Bradford’s Picturehouse cinema has partnered with the inaugural Bradford Curry Awards to stage a Film and Curry Month.

From March 17 to April 17 cinemagoers will be able to use their tickets to get a 10% discount when dining at participating curry restaurants Jinnah, Prashad, My Lahore, Akbhar’s and Shimla Spice.

The awards have been launched to promote pride in Bradford and profile the industry’s rich heritage and Picturehouse was keen to get on board, having worked with awards Director Fatima Patel on previous projects.

Roxy Van der Post, Marketing Manager and Access Champion at the Science and Media Museum, said: “We were delighted to be invited to partner with the Bradford Curry Awards, having worked with Fatima in the past on a bespoke India On Film season and on various Q&A screenings where a director, actor, or producer comes along to talk to the audience.

“Film, food, and drinks go hand in hand at Picturehouse. We try to encourage cinema-goers to step out of their comfort zone and experience something new, from outstanding local beers to award-winning local film productions. The Bradford Curry Awards share this sense of curiosity and passion for local businesses and we’re excited to discover the hidden gems of our city’s curry industry together”.

Director of Bradford Curry Awards Fatima Patel said: “As a board member for Bradford’s UNESCO City of Film, I’m as passionate about film as I am about cooking and curry. Both curry and film are at the heart of Bradford’s culture so it felt natural to bring the two together as part of this major celebration of everything that’s great about our city.”

The awards will give recognition to the district’s best restaurants, which are dedicated to serving up the finest cuisine

Since the launch in February more than 1,000 nominations have been received and there’s now just one week left for curry lovers to vote for their favourite eatery with the closing date on Sunday March 18 midnight

The final winners will be revealed during a prestigious awards ceremony at Bradford’s Cedar Court Hotel, in Rooley Lane, Bradford, on Tuesday April 17. It will feature an entertaining evening of music, inspirational speakers, comedy and, of course, great food. Food fans from across the community are invited to join the celebrations and network with business leaders, politicians, and above all the crème de la crème of Bradford’s curry industry.

To nominate go to http://bradfordcurryawards.co.uk/index.php/nominate/

To get tickets for the gala dinner go to: http://bradfordcurryawards.co.uk/index.php/tickets/