The Power of Film Against the Landscape – From Yamagata to Bradford
Yamagata and Bradford are both UNESCO Creative Cities of Film and take pride in the city’s beautiful landscape as a filming location.
Ms. Louisa Rose Mackleston, a filmmaker based in Bradford, visited Yamagata in May 2022, and Yamagata offered her to make a five-minute documentary film as a collaborative project of Bradford and Yamagata. The film compares Bradford and Yamagata’s surrounding scenery and associates it with the city’s film commission activities.
We look forward to screening this film and other selections of top-quality films from the UNESCO Creative Cities of Film in the newly established program “The World of UNESCO Creative Cities – View People View Cities” at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival to be held in October 2023!
Louisa Rose Mackleston
（Filmmaker / Assistant Director / Founder of Northern Fortress Films）
For the past four years Louisa has been working as an Assistant Director in TV & Film. She has recently been awarded the Virgin Money Foundation Young Change Maker Fellowship for her work on creating social change through film and promoting social mobility through careers in the screen industries. Her first film, Ruth & Safiya, was selected for BAFTA qualifying Leeds International Film festival and has won Best Short at Cardiff International Film festival. She recently gave a TEDx talk on her route into the film industry and why diversity and representation is so important.
Planned and Produced by: Yamagata City, Yamagata Creative City Promotion Council, and Northern Fortress Films
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, Fiscal Year 2022