Education events

We work with people to develop their understanding and appreciation of film, to offer them new experiences of the moving image, and to extend what they already know.

We programme with and for six audiences:

  • Schools and teachers
  • Young people outside school
  • Families
  • Diverse communities
  • University students
  • The general public.

Education at BFI Southbank

In common with our 5-19 Film Education strategy, we offer three tiers of engagement.

Tier one – the majority of our 45,000 learners come for one-off or introductory learning experiences at BFI Southbank, and many more browse our online education materials.

Tier two – education audiences can engage in a learning experience over a sustained period, such as an evening course, a holiday film school or our Cultural Campus programme.

Tier three – our top tier is for the c100 people across our audiences who we count as collaborators on our programmes. These include our African-Caribbean and seniors steering groups, our Lambeth Cultural Campus teachers, our Teach First summer placements and our Future Film programming group of 30 young people.

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  • Education FAQ

    Frequently asked questions about our education activities and resources.

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  • Film education strategy

    Film education strategy

    Find out about the BFI’s review of its strategy for film education, and how help us shape our plans.

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