10:30am to 3pm, 7 March, in-venue at BFI Southbank

Suitable for all KS5 film students, this study day offers insights into the aesthetics of different silent film movements, including German expressionism, Soviet montage, constructivism and surrealism, as well as how these influenced early Hollywood cinema.

Films used will include: Sunrise (1927), The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920), Man With A Movie Camera (1929) and the films of Buster Keaton including The General (1929) and Cops (1922). We will examine these films’ innovative aesthetic styles and provide clear explanations of the historical, social and cultural contexts that influenced them.

In the afternoon, we plan to screen a suitable film with live piano accompaniment, followed by a Q&A with the pianist.

Booking information

To book this event please call 020 7815 1329.

£12.50 per student.

Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students, or otherwise the student rate applies.

We offer a further subsidy for schools who have over 20% of students who receive free school meals.

Please book by 12pm the day before the event.

Please make payments using a credit/debit card, or download, print and return the booking form with cheque or card details. We cannot reserve seats nor do we send invoices or accept BACS payments, so please make payment at time of booking.

For any queries please email schools@bfi.org.uk.