You are here

BFI Education Essentials

Teaching resources for the ‘at home’ learner.

Welcome to BFI Education Essentials. These open access, free to use curriculum teaching resources are designed to support at home learning across primary and secondary Key Stages 1-5 in the following subject areas:

  • Film and Media Studies
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Primary

These resources have been designed around our popular BFI Schools Study Days, which run throughout the academic year at the BFI Southbank and venues across the UK.

Each resource offers engaging activities, with a study pack that includes:

  • A downloadable PDF
  • A downloadable worksheet to complete (in Word and PDF)
  • A link to a Vimeo Timeline of film clips or a full film

Each resource also includes curriculum links to guide learning outcomes.

Sign up for our Schools e-flyers to receive updates and check back for new teaching resource additions.


Film and Media

Critical Theory (Semiotics and Gender)

Film Industry Introduction for Media Studies

Global Film (Perspectives & Ideologies)


Modern Foreign Languages









Watch our video tutorials showing how to make a stop-motion animation at home using a phone or tablet.

How to Make an Animation at Home

How to Make an Animation at Home Part 2

How to Make an Animation at Home Part 3

Read more

Read more

  • Education FAQ

    Frequently asked questions about our education activities and resources.

Read more

You are here

Back to the top

See something different

Subscribe now for exclusive offers and the best of cinema.