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Mark Reid has bth (2)een Head of Education at BFI since 2006, where he looks after the education programmes at BFI Southbank in London. He joined the BFI in 1998 to set up distance learning training programmes for teachers, and before that he taught English, Media, and Film in south London. He has written and presented extensively on film education, for UK and international audiences. He led Screening Literacy, the first pan-European survey of film education programmes www.bfi.org.uk/screeningliteracy ; Screening Languages, a programme for including short film in Modern Foreign Languages teaching in London schools http://screeninglanguages.wordpress.com , and leads an audience-education programme of some 500 events a year at BFI Southbank.

Mark will be the headline speaker at The Power of Film in Education event on Friday 6 March, 9.00 – 13.00. Book your ticket here.


The British Academy of Film and 97ffb12c5fcebd1f5dcdcca6a1f914f2Television Arts (BAFTA) announced Anne Morrison as its new Chair in July 2014. Anne, who is the second woman to become Chair in the history of BAFTA, has been closely involved with the organisation for six years as a member of the Television Committee, Chair of the Learning & Events Committee and member of the Board of Trustees. Educated in Belfast and Churchill College, Cambridge, Anne’s background is principally in television production starting as a producer/director and rising to become Controller, Documentaries and Contemporary Factual at the BBC responsible for 1,000 staff and over £100m in programme budgets. Under her leadership, the production department made programmes as diverse as Dunkirk, The Secret Policeman, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, One Life, Mischief and What Not To Wear and relaunched Top Gear. She was then appointed Programme Director of the Network Supply Review, planning and overseeing the dramatic growth of BBC network television from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In 2009, Anne was appointed Director of the BBC Academy, overseeing the largest broadcast training organisation in the UK and delivering over 57,000 days of training each year to BBC staff and the wider broadcasting industry. She has driven the creation and delivery of all BBC training in journalism, production, leadership and technology. Anne recently announced her departure from the BBC later this year.

Anne will host the International Women’s Day Guest Lecture and Lunch at City Hall, 12.00 – 14.30 on Friday 6 March.

Tickets are £18.50 – proceeds will be donated to The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Call 01274 434965 to book.

FRANZI FLORACK – University of Bradford PhD candidate

Franzi photoFranzi was born in Germany and came to the UK in 2004 to complete her A-Levels in Media, Film, Photography and English Literature. Since graduating from her first class BA Film at the University of Southampton in 2009, she has been involved in a range of arts projects, including the foundation of the Watersprite Student Film Festival in Cambridge and the International Student Film Organization. She also worked for the Munich International Film Festival and consulted on a range of student film initiatives such as the Student Film Festival London and the British Student Film Festival.

It was during the completion of her MEd in Arts, Culture and Education at the University of Cambridge that Franzi got involved in research on the motivational benefits of film and media and she hasn’t looked back since. As a passionate believer in the use of audio visual media in education, she has developed her understanding of the subject as a film and media teacher in secondary schools and colleges. She now works as a film and literacy PhD student at the University of Bradford and for the Bradford- Whistling Woods International Film School.
If you are interested in following Franzi’s thoughts as she progresses through her PhD journey then you can follow her blog: www.filmliteracyphd.co.uk
 Franzi will be speaking at The Power of Film in Education event on Friday 6 March, 9.00 – 13.00. Book your ticket here.