These are the cities that will immerse you in their cinema

Just like it takes the efforts in conserving and promoting the various traditional and ancient art forms, UNESCO also created a category to preserve the art of cinema. Under its UNESCO Creative Cities Network project working collectively towards the same goal, created the UNESCO Cities of Film. The purpose of this is to have a common objective placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of engagement and put impotance on cross-border cultural collaboration. So far, there are 18 Cities of Film that work together towards realising this goal. As you read you will find out about the cities to visit and more.


The capital and largest city of Bulgaria, the Sofia Valley is located at the foot of the Vitosha mountain. The city is home to a majority of Bulgaria's leading performing arts troupes. By far one of the most popular form of performing arts has been theatre. Theatrical venues are the most visited, second only to cinemas. There were various theaters that you can visit and enjoy great performances, such as The Ivan Vazov National Theatre and The National Opera and Ballet of Bulgaria. Owing to its love for art, Sofia was listed under the UNESCO Cities of Films in 2014.


The capital and largest city of Brandenburg in Germany, the city of Postdam was once a residence of the Prussian kings and the German Kaiser until 1918. A historical city that is over 1000 years old is widely known for its palaces, lakes, and historical and cultural significance. A must mist is Babelsberg, in the south-eastern part of Potsdam. By the 1930s, it was home to a major film production studio and enjoyed success as an important center of European film production since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Filmstudio Babelsberg is the oldest large-scale film studio in the world. Potsdam joined UNESCO's Network of Creative Cities as a City of Film in 2019.


The third-largest city in Poland and a former industrial center, Łódź is located in the central part of the country. Łódź is internationally known for its National Film School, a place known for most renowned Polish actors and directors. The list includes Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski. The city was inducted into the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and named UNESCO City of Film in 2017. Another film famous school is the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television, and Theatre, for future actors, directors, photographers, camera operators, and TV staff in Poland.

The other cities spanning across 16 countries and four continents are Bitola, Bradford, Bristol, Busan, Galway, Mumbai, Qingdao, Rome, Santos, Sarajevo, Sydney, Terrassa, Valladolid, Wellington, and Yamagata.