Representation for KS5 Film and Media Studies

This in-person event will guide students through the critical skills necessary to develop independent thought regarding representation.

Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) (2023)

Date: 13 December 2024
Time: 10:30am to 3:00pm
Location: BFI Southbank

Event details

This Study Day will revisit the media representations framework, a key area of study for all KS5 Film and Media Studies exams.

We will explore contemporary representations using a range of film and TV products, from LFTV Drama such as Mr Robot (2015-2019), Black Mirror (season 3: 2016) to music videos such as This is America (2018), Turntables (2020), to films such as Fish Tank (2015) and Rocks (2019).

As well as investigating how media contexts, viewpoints and ideologies inform and influence representations, we will consider how gender, race, ethnicity, disability, regionality, age interact with genre and/or authorship.

In the afternoon we’ll be joined by a leading thinker for a discussion on representation and culture plus Q&A.

Our in-venue events take place in one of the BFI’s auditoriums, school groups are encouraged to engage in an interactive lecture where learning activities using clips are designed to peek interest. Students are supported to share their thoughts and ideas helping to build confidence and deepen understanding.

Booking information

To book this study day, you can call 0207 849 4451 and pay by credit or debit card. You can also download, print and return the form below with cheque or card details.

You should book by 4pm at least two working days before the event. However, we recommend booking earlier to avoid disappointment.


The study day costs £12.50 per student.

Accompanying teachers and adults cost £12.50 each, unless there are five students (or over), then it costs £1 per five students.

Teachers attending without students cost £40.

If your school has over 20% of students getting free school meals, you should ask about a discount when you book.

We cannot send invoices or accept BACS payments for these courses.

For any queries, please email