BFI Media Conference

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

BFI Media Conference 2017

BFI Media Conference 2017

Thu 28-Fri 29 June 2018

BFI Southbank

A unique professional development opportunity for teachers of film and media to meet, learn and be inspired. The conference brings together speakers from the film, TV, online and games industries with leading teachers and researchers in stranded optional sessions, as well as offering plenaries, special events and film screenings.

Highlights of the 2017 conference included industry speakers Jay Hunt (then Chief Creative Officer, Channel 4), Paul Mayeda Berges (co-writer/producer Viceroy’s House, Bend it Like Beckham and many more!), Lia Devlin (head of marketing at Altitude Film Distribution on Moonlight and Lady Macbeth) and Mark Bridges (designer, Criterion Games on Star Wars Battlefront - Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission). Teaching sessions included resourcing the new A Level specifications, project-based media learning, long-form foreign-language TV drama. Research sessions included Nordic Noir in the UK and Ofcom’s Study of 8-17-year-olds, ‘Children’s Media Lives’.

“Excellent conference, well organised and relevant to the new specifications.”
 — Teacher delegate 2017, Shenfield

“The whole conference was superb: every session was really stimulating and thought-provoking, and it was a fantastic opportunity to talk to other media teachers.”
 — Teacher delegate 2016, Redbridge

The BFI Media Conference 2018 is Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June. The programme follows the format of previous years (‘Past BFI Media Conferences’, below).

Provisional booking is open now (apply and pay for your place, select your sessions from week beginning 19 April). Full bookings will open week beginning Monday 19 April — Registration and Session Selection forms will be available on this page. Save up to 20% on the standard price of a conference pass with the Early Bird offer!

  Early Bird offer until Friday 1 June Standard price
One full pass (2 days)* £270 £320
Two full passes** £240 each £300 each
Three or more full passes** £215 each £265 each
Day rate £200 £225
One full Concessionary/PGCE pass £120 £145

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

A pass includes plenaries, optional sessions, sandwich lunches and refreshments, networking drinks, film screenings and conference papers. Please note that optional sessions are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. We cannot guarantee any preferences.

For all enquiries, please contact us:
Email: mediaconference@bfi.org.uk
Tel: 020 7815 1329

Past BFI Media Conferences

  • BFI Media Conference 2017

    BFI Media Conference 2017

    The 2017 BFI Media Conference inspired and supported teachers with the latest trends and approaches across industry, research and classroom teaching.

  • BFI Media Conference 2016

    BFI Media Conference 2016

    The annual BFI Media Conference offered an exciting programme of presentations, panels and workshops to inspire and support teachers of film and media at 14+ and in FE/HE.

  • BFI Media Conference 2015

    BFI Media Conference 2015

    Read the full programme and download speakers’ notes and presentations from our 2015 conference.

  • BFI Media Conference 2014

    BFI Media Conference 2014

    Read the full programme, watch the conference sessions 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 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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