The BFI is at the heart of film in the UK with a network of partners and alliances, filmmakers and audiences, educators and learners that together create an environment where film and the moving image can flourish both culturally and economically.
The BFI's direction is informed through regular consultations and this summer they are hosting a series of nine roadshows across the UK and launching an online consultation to help them set their strategy for 2017-2022. The current plan Film Forever comes to an end in March 2017 and as the BFI develop their priorities for the new strategy they want to hear how they can support your work, what issues and priorities are important to you and how they can make a difference.
At the consultation events you can meet the BFI teams working on the plan and discuss the core elements and themes that underpin their work. In Film Forever, BFI activity was focussed around three strategic priorities:
- education and audiences
- supporting the future success of British film
These core priorities will continue, but the themes and ideas that support them may be different. The BFI want to hear your views on what is important now and in the future. - What does the word film mean today? What role, if any, should the BFI take in TV, video games, interactive media, virtual reality and online content? - Diversity and opportunity are intertwined – talent is everywhere, opportunity isn’t. Without diversity, our creative industries will not reach their full potential. How do we ensure that our activities and our programmes are open to all? - How do we ensure growth of the screen industries, and screen culture, across the UK? How can this help solve the shortages of studio capacity and skilled workforces in the UK industry? - The culture and heritage of film and screen is as important as its economic potential, and is the real bedrock of creativity. How do we inspire people to engage more with film and the moving image? Everyone is welcome! Places are limited so please book early. You can find more information and register for the Edinburgh roadshow via Eventbrite.
The consultation launches on 16 June at the Edinburgh event and runs on bfi.org.uk
until 8 September 2016 - please also share your views online.