Education partners

Our aim is to ensure everyone can learn about and enjoy the widest range of film, wherever they live in the UK.

We will build on the work of FILMCLUB, Film Education, First Light, BFI Education, Creative Skillset, the National Screen Agencies and other partners in the cultural and education sector to create a unified (watching, making and understanding) new education offer for all 5-19 year-olds, aimed especially at schools and colleges. This will incorporate a mix of online and physical resources to transform the reach and impact of film education across the UK.

We will develop a new film academy – a catalyst to discover and support tomorrow’s top film talent from young people aged 16-19. The academy will benefit from the £1m per year investment which has been committed across England by the Department for Education (DfE) for the next three years. The ambition is to work with the National Screen Agencies to make the academy UK-wide.

Collaborating partners

Partners we collaborate with locally and nationally, in film, culture and education.

Higher Education

  • Nottingham
  • London University Institute of Education
  • Sheffield
  • Birkbeck
  • London Graduate School
  • Kings College London
  • Kingston
  • Brunel
  • City Lit
  • University of the Arts London
  • Collège international de philosophie
  • University College London

For Future Film

  • IdeasTap
  • European Cultural Foundation
  • Adobe Youth Voices

For schools

  • Cinémathèque Française
  • Lambeth City Learning Centre
  • DARE Collaborative
  • MOVIES network of cinema educators
  • Bradford City of Film / National Media Museum

For Communities programme

  • South Asian Cinema Foundation
  • Black History Walks

Families

  • Grundtvig Learning Partnership
  • Jack Drum Arts
  • Photofusion Southwark Libraries
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