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At the BFI Media Conference in July 2013 we were delighted to welcome a wide range of speakers. Full details of this and earlier conferences, below.
BBC Films Head Christine Langan discusses her work with Helen de Witt as part of the BFI Media Conference 2013.
A core element of BFI Education’s continuing professional development for teachers of film and moving image media since 1990, the conference focused on the needs of the 200+ delegates working with students age 15–19 as well as those working in Higher Education.
The conference offered delegates a packed and exciting programme of plenary sessions, presentations and panel discussions from 52 speakers in Industry, Teaching and Research strands. Plenary sessions speakers included David Abraham (CEO, Channel 4) and Josh Berger (President and MD, Warner Bros. UK); Industry sessions included Shaminder Nahal (Deputy Editor, Channel 4 News) on creating the news and Ailsa Ferrier (Content and Acquisitions Manager, Curzon Artificial Eye) as part of a panel on models of online film distribution; Teaching sessions included Rebecca Ellis (Wakefield College) on Women in Film and TV Comedy and Matthew Hall (Seven Kings High School) on ‘we media’ and democracy; Research sessions included Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck College) and her latest work in film theory and criticism and Elizabeth Evans (Nottingham University) on Transmedia and Audiences. The conference ended with an exclusive preview screening of a new British film.
Channel 4 CEO David Abraham in discussion with James Mullighan as part of the BFI Media Conference 2013.
Several speakers have provided us with presentations, handouts and links used in their sessions and more will be added on the week beginning 22 July.
- Changing Media Representations – Rob Miller
- ‘We-Media’ and Democracy – Matthew Hall
- ‘We-Media’ and Collective Identity in the Pre-Digital Age – Matthew Hall
- Approaches to Planning Film/Video Production – Ian Marshall
- British Cinema and the Documentary Auteur – John Fitzgerald
- The Video Games Industry – Dave Harrison
- TV Drama: Stories and Audiences – Christine Bell
- Connecting Viewers to Content: The Art of Promotion in the Digital Age – Paul Grainge
- The Digital Labour Debate – Christian Fuchs
- Media Ownership and Media Power – Des Freedman
- TV, Transmedia and Audiences – Elizabeth Evans
- The British Film Industry by Numbers – Sean Perkins
- Ofcom, News Habits and Social Media – Alison Preston
The BFI Media Conference was delighted to work with Creative Skillset as a session partner in 2013. For more information, visit the Creative Skillset website.
BFI Media Conference 2012: Creativity, Industry and Learning
In 2012, the conference extended its focus on converging media platforms to include a day entirely on New Media, followed by a day each on TV and Film. For more details and to download the 2012 programme with full details on all industry and education speakers, see BFI Media Conference 2012: Creativity, Industry and Learning.
MEA/BFI Conference 2013: Moving Images in the Classroom
BFI Education was pleased to host the Media Education Association’s Conference in November 2013, which included workshops for teachers working with moving image in classrooms from primary to post-16. For a full overview of the conference, visit Media Education Association’s website.