BFI Media Conference

Inspiring and supporting teachers with the latest trends and approaches across industry, research and classroom teaching.

BFI Media Conference
Thursday 2 & Friday 3 July 2015, BFI Southbank

The annual BFI Media Conference offers an exciting programme of presentations, panels and workshops to inspire and support teachers of film and media at 14+ and in FE/HE. It’s a uniquely valuable professional development opportunity, including everything from new teaching approaches and methods to be practiced right away to rare insight into the work of the media industries across platforms.

Last year, the conference’s Industry strand included Alison Owen (founder and producer, Ruby Film & Television and producer Saving Mr Banks, Shaun of the Dead), Adam MacDonald (Director, Sky 1), Samira Ahmed (BBC Newswatch) and Jesse Armstrong (writer Babylon, Peep Show). The Teaching strand included Rob Miller on ‘Changing Media Regulation’ to Leanne Arkell and Sally Thomas on ‘Teaching Horror’, complete with a lot of fake blood. The Research strand included Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (University of Cardiff) on ‘Enriching Media Learning: Studying Industry Failure’ and Keith Perera (University of Sussex) on the latest research into digital learning in the classroom. Additional programme highlights included special events with writers Owen Jones (Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class) and Jon Savage (Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture).

Ask your colleagues! In 2014, 90% of delegates who responded to our survey said they would be extremely or very likely to recommend the BFI Media Conference to a colleague:

“I absolutely loved being in the company of so many passionate & enthusiastic people. It was great meeting & networking with others, and I got a lot of satisfaction out of discussing Video Games academically. Thank you for organising such a great couple of days, making me feel very welcome.”

“Wonderful conference! Provided much inside information that will be very useful in the classroom.”

“It was extremely useful to have the opportunity to listen to big executives in the Film and TV industries. It gives the conference an edge over other professional development courses.”

Full programme online here and bookings open Friday 13 March 2015

Please note that no bookings can be taken before the programme is online: each conference session offers the option of five different speakers and conference attendees are asked at point of booking to select their preferred options. Thank you.

Save up to 20% on the standard price of a conference pass with our Early Bird offer

One full pass (2 days)* £245 £295
Two full passes** £220 £270
Three or more full passes** £195 £245
Day rate £170 £195
One full Concessionary/PGCE pass £120 £145

*Full passes may not be shared between delegates.
**Booked by same institution.

Any questions, please contact us:, 020 7849 4481

Past BFI Media Conferences

  • BFI Media Conference 2014

    BFI Media Conference 2014

    Read the full programme, watch the conference sessions with Adam MacDonald (Director, Sky 1) and Jesse Armstrong (writer Babylon, Peep Show, The Thick of It) and access speakers’ notes and presentations from our 2014 conference.

  • BFI Media Conference 2013

    BFI Media Conference 2013

    Read the full programme, watch the plenary sessions with Christine Langan (Head of Film, BBC) David Abraham (CEO, Channel 4) and access speakers’ notes and presentations from our 2013 conference.

  • BFI Media Conference 2012: Creativity, Industry and Learning

    BFI Media Conference 2012: Creativity, Industry and Learning

    This conference is a must for teachers of Media, Film and ICT from Key Stage 4, 16+ and in Higher Education.

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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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