produced in and around Birmingham, utilising not just the talent from the region but the unique locations and character of the city too .  Birmingham was once known as the city of a 1000 trades but in terms of film, it could easily be known as the city of a 1000 looks!  

Click on an image in the grid below to be redirected the IMDB page for some of the most commercially successfully productions birmingham has had in hand in creating.  

For more detailed info about the productions in and around the city, visit FILM BIRMINGHAM by clicking below.

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Film in Bham
Ready Player One

Ready Player One

The Girl with all the Gifts

The Girl with all the Gifts

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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stanoll

jaw

jaw

American_Assassin

American_Assassin

1day

1day

brassed

brassed

clock

clock

fel

fel

vampire m

vampire m

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CITY ON SCREEN presents...

As part of the City on Screen project, we have supported three Birmingham filmmakers to employ a Birmingham based crew and film Birmingham based short film's, showcasing the talent emerging from within the city.

The three films selected were picked by a panel of independent judges who chose the top three based only on the film's plots, without any mention of who the filmmakers were, ensuring a fair selection process.  This is the first award of what will become an annual Pretty Hate Productions and Viewfinder Film Fund, aimed at supporting exclusively young filmmakers, first time filmmakers and short filmmakers from Birmingham.

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DID YOU KNOW...

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Balcon's round table
Research for City on Screen

Research
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HOLLYWOOD WOULDN'T EXIST WITHOUT BIRMINGHAM

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THE U.K.'S BIGGEST CINEMA CHAIN BEGAN IN BIRMINGHAM

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BIRMINGHAM'S SIR MICHAEL BALCON MENTORED A YOUNG ALFRED HITCHCOCK

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BIRMINGHAM IS HOME TO THE OLDEST WORKING CINEMA IN THE U.K.

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NO BIRMINGHAM?  NO HANS ZIMMER SCORES.

People

Birmingham has produced talent people who have made their mark both in front and behind the camera.  Actors, Producers, Composers and Writers...Birmingham has a diverse legacy in cinema and one that is continually growing.

Creatives

Find more familiar faces from the screen who come from Birmingham.

ORGANISATIONS

Their are many organisations in Birmingham that are dedicated to the creative development of the city and the individuals that live in England's Second City.  Some of these organisations produce film, some of them screen films...ALL of them are passionate about film.

Organisations
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