The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched an open call for applications for its new film education strategy aimed at young people ages 5-19.
One organisation will be selected to deliver the BFI’s reinvented film education plans, including a club-like scheme and an online platform.
Film education was a large part of the recent UK Film Policy Review and the BFI noted today that education would be at the core of its Future Plan for UK Film, which will be launched in October.
The BFI has committed £28m of Lottery funding from 2013-2017 to revamp film education across the UK. The selected organisation will work with BFI partners such as Creative Scotland, Creative Skillset, Film Agency Wales and Northern Ireland Screen.
Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive of the BFI, said: “Our ambition is that every child in the country has the opportunity to make the richness of film a central part of their lives. We’re looking for an organisation that can help us bring flair, passion, innovation and excitement into the lives of children across the UK.”
There will be a streamlined application process with stage one candidates proving that they meet eligibility criteria, before moving onto more detailed proposals at stage two. Stage one applications are due by noon on Oct 10.
Application forms and more information can be found here: www.bfi.org.uk/5-19-film-education