The quality of Bradford venues elevates the city to a world-class destination for events, according to one expert.
Colin Philpott, director of the National Media Museum and a member of the Bradford City of Film Board, told the Yorkshire Post that the recently-launched film festival will only enhance the reputation of Bradford venues.
"We aim to make Bradford a world-class place to enjoy film - that's about building up the programme of the museum and other venues in and beyond Bradford so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy film in the best possible facilities," he explained.
Mr Philpott added that nine other Bradford venues will play their part in making the festival a success and putting the city on the map.
It comes after the Telegraph and Argus reported that work is about to begin in the Hamm Strasse area of the city in a bid to further add to Bradford venues, with national chains already interested in the 36,000 sq ft site.