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National Science and Media Museum

At the National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, we explore the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. We aim to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future to see more, hear more, think more and do more.

King Coal is a curated collection of short films charting Britain’s coal industry from 1901 to 2004. Katy McGahan of the BFI travelled to Cubby Broccoli Cinema to introduce the films.

At the end of the first decade of the new century, how did this year’s cinema-going stack up? Did new classics emerge? Were there five new films that you just had to recommend to friends?

This year’s festival was crammed with inspiring talks, workshops and films showcasing everything from traditional animation to the latest developments in videogames. Here’s a round-up.