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

View the BFI Media Conference 2018 programme online

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’s industry, teaching and research strands bring together teacher delegates with speakers from the film, TV, online and games industries and researchers in HE, alongside plenary sessions, networking opportunities and film screenings.

Highlights of this year’s conference include plenary speakers Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (award-winning actor, writer, director and producer) and Angela Jain (Managing Director, ITV Studios Entertainment). Further industry speakers join us from Universal Pictures International UK, Kantar TMS, BBC, Channel 4, plus Virtual Umbrella and other exciting independent producers. Teaching sessions cover music video, applying theory, women filmmakers, cross-media projects, practical production, YouTube and vloggers, and using archive film. Research sessions include insight and analysis of TV coverage of the Paralympics, the impact of mobile video on citizen journalism, and Ofcom’s annual report into ‘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

Programme updates:

Thursday
Session 3: Channel 4 News speaker confirmed as Georgia Graham, Deputy Head of Digital, Channel 4.

Friday
Session 4: Video Games speaker confirmed as narrative copywriter/designer Danny Wadeson (Abandon Ship, Sacred Fire, Duelyst).
Session 4: Careers speakers Michelle Moon Lim (Inclusivity Manager, Creative Skillset) and Nicky Ball (High End TV Senior New Entrant Manager, Creative Skillset) join Gareth Ellis-Unwin and Kay Verdon.
Session 8: TV Drama speaker confirmed as director Emma Sullivan (Holby City, The 4 O’Clock Club, Call The Midwife).

Filming
Several sessions during the conference will be filmed and available after the conference on an App produced in partnership with Quickclass.net

Booking is open now! Please complete the Media Conference 2018 Application and Session Selection forms, below. Save up to 20% on the standard price of a conference pass with the Early Bird offer!

  Early Bird offer until Friday 8 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.

Questions? 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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