A FILM shot around Keighley and Haworth has been nominated for a Bafta.

God’s Own Country, a love story about a farmer’s son and a Romanian migrant worker, is up for an award in the Outstanding British Film category.

The two lead actors also worked on local farms to prepare for their roles.

The film won top awards at last year’s Stockholm International Film Festival, with director Francis Lee winning best director and Josh O’Connor named best actor.

At the Baftas, God’s Own Country is up against Darkest Hour, The Death of Stalin, Lady Macbeth, Paddington 2 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in the Outstanding British Film category.

David Wilson, director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, said: “We are delighted to see God’s Own Country in the nominations in this year’s Baftas.

“The film has already had worldwide acclaim at a number of notable film festivals and not only shown the brilliant talent of Francis Lee as writer and director but also the power and beauty of Yorkshire on screen. This is a major achievement for a first time feature director. I think we will be seeing much more from Francis in the future.”

This year’s Bafta ceremony, on February 18, will be hosted by Joanna Lumley.

News of the BAFTA nomination came as God’s Own Country received its release this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

The story focuses on Johnny Saxby, played by Josh O’Connor, who works long hours on his family’s remote farm in the north of England.

He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex.

But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker, played by Alec Secareanu, arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before.

Francis Lee, director, was guest of honour when Keighley Film Club screened the movie last November at the Picture House cinema.

Following the screening Mr Lee gave a short speech and answer questions from the audience.