About the 5-19 Film Education Scheme 2013-2017
The BFI’s Film Education Scheme 2013-2017, delivered by Film Nation UK, follows on from overwhelmingly positive feedback for our 5-19 education plans, as set out in the New Horizons for UK Film consultation document.
Film education is an integral part of the BFI’s future strategies. The BFI’s 2011 report Opening our eyes discovered that not only is watching films one of the most popular leisure activities in the UK, but that films carry powerful messages for people. Many people consider films seen in childhood or young adulthood as influential on their lives. Film can give new insights into other cultures and ways of life – and has the capacity to make a significant contribution to current debates on national identity.
Working alongside partners in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, we intend to achieve a significant step change in the level of provision, delivering a wide range of activities to encourage watching, making and critical understanding of film for 5-19 year olds across the UK in one easy and accessible offer.
These activities should build a strong, practical cultural entitlement for young people, emphasising enjoyment, learning and the development of hard and soft skills.
The 5-19 Film Education Scheme will have three interconnecting tiers which will help to promote a broader and enduring engagement with film as well as transfer knowledge, promote cultural exchange, improve attainment and promote diversity and inclusion through watching, understanding and making film. The main elements are intended to be:
Tier 1 – A new digital platform
A world-class digital platform for young people, teachers, parents and learners.
Tier 2 – A single integrated film education programme
Activities and support across the UK which should be available to all 27,600 schools, to cinemas, youth organisations and community groups.
Tier 3 – The Youth Film Academy Network
Opportunities for talented and committed young people from all backgrounds to undertake an intensive programme of film activities. Read more about the BFI Film Academy.
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