We support teachers in introducing students to specialist, independent and archive film by sharing knowledge, techniques and critical approaches. We do this by running courses and conferences and producing a range of teaching resources.
Research and Advocacy
We recognise the importance of evidence-based practice, and prioritise research in areas where we are recognised as leading advocates:
- Formal education
- Programming for young and diverse audiences
- Tracking outcomes from film education.
We always aim to advocate film education from a position of practical knowledge, formalised as research with recognised HE partners.
Innovation in venue education and online learning
The 5-19 Education offer, running from April 2013, is the BFI’s UK-wide education programme. The role of our education programme at BFI Southbank is to innovate in the areas of film learning and audience programming – for all audiences, not just uner-19s – and to lead practice to inspire others.
We are excited about the possibilities presented by the Audience Network to build a community of cinema-based education providers in which BFI Southbank will be expected to play an important role. We also lead in innovation in pedagogy around films held in the BFI National Archive.
Collaboration and community building
Film is the ideal vehicle for building communities of interest, physically and virtually. Our programmes and resources enable us, with partners, to create and support networks of film enthusiasts, from a local after-school film club, to diverse communities of film-lovers across London, to groups of young documentary makers dispersed across Europe.