We are publishing here the guidelines and application forms for a delivery partner or partnership with the vision to enable the design and delivery of the Future Film Skills Programme.
The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 8 September 2017.
Download guidelines and application forms
BFI Future Film Skills Programme
BFI2022, the BFI’s five-year plan, outlines how we intend to develop a professional skills framework for new entrants and employees in the UK screen industries. The skills and talent base across the UK plays a significant role in ensuring that the UK film sector is world-class. The foundation of these plans for 2017 to 2022 is our Future Film Skills Programme.
During an unprecedented growth in film and high-end production in the UK, the industry has been reporting emerging skills shortages across the screen industries.
In response, the BFI created a Film Skills Task Force, bringing together the BFI, Creative Skillset and industry professionals across the sector. We also commissioned the Work Foundation to carry out an independent skills audit, with a primary focus on the craft and technical skills that are fundamental to every production.
Strategic priorities arise from this review, and form the basis of Future Film Skills – An Action Plan.
Over the five-year period of the BFI2022 strategy we will deliver this action plan through the Future Film Skills Programme. It has the following aims:
- To improve the quality of film industry-related careers advice for all ages, to attract new talent.
- To build bridges between education and industry to ensure the training is industry relevant.
- To support relevant professional development for the sector, to retain workers and attract existing craftspeople.
- To enhance the provision of film craft education and training within further and higher education.
- To ensure the industry’s workforce represents its UK audience.
The public benefit is to make it easier for young people to pursue a career in the film and adjacent industries; to create opportunities specifically for those who are harder to reach and who would encounter additional obstacles; and to enable film businesses to recruit a skilled workforce that is representative of modern Britain.