BFI Media Conference

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

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to the next BFI Media Conference, Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July 2016! The conference programme is available to download below.

Our programme includes industry plenary speaker Bernardo Correia (Senior Industry Head of Entertainment, Google) and further industry speakers including Meg Jayanth (award-winning games writer 80 Days), Rachel Springett (Commissioning Editor, Channel 4), Larushka Ivan-Zadeh (Film Editor, Metro) and George Amponsah (Director, The Hard Stop). Teaching sessions cover areas including new ideas for finding resources, exploring film sound, using longform TV drama to investigate platforms and audiences, discussing identity in social networks and a fresh look at genre in New Horror. Research sessions include Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton Green on ‘Living and Learning in the Digital Age’, Jonathan Hardy on ‘Content Marketing’, David Dunkley Gyimah on How Modern Audiences Interpret Factual and Sophie Mayer on ‘New Feminist Cinema’.

New for 2016 are our intensive industry workshops led by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies, Suite Française, Our Zoo) and experienced line producer Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo (The Ones Below, Half of a Yellow Sun, Top Boy).

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

  Early bird offer until Friday 27 May Standard price
One full pass (2 days)* £255 £305
Two full passes** £230 £290
Three or more full passes** £205 £255
Day rate £180 £205
One full concessionary/PGCE pass £120 £145


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

For all enquiries, please contact us:
020 7815 1329

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