Thu 1 and Fri 2 July


This year’s BFI Media Conference is smaller, neater and online. Its unique combination of industry, research and teaching strands offer support and inspiration to teachers of Film, Media and English.

A delegate pass buys you unique individual access: join us live for one or two days, combine attending live sessions with watching session recordings, or save the whole thing to enjoy at a later date to suit you.

Speakers include Henry Jenkins (media theorist, Textual Poachers), Bisha K. Ali (screenwriter, Ms Marvel, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Moo Yu (gameplay designer, Foam Sword Games), Harjeet Chhokar (factual commissioner, Channel 4), Sarah Martinez (marketing, Entertainment One UK) on the marketing campaign for Blinded by the Light, and Ronan Bennett (Top Boy).

Teaching sessions with teaching materials cover silent film, media theory, participatory media, short film, deeper textual analysis, representation, and production skills.

Partner sessions are presented by Into Film, ScreenSkills, English & Media Centre and the Media Education Association.

Specification Support Sessions cover AQA Media, OCR Film & Media, WJEC Eduqas Film and WJEC Eduqas Film.

The conference also offers teachers opportunities to contribute to research and development projects, network with other delegates and enjoy a month’s free access to BFI Player.

Booking and further information

The conference runs 9:30am to 5:30pm each day.

Delegate passes are £75 standard, £20 PGCE students (status confirmation required)

Passes cover access to all live and recorded sessions. Recorded sessions are available on the secure conference platform for one year.

To book

  1. Please note that applications for student passes must be followed up by an email from your tutor or office confirming your student status and dates to
  2. After you apply, you will receive your individual booking reference number by email from BFI Education within five days.
  3. Call the BFI box office with your booking reference number and pay by card over the phone. You will receive an e-ticket and email confirmation of payment receipt. Further information regarding access to the conference platform and programme will follow from BFI Education.