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

Jun 7th 2021
The Living Picture Craze: An Introduction to Victorian Film (FutureLearn)
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen (FutureLearn)

Learn from award-winning filmmakers about how films get from script to screen with this course from the NFTS and BFI Film Academy. Whether you’re a budding filmmaker or a film fan who wants to understand more about behind-the-scenes, this free online course from the internationally acclaimed National Film and [...]
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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, [...]
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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 [...]
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