BFI Player is our award-winning video on demand service available to universities and colleges across the UK.

Offering more than 700 of the best British, world and classic cinema titles handpicked by our curators, and an exclusive weekly review from Mark Kermode, it is the leading platform for world and independent cinema.

The impact of this partnership has been transformative for BCU film students and BCU cinema scholars alike.Professor Xavier Mendik, Director of BCU Film Futures

Partner with the BFI and unlock a BFI Player educational licence for students and faculty. We are already working with partners across the UK including:

  • Birmingham City University
  • University of Cambridge
  • Durham University
  • University of Glasgow
  • London South Bank University
  • The National Film and Television School
  • Ravensbourne University
  • Sheffield Hallam University

As standard, students receive exclusive monthly outreach emails about films included in their subscription, free archive and wider BFI opportunities.

We also deliver bespoke projects mapped for department and institutional aims. For existing partners these include:

  • BFI lecture series
  • secondments and work placements
  • co-designed curriculum and short courses
  • access to Sight & Sound magazine
  • BFI venue access 
  • BFI publishing projects and funded research opportunities
We are now actively planning further activities that will underpin the 2nd year of the partnership, which we believe will also enhance the subject area in its regional, national and international contexts.Professor Xavier Mendik, Director of BCU Film Futures

Supporting the British film industry and education in a way that no other streaming service can, BFI Player delivers BFI expertise through an unparalleled selection of international directors, curated seasons and supplementary projects.

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