The British Film Institute - BFI

The British Film Institute (BFI) was founded in 1933 and is a charity governed by a Royal Charter.
The BFI combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. The BFI award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.
Film Forever is the BFI’s five year strategic plan for 2012-2017 to support UK film. The plan covers all of the BFI’s activities and is based around three priorities – education and audiences, support for the UK film industry and unlocking film heritage.
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Using Film to Teach Literacy Online and in the Classroom (FutureLearn)

Explore the inspiring ways in which film can be used to deliver literacy learning for school students. Discover how to improve literacy using film. On this online course, you’ll identify how you can use film as a key tool to deliver literacy lessons, whether online or in the classroom, [...]

Film Education: A User's Guide (FutureLearn)

Find out all about film education with this course from BFI, and its partners DFI, Cinémathèque Française and Vision Kino. Learn how to design and start your own film education programme. The BFI is a world leader in film education. On this course, you’ll discover why film education matters [...]

The Living Picture Craze: An Introduction to Victorian Film (FutureLearn)

Jun 7th 2021
The Living Picture Craze: An Introduction to Victorian Film (FutureLearn)
Course Auditing
Film takes a starring role in this course exploring the emergence of a new medium that was set to capture the world's imagination. Explore the birth of film and the end of Queen Victoria’s epic reign. Roll up! Roll up! Take your seats for the ‘Living Picture’ craze! In [...]

Short Film in Language Teaching (FutureLearn)

Find out how teaching with short film can bring alive the learning of languages and introduce rich cultural content to lessons. Learners of a new language face exciting challenges in developing their abilities to speak, listen, read and write and in learning about other cultures. Through short film, teachers [...]

Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen (FutureLearn)

Learn from award-winning filmmakers how films go from script to screen with this film production course from the BFI Film Academy. Deepen your understanding of the filmmaking process. Over six weeks, a team of award-winning filmmakers will take you through their approach to telling stories.

Teaching Literacy Through Film (FutureLearn)

Learn how to use film in the classroom, teach literacy and improve both reading and writing skills, with this free online course. Why use film to teach literacy? This free online course, led by film education experts from the British Film Institute (BFI) and film education charity Into Film, [...]

Film Production: Behind the Scenes of Feature Filmmaking (FutureLearn)

Take a guided tour through the process of making a feature film and meet some of the people who make films every day. Over three weeks, The Production Guild of Great Britain, guided by respected film and television professionals, will demystify the process of making a feature film. You [...]