BAFTA is committed to sharing insights into the crafts of the people who work in film, television and games by staging over 250 public events a year across the UK and beyond. This wide-ranging programme of events gives members, the industry and the public at large many opportunities to learn first-hand from the finest practitioners in the business.

News and Events

Children’s Awards


A new filmmaking guide. where you can find out more about the filmmaking and exhibition process.

How to Make a Film

Filmmaking Guide



Working alongside partners in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the British Film Institute (BFI) intends to achieve a significant step change in the level of provision, delivering a wide range of activities to encourage watching, making and critical understanding of film for 5-19 year olds across the UK in one easy and accessible offer.

Education Events

Education and Research

Film Academy

Film Industry Statistics and Reports

Impact, Relevance and Excellence: A New Stage for Film Education

Reuben Library

Teaching Film, TV and Media Studies


British Film Council

British Council Film is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences. Together with the British Council’s global network overseas we work to profile the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of British films around the world, and work to find opportunities for creative exchange between UK filmmakers and international counterparts.

Education and Training


British Youth Film Academy

Workshops with professional filmmakers where students can learn about all aspects of filmmaking, behind the scenes and in front of the camera.


Cape UK

CapeUK is part of a national network of 10 bridge organisations, which are seeking to make this ambition a reality for children and young people across England. They are funded by Arts Council England (ACE) from April 2012 to use their experience and expertise to connect children and young people with art and culture in Yorkshire and the Humber


Centre for Moving Image

The Centre for the Moving Image is a registered charity incorporating Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh Filmhouse and the Edinburgh Film Guild. It is dedicated to creating and sustaining a year-round film and moving image experience for the film industry and public.



Cineclub, The Young Filmmakers Network, train professional filmmakers and teachers to set up and run filmmaking workshops for young people. They aim to create a vibrant and thriving network of young filmmakers who create, watch and share films with each other. By providing CPD to teachers, teaching assistants and youth workers they ensure that filmmaking and film watching become sustainable activities for their members.

Cineclub has been up and running since 2004 and provide a UK network for young filmmakers, enabling young people to script, shoot and edit their own short films. They are one of the very few arts organisations to have been awarded QiSS  (Quality in Study Support) Emerged status by Canterbury Christchurch University in recognition of high quality projects and programmes.


Creative Scotland – Screening Shorts

Screening Shorts is a major new resource developed by Creative Scotland and Education Scotland to help teachers deliver moving image education (MIE).


Creative Skill Set

A resource for accredited courses, apprenticeships and links to the business.


Film Club

Film clubs give children and young people the opportunity to watch, discuss and review films, as well as training and online resources to make their own films. This is a fantastic launch pad for introducing young people to film, as well as boosting literacy, critical thinking and filmmaking skills.

From a 25 school pilot in 2007, there are now over 7000 film clubs across all four nations of the UK, reaching over 200,000 children and young people every week. 

The BFI is investing £26 million of National Lottery funds to deliver a program over four years (2013-2017), which is the largest investment in film education ever seen in this country.


Film Space (The)

The Film Space recognises the key role that teachers play in introducing children and young people to a wide variety of moving images both as an art form in itself and also as a way of exploring other curriculum areas. THE THE FILM SPACE seeks to encourage and build an understanding and appreciation of the moving image, in all its forms, amongst children and young people in full-time education.


Into Film

Into Film is a film education charity that puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people aged 5-19 across the UK.


Learn About Film

Tom Barrance provides training in filmmaking for schools, youth groups business and charities. He has been involved in education projects and film workshops for the last 20 years.


Magic Lantern (The)

With a unique approach and an affordable price, The Magic Lantern invites children aged 6 to 12 to discover 9 films a year. Children are prepared for the film in several ways: A few days prior to each film showing, club members receive a small, illustrated leaflet describing the film. At the cinema just before the projection, The Magic Lantern’s competent presenters and actors perform a humorous interactive sketch pertaining to the film.



The Media Education Association (MEA) is a website for anyone teaching media at all levels in the 3-19 education system, informal education and teacher training. The site provides up-to-date and accurate information about media education.


Media Ed

MediaEd is the UK media and moving image education site, with information about using film in schools, including how film can help deliver the curriculum filmmaking by children and young people, with examples of project work and advice on equipment media literacy in the UK, Europe and around the world media education teaching ideas including film and video, photography, print, radio and sound. film and media education resources and publications.


Media Literacy Project (Bradford)

The Media Literacy project is a 3 year (phase) project currently in year 2 managed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Curriculum Innovation service in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film (CoF), the British Film Institute (BFI) and CapeUK. The project follows a successful pilot project with a selection of Bradford schools in 2010 investigating the impact of the effective use of Media Literacy on Literacy attainment in KS2.


National Film and Television School

The NFTS is second to none. Producing a host of award winning students and graduates, and many of the UK’s most noted contemporary auteurs as well as commercial filmmakers. It operates from its own historic studios running more specialist MA’s than any other film school in the world. And you don’t need a degree – you just need talent and a great portfolio!


Nerve Centre (The)

Nerve Belfast Creative Learning Centre provides a range of training, innovative programmes and support exploring the educational benefits of the creative use of digital media technologies and works with young people, their teachers and community leaders throughout Belfast and surrounding areas. Nerve Belfast is one of three Creative Learning Centres in Northern Ireland, alongside the AMMA Centre in Armagh and The Nerve Centre Creative Learning Centre in Derry~Londonderry.

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